Okay, here's what I think in my ever so serious ntexasdude mindset. In a weird way I tend to to agree with a lot of the points in this discussion on both sides. Without taking sides in this issue (is that cowardly?).......Israel will not back down. They are sick and tired of being told they will be "forced into the sea". They are tired of their sovereign citizens being blown up on buses. They will not run out of bullets or money. Like jonstad said the US will ensure that, covertly or overtly. They can lob bottle rockets, all 12,000 of them, until they run out. Israel will then engage in in piecemeal destruction of Hezbollah and Lebannon with incredible military technology and precision. Israeli fighter pilots are regarded as the most efficient in the world. WE trained them and sold (or gave) them the technology. The terrorist simply cannot match Israel in military might - a foregone conclusion. I fear the terrorist will try to draw America into the conflict with an attact on an escort ship or something. Whatever - a serious miscalculation. There is not EVER going to be a positive outcome of this conflict. It just might escalate into something deplorale - even for Israel. But, I'm convinced the wealth and miltary might of the Western world will not back down - ever. And I wouldn't discount the possibility that Israel might, just might, turn Tehran into glass.