Facing “abnormal” enemies

“Do you know what it means to find yourselves face to face with a madman?” inquires Luigi Pirandello’s, Henry IV. “Madmen, luck folk, construct without logic, or rather with a logic that flies like a feather.”

In the absurd theatre of modern world politics, decisions based on logic can quickly crumble before madness. Looking ahead, especially if madness and nuclear weapons capacity should sometime happen to coincide, a targeted country’s vulnerabilities could become intolerable. For Israel, a nation-state smaller than America’s Lake Michigan, any such combined enemy development must always be prevented.