Friday, August 05, 2005

I Missed Something

Does it make sense that we would go to the trouble of toppling two terror supporting governments and then encourage the establishment of a new base of operations for terrorist?

I am referring to the Israelis pullout in Gaza. In an interview with the Jerusalem Post former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had several things to say.
Gaza will be transformed into a base for Islamic terrorism adjacent to the coast of the State of Isreal.

This it isn't just our problem,

It's the West's problem as well because forces that are controlled, deployed 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 Sea not far from Europe.

Netanyahu makes a point that had not previously occurred to me. But a Mediterranean coastal base of operations does provide a great benefit to terrorist. And they will take advantage of this benefit. So why is Israel pulling out and why did the Bush administration lean on Israel to pull out?

What did I miss?

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