Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The EU acts to protect Hezbollah's re-arming

As the Bush Administration distances itself from Israel, the EU has gotten bolder at protecting Hezbollah while they're being rearmed by iran via Syria.

The French may be scared stiff to carry out the mission they were given by the UN, but they more than willing to take on Israel. The French contingent of UNIFIL says now that they will fire at Israeli planes flying over Lebanon to spy out Hezbollah's deployments and rearming.

Israeli Defence Minister Amir Peretz said that regardless, Israel would continue to patrol the skies over Lebanon as long as United Nations resolution 1701 remained unfilfilled.

Israel claims to have proof that Syria was transfering arms and ammunition to Lebanon, meaning that the embargo imposed by UN Resolution 1701 was not being completely enforced.

No...really???? Shocking!!

In other related news, the leftist pro-Arab government of Italy's prime minister Romano Prodi has begun negotiations to sell Lebanon/Hezbollah an Aster 15 battery, the only Western surface-to-air missile with an active guidance system capable of last-minute corrections of targeting at the moment of interception.

This is a joint French-Italian product, so the sale also needed - and obtained - approval from French president Jacques Chirac.

The sale of the advanced Aster 15 will include Italian instructors to teach the Lebanese thow to use it. Half of the Lebanese army, at least, are Shiites loyal to Hizballah or Amal, the other Lebanese Shiite militia. I'm sure the Shiite militias are looking forward to gaining access to state of the art Western anti-air missile technology.


Anonymous said...

while the subject of your essay is serious.
i just see that phrase "french-italian" ........ and i think you are about to describe either food or clothes. maybe a salad dressing?

Freedom Fighter said...

Here's another knee slapper, that technology will also probably end up going to better defend their nuke sites against a possible air attack, maybe from our guys.