Browsing through the papers today, I read that Dr John Pike of Global Security believes that the IDF offensive has taken place for one reason: When Iran's reactor is bombed (by the US?) next year, there will be an attempt at retaliation - so the aim is to destroy Hizbollah before the bombing. The US are in on this, and Bliar has been told. Tinfoil hat time or plausible? I reckon the latter!