Thursday, July 13, 2006
Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and Iran: Critical Mass in the Middle East
Wretchard has posted an interesting argument which suggests that Iranian ground troops are actively helping Hezbollah with the missile attacks against Israel.
Israel, in the mean time, seems to have adopted half of an effective strategy: if a country allows terrorists to operate within their borders and attack a neighbor, the host country should pay a high price. An Israeli general has indicated that the goal is to set Lebanon back 20 years by attacking various infrastructure targets.
IMHO, that should tactic is incomplete. Political leaders who actively support terrorists (I'm thinking specifically of Iranian president Ahmadenijad) should pay a high personal price, too. I would be neither surprised nor upset to learn of Israeli air strikes against both the Iranian nuclear plants and the Iranian political leadership.
The mob called it 'sending a message.' It is effective -- and forces the politicians to accept some personal responsibility for supporting terrorists.