Israel is going down the path of starting a major war in the Middle East by invading Lebanon in a response to an attack/abduction on Israeli soldiers by the militant group Hezbollah. Israel was already busy on the Palestinian front with invasions as a response to an another soldier abduction last week by a Palistinian militant group.
White House spokesman Frederick Jones only escalated the situation by directly blaming Iran and Syria for the attack. “We call for immediate and unconditional release of the two soldiers,” he said. “We also hold Syria and Iran, which directly support Hezbollah, responsible for this attack and for the ensuing violence.” The offensive in Lebanon has resulted in the recent bombing of Beirut International airport by Israeli warplanes.
I believe these events are going to trigger a major war in the Middle East involving many states, similar to that of the 1967 Six-Day war in which Israel fought Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Syria. Israel’s attacks on Lebanon are going to enrage nearby Arab states and encourage them to fight back. It was reported that overnight attacks in Lebanon killed at least 22 civilians.