I've been reading for some years that many people believe that Israel, backed by the US, is going to basically bring the world to an end. Israel backed the US invasion of Iraq. And I've heard it said that any time Israel takes any action it is by proxy the US, because the US is such a close allay to Israel. I think even the Pope said the US invasion of Iraq threatened the survival of humanity. Anyway, I just wonder what the international repercussions of Israel's current actions are going to be. Sadly, it won't be good, obviously.