Monday, August 28, 2006

Kofi Annan in Lebanon

Kofi Annan is in Lebanon today, and inspected Israeli damage to Hezbollah bases in South Beirut's Dahya neighborhood.

In meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Siniora, he stressed that ALL militias in South Lebanon must `be disarmed'...which is absolutely hilarious considering that Annan has made a point of declaring thatthe new UNIFIL forces won't be doing anything remotely reembling that!

He also stated that he wanted Hezbollah to release the two Israel captives, and suggested that they could be released to the Red Cross rather than Israel.

Kofi Annan is due to visit Israel Tuesday, and the the UN secretary general intends to discuss the lifting of its air and sea blockade on Lebanon. At the same time, he once again confirmed that UN troops will not be deployed on the Lebanese-Syrian border to enforce the arms embargo embodied in UN resolution 1701.

Since they're not going to be disarming Hezbollah and are not going to enforce the UN mandated arms embargo to Hezbollah...just what are they there for, I wonder?

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