Monday, August 08, 2005

Bibi's Prophecy

Well, it could certainly be said that Israel's now ex-Finance Minister, Benjiman Netanyahu, does not have much faith in the results of his nation's pending withdrawal from Gaza:

Not only is Hamas getting stronger in front of our very eyes, and not only are they openly announcing that they will move their missiles from Gaza to Judea and Samaria in order to rain them onto the suburbs of Tel Aviv. There exists an additional problem of outside terrorists and deadly weapons far worse than what we have seen so far that are liable to stream in from the Sinai to Gaza the minute we abandon our control of the boundaries of the Strip.

and worse...

No one can say, with their hand on their heart, that the situation in Gaza will be better after we leave than it is today from a security perspective, from the perspective of terrorism. Because of this it isn't just our problem. It's the West's problem as well, because forces that are controlled by, deployed by and cooperate with Iran, and today Hizbullah and Hamas are controlled in a significant way by Iran, will receive an additional base of operations not only in close proximity to Israel's cities, but also on the coast of the Mediterranean not far from Europe.

Pin-point prognostication or fear-mongering? Time will tell, I'd like to have faith in the Palestinians and mankind in general, but I fear the worse...

But be assured that when trouble beginst to brew in Gaza, the first thing the UN and Left will scream is that for Isreal to have true security, they must give up their entire Western border to their enemies, as well...

Link to J-Post column here:

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