IDF General: 'Arab Spring' May Lead to 'Radical Islamic Winter'

And increase the likelihood of a regional war.

Senior IDF officer warns of ‘radical Islamic winter’ that may lead to regional war, could prompt use of WMDs; new, more lethal weapons discovered in hands of terrorists during latest round of fighting in Gaza, Major General Eisenberg says.

Recent revolutions in the Arab world and the deteriorating ties with Turkey are raising the likelihood of a regional war in the Middle East, IDF Home Front Command Chief, Major General Eyal Eisenberg warned Monday.

“It looks like the Arab Spring, but it can also be a radical Islamic winter,” he said in a speech at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.



Referring to what he characterized as the possibility of a “radical Islamic winter,” Major-General Eisenberg said: “This raises the likelihood of an all-out, total war, with the possibility of weapons of mass destruction being used.”

Iran’s nuclear program is damaged from Stuxnet but still ongoing, and who knows what may become of whatever weapons Libya may have retained? Their nuclear program is currently mothballed in Tennessee thanks to the Iraq invasion. The US is supposedly keeping watch on Libya’s chem and bio weapons, but by our own government’s estimates, the situation there is “fluid.” And we don’t really know who’s in charge of what there these days.


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