Since Facebook won’t let me post a link to this article, I thought I would post it here so I wouldn’t lose the link. Escalations Cannot Be Stopped – The White House Is Rattled; Escalations Might All Fuse Into ‘One’.
This article was written by Alastair Crooke, Former British diplomat, founder and director of the Beirut-based Conflicts Forum.
Should Israel enter Gaza (and Israel may decide it has no choice but to launch a ground operation, given the domestic political dynamics and public sentiment), it is likely that Hizbullah will incrementally be drawn further in, leaving the U.S. with the binary option of seeing Israel defeated, or launching a major war in which all the hotspots become fused ‘as one’.
In a sense, the Israeli-Islamic conflict now may only be resolved in this kinetic way. All efforts since 1947 have seen the divide only deepen. The reality of the necessity of war is permeating widely the consciousness of the Arabic and Islamic world.