SL: "Johnboy, thanks again for pointing out the legal position. I am wondering whether anti aircraft missiles, which by definition are defensive rather than aggressive, change the situation even further. " No, not at all. At the core this is an "arms race" between the IDF and Hezbollah. An arms race is hardly a new concept, indeed, they are rather commonplace and have been for centuries. YOU CAN'T ATTACK A COUNTRY MERELY BECAUSE YOU WANT TO WIN AN ARMS RACE.
Turkish president brands Russia's Syria strikes 'grave mistake' (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. official: Arming of Hezbollah could spark Israel-Syria war