Israel's enemy does not accept any normal rules of conflict. The indiscriminate rocket attacks against civilian popultions are the most monstrous military acts in my long memory. Their enemiy glorifies this undisguised tactic of terror and in fact draws kudo's for it. Yet, the gov't of Israel has still been unable to bring this to the center of international consciousness. Perhaps a benefit from this war will be that it forces a new and energized inteligencia into the Israeli beauracracies - military and diplomatic. I know that the enigma of the opposing axis will take some time to solve, but I hope that badly needed new blood can re invigorate a rather tepid ruling party and bring some fresh contributions to help them get there. It has to.
U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place (Reuters)
from the article: Cabinet to meet over expansion of ground operations