Wednesday, January 04, 2012

So Here It Comes

The West's big concern in the midst of the Arab Spring uprising in Egypt last year was the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood to a level of power unseen in any other Middle Eastern country.
That's not to prejudge the Brotherhood on my part, but if nation after nation has assessed this faction and come to similar conclusions about their danger, then some attention needs to be paid here.
And clearly, that's happening. Israel seems to be making overtures to the Brotherhood, perhaps to learn more about what they seek, perhaps to garner some reassurances that the accords signed in the past will be honored, or perhaps because Israel herself realizes the time is running out where she can rely on the West to give full-throated and unconditional support.