Most of the countries involved in war talk, use this for domestic consumption. It is useful, especially when local politics have shown certain failures. It keeps the good folk focused on the "outside" threat. True enough, both Israel and Lebanon are on a building spree, with rocketing real estate prices. Unlike some failed members in the EU. Where recession has bitten deep into the pockets of so many. Thousands of brand new apartments blocks in Spain lay empty. Greece and Portugal have both shown minute above zero growth. The ME grows, funny enough even Iran, which has an amazingly young population, well educated, with a rich history cannot rid itself of this strange inward looking regime. The same happened with the communist regime in the old USSR. Change will come. Meanwhile, the ME advances, for man, knows that politics are transitory. Here today, gone tomorrow. Good day.
At least 2 dead in Kenya after boat with 200 people capsizes (AP)
from the article: Dubai hit - another move in the Israel-Iran cold war