Reaction to militant violence on Egypt-Israeli border, a shadowy war between Iran and Israel, and the military build-up in the Persian Gulf:
- New York Times: Plots are tied to shadow war of Israel and Iran (Nicholas Kulish and Jodi Rudoren, 8 August)
"Analysts say the shadow war pitting Israel against Iran and Hezbollah has more in common with the cloak-and-dagger maneuverings of the C.I.A. and the K.G.B. during the cold war than the publicity-hungry terrorism campaign of Al Qaeda. It represents a return to the idea that the most effective attack is often an ambiguous one."