Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, July 13, 2006
The War with Iran Has Begun
According to an op ed piece in the New York Sun:
Years from now, the kidnapping of Corporal Gilad Shalit will be regarded like the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Against the backdrop of Kassam rocket fire on Israelis living within range of the Gaza Strip, it was the fate of Corporal Shalit that triggered the Israeli return to Gaza, which in turn brought the Hezbollah forces into the game.

Is this the catalyst the Bush administration has been looking for? Who will fight? We don't have much of a military left since the neocons took over. Are we looking at the start of a larger global conflict? Where will China stand and do they have the expertise to deal with Middle East trouble and North Korea simultaneously? What will Russia do?
These are interesting times to live in, to put it mildly.