Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Conflagration erupting?

Things look tense in Israel right now and I don't see much momentum to avoid a conflict in any direction.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice agrees with Israel that Hamas is a hostile group: Story here

Israel has declared Gaza hostile: Story here

An anti-Syrian Lebanese MP was killed in a bombing: Story here

Iran says it has plans for airstrikes on Israel: Story here

Israel's incursion on September 6th into Syrian airspace seems to have made the US neocons happy: Story here

It has also generated a threat of "serious consequences" from Syria: Story here

The good news is that threats flowed freely last year at about this time and may be an annual tactic instead of a policy: Story here

It worries me that wars are like avalanches. Easy to start but not so easy to stop.

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