Sunday, August 21, 2011

Bad Situation In Southern Israel

Summarized by McCarthy at The Corner:

"So to recap as we head into September, with the Muslim Brotherhood poised to take over Egypt and the Palestinians — encouraged by Israel’s enemies at the U.N. — poised to declare statehood unilaterally, we have al-Qaeda now active in Israel; a successful terrorist attack inside Israeli territory through Egypt; Israel and Egypt in a faceoff over the killing of Egyptian soldiers by Israel after those soldiers allowed (and perhaps even facilitated) an attack on Israel; and the Palestinians — with whom Israel is expected to make peace — celebrating the murder of a Jewish family and the killing of other Israelis.

"John Hinderaker has been following events closely, and his posts are here and here. Barry Rubin’s analysis is here. As Barry says, "This isn’t just another terrorist attack — it’s a major escalation, a new phase in the Arab-Israeli conflict . . . it is the bitter fruit of the U.S.-backed downfall of the government of President Husni Mubarak in Egypt (emphasis mine, EK), opening the Egypt-Israel border as a new front in the war.' ”