UNITED NATIONS -- NewsMax/AP -- The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Friday that calls for an end to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, and authorizes the deployment of 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers to help Lebanese troops take control of south Lebanon as Israel withdraws.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States would increase its assistance to Lebanon to $50 million, and demanded other nations stay out of its affairs. "Today we call upon every state, especially Iran and Syria, to respect the sovereignty of the Lebanese government and the will of the international community," Rice told the council.
Look, the longer the Israeli's fight the Hezbollah terrorists, the better off they will be in the long run. Here's what's going to happen: The ridiculous keystone U.N. cops will form a buffer to keeps Israel from annhilating Hezbollah, and Hezbollah will be re-armed and re-manned by Iran via Syria, only to attack Israel again in a few years, if not sooner.
Seriously, 15,000 U.N. troops? Whose troops exactly? Will they have guns? Will they use force to prevent Hezbollah from firing Kaytusha rockets at Israel? At what cost? For how long? Will they prevent Hezbollah from reforming into a fighting force again? The answer to these questions better be the right ones or Israel is right back where they started before those soldiers were kidnapped.
What a collosal waste of Israeli and Lebanese lives all this will have been if Hezbollah is allowed to exist either as a part of the Lebanese government or as an independent terrorist militia.
From the standpoint of the global war on terrorists, this deal sounds like unadulterated lunacy!