UN Security Council To the Rescue
Oh Lord! Please help us. The UN has passed a resolution to bring a cease fire to the fighting in Lebanon.
The leaders of Lebanon and Israel have agreed to the resolution from the UN Security Council as Kofi Annan cries over how long it took. As you may have guessed the provisions are meaningless.
It seeks an immediate halt to the fighting
It spells out a series of steps that would lead to a permanent cease-fire and long-term solution..
UNIFIL now has 2,000 troops; the resolution would expand it to a maximum of 15,000.
Israel will be allowed to continue defensive operations, and a dispute over the Chebaa Farms area along the Syria-Lebanon-Israel border will be left for later.
The draft resolution emphasizes the need for the "unconditional release" of the two Israeli soldiers whose July 12 capture by Hezbollah sparked the conflict, that call is not included in the list of steps required for a lasting cease-fire.
Very impressive. Instead of 2000 UN troops doing nothing there will now be 15,000 UN troops doing nothing. Lets hope none of them come from the US. The kidnaped soldiers stay kidnaped Israel still gets to shoot Hezbollah. Hezbollah gets to fire missiles at Israel. All the while the UN gets a front row seat to watch the show. Pop the corks people, we have peace in our time!
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