Israel cannot possibly return to the situation that has prevailed since Israel's 2005 disengagement from Gaza that has seen 11000 rockets and missiles indiscriminately fired into Israeli civilian areas.
At current estimates the cost of 12 locally built submarines may amount to $40 Billion. With the global financial crisis and the end of the mining boom Australia doesn't have that kind of money to spare.
As foreshadowed in On Line Opinion earlier this month, Indonesians are facing a potentially explosive situation with no clear winner from the 9 July direct vote for a new president. But thank God for Ramadhan.
Senator Warren, in attempting to seek and obtain a measure of justice on behalf of the hapless US citizens and taxpayers, is doing so against what are surely extraordinary - possibly insurmountable - odds.