Wider war in Middle East? Not likely.
Of the dangers presented by the conflict between Israel and Hizbullah in southern Lebanon, the possibility of a broader Middle East war is among the less likely. In the 1967 Arab-Israeli war – and repeatedly since – Israel has shown its clear military supremacy. So dominant has been Israel’s advantage in both technology and tactics that former foes such as Jordan and Egypt sued for peace in those wars, while Tel Aviv’s avowed enemies – Syria and Iran – have turned to backing terrorists. Full Story