Saturday, August 05, 2006

Rebirth of a UN Resolution

In the “not worth the paper it’s written on” category, the AP reported today on the draft UN Security Council resolution that seeks "a full cessation of hostilities based upon, in particular, the cessation by Hezbollah of all attacks and the cessation by Israel of all offensive military operations."

The document calls for:

Hezbollah to be disarmed

A large buffer zone in southern Lebanon, free of both Israeli troops and Hezbollah militants, monitored by the Lebanese army and international forces

An arms embargo to block Hezbollah from obtaining weapons from Iran and Syria

Israel’s right to conduct defensive operations - a term that the Israeli military could interpret broadly in response to any Hezbollah attack.

If it sounds familiar, it should.

The Security Council made such demands more than once before - most recently with UN Resolution 1559 in September, 2004 - but Hezbollah has refused to obey. Nobody obeys the UN.

Point - Counterpoint

Hezbollah has said it would refuse to abide by any cease-fire until Israel withdraws from Lebanon.

Israel says it won't pull its troops out of the south until a significant international military force deploys in the region.

"We plan to carry out the whole mission," Defense Minister Amir Peretz said. "Hezbollah must not have illusions that we plan to give in."

You have to wonder when the civilized world is going to finally have had it with these Lebanese-Hezbollah dogs of war. You may recall the sordid history.

In May, 1948 the Lebanese military with the armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq attacked Israel, the newly proclaimed Jewish State. The Arabs lost.

In March, 1978, after numerous cross-border attacks by Palestinian groups in southern Lebanon against civilians in Israeli territory, the Israel Defense Forces invaded Lebanon.

In June, 1982 Israel again invaded Lebanon in response to the Palestine Liberation Organization’s continued use of Lebanon as a base to attack Israel with rockets and artillery, and with cross-border attacks aimed at Israeli civilians.

In 1982, Hezbollah, a Lebanese radical Shiite Islamic military group, formed to fight Israel in Lebanon.

In 1983, Hezbollah killed 241 service men and women from the U.S. Marine Corps in the Beirut barracks bombing.

In 2000, Israel finally withdrew from the southern Lebanon security zone leaving the UN to observe the Hezbollah arms build up.

In September, 2004, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1559, calling for "the disbanding and disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias" and for the "extension of the control of the Government of Lebanon over all Lebanese territory".

In February, 2005 Hezbollah assassinated former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in a car bomb explosion, resulting in huge anti-Syrian protests by Lebanese citizens in Beirut. In response, Hezbollah organized a large counter-demonstration supporting Syria and accusing Israel and the United States of meddling in internal Lebanese affairs.

On July 12, 2006 Iranian-backed Hezbollah attacked Israeli Defense Forces patrolling the "Blue Line," drawn by the UN as the official Lebanese-Israeli border. Eight Israeli soldiers were killed and two others were kidnapped.

Since the Israeli counter-offensive began, Hezbollah has been firing 100-200 rockets a day at Israeli cities with the express purpose of inflicting civilian casualities.

Hezbollah fires rockets from civilian neighborhoods in Lebanon and stores military equipment there in direct violation of UN rules of warfare. The result is the death of Lebanese civilians. Muslims who will strap explosives to their children and then celebrate their suicides care not at all about civilians on either side.

By contrast, the Israeli strikes target Hezbollah installations including rocket launchers and bridges and roads that were being used by Syria to supply weapons to Hezbollah.

Hezbollah has powerful RPG29 rocket-propelled grenades, sophisticated Russian-made Metis-M anti-tank missiles and European-made Milan missiles, and the deadly long-range Iranian-made Fajr missiles.

Hezbollah gets almost all of its weaponry from Syria and Iran. Yesterday Iran admitted for the first time that it did indeed supply long-range missiles to Hezbollah. The only reason Hezbollah has not fired Fajr missiles at Tel Aviv is that without direct orders from the ayatollahs, Hezbollah is not allowed to use Iranian missiles in attacks against Israel.

That's why cutting off the supply chain is essential and why fighting Hezbollah after it has spent six years building up its arsenal is proving so painful to Israel.

If Israel wanted to inflict civilian damage like Hezbollah does, Beirut would be utterly destroyed by now.

Until the UN comes up with a pill that cures genocidal Jew hatred in Muslims the only choice for Israel is to fight. America must stand with her.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

UN -..... Unilaterally Neutered.

David

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Ziva said...

Exactly.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brillant piece! AMEN!

Karen

12:18 PM  

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