Is it true that taking out the terrorist leadership will make things worse for Israel? Or will Hamas dissolve into a bitter internecine battle for control of the terrorist group and its millions of dollars? If it were Arafat that had been removed, I would bet on the latter. I don’t know enough about Hamas to venture an opinion, but I would guess that Arafat will soon receive that martyrdom that he claims to be so ardently seeking.
I imagine the US military strategists are watching this closely. One way or the other, there will be some intriguing lessons to be learned from this.