As Israel seems destined to move in on Lebanon in their potentially fruitless quest to put down Hezbollah attacks, we need to watch our actions very carefully. It is not out of the realm of possibility that this situation could become a direct path to another world war.
Israel, as we know, isn’t exactly on every country’s best friend list. Several neighboring and nearby countries would like nothing more than to see Israel eradicated from the map, if not from existence entirely. If Israel continues to mow over Lebanon without restriction it’s quite possible that a neighbor or two decides to come to Lebanon’s defense. If that happens it’s possible that another country, or countries will see this as a chance to finally attack Israel while it’s spread too thing to react on multiple fronts. This will, of course, compel them to look to allies to help with the new challenge and that could bring any number of combatants together in a typical historically realistic domino effect.
If you’re sitting back and thinking, “Yeah Israel, go kick some total ass and blow those bastards into the Stone Age,” that’s fine. Just be sure that you’re fully prepared to suit up if the next dominos start to fall.
I’ve already served so this one is on those of you who thought this was such a great Hollywood moment. Just please have it all done by the time my 11 year-old son reaches 18.