Randall Parker has an interesting thought in his blog:
While many Jewish neoconservatives dream of overthrowing Arab governments that have firm grips on their people and borders Israel hasn't been attacked by such goverments in decades and the attackers who are Israel's biggest headaches operate in territories over which no government exercises firm sovereign control. Israel's strategic problem is how to cause fragmented territories to come under firm control of elites which can exercise sovereign power over their territories. It is not clear that most Israelis understand this.
It’s actually wrong to say that Hezbollah isn’t being controlled by elites. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is running the organization, and he is assisted by other elite members of the Shia clergy. Nasrallah especially seems like a pretty bright guy. Maybe it’s the glasses?
Neither the government of Israel nor the left wing media gets the fact that Shiite Islam is the enemy. When the U.S. attacked Iraq, we targeted government buildings for destruction in order to destroy the Iraqi leadership. Without leadership, the army has no orders and is easily conquered. Similarly, Israel needs to target and destroy all the Shiite mosques. The mosques are Hezbollah’s equivalent of government buildings.