The asymmetry of battle that Israel [and America] faces requires a rethinking of strategy to deal with threats from forces whose ideologies allow them not just to frustrate many Western military advantages but to use the openness of Western societies—especially their print and image media, and the organizations through which the Western penchant for self-criticism is expressed—to their own advantage. Ideology, including the perception of right versus wrong, becomes part of the discussion. Ultimately, non-Islamists, such as Israel, need to win the ideological war as well as the military one.
Islamists aren’t the only ideologues seeking the death of Western Civilization.
The people who want to saw my head off with a dull knife and giggle while my severed esophagus squeals like a pig before they lay my head on my back, the people who flew airliners into sky scrapers in my tribe’s main village, all the people who want to hurt my people and all the people who applaud when my people are killed and make excuses and apologies for murderers are my adversaries.