As for Israel fighting against Lebanese is not the case as stated above, its Israel vs. terrest Hezbollah. Israel is doing nothing that we in the US have not done or doing rite now. There tactics are just a bit more crude then ours and does not seem to be worried about the aftermath as we are in the US. Its too late one way or another tho, as if Israel backs down or pull out now, they would just open the doors of years and years of terrest attracts. It goes the same for the US, any showing of a weakness means that as long has any groups hold out that we would fold. We are living this mistake rite now as pulling out of two conflicts in the last 50 years, the latest being when Clinton Pulled are troops at to save a hand full of pilots. I digress.AJBryant wrote:Minor point. Israel is not trying to disarm LEBANON, nor is Israel at war (yet) with Lebanon.Since Israel is trying to disarm Lebanon's munition, Israel thinks that, and probably is that Syria is giving Lebanon it's munition and Israel may be thinking to disarm Syria aswell.
Israel is fighting Hizbullah, which is a stateless terrorist organization that, due to years of Lebanese unrest, has a firm foothold in Lebanon. There are even two cabinet ministers in Lebanon from the Hizbullah party.
Oddly, though Lebanon is suffering from all the strikes, if Israel can actually distroy Hizbullah it would be a good thing for Lebanon, as Hizbullah is a client of Syria and Iran. (Israel recently blew up a shipment of long-range rockets being sent from the SYRIAN ARMY to Hizbullah, and some of the longer range ones that have been hitting Haifa were supplied by Iran.
Any wonder why people are concerned about Iran getting the Bomb?
As for a new world war, that would be very unlikely, Take a look at the supper powers, vs. whats left. If any allied country would be attack by a none allied (this does not include tersest groups) country, it would be mandatory for all allied countries to be involved. Currently if I correct the worlds super powers by the UN is listed: (in no order)
France (they should just be removed)
Almost all of which are packed allies. the list of allied with the US is much bigger but of the supper powers packed allies would be US, Russia, Germany, Great Britain, Japan (not sure why India is not on that list). Which means if another nation attack they would all have to be in the war.
As for this the super powers are two strong for another world war, It would be over in a matter of weeks if that happened.