You are so right. Before the western world has been made paranoidic as to the Soviet Union. When this "threat is over", it was needed the new one " the Axel of Evil, though the extremists of Islam are the little minority of the arabic and muslim world.
4 UN peacekeepers injured in Sinai and taken to hospital in south Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: What would happen if Israel stopped fighting the world?