“I think that there is, perhaps for the first time, a very real possibility that the fourth-generation non-state force will win at the tactical and physical levels…”
— William Lind, director of the Center for Cultural Conservatism at the Free Congress Foundation, a Washington, D.C., think tank.
He’s talking about Hezbollah, and the article contains a useful, clear explanation of what 4th generation warfare is.
Meanwhile, Juan Cole ponders that Iran is the real target of the neocons in the Middle East, something that seems obvious enough to me.
[Iran has] one of the biggest holdings of gas and oil reserves in the world. second in gas, second in oil. On top of that they have direct access to the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Caspian Sea what makes them a potential platform for the distribution of oil and gas to South Asia, Europe and East Asia.
Back in D.C., Dubya hasn’t even spoken to any of the heads of state involved, not even Olmert. Well, it is August, we can’t have world events interfering with Dubya’s vacation time, now can we?