February 21, 2008
Threats from Hezbollah lead to new war fears
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Ironically, although the 2006 war and the Mughniyeh assassination have sparked a desire for revenge, they also have strengthened Israel's deterrent posture.
The fact that Israel went to war over the kidnapping of two soldiers means Nasrallah has to gauge his next moves very carefully.
"The lesson of the war for many in the region was 'Don't play games with the Israelis, they are crazy,'" Zisser said.
Whether that will be enough to prevent escalation into war this time around remains to be seen.
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