posted on Jul, 14 2006 @ 10:21 AM
Israel is nearly completely incapable of attacking Iran. If a large scale conflict breaks out (which most likely will not for now), it would be US
who would have to strike Iran, which is also unlikely.
About attacking Syria- it would only be limited to airstrikes, and possibly recapturing all of the Golan heights. Israel is not capable of occupying,
even in part, either Syria or Lebanon. So unless Syria and Iran intervene, what we see now (isolated air strikes) is all we are going to see
Syria and Iran would probably not risk attacking (or counterattacking) Israel right now, because of the US presence in Iraq. What they are doing now-
arming and funding Hezbolah, which is like human fodder, to launch random attacks at Israel- works very well for them.
And you can't really say that either country cares too much about their Arab brothers in Lebanon, because the Lebanese are the ones suffering because
of Hezbolah and its allies. The people of Lebanon have been trying very hard to rebuild the country during the last decade, and now all these efforts
go to ruins because of Hezbolah. Without hezbolah Israel would have no reason to attack Lebanon. The Lebanese are no longer in charge of their
country, if they ever were. Syria and Iran are in charge.