Christopher Dickey and Rod Nordland's article in this week's Newsweek is a frightening assessment of what's happening in the Middle East. Frightening for Israel especially. I usually sleep like a log. Now I'm not sleeping very well. - S.S. Take a look at this: "No one denies that Hizbullah started the fight, with its unprovoked incursion into Israel, and no one doubts that Israel can win it, at least in conventional terms. But that's not what matters as much as public perceptions, and the impact those perceptions have from Tehran to Cairo. The conflagrations in Gaza, Lebanon and Iraq risk converging, if not on the ground, then in that virtual reality-on satellite television and the Web-where Al Qaeda and Hizbullah find recruits for their global networks. Israel can bomb Lebanon's infrastructure all it wants, but Hizbullah, which operates beyond the limits of a state, ultimately has no infrastructure. Hizbullah's own rockets and missiles can miss nearly all their targets, with comparatively little loss of life, but so long as they keep firing, they shatter the myth of Israeli invincibility and win friends and admirers in a radicalized Muslim world. "The Zionist enemy has not been able to reach a military victory," said Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah in a speech Friday on his organization's Al-Manar TV, still broadcasting despite Israeli Air Force strikes that obliterated its studios and transmission towers. "I'm not saying that. They said that. The whole world is saying that." To continue, click below: The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments: Shortcut to: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14100895/site/newsweek/ Note: To protect against computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent sending or receiving certain types of file attachments. Check your e-mail security settings to determine how attachments are handled.