Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wider war always just a cat's whisker away

I fully support the military actions that Israel is taking against Hezbollah. It is not only necessary for Israel's long term survival, their success weakens Iran via their proxies. It should be noted that all hell could break lose in the Middle East at the drop of a hat, though. Nobody wants or is ready for a full scale regional war in the Middle East, but I think this illustrates how close that reality is at any given time.

Members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard have been found among Hizbollah guerrillas slain by Israeli forces in southern Lebanon, Israel's Channel 10 television reported on Wednesday citing diplomatic sources.

It said the Iranians were identified by documents found on their bodies, but gave no further details on how many were discovered or when. Neither the Israeli military nor Hizbollah representatives in Beirut had immediate comment on the report.

This will probably not trigger regional war. However, as Iran and Syria, particularly Iran, delve deeper into the business of other nations around the Middle East, it will spin us closer and closer to that one moment where the spark hits the powder keg.

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