World War III: Stirring the Soup.
Sometimes I hate being right. Just like the Emperor in Return of the Jedi things are happening as I have foreseen them. Israel, while showing no signs of letting up on their assault on Hezbollah and Lebanon, has just threatened a full-scale ground invasion Lebanon, just as we predicted. They are already fighting inside the Lebanese border and have rejected all calls for a cease-fire - so it's just a matter of time now. Also the rhetoric on both sides is churning. We have already heard threats from Iran and Syria, but also chime in's form Iraq. On the other end, we are already starting to hear lots of us vs. them talk. Just yesterday Newt Gingrich referred to the "Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah-Hamas alliance" as fueling this conflict and called the conflict World War III (with no credit given to Disorganize for calling it first I might add). On top of all that, demonstrators are defying authorities and marching and chanting in Egypt in support of Lebanon (and as we predicted it will only be a matter of time before Egypt gets involved). With insurgent attacks and death tolls rapidly increasing in Iraq and Afghanistan quickly deteriorating as well. There is no way we won't see a full scale middle eastern explosion. We'll continue to follow this as it happens, but this could be the beginning of the end, and I don't think Ben Affleck will be able to pull us out of this one.