Diversion In Lebanon Con Coughlin is, again, right on the money. The Iranians have tried it in Iraq now they are trying it in Lebanon. These tactics can only have a temporary impact in themselves individually. This one could run for some time but it will eventually calm down. Nevertheless we have to expect similar blow ups to continue for as long as the Iranians need them to. Bush and his poodle will not engage with the Lebanese problem and get Israel to back down because Hezbollah need sorting out. I assume that they are content to let what has to be the main effort of stopping the Iranians getting nuclear weapons because the Iranian facilities can be destroyed should that be necessary. Yet more interesting times to come. It is refreshing to see such a robust commentator on the Middle East as Coughlin in the British press. I used to admire Robert Fisk but I can hardly read him these days without wanting to puke.