Saturday, August 12, 2006

On UN peace resolution 1701

The UN's ceasefire resolution for Lebanon is not worth the paper it's written on. It puts Hezbollah in the driver's seat and caves in to the terrorist's demands. With one provocation across Israel's border, they can void the whole thing. Since Israel is granted "permission" to defend itself in the resolution, (as if any sovereign nation should have to ask permission of the UN to defend itself), Israel indeed would do so. A great struggle is going on in the halls of power in Israel between the hawks who want to finish the job of wiping out the terrorists and the doves who want to submit to international pressure for a short-term peace that looks good on the surface.

“That’s the best we can do for you.”
--- US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Friday, Aug. 11, after 15 UN Security Council members unanimously endorsed the revised US-French resolution calling for a cessation of hostilities in Lebanon.

The resolution “gives Hizballah better protection than us.”
--- Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora complained to US Undersecretary of State David Welch

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