Perhaps We Should Call Them


CNN’s “Late Edition” is reporting that Hezbollah forces south of the Litani River in Lebanon are refusing to lay down their arms when the cease fire goes into effect later today (our time). They are also reporting the Syria continues to ship arms into Lebanon even now.
I’m shocked, SHOCKED I tell you.
News has it that the Lebanese Army refuses to go into the area per the cease fire agreement if Hezbollah has anything left that could hurt them.

…The resolution, approved unanimously by the U.N. Security Council on Friday, calls for boosting the number of U.N troops in the area from 2,000 to 15,000.
They would be joined by 15,000 Lebanese troops and charged with ensuring Hezbollah could not operate anywhere between the Israeli-Lebanese border and the Litani River.

The Lebansese government has postponed discussions on the plan until they can ‘consult’ with hezbollah’s negotiator.
The Lebanese cabinet postponed its meeting Sunday to discuss implementing the U.N. resolution aimed at ending fighting between Hezbollah and Israel.

A Lebanese government minister said the meeting was postponed one to two days at the request of parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri, a key negotiator with Hezbollah.
The postponement will give government officials more time to meet with Hezbollah leadership to discuss details of implementing the U.N. resolution, the Lebanese minister said. (Posted 11 a.m.)

And already 200 Hezbollah rockets have hit Israel today.
UPDATE: Captain Ed notes an additional angle to the postponement:

The cease-fire agreement appears to have created a crisis in Lebanon’s government, as a Cabinet meeting of Siniora’s government has been abruptly cancelled. The Cabinet was supposed to vote on a plan to deploy their army into southern Lebanon and to displace Hezbollah. That has now been indefinitely delayed — which means that Israel is not bound by the agreement to stop fighting:

Transcript/link to report as it becomes available.

6 Responses to “Perhaps We Should Call Them”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Yup. A real shocker, I tells ya.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    An interesting article from the Jerusalem Post:
    Critical Lebanese Cabinet session postponed
    “A critical Lebanese Cabinet meeting set for Sunday to discuss implementation of the cease-fire between Israel and Hizbullah was postponed, a move that was likely to delay the dispatch of the Lebanese army to the south and an end of the fighting.
    A top aide to Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said the meeting had been indefinitely postponed but would give no reason. Published reports said the Cabinet, which approved the cease-fire unanimously Saturday night, had been sharply divided over demands in the cease-fire agreement that Hizbullah surrender its weapons in south Lebanon.
    That disagreement was believed to have caused the postponement of the Sunday meeting that was to have taken up the dispatch of some 15,000 troops to the south.”
    Captain Ed at Captain’s Quarters has a post on this matter.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Sorry, THS, looks like I duplicated you.
    Or is this an example of great minds thinking alike? ;-D

  4. (Oh, without question! {8^P)

  5. sue says:

    Hehubollah Captive in an Israeli Hospital tells us that “we did not know about the cease fire – no one told us anything”! So much for Narallah´s intentions

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