For those of you with access to Salon’s premium content, or if you don’t mind sitting through some advertising for a one-day pass, Salon has an interesting article that talks about linkages between recent events in Iraq and Israel.

… The fuse ran from Gaza to Iraq, and ignited in Fallujah. … The group that killed the four American civilian security guards in Sunni Arab Fallujah on March 31 identified itself as “Phalanges of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin,” calling the grisly killings a “gift to the Palestinian people.” …