Thursday, July 13, 2006

War on Terror II: Israel & New Strategic Dynamic

Israel is now effectively in full war mode with militant groups in Palestine and Lebanon and there are some big differences since the last comparable military action, its 1982 Galilee offensive.

Austin Bay notes that:
The Middle East –the entire world– has changed since 1982. There is no Cold War, there is no Saddam. Lebanon has also changed. Many Lebanese are ready for Hezbollah to enter history’s dustbin. The Lebanese have also experienced twenty years of Syrian occupation and thuggery. Hezbollah remains a creature of Syria– a Syrian tool bought and paid for by Iran.
Bay mulls the ramifications here.

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