Tensions in the Middle East are rising as Israel bombs Syria for a second day. The Israelis claim that they are targeting long-range rockets and missiles which the Bashar Assad regime is transferring to terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Syrian State TV claims that the airstrikes hit a science research facility. So far, Barack Obama and the United States State Department are not saying much about the actions taken by the Israeli government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The news of the airstrikes comes as the Pentagon confirmed that we have modified our largest ′bunker-buster′ bombs, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator or MOP, to deal with Iran′s nuclear program, presumably to let Israel know we are on the ball. Between Iran, Syria and growing problems in Egypt, Israel is once again facing a potential war, surrounded on all sides.