First there was Afghanistan, then Iraq, then Somalia (yes, this is a US started war), and now there is Lebanon/Palestine. Please follow me here step by step:
For a description of the US “redirection”, i.e. using Al-Qaeda to fight Hezbollah and the Shia in Iraq, please read this.
Then for a description of what the effects on the groud are, read this.
Clearly, what is taking place is yet another US war waged on Israel’s behalf (what interest could the USA have in supporting Al-Qaeda anywhere?!).
Combine this with the current Israeli attack on Gaza (where the US and Israel train, finance and arms Mohammed Dahlan’s thugs) and you have a clear picture of what is going on.
Sure – this is a war by proxy, but nobody in the Middle-East has any illusions as to who is behind this.
After Olmert & Cheney got their asses kicked in Lebanon by Hezbollah, they have come up with yet another brilliant plan: to use Sunni thugs (Fatah in Gaza) and Salafists (Fatah Al-Islam in Lebanon) to fight the next covert US Imperial war. This will become a textbook example of blowback originating action.