Protecting Your Rear

Kofi says you can.

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is expected to recommend Monday that the rules of engagement of the enhanced UNIFIL force to be deployed in Lebanon include opening fire on Hizbullah where necessary, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Whether you do or not is up to you…

“This is to date the most explicit expression of the upgrade to the UNIFIL force that has yet been received,” one senior diplomatic official said.
Nevertheless, even if the UNIFIL forces had authorization to open fire, whether they would indeed do so and subject themselves to a firefight with Hizbullah is questionable. Officials in the Prime Minister’s Office reserved judgment, saying they wanted to see the recommendation before responding.

…since those cranky bastards tend to fire back. Oh hell, let’s be honest ~ sometimes they even fire first. What are the French to do?! I know…give it to the Italians!

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in a telephone conversation in the afternoon with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi on Sunday, said that Israel would like to see Italy lead the force, a change from the widespread expectation that France would be heading it up.

2 Responses to “Protecting Your Rear”

  1. Gunslinger says:

    Good job U.N.! Show those terrorists what your made of!
    Now, would that be Jell-O or cotton candy?

  2. Mike says:

    Seems France has set a new surrender record – didn’t even wait to see the opposing force this time. On the bright side it saves the French from having to throw Hezbollah a victory parade in Paris…at least for the time being.

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