Ask yourself that question? Why start an escalating conflict right now?
Could it be to draw attention away from the Iran Nuclear program during the G8?
Notice that ALL news outlets are now covering this story, and Iran and it's nuclear ambitions has dropped to the wayside. It is not that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is above this... far from it. Iran and Syria both support the puppets in Hezbollah and Hamas... This is well documented by various sources who I am not going to quote now.
Isn't the timing a bit suspicious? We need to be vigilant with Iran and it's Nuclear program... Now more than ever.
Update: Great Article on "The American Thinker".
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