Michael Williams, UN special coordinator for Lebanon, said that Hezbollah militia is smuggling large amounts of weaponry to south of the Litani river and stocking them there and warned ”this is a violation of UN resolution 1701″I'm not sure which is more absurd, that the UN is finally recognizing that Hezbollah has been ignoring Resolution 1701, or that now in November, Williams is expressing concern over an incident from over 2 months ago.
On September 3, a suspected weapons cache exploded in the south Lebanon town of Shehabiyeh, a Hezbollah stronghold.
Williams said there were concerns at the delay in which the UN peacekeeping force, UNIFIL, was given access to the site of the Shehabiyeh explosion.
Back in July, The IDF announced on its blog that the IDF had intelligence maps as well as animated clips illustrating how Hezbollah has turned over 100 villages in Southern Lebanon into military bases.
Here is the map:
Hezbollah Activity in South Lebanon Since the 2nd Lebanon War
But documentation is not what finally convinced Williams--it was Nesrallah bragged, over and over, about rearming:
“Many times the secretary general of Hezbollah has referred openly to the Hezbollah’s considerable armaments, sometimes in some detail, and has referred also to the replenishment of those armaments since the war of 2006, so I have to assume that this weaponry was smuggled into the country,” Williams said.Yet with all that, the key to implementing Resolution 1701 is not getting Hezbollah to disarm. Williams may admit that Hezbollah has rearmed, but he does not call for them to obey the UN resolution and move out of Southern Lebanon. Instead, the key to implementing the UN resolution is...Israel:
Commenting on the Israeli decision to withdraw from Ghajar he told reporter:That's right, an important step to implementing UN Resolution 1701 is not getting Hezbollah out of Southern Lebanon, it's getting Israel out of Northern Ghajar!
“I feel confident that this is going in the right direction and that we will be able to agree with the Israeli government on the withdrawal of their forces from northern Ghajar,” he saidHe called it “an important step toward the full implementation of 1701″ the UN resolution that led to the ceasefire in 2006.
Just goes to show you why there will never be World Peace as long as the UN has a say in the matter.
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