World War III has already begun, says Israeli spy chief
Former head of Israel’s intelligence service tells Portuguese
newspaper it would take at least 25 years before battle against
fundamentalist terrorism is won; says nuclear strike by Muslim
terrorists ‘very likely’
AFP Published: 01.27.07, 20:32
/ Israel News
A third World War is already underway between Islamic militancy and
the West but most people do not realize it, the former head of Israel’s
intelligence service Mossad said in an interview published Saturday in
‘We are in the midst of a third World War,’ former Mossad chief
Efraim Halevy told weekly newspaper Expresso.
‘The world does not understand. A person walks through the streets
of Tel Aviv, Barcelona or Buenos Aires and doesn’t get the sense that
there is a war going on,’ said Halevy who headed Mossad between 1998 and
‘During World War I and II the entire world felt there was a war.
Today no one is conscious of it. From time to time there is a terrorist
attack in Madrid, London and New York and then everything stays the
Violence by Islamic militants has already disrupted international
travel and trade just as in the previous two world conflicts, he said.
Halevy, who was raised in war-time London, predicted it would take
at least 25 years before…