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No wonder Nasrallah is smiling.
He won. He knows it. And most of all, he knows he never could have achieved this victory only with weapons, butchering brutality and guerilla tactics.
No, this victory could only have been achieved with the wilfull compliance, denial and appeasement of supposedly civilized people and nations around the world, and a United Nations that is among the most corrupt and counter-productive bodies in world history.
Hezbollah Balks At Withdrawal From the South
The Washington Post, Wednesday, August 16, 2006
"BEIRUT, Aug. 15 -- Hezbollah refused to disarm and withdraw its fighters from the battle-scarred hills along the border with Israel on Tuesday, threatening to delay deployment of the Lebanese army and endangering a fragile cease-fire…
"… (T)he makings of a compromise emerged from all-day meetings in Beirut, according to senior officials involved in the negotiations, and Prime Minister Fouad Siniora scheduled a cabinet session Wednesday for what he hoped would be formal approval of the deal. Hezbollah indicated it would be willing to pull back its fighters and weapons in exchange for a promise from the army not to probe too carefully for underground bunkers and weapons caches, the officials said….
"…(I)n a televised speech Monday evening, Nasrallah accused those who are pushing Hezbollah for immediate disarmament of 'insensitivity and immorality'...
"As the defense minister said, where there are Lebanese army troops, there can be no other armed presence," he added. 'The position of Hezbollah, at best, is ambiguous. They seem to have a fundamental problem with surrendering their arms and moving out of the south. That is very disappointing. The best spin you can put on it is that Nasrallah wants it sorted out in private'."
"If Hizb’allah breaks the ceasefire – as they already have – and shoots at Israeli citizens or population centers, territory or forces, the IDF may in most cases not respond before informing the United Nations Secretary General of the violation, and obtaining his permission to shoot back. This is the expectation of Kofi Annan, as spelled out in a letter from him to the sovereign government of the State of Israel earlier this week.
"While the Hizb’allah’s invasion of sovereign Israeli territory on July 12 – when it killed eight IDF soldiers and kidnapped two – and its raining down of nearly 4,000 missiles deliberately on Israeli civilians in their homes constitute war crimes, Annan’s United Nations at no time during the 33-day long conflict discussed indicting Hizb’allah or condemning the Lebanese government for permitting these war crimes to take place...
Should Israel observe Hizb’allah forces restocking their rocket supplies north of the Litani River, for example, IDF forces may not cross that boundary to deal with the threat.
"According to a report in Ha’aretz Tuesday, a compromise agreement is currently 'being hammered out between Hizb’allah and the Lebanese government [that] would allow the Shi'ite guerillas to keep hidden weapons in south Lebanon'...
"Israel must furthermore give Annan a detailed description of precisely where all its armor and soldiers were deployed at the moment the ceasefire came into effect. Israel may not change the number or location of its troops without informing the UN chief.
"(Hezbollah's continued attacks on Israel) has been and will continue to be made possible by the refusal of Lebanese Prime Minister Hannah Siniora, as spelled out by him Monday, to in any way try to disarm the Hizb’allah."
And what does the new, seething leftist base of the Democratic Party have to say about all this?
See for yourself - at one of their primary online confab locations, The Huffington Post --- on these threads: here and here.
It's the same hysterical, Jew-hating, Israel-bashing, UN-worshipping, blame-America-first, jihadist-appeasement tripe that leads directly to Nasrallah's confidence that he can continue to murder Israelis, while the world and the UN stand by and do absolutely nothing except enable him, while condemning Israel.
Remind me again how jihadist-appeasement is not a brain disorder?
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