Mapping out the Israel-Gaza conflict
War looms over region
- Duration 4:12
- Date Nov 16, 2012
War looms over region
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-- here's what I wanna do a case of our viewers don't take you through a series of maps and you can explain -- potential for a ground more than Israel what's happening in Gaza.
And now all this relates not -- what's changed in Egypt.
And what's changed in Libya over the past two years say here's Gaza -- -- roughly 1820 miles long may be a mile or two wide of the crossing here.
And this is -- -- the town of Rafah and Egypt goes into.
Gaza now what's important about that town is that is where the weapons come for him.
What do we need to understand about this geography first before we're gonna the next match.
Okay you a couple of things are trying to save their missiles that are coming from Gaza are -- reaching as far as Tel Aviv the capital.
-- the capital but Tel Aviv LO -- city of Israel and impact could potentially reach Jerusalem.
Big the Palestinians started this -- -- the Hamas started this but Israel may conclude.
That this is -- Clint Eastwood make my day moment.
And what they would do is then -- and with tanks.
With air and go in and destroy those missile batteries now why would -- want to do that.
Two reasons one so they stop going into Israel right now and also because of Israel is contemplating any -- preemptive.
Military strike against Iran's.
Nuclear forces what they would do is by taking out those missile batteries and the Gaza Strip means that a -- Has a difficult time retaliating against Israel.
One of Iran's retaliation moves would be to have those missed them and it -- missiles are gone it makes it is -- and Israel -- -- -- okay here here is to the second scenario this is the map 11 advance it one and taking into Egypt and understand what's happening now.
In places like the Sinai Peninsula.
Over here and also from Cairo as well.
Now there is big concern about the current Egyptian government taking the side of Hamas yes -- publicly they appear to have done that.
But ambassador -- -- -- told us last hour be careful what they say in public vs what they say in private what concerns you about.
The current construction for the government Egypt.
Three things one that -- that you're just pointed to between Gaza and Egypt.
That's been sealed now will the egyptians open -- and if they do that may allow.
Military equipment supplies to go from Egypt potentially learn from Libya to Egypt.
This can't worry about as the Sinai Peninsula that's been -- as a demilitarized.
Since the early 1970s when my boss Henry Kissinger negotiated a cease fire.
Agreement and then.
President Carter negotiated a peace treaty that -- points so -- is Egyptian territory but there's been nobody there -- -- big desert.
We have seen in the last year that al-Qaeda has set up shop there and they've attacked.
Gone through and attacked Israeli outpost on that cyanide.
Israeli border so the second thing I watches to see what's gonna happen with Sinai is that going to be a militarized zone instead of a demilitarized.
And only go to the third map from the minute we have left here OK so has brought it one more time and bring in the issue of Libya and how -- is change over the past.
-- and a half here is Tripoli.
This would be about Ben Ghazi and there are reports KT.
But some of the military weapons used in this war here in Libya.
Are coming in the Egypt and then going to that town of -- that I pointed out that would then enter into Gaza.
Can we say whether that's the case now or is that just a concern now.
Now it's probably the case now why when we haven't Libyan war there were a lot of unaccounted for weapons that Qaddafi had in his stockpile.
That we never reclaim their thoughts at their 20000 shoulder fired missiles.
-- other small arms and medium size arms and heavy arms are they making that route from eastern Libya which is largely to al-Qaeda control.
Cross that border and into the Gaza Strip that would -- threaten Israel not just with some missiles but with some very heavy duty -- -- I thank you -- really appreciate your expertise you know these are some of the decisions.
But people like Benjamin Netanyahu were going through right now to figure out whether or not a ground war in Gaza happens.
Or not to JT thank thanks to back -- -- more than.