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    • The Progressive Populist
    • 18.02.11 | 13:53 (IST)

    ...it is indeed important to think a little bit about october 1973, although the significance is different this time. But, as Mr. Benn points out, the most prominent analysts of Israel were once again stuck in conceptual thinking, in rigid convictions - and in complacency. It´s scary, if you ask me. What will they miss the next time, and what will be the impact on our security? And is it possible that the Galant/Harpaz/Barak/Ashkenazi-mess, together with other infighting and intrigues that are still not known to the public, contributed to the ignorance and intelligence-fiasco? Finally, I would like to emphasize that the drama in Egypt is not yet over. Far from it. The road to democracy is long and bumpy. The reforms will erode the pillars that were the base of the previous stability. Things can turn, explode and get ugly. From our perspective, it is more important than ever to be vigilant. Our leaders have to get out of their self-righteous and complacent positions and reassess the situation, with humility, vigiliance and excellence.

    from the article: Why was Israel clueless about Cairo?
    First published 09:11 18.02.11 | Last updated 09:11 18.02.11
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