Hezbullah threatens Israel over maritime borders

July 14, 2011
…Naim Qassem…

…Hezbollah on Wednesday issued a stark warning to Jerusalem, vowing to protect its maritime rights against “Israeli threats.” Lebanon has a real interest in developing potential fields and a possible confrontation with Israel will not assist in obtaining the energy independence it is seeking. Analyzing Lebanese declarations, it is clear that the Lebanese have chosen first to seek a diplomatic solution either through the UN apparatus or through international courts and bodies of arbitration that specialized in those disputes. It comes as no surprise, however, that the sudden interest in the potential fossil-fuel wealth off the Israeli and Lebanese coastlines has turned the Mediterranean into a potential theater of confrontation between Israel and Hizbullah. The Lebanese group already boasts an amphibious warfare unit trained in underwater sabotage and coastal infiltration. Hizbullah’s ability to target shipping – and possibly offshore oil and gas platforms – was exposed in the war with Israel in 2006 when Hizbullah came close to sinking an Israeli missile boat with an Iranian version of the Chinese C-802 missile. Hizbullah fighters have since hinted that they have acquired larger anti-ship missiles with double the 72-mile (116 km.) range of the C-802 variant.


Islamic Feminism

December 8, 2010

UN 1701: Hezbollah setting up missile launchers in Southern Lebanon is fine, but a floating Premenstrual syndrome is against the rules.

UN Accuses Israel of Spying on Lebanon – denied correlative is UN 1701

December 4, 2010

A United Nations force in southern Lebanon says it is investigating a blast reportedly caused by the detonation of an Israeli device spying on Hezbollah’s private telecommunications network.

 The militant Hezbollah group said Friday it discovered what it said was an Israeli device in the southern village of Majdel Silim. Both the group and the Lebanese army said the device was apparently detonated remotely by the Israelis.

they say it as if spying on people that are breaking international law and are trying to kill you is a bad thing

Congress still withholding US military aid to Lebanon

September 23, 2010

Contrary to reports last week, Congress (Representatives Howard Berman (D-Cal), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fl) and Nita Lowey (D-NY) is still holding up US military aid to Lebanon.

U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy said Wednesday that the Pentagon was working closely with Congressmen to resolve their concerns over military assistance to Lebanon.
“We are working closely with members of the U.S. Congress to resolve the concerns they have over military assistance to Lebanon,” said Flournoy following talks with Premier Saad Hariri at the Grand Serail.
She reiterated U.S. commitment to Lebanese sovereignty and territorial integrity and the full implementation of U.N. Security Council resolutions 1559, 1680, and 1701.
“We remain determined to work with the Lebanese government to extend its authority over all of Lebanon, and to advance political and economic reforms that benefit the people of Lebanon,” she said.
Flournoy said this commitment includes U.S. support to the Lebanese army to help the Lebanese government exercise its sovereignty and authority over all of its territory.

This is nonsense. The Lebanese government is controlled by Hezbullah and unfortunately only a civil war will stand a chance of removing that control. The Lebanese army, under the watchful eyes of UNIFIL, has allowed the reconstitution of Hezbullahland in southern Lebanon. Worst of all, the Lebanese army is now under the control of Hezbullah.
US military aid to Lebanon ought to be withheld. Lebanon is on the wrong side.

that is good news though. Obama will be gone in two years!
Stop supplying $$$$ for murder

Bulldozer Bullshit at Border

September 14, 2010

A patrol from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) soon arrived on the scene and stopped the bulldozer’s activity.
Contacts are underway to determine the full details behind the incident.

YNet gives a little perspective.

The Lebanese news agency reported that the Lebanese Army has raised its alertness in south Lebanon’s western front near al-Mahmoudia after an IDF bulldozer entered the area in order to dig a water canal.
A UNIFIL patrol stopped the bulldozer and initiated negotiations between the parties. The IDF Spokesman’s Unit said in response that the force was engaged in routine activity and did not cross the border.

Islamic Feminism at it’s funniest

June 22, 2010

UN 1701: Hezbollah setting up missile launchers in Southern Lebanon is fine, but a floating Premenstrual syndrome is against the rules.

The French ship Mariam, now renamed Julia, which plans to bring female ‘activists’ to Gaza, has now been cleared to sail to Cyprus. The Lebanese government would not clear the ship to sail directly to Gaza as that would violate UN Security Council Resolution 1701 (please don’t ask since when Lebanon is concerned about such things – I’ve been wondering about that myself). But they did clear it to sail to Cyprus. I’m not sure why they expect Cyprus to clear them to sail directly to Gaza. But they’re going there anyway.

Lebanon has given permission for another flotilla to leave Tripoli for Gaza, according to a Beirut minister quoted by an-Nahar Monday morning.
Lebanese Transport Minister Ghazi Aridi said the ship named Julia is now docked at the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli and can set sail once it is cleared by port authorities there. He said the ship would be allowed to sail to Cyprus and not directly to Gaza in order to abide by UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which calls for a full cessation of hostilities by both Lebanon and Israel and forbids any paramilitary activity south of the Litani River.
Aridi said the voyage of the ship, the French-registered Julia, would not violate the terms of the cease-fire resolution. To clear the confusion over the latest Gaza flotilla initiative, Aridi added that while the ship was named Julia, the voyage itself was named Mariam.
He stressed that Lebanon’s government would take full responsibility over the ship’s course, its cargo and the female activists – both foreign and Lebanese – on board.
Israeli UN ambassador Gabriela Shalev warned Friday that the attempt by the organizers to sail from Lebanon and deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza could escalate tensions and affect peace and security in the region. She cited in particular the ships’ departure from Lebanon which “remains in a state of hostility with Israel.” She also cited “a possible link” between the organizers and the Shiite Muslim Hizbullah group.

Don’t these people have jobs? Or is this meant to be fodder for What I did on my summer vacation?

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note: the flotilla was postponed 

For Reuters, only Israel is subject to international law

May 14, 2010

In suggesting that the belligerent parties may be moving toward another war, Bayoumy cites the “unsubstantiated” allegation of the transfer of Scud missiles from Syria to Hezbollah:

The region has stayed largely quiet since 2006 with U.N. and Lebanese army troops monitoring the border. But unsubstantiated Israeli allegations that Syria has transferred long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah have caused rumors of war to swirl.

In fact, Hezbollah has confirmed receiving the Scuds and Bayoumy fails to make any mention of Hezbollah’s rearming with tens of thousands of other rockets in violation of UNSC Resolution 1701.
Just another Swiss cheese sandwich prepared by Reuters.

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