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Sunday, August 13, 2006


The "ceasefire"

Reuters reports what has been obvious to any intelligent person since the terms of the so-called "ceasefire" were announced:
Israel believes it will be entitled to use force to prevent Hizbollah from rearming and to clear guerrilla positions out of southern Lebanon after a U.N. truce takes effect, Israeli officials said on Sunday.

Israeli officials said such operations are "defensive" in nature and therefore permissible under a U.N. Security Council resolution which calls for Israel to halt "all offensive military operations".

The Israeli operations could include air strikes against arms convoys travelling anywhere in Lebanese territory, a senior Israeli official said.

A Western diplomat said the United States and other major powers would not object to such "mopping up" operations, provided they are restricted to the south.
Of course that very last phrase is utter nonsense. Should Israel attack a fruit-packing factory, or a truck convoy, or any other target and claim it "thought" it could "possibly" be an arms convoy, the U.S. will have no objection whatsoever, no matter where in Lebanon that target was located, any more than they have objected to any other act of Israeli barbarism.

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