Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Lebanon, Hezbollah & UN Already Reneging on Ceasefire Resolution

As reported in the Jerusalem Post, the ink is not yet dry on the resolution before the Arabs and the U.N. begin to renege on their commitments. Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah reportedly reached a deal allowing Hizbullah to keep its weapons but refrain from exhibiting them in public. This treats Security Council Resolution 1701 as if it were the reverse of a concealed weapons law--you can have as many missiles and rockets as you want, just keep them in their bunkers until you are ready to fire them at Israel. That approach would allow Hezbollah to keep an ICBM. And good old dependable Kofi Anan is now emphasizing that the U.N. international force that is to police the ceasefire is not mandated to actually disarm Hezbollah, but only to help the Lebanese do so. (Or at least help the Lebanese help Hezbollah conceal its weapons.)


Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

Can it be that the U.S. State Department was the only place this wasn't obvious to from the outset? Or, did the Department of State act with such foreknowledge with the understanding that these developments in fact occurred, Isreal would then be free to disregard the U.N. resolution.

Unfortunately, "world opinion" (usually a form of wishful thinking, but often combined with a healthy dose of anti-Semitism when Israel is involved) will disregard the two-faced approach of Hezbollah, Lebanon, and the U.N., while insisting that Israel strictly abide by the cease-fire agreement. What is particularly disconcerting here is that it's hard even to give Hezbollah the benefit of being "two-faced" as they seem to be brazenly thumping their chest and predicting Israel's destruction in the short-term

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 9:16:00 AM  

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