An article of Great Interest
The October 14&21 (double issue) of The New Yorker has an outstanding piece called In The Party of God, by Jeffrey Goldberg, which asks if the terrorists in Lebanon are preparing for a larger war. Mr. Goldberg interviews a number of Hezollah leaders, discusses the history of Hezbollah, its ability to court and win support among the Palestinians, and its ultimate aim. The piece concludes with an Israel perspective, noting, according to one general, that Israel will--perhaps after the American war against Saddam-- have to take on this major terror group once and for all.
This article, unfortunately, is not available on-line, and I do not have a scanner, so I can but point you to the article and hope that you read it.