Kofi Annan keeps slamming Israel (business as usual), saying it is in breach of resolution 1701 – as if there is a resoluton 1701. Has anyone seen or heard a word out of the UN to Hezbollah or the Lebanese government? I guess this is what happens when you deal with terrorists, the UN turns a blind eye.
The UN under the agreement is supposed to provide a buffer force to assist in disarming Hezbollah, is supposed to be enforcing an arms embargo within Lebanon preventing ANY arms or weapons not authorized for the Lebanese government. Non of that has happened, instead there is endless talk of weapons & re-arming.. Meanwhile the French have all but disappeared, their whining & cajoling is what screwed up the resolution in the first place, we should have known the French would opt for surrender.
Kofi is on the case
The Iranians are openly talking about shipping weapons, setting up staging grounds within Syria where weapons are being stored for shipment to Hezbollah. (YNET)
This past week a number of cargo planes originating from Iran passing through Turkey to Syria were forcibly searched, some turned after US pressure and surveillance pointed to missiles & rockets aboard.. (Debka)
The UN's big plan is looking very much like every other instance of UN involvement in Middle East affairs, a total shaft for Israel. In the mean time Israel is itself looking fairly paralyzed, mostly by internal political & military issues. More on that in a large post - the 3rd part of a series on the Lebanon conflict as soon as it is finished.