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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Kooky Kofi Proves Us Right, Again

I wonder if Kofi Annan realizes that he is the most despised man in America. And he is not even an American himself, but his time as United Nations Secretary General has been marred by his complete and utter incompetance, his corrupt nature, and a total disregard for what the United Nation's real mission is in the world. (Here is a hint for him: Enabling terrorists and dictators are nowhere within the charter, yet he has added it via fiat.)

Now Charles Johnson brings up what could be classified as "famous last words" if the United Nations were truly the sort of organization they present to the unknowing public. Today, Kofi Annan made himself perfectly clear:

Israel said Saturday it was encouraging some Muslim countries to send peacekeepers to southern Lebanon, a contribution that would lend credibility to the heavily European force.

EU nations pledged 6,900 troops Friday, dispelling concerns that the peacekeeping force might not materialize because of reluctance to send troops without clear instructions or authorization to use their weapons.

But the force was still far short of the 15,000 troops envisioned under a resolution that stopped a month of fighting between Israel and the Islamic Hezbollah guerrillas.

The EU and U.N. agree the peacekeeping mission must have a strong Muslim component to give it credibility. Israel, however, objects to nations that do not recognize the Jewish state, saying such troops would make it impossible for Jerusalem to share intelligence with the U.N. force. That would exclude Indonesia, Bangladesh and Malaysia, which have offered troops.

But Israel said it has been in touch with other Muslim countries to encourage them to participate, particularly Turkey, which has diplomatic relations with Israel.

"If Turkey decides to send a contingent, we would welcome that," said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev.

Jordan and Egypt also are among Muslim countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel.

The international force is to reinforce the Lebanese army, which is moving 15,000 soldiers of its own into the south. They are the first assertion of central authority in the region along the Israeli border in decades.

But 13 days after Israel and Hezbollah agreed to a ceasefire, questions remained about how to enforce the vague truce and prevent the area from exploding again. It was unclear how the
United Nations would meet Israel's demand to prevent Hezbollah from rearming.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan stressed Friday it was not the peacekeepers' task to strip the guerrillas of their weapons, saying that was an issue for Lebanon's government and "cannot be done by force."

"The troops are not going there to disarm Hezbollah. Let's be clear about that," he said.

Yes, let us ALL be clear about this: Kofi Annan and the United Nations have no intention, whatsoever, of enforcing their past resolutions. Hezbollah was supposed to have disarmed on the heels of Resolution 1559, which they did not do. And though Resolution 1701 has no such language within it, it does not trump 1559. That one is still in effect, and the United Nations, with this clear, concise statement from Kofi Annan, has decided they will not enforce yet another resolution. We had twelve years of this garbage with Saddam Hussein, and it seems that the international organization has yet to learn from its lesson. Kofi Annan's allies fought hard against the addendum to 1701, which laid out a set of rules of engagement for the peacekeepers being sent; an "oversight" on Mr. Annan's part, to be sure. (Right, and I have a bridge to sell you in Lake Havasu City. It was one London's and now I own it.)

This is purely pathetic, and I have to question the buffoons in Washington who still think it is a good idea to be a part of this organization. It is corrupt beyond reform, and should simply be scrapped; much as the League of Nations was when it failed to prevent World War II from happening. The United Nations has had its time on this earth, and frankly speaking, it wore out its welcome decades ago.

And as long as the United Nations will not force Hezbollah to disarm, we wil watch the region get hot again within a matter of months. (I know I predicted fourteen days, but this cease-fire has lasted thirteen of them, thus far; unless Hezbollah decides to be bold and attack Israel tomorrow--and all-out attack--my prediction will be wrong.) Syria and Iran are working to resupply Hezbollah, and I am sure more Iranian Revolutionary guardsmen have already come across the border to reinforce Hezbollah. This cease-fire will not last, and the gamesmanship the United Nations is playing is going to be the catalyst that lights the fuse all over agin.



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