It just feels strange to be churning stuff out day after day and not acknowledge the storms of death, hate and rage in Lebanon and Israel right now, and the gathering feeling (as articulated by Newt Gingrich this morning) that if you link all the Middle East conflicts together, what’s starting to take shape could arguably be called the beginning of World War III. The correct pronunciation of Hezbollah, by the way, requires an emphasis on either the second or third syllable, but not the first. Read this Wikipedia Hezbollah page — the key sentence is the final one: “Some argue that Hezbollah is being used by Syria and Iran as a proxy against Israel.