By RUPERT MURDOCH
... IN THE WEST, we are used to thinking that Israel cannot survive without the help of Europe and the United States. Tonight I say to you: Maybe we should start wondering whether we in Europe and the United States can survive if we allow the terrorists to succeed in Israel.Maybe this is why Fox News gets it right so much of the time. Maybe Fox News understands what the real meaning to the U.S. will be if the terrorists get their hands on WMD. Maybe they know that the terrorists are the ones who shield themselves behind children in order to 'set-up' their own civilian population to be the targets of the retaliation. Maybe those folks at Fox News realize we, the U.S. along with Israel, are the good guys in this fight and they want us to win. Either way, I applaud the Rupert Murdoch for being a public ally of Israel.
In this new century, the "West" is no longer a matter of geography. The West is defined by societies committed to freedom and democracy. That at least is how the terrorists see it. And if we are serious about meeting this challenge, we would expand the only military alliance committed to the defense of the West to include those on the front lines of this war.... That means bringing countries such as Israel into NATO.