"The United States wants to secure the flow of oil. This understandable and known. But it must not deploy methods which the United States says it disapproves of -- flexing muscles and pressure. If you use pressure, we will deploy pressure and force. We know that you can harm us although we do not threaten you. But we too can harm you. Everyone can cause harm according to their ability and their size. We cannot come all the way to you in the United States, but individual Arabs may reach you."
Maybe what I'm suggesting is that the Australians ought to be doing MORE than merely monitoringtheir domestic TEXT MESSAGING; they should be monitoring the email and phone calls between their Lebanese Muslim communtiy and Syria and Lebanon. And Iran.