Vagabond FM

I am certain Israel is telling the truth when it says it was hit with rocket fire in the days before the assassination of Ahmed Jabari, the operational commander of Hamas’s armed wing.  I am also certain this was not a new reality for the citizens of Israel living along the Gaza border.  However, the re-election of President Obama forced Israel’s hand, or so the Israelis say (and some might even believe).  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama are about as far apart on the Iranian solution as two leaders of the US and Israel can be. This relationship, or lack thereof, was the driving force behind Israel’s decision to launch operations in Gaza at this time.

Israeli policy makers believe armed conflict with Iran is coming.  By lighting a fire in Gaza, they risk conflagration, but they knew that before they attacked.  They are willing to risk…

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