Nothing has fundamentally changed in Israel. The Erev Rav regime still rules over us. The IDF would still evict Jews from their homes today if they weren't otherwise occupied with the Arabs. The Jewish people still need to do teshuva.
Don't be fooled into thinking that the leopards' spots have changed overnight just because it appears that Israel is now fighting back on behalf of its citizens. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those in power care no more for the average citizen today than they did three days ago or a year ago or seven years ago....
The puppetmasters have simply moved the strings and changed the backdrop. Can it be more obvious??? Clearly, the order to take out Hamas has come from Washington. G-d knows and we do, too, that the Baraks and Olmerts are lacking the anatomical accoutrements necessary to carry this war out on their own initiative.
What do we expect to gain from this military adventure? If we eradicated Hamas tomorrow, would terrorism cease? Would Hezbollah lay down their arms? Would Iran scrap its nuclear program? Would America stop insisting that Judea and Samaria become Judenrein in the face of the establishment of Palestine in our heartland?
This is all about taking out the impediments to George Bush's vision of a PLO-run Palestine in the middle of Eretz Yisrael.
The regime will think it has the green light from its Washington masters, but it will get carried away and go too far and the world will rise up with a great unified cry against Jerusalem.
So, do not look for some great military victory. Instead, look for the situation to begin to deteriorate badly at some point. Look for Hezbollah to join the fray. Look for the riots to spread and to become more violent, especially in Jerusalem. Look for some unprecedented catastrophe to take place involving the mosques on the Temple Mount, i.e. riots after prayers which result in massive casualties. Then look for foreign forces, NATO or UN or a combination of both, to come in and take control of our Holy City as a consequence (or attempt to anyway), G-d forbid. Look for the same forces to be dispatched across Yehuda and Shomron as well to protect the 'peace-loving Arabs' from 'evil rampaging settlers,' G-d forbid.
As has been said here before, something, either terrorist attack or natural disaster will keep George Bush in office. He knows that it is his destiny to finish what his fathers started. (This is hinted at in the fact that his war in Iraq picked up exactly where his father's left off.)
Nothing in the world is going to be operating normally. Unprecedented events are in the offing...