Is this the beginning of the next war? I had mentioned in another thread that I feared escalation of the conflict in the ME in time to save the Republican majority in the mid-terms. Seems the NSA, at the behest of the neocon cabal is trying to set the stage for Israel to expand from Lebanon to Syria and perhaps Iran. http://www.salon.com/opinion/blumenthal/2006/08/03/mideast/?source=newsletter I have been waiting for something to happen to raise the fear level in the American electorate. I know I am paranoid but I can't help but believe that Bushco will go to any lengths to maintain power. I sure hope I'm wrong. Anyone see a better scenario than this one? Will Israel just withdraw from Lebanon when they have satisfied themselves that Hezbollah is finished? Or will they use whatever intelligence the NSA is supplying them with, and we all know how that intelligence is generated, (see 2003 Iraq WMD spin) to expand the campaign into Syria? Looking forward to reading your thoughts.