The only hope of maintaining a sense of stability in the region is for Israel to remain strong and to have unequivocal support from the West. President Obama's endorsement of Israel's right to defend itself against missiles launched from Gaza was helpful. It would be even more helpful if the United States would stop believing the fiction that the goal of the Palestinians is their own state after which they will live together peacefully with the rest of the world. It won't happen. It can't happen, given the beliefs and practices of Arab-Muslim nations.
Israel's enemies understand strength and resolve. They are encouraged by weakness and vacillation. That is why they feel emboldened, not only to move missiles that were likely provided by Iran into Gaza, but also why other terrorists attacked the U.S. mission in Benghazi, killing four Americans. They pay little or no price for doing so while we argue over whether words were taken out of intelligence documents before U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on five Sunday talk shows.
No nation has done a better job fighting terrorism than Israel. It remains America's strongest ally in the region and a necessary counterforce to attempts by Hamas and PLO sympathizers Russia, China and North Korea to penetrate deeper into the Middle East.
If more people would take the time to read the pronouncements and goals of Morsi when he headed the Muslim Brotherhood and also his latest speeches, they would understand what the endgame is and why disbelief by the West is also part of their strategy for world domination.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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