Extreme situations, such as that now confronting Israel, require extreme measures. This is why I wrote “The IDF: A Politician’s Army.” Israel faces the threat of Total Annihilation from Iran, or piecemeal destruction from Hamas and Fatah, either one of which may obtain more lethal weapons.
Israel’s present government is utterly incapable of dealing with this threat. The prime minister is a paltry egoist, a fool as well as a craven. Every day he remains in office diminishes Israel’s chance of survival.
The Romans knew how to deal with such a situation. The Roman Senate appointed a temporary dictator.
Yes, this poses a great danger, and of course the idea will horrify timid souls. But I dare say that Israel’s existing—and by no means democratic— government poses a more obvious and greater danger.
Even before Ahmadinejad, a Bar-Ilan University study of 6,196 Israelis between the ages of 11 and 15 from a variety of religious and ethnic groups indicates that 40% worry that Israel faces the threat of destruction. Folks, these kids reflect the fears of their parents. Those fears were based on the awareness of only a fraction of the dangers now hanging over Israel like the sword of Damocles.
Unless a drastic change occurs in the direction of Israel’s government—and this will require a drastic change in the character of those who run this decrepit government—the present State of Israel will be relegated to the ashes of history.