Israel expects to fight WMD in 'multi-front war' - 'After the Arab Spring, we assess that a winter of radical Islam will arrive'

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Israel expects to fight WMD in 'multi-front war' - 'After the Arab Spring, we assess that a winter of radical Islam will arrive'


Posted: September 12, 2011
8:40 pm Eastern

WASHINGTON – The Israeli military, alarmed by the increasing hostility that is coming from Middle East and North African countries as a result of the "Arab Spring," is forecasting there is a "likelihood of an all-out war with the possibility of weapons of mass destruction being used," according to a report.

In an address before the Institute for National Security Studies, Home Front Command chief Maj. Gen. Eyal Eisenberg said that governments previously supported by the United States and Israel, particularly Egypt and Turkey, are turning against Israel.

"After the Arab Spring, we assess that a winter of radical Islam will arrive and as a result the possibility for a multi-front war has increased including the potential use of weapons of mass destruction," Eisenberg said.

In referring to WMDs, Eisenberg pointed to the prospect of Iran's development of a nuclear program and the prospect of a WMD attack on Israel. He also referred to Iran's assistance to Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah and to the Gaza Strip's Hamas. He claimed that Hezbollah is dominating the Lebanese army and has gained access to its weapons.
 

"In Lebanon, Hezbollah is growing stronger within government arms, but it has not lost its desire to harm Israel," he said.

For its part, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah has stated that Hezbollah will attack Israel only if Israel attacks Lebanon.

With Eisenberg's statement cleared prior to its presentation, his warning about Egypt and Turkey in particular was the first time they have been identified as potential belligerents against the Jewish state.

Turkey and Egypt had maintained strategic relations with Israel until unrelated events drew the countries in separate directions.

"In Egypt, the army is collapsing under the burden of regular security operations," the general said. "And this is reflected in the loss of control in the Sinai and the turning of the border with Israel into a terror border, with the possibility that Sinai will fall under the control of an Islamic entity."

Regarding Turkey, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak urged Turkey to reduce tensions in expressing concern over the poor relations between Israel and Turkey.



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