Employing the risible Reuters "FACTBOX" format, Lyon suggests:
The use of pejorative name calling ("hardline rightwing") is a well-recognized propaganda technique intended to instill in the mind of the reader the scorn the writer holds for the subject. By the same token, Lyon wants his audience to view the Palestinian leadership as "weak". We wonder if Lyon noticed the Hamas rally on Monday:Prospects for progress toward peace look bleak, with a weak and divided Palestinian leadership, a hardline rightwing Israeli government and few signs of decisive United States involvement.
True to form, Lyon then blames Israel for the risk of war with Hamas and Hezbollah:
Ah yes, Palestinians are "frustrated" while Israeli setters are "active". The risk of war couldn't possibly have anything to do with the Hamas Mission:Israel may have bought respite from direct attack from Hamas and Hezbollah with devastating assaults on the Gaza Strip nearly a year ago and Lebanon in 2006, but the risk of violence is high given Palestinian frustration and Israeli settler activity.
Or the sentiments of Hezbollah's leader:For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave, so much so that it will need all the loyal efforts we can wield, to be followed by further steps and reinforced by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and Islamic world, until the enemies are defeated and Allah’s victory prevails.
Or the 40,000+ rockets the group now has aimed at Israel in violation of UNSC resolution 1701.If [Jews] all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.
Nah, all of this would be mere speculation as compared to Lyon's "facts".