Sunday, August 13, 2006

Nasrallah's Top Ten Objections to the UN Delay-Fire Agreement 

Ok, so Nasrallah has somewhat, more-or-less, agreed to this delay-fire, but he's not happy about it:

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday that the militant organization would abide by the UN cease-fire resolution but continue fighting as long as Israeli troops remained in south Lebanon.

"We will not be an obstacle to any (government) decision that it finds appropriate, but our ministers will express reservations about articles that we consider unjust and unfair."

Nasrallah grudgingly accepted the cease-fire plan in a televised address...
Indeed, I'm sure Nasrallah has quite a few gripes and dissapointments with this resolution, despite the fact that it does not make binding demands he release the soldiers he kidnapped, nor does it put any force in place with the will and mandate to take his missiles away from him. In fact the French have already promised that the international force will not use force, even if that is what is required to disarm Nasrallah -- as is supposedly required by the agreement -- but, more elegantly, will chat about it with Nasrallah instead.

One can see why Nasrallah would be upset. That could be a very forceful chat.

But Nasrallah has more than just that to quibble with in the resolution. Among the other provisions he and his Hizballah government ministers feel are most "unjust and unfair" are:
So while Nasrallah may not be an obstacle to any decisions about the delay-fire, he certainly has reason to be an obstacle to the implementation. I hope any French peacekeepers know how to flee the region quickly.

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