In my prior post, The Theological Nature of Islam I described the rationale and conclusions I’ve reached regarding radical Islam. Those conclusions implied a solution to Israel’s existential crisis. I also believe they equally apply to the West’s confrontation with Islamic terrorism.
My conclusion is that Islamic radicalism, in all its forms and personages, from the Palestinians to the Iranians, whether Hamas or Hezbollah are a symptom not a cause and that the cause is Islam itself.
I do not however propose to make war upon 1.5 billion Muslims, I propose to convincingly threaten to make war upon Islam’s holiest shrines and by doing so, deter Islam’s fanatics and allow Islam to slowly self-destruct.
And while I’m speaking of a change in Israel’s strategy and doctrines, eventually I fear it almost inevitable that a nuclear terrorist attack upon a US city will force us to confront the same reality that now confronts Israel. We are after all, the ‘Great Satan’.
It is time for the politically correct fantasies to be put aside and for reality to be faced, for otherwise a ‘nuclear reality’ will sooner or later be imposed upon Israel and the US.
If Israel acts as the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’ for the West, then it can also act as the ‘way-shower’.
The primary obstacle to Israel fulfilling that function is its own left, which has fully bought into the narrative of political correctness.
Israel’s back is against the wall, which the recent anti-Israel resolution passed at the UN’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference demonstrated. Virtually every nation ALL 189, voted to deny Israel the right to self-defense.
That is the first of many realities Israel must face.
Obama isn’t going to lift a finger to stop Iran, he’s already decided that he can live with a nuclear Iran.
Which means Iran is going to get the bomb.
So, Israel is going to have to figure out how to live with it too.
That’s the next reality Israel must accept.
Israel has already proven that she can withstand conventional armies and conventional attacks.
It is a nuclear attack upon Israel, direct or terrorist, which poses a mortal danger to Israel.
It is virtually certain that Israel’s liberal left will stick their heads in the sand and, propose acceptance of conditions that would lead to Israel’s surrender and dissolution or genocidal extermination.
Between the Israeli left and Islam, the left is the far greater threat because they are blocking the implementation of effective defensive strategies. Not the left as physical threat but the left’s premises and the beliefs that extend from those premises.
That is the third reality Israel must accept.
In dealing with a nuclear Iran and a nuclear terrorist attack, which would destroy Israel, there is only one effective deterrent strategy because there is only one thing that Muslims cherish above their hate for Israel.
This is the fourth reality Israel must accept.
That strategy recognizes that Israel is under assault from Islam, that ‘rogue’ nations and terrorist organizations are merely Islam’s agents in its war with Israel. This is because the Qur’an, Islam’s holiest of holies, proclaims that armed struggle to establish Islam over the entire world is the absolute duty of every Muslim. Which means that Islam will continue to throw logistical resources at Israel, if necessary for the next 1000 yrs.
That is the fifth reality Israel must accept.
This strategy recognizes that Muslims do not value their nation’s, tribes or even an individual’s survival, as Muslims have no individual value. That there is only one thing that Muslim’s cherish more than Israel’s death…the survival of Islam itself.
Therefore, the only strategy that has even a prayer of deterring a nuclear attack upon Israel, is to make Islam itself responsible.
That strategy would consist of a new doctrine, that would declare that any nuclear or WMD attack upon Israel, by any nation or terrorist organization… will bring a nuclear response upon Islam’s holiest shrines; with the utter destruction of Mecca, Medina, the City of Qom and the complete demolition of the Dome of the Rock.
Many westerners fail to appreciate the inestimable value Muslims place upon their holy places. Mecca, the foremost in value is so revered that it is the holy duty of every Muslim to make a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life. It is so important that it is the fifth of the seven pillars of Islam. Every Muslim in the world is required to get down on their knees and pray toward Mecca five times, every day.
Radical Imams and Mullahs are the primary force driving Islamic radicalism. Once they are convinced that Islam’s most cherished sites, which act as a talisman for their power… are mortally threatened, they will be profoundly reluctant to put them at risk by sanctioning a nuclear attack upon Israel.
Islam would now face a choice; a nuclear or WMD attack upon Israel will result in all of Islam’s holiest shrines, ceasing to exist within moments of a nuclear attack upon Israel.
That is the reality with which Israel must confront Islam.
It is a virtual certainty that elements within Islam will not believe Israel capable of following through with such a policy, so inevitably Israel will have to demonstrate its resolve.
When Israel announces its new doctrine, Israel should warn Muslims that if sufficiently provoked, such as by ongoing rocket barrages, an appropriate demonstration of resolve will be the bombing of the Dome of the Rock. And that its survival is hostage to their good behavior.
Islamist radicals will be certain that it’s Israeli bluster, when they attack Israel with rocket barrages, the immediate bombing of the Dome of the Rock would begin and Israel would announce that the bombing won’t stop until the rocket barrage ceases.
When Muslims around the world fly into a predictable rage, Israel should be ready with a response at the UN. Israel should look the world and Islam right in the eye and say, “OK, now you know we’re serious. Would you like to go for Medina next or do you want to throw Mecca into the ‘pot’ too and go ‘all in’?
Announcing such a doctrine with its identification of Islam as Israel’s enemy, will necessitate Israel acknowledging its possession of nuclear weapons and Israel accepting the consequences of telling the US to-go-pound-sand. The ending of US aid to Israel.
That is the sixth reality Israel must face.
Of all the realities, this is the easiest because dependence upon American aid and protection has led to Israel being forced to yield up its self-determination to the US and prevented Israel from dealing effectively with Islam.
To neutralize the predictable response of the left through the EU, the UN and the hostile Obama administration, that doctrine must also state that in the event of any blockade, embargo or aggression against Israel by the West, the Saudi and Iranian oil fields will be targeted for nuclear attack and that the Strait of Hormuz will be mined and shipping sunk to block passage.
That is the reality with which Israel must confront the West’s leftists.
Israel must make clear to both Islam and the West that any attack upon Israel, with weapons of mass destruction, nuclear or otherwise, that threatens the existence of Israel… will result in the unthinkable happening to them.
That is the reality with which Israel must confront the world.