Israel’s former intelligence chief understands what is happening. From the Herald Sun, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Israel’s former intelligence chief Shabtai Shavit says the war with Hezbollah is a “clash of civilisations”, but no wedge can be driven between Iran and Syria….
Shabtai Shavit: Basically, yes, that is what it means. The good news, I suppose, is that the strategic perception of the region by the moderate Arab leaders and their European counterparts as well as the US has shifted to finally seeing the truth of the matter.
This is not a conflict between Israel and Hezbollah over a piece of land on the Israeli-Lebanese border. Rather, it goes deep down to the core of the conflict that exists between Western societies and fundamentalist Islam.
As politically incorrect as it might be to say, let’s face it: This is a clash of civilizations. Or, as some euphemize it, a fight between the forces of order and disorder.
One side does not accept the idea of coexistence but believes it has been ordained by God Almighty to make the rest of the world Islamic “” or to eliminate it. Whenever I say this, it sounds like I’m describing medieval times. Unfortunately, it is the real story.
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