In the Middle East it seems that the real terrorist big-shots line up a whole series of donkeys ahead of them in order to get human beings fighting people that really aren’t that important to the problem of terrorism.
So after fighting Hezbollah presumably Israel could be corralled into going after Syria before even thinking of going after Iran. And many powerless Iranians would be killed before the Iranian regime were being hunted in the streets like wild pigs.
So the problem cannot currently be solved. Because there has for years been a mental block splitting up the terrorists and the regimes that support them into different areas of ethical responsibility. And besides that mental problem this last rumble cost Israel more then 100 lives and $3 billion dollars. And it only lasted four weeks.
This highlights three things.
1. The Israelis need to build up that fence and their missile defense, so that they can leap-frog over those Palestinian and Lebanese pawns (that they are always manipulated into fighting) and always go striaght for the biggest bully at the party. The idea is to cut out the Middle Man and whip some humility into the biggest bully and then whip him some more just to be sure.
2. We need to be able to open the chequebooks somewhat next time the Israelis are actually fighting. Since our enemies are their enemies. And we want them to keep fighting. And its only good and fair to take up some of the financial burden.
and a tangential point.
3. We Australians, without very good missile defense, and with several thousand Chinese spies in this country, will never be able to talk freely about our largest potential threat.