Excellent analysis. J.R. Nyquist, Thomas Pochari and Robert Kaplan tipped me off to the hopelessness of the situation in the Middle East over a decade ago.
Israel is a nation of cunning but not very bright people who possess nuclear weapons and lack the good judgement and sense to exercise restraint. This is an explosive cocktail. A country where clinical mania afflicts it's citizens at 500+ times the rate of the average person in other ethnic groups sitting on nukes allows even a layman to figure out the inevitable conclusion to that experiment.
The Samson option has been mentioned by Krevald - the ultimate sour grapes.