Should we allow our country to be dragged into a war by one of our allies, who only feels threatened, but has not really been attacked? This is a question we may well have to answer after the first of the year. The right wing, and proudly racist, government of Israel is chomping at the proverbial bit to have a go at Iran, but can't do it without our "help" (read carry 90% of the load). I only think we should consider intervention if the citizens of Israel are about to be driven into the Med and only we can save them. After decades of cruel ethnic cleansing in the West Bank Israel has gutted any sympathy I ever felt for that nation.