Friday, May 27, 2005

Lebanon: Hezbollah Defies U.N. Resolution

In September 2004, the U.N. adopted a resolution demanding that Syria withdraw all its forces from Lebanon and that all militias in Lebanon disarm. Syria pulled out the last of its forces in April.

This week, Hezbollah has announced that it will defy the U.N. resolution and will fight to keep its arms. Hezbollah has Iran's support. According to Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, "... if anyone, anyone, thinks of disarming the resistance we will fight them ... ."

Iran Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi claims that the government of Lebanon has said that Hezbollah is not a group subject to the U.N. resolution. Mr. Kharrazi neglects to mention that the government of Lebanon has been a puppet of Syria, which also has backed Hezbollah, and does not speak for the people of Lebanon. The long-suffering people of Lebanon want freedom and peace and do not deserve Hezbollah's militant defiance.

Does anyone want to bet that the U.N. will do nothing other than talk and pass more resolutions?


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