What once was a promising sign of change in Lebanon has all been cast asunder by events of the last month. After a month of bombardment by Israel and what can only be described as a stalemate as the fighting temporarly ends the nascent democracy movement in Lebanon should be renamed The Cinder Revolution.
Corrupted by a more “prestigious” Hezbollah in many Muslim eyes and undermined by, who else, Kofi Annon.
And make no mistake, this ceasefire is nothing but temporary, as Israel has already fired a shot across the bow of both Hezbollah and its chief enabler the United Nations.
The IDF will have to resume operations in Lebanon if the expanded United Nations force being assembled does not fulfill its obligation to dismantle Hizbullah, an official in the Prime Minister’s Office warned on Tuesday.
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. Israeli officials called the arrangement a violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which passed over the weekend and was approved on Sunday by the cabinet.
“The resolution is clear that Hizbullah needs to be removed from the border area, embargoed and dismantled,” the official said. “If the resolution is not implemented, we will have to take action to prevent the rearming of Hizbullah. I don’t think backtracking will serve any useful purpose. There has to be pressure on Hizbullah to disarm or there will have to be another round.”
Hezbollah head chopper Nasrallah said Monday he had no intentions of turning over Hezbollah’s weapons, but will “refrain from exhibiting them publicly.” So nothing changes, Hebollah keeps its weapons under wraps just as they have done for the last 20 plus years only this time with the very public compliance of Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Seniora.
For Kofi’s part he’s doing what he does best, be an apoligist for yet another terroristic regime.
Annan angered Israeli officials when he told Channel 2 on Tuesday that “dismantling Hizbullah is not the direct mandate of the UN,” which could only help Lebanon disarm the organization. Annan upset officials further when he said that deploying international forces in Lebanon would take “weeks or months,” and not days as expected.
Excuse me! Kofi better sit down and read his own roll of ass wipe. And I quote para 8:
8. Calls for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent ceasefire and a longterm solution based on the following principles and elements:
– full respect for the Blue Line by both parties;
– security arrangements to prevent the resumption of hostilities, including the establishment between the Blue Line and the Litani river of an area free of any S/RES/1701 (2006) 3 06-46503 armed personnel, assets and weapons other than those of the Government of Lebanon and of UNIFIL as authorized in paragraph 11, deployed in this area;
If called on his idiotic statement I’m confident Kofi would pull the “Government of Lebanon” card and claim Hezbollah is part of the government.
Or, more likely, ignore the question.
Standby, the resumption of warfare should commence within the next week and when it does Saniora, Hezbollah and Kofi will have more blood on their hands. Again!