Binyamin Netanyahu attacks Arab spring uprisings
Israeli PM claims 'Islamic, anti-western, anti-liberal, anti-Israeli, undemocratic wave' vindicates tough stance with Palestinians
Binyamin Netanyahu has launched a scathing attack on uprisings in the Middle East, saying that Arab countries are "moving not forward, but backward" and support from the US and European countries was naive.
The Israeli prime minister said the Arab spring was becoming an "Islamic, anti-western, anti-liberal, anti-Israeli, undemocratic wave".
Speaking to the Israeli parliament amid renewed protests and violence in Egypt, Netanyahu said concessions to the Palestinians were unwise in a period of instability and uncertainty in the region
Somehow you just knew Bibi was going to go here. Read the rest of the article because you will be hearing these talking points at a Fox near you very soon. What is really revealing is how Bibi and his unhappy Likudnik& campers default to a pro-dictatorship ideology. It is quite stunning to see the leader of the Jewish state be so unapologetically anti-democratic. It is depressing him going straight to FUD, assuming that only the worst will happen. The uprising in Egypt does not necessarily end in a Muslim Brotherhood / Jihadi theocratic state.
It could if the US follows the Israeli leader's advice though. A Israeli-US lead cabal that re-installed a military dictatorship could easily lead to a violent revolution that installs a Islamic state informed by radical Salafalist ideology. Such a state would be a mortal enemy of Israel and would work hand in hand with Hamas radicals to make Gaza an open wound for Israel. It might even abrogate the Camp David peace agreement and start girding for a fourth Egyptian-Israeli war.
I guess Bibi or his political heirs would see that as an "I told you so" moment. I do hope Israel comes to her senses and dumps this poor excuse for a Prime Minister. He is nothing but bad news for the Jewish state. This man is anti-democrat through and through. He is a dangerous ideologue, who sees force major as the only solution for the vexing problems of the near east littoral. This attitude will slowly transform Israel into just another Near East Tin-Pot dictatorship; but one with nuclear weapons.