The Arizona Daily Star has removed this article from its website, even though it was in fact published in the paper on 27 April. We have obtained this printout of the website pages that are no longer available. Key portions of the article as published follow:
WWIII IS COMING, 'I'm sure,' HIGH-LEVEL SHARON AIDE SAYS
The terror attacks on Sept 11 and extreme turmoil in the Middle East point to one thing - WOrld War III, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Friday during a visit to Tucson.
"We've been fighting a war for the past 18 months, which is the harbinger of World War III. The world is going to fight, whether they like it or not. I'm sure," Ra'anan Gissin, a senior adviser to Sharon, said in an interview Friday.
"Sept. 11 was a watershed event, and things will never be the same. The battle lines have been drawn."
-Original MER commentary-
Let's say it candidly and openly: It is the right-wing Israelis -- their views, their policies, and their influence in the U.S. -- who are pushing the world in this direction; along with their right-wing Evangelist Christian friends who think it is going to bring on the messiah!