A U.N.-declared cease-fire to stop the fighting between
Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas must ensure that the militant Shiite group cannot be rearmed by Syria and Iran, a senior Israeli official said Sunday.
Israel has refused to comment officially on the text of a U.N. Security Council resolution to end the conflict, worked out between the United States and France, because it is still in the draft stage.
Israel Radio reported that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told his Cabinet ministers not to comment on the draft, which envisions an end to hostilities followed by positioning of an international peace force.
But Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev outlined basic Israeli demands in an interview with Associated Press Television News.
"Ultimately, as we move into the cease-fire, we have to make sure that what will be negotiated at the United Nations ensures that Hezbollah will not be allowed to be resupplied by Iran or Syria," Regev said.
"Israel will support a U.N. resolution that will ensure, among other things, that Hezbollah cannot use the cease-fire to rearm, retrain and prepare for another round."
Officials said Israel had no intention to end its offensive for the time being. Justice Minister Haim Ramon said Israel would not withdraw from a buffer zone in south Lebanon until an international force arrived.
"Even if it is passed, it is doubtful that Hezbollah will honor the resolution and halt its fire," Ramon told Israel's Army Radio. "Therefore we have to continue fighting, continue hitting anyone we can hit in Hezbollah, and I assume that as long as that goes on, Israel's position, diplomatically and militarily, will improve."
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So Lebanon has demanded that the United Nations must force Israel to withdraw its military forces from southern Lebanon and end the fighting that is taking place between Israel and the terrorist organization Hezbollah.
Lets face it people the Unites Nations is a pretty much worthless organization with no balls or bite, they have repeatedly been an obstacle in dealing with the worlds problems and allowing madmen to have free reign in countries like, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Darfur, South Korea, Somalia and Afghanistan.
The United Nations has shown the world its incompetence many times over in the past few years; it may be good dealing with international aid and things of that nature, but they do not have the power to act quickly and forcefully when it is needed to do.
Iraq had been blowing them off for years, not listening to the continuous UN Security Council resolutions calling for arms inspectors, not to mention the total disaster involving the “oil for food” program, in which millions were made by Saddam while starving his people into submission.
Israel is the most condemned country in the history of the United Nations, while this may please and pacify the crazies out there on the liberal left and the Jewish hating Arab world; it does nothing to combat the terror that Israel finds itself fighting on a regular basis just to exist.
Time is running out for Israel, they need to inflict as much damage as they can with the limited amount of time they have on the Hezbollah infrastructure and military strongholds before the overwhelming international pressure is more than Israel and the United States are able to bear.
President Bush has been a staunch supporter of Israel and its right to go after those who attack it, including what we are seeing now take place in the Gaza strip with Hamas and in southern Lebanon with Hezbollah.
The main reason I believe that we have allowed Israel so much space to conduct military operations against Hezbollah is that, this administration believes a confrontation between ourselves and Iran is just over the horizon, and if Israel can take out one of Iran best and most effective weapons in Hezbollah, it will make our job later much more easier.
Either way I fully support Israel in all of their military operations that they are conducting at this time, and hope that those smelly bed sheet wearing terrorist degenerates get what’s coming to them!