Very complex...almost too complex for thinking which originates in-theater if you follow me.<quoted text>
It makes sense that it could be an election ploy since people in the South of the country have had enough of Likud not protecting them.
Many Sefaradi Jews and Religious may leave his party because of Lieberman being perceived as racist and also anti religious. This idea has obviously been mentioned in Israeli press who are such lovers of Bibi. I am not sure how likely a full ground incursion is though on the one hand i hope a ceasefire is agreed upon to stop more deaths but on the other hand enough is enough if Bibi has a plan to take out Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza for good that could be better. Although giving Abbas control of Gaza with Israeli blood when he refuses to negotiate with Israel is not the best deal either.
complicated have to speak to friends in the security services see if they can tell me anything not classified.
Traditional arguments don't seem to drive the violence this time. Hamas still wants you dead...nothing's changed there. The factions can't or won't agree on a unity government and the outside agitators have different ID's. All it took was the motivation from an outsider and THEN the normal conflict takes over. If it wasn't Bibi and it wasn't Iran on behalf of Syria, WTF?
If my opinion means anything, plink these guys from the air. A ground incursion will turn sloppy fairly quickly and you'll be invaders again instead of occupiers. Another lesser-of-the-evils choice.