from Drudge>>> Iron Dome intercepts 2 Fajr-5 missiles aimed a... JPost - Defense I tried to read it. Can anyone provide a brief summary. Time to head to a secure, underground location? eta: somewhat easier to understand/CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/17/world/meast/gaza-israel-strike/?hpt=hp_t1 'A White House spokesman, saying "the precipitating factor for the conflict was the rocket fire coming out of Gaza" into civilian areas, stressed that "Israel has a right to defend itself. He also underscored the importance of Israel avoiding civilian casualties. "Israel is going to make choices about its own military operations," said Ben Rhodes, White House deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. "I think there's a broad preference for de-escalation if it could be achieved in a way that ends that threat to Israeli citizens." Conclusion--US is sticking to its guns--leading from behind. What may be 'in the works'--behind the scenes--isn't clear to me. If it is 'necessary'---when it is necessary--to defend the US --we are well prepared to do what is needed. If I had to guess. Confident that our POTUS is clear about that and can be inflexible about any form of manipulation. He proved that to me. Difficult job. I have read a bit about Harry Truman and what it is like to 'get the call'. It seems the decision made after Hiroshima was 'be prudent and patient'. I agree.