Over 400 dead in Gaza since July, I think. 1500 dead in Lebanon. Continued assassinations over the past few years. I think the threat aspect is quite well covered. Maybe one should look at the perception of the threat. It would seem that Hamas at least is willing to live with the threats and possibility of sudden death. Maybe it's time to try something else. I just wish I had a magic solution to offer.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: Good advice from Confucius