This current flare up of the Conflict between Hamas and Israel could very well be the Spark that sets off a Regional war. The big difference between this time and 2008 is of course that Mubarak is gone. It is yet to be seen, but if Egypt gets into it that could be all it takes. It also could be used by Syria to distract and Unite it's people against Israel. Very touchy situation here, I pray cooler heads on Both sides prevail.