and then Cast Lead. If we in Canada or the Mexicans on your souther border started to fire missiles into your cities, I do not think your president would waste the phone call to find out what was happening. The president would send in the military in an hour. In 1982 Lebanon was a mess. The Palestinians living in Lebanon were reaking havoc on both sides of the border. If anything the Israeli invasion helped shut down the civil war. Cast Lead was brought on by Hamas' refusal to accept Israel. If you analyze both Lebanon and Gaza wars...the bottom line is the quiet on the borders. Not to say it will not erupt again...but the consequences will rise proportionately again...with the same end results...till Israel is allowed to live in harmony with her neighbors.
U.S., allies conduct 31 air strikes in Syria and Iraq against ISIS militants (Reuters)
from the article: Pro-Mideast in America: Getting past 'Pro-Israel' and 'Pro-Palestine'