Concerns about Egypt's role in Hamas' conflict with Israel
Middle East on the brink of war?
- Duration 3:34
- Date Nov 15, 2012
Middle East on the brink of war?
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KT McFarland was a Fox News national security analyst who served as deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration.
She was also White House aide to Henry Kissinger and in the Nixon and Ford administrations -- we're very glad to have you with us right now.
As we were all paying attention to the election of reelection of Barack Obama.
The war is breaking up the Middle East what what.
Yeah we're reminded that -- for the last -- -- we've been focused on the United States or the Arab Spring are Iran's nuclear weapons.
We have focused on Israel but Israel looks all around -- neighborhood and it says.
We are the set on every single one of our borders we are surrounded we have a Syrian war -- could threaten to spill over and Israel Hezbollah and southern Lebanon attacking Israel.
We have an unstable Jordan.
We have on our southern coastal winds of southern border the one thing that we had to keep the peace for the last forty years.
Egypt Egypt has now have a new government the Muslim Brotherhood government they have said they're gonna reconsider.
That peace agreement they've had with Israel.
For the last forty years the Sinai Peninsula which is a desert a demilitarized.
Between Israel and Egypt that al-Qaeda is set up shop there has gone on the Egyptian on the Israeli border.
So the fact you know half the Egyptian.
Prime minister going to Gaza.
And either trying to broker a deal or if no deal to be had siding with Gaza but the Palestinians on Gaza the Muslim Brotherhood brotherhood.
And then you could could potentially see another war I mean I do think they'll be in Israel somebody war in the next year yeah.
In this and I mean we.
Follow Israel air closest ally in the -- not just because we have a long history of of allying with Israel but because.
That's an important strategic allies currently in this region it is to the United States the benefit to have a peaceful country.
Like Israel allied with us explain why why do we care so much.
We care so much about Israel is as you said first of our history our long history with Israel has or has a right to be there is -- -- for 5000 years.
It's surrounded by countries which always look to Israel as a scapegoat when things go wrong.
We also see Israelis don't like us much a -- like us very much either but what's happened and I think the reason I think they'll be in Israel somebody war.
Is all these Arab Spring countries have really lousy economies.
And the fact that they've gotten rid of their dictators and they have new leaders not pro American anti American leaders.
There don't look for scapegoats as their economies get worse and worse and worse what's a scapegoat.
Israel and at the same time you've got to run.
Not on an Israeli border but in Iran.
Getting on the verge of having nuclear weapons which on a regular weekly basis as we're going to exterminate the State of Israel and things are really heating up there -- -- Israel defend itself.
Sure but does Israel need the United States to help and to resupply yes.
If Egypt where a second here and Jenna were little Italy say the 79 treaty did the nine girls that are at work -- -- with Israel for an -- -- like we are.
If they say forget about that how huge -- deal is that.
We have another Israeli war Alabama and the likelihood of 19671973.
We have not had an -- -- -- -- since 1973.
The other thing is that sort of unknown and all this is that.
Syrian civil war the -- everybody's always had about -- not it is going to implode but it's going to explode because all of the factors in the Syrian civil war all the ethnic groups.
All the tribes they're all in existence and every one of those other countries in the same region.
The whole region is getting very chaotic very unstable.
And with no economic prospects and in Iran which is busy stirring the -- While and everybody were here KT thank you make you so much have done we're enemies -- in the coming days.
Want to bring into this other.