Another French farce.
Posted by Exile on August 1, 2006
France has apparently flexed its diplomatic muscle at the UN by coming up with a blueprint for the international force that may be put into south Lebanon. It suggests that the force should indeed be led by French generals and be under French control. I cannot think of a worse scenario. And to back this up, I bring you this little extract from the Daily News:
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin told reporters at the news conference in France that Israel’s willingness to suspend its air strikes on Hizbullah terror targets was “only a first step, but still not enough.” De Villepin maintained that the “cessation of the aerial attacks is insufficient in light of the situation in Lebanon.”
At the news conference held in Beirut, French Foreign Minister Phillippe Douste-Blazy praised Iran as a “stabilizing force in the Middle East.” Douste-Blazy told reporters that Iran “is an outstanding country with great people and an honorable civilization. It has a crucial role in the region.”
Forget all about Vichy France. Usher in Dhimmi France. The new collaborators. De Villapin and Douste-Blazy should be ordered to Haifa tomorrow, and left on the street.
Now, you tell me. How could anyone saying anything like that about Iran be trusted to root out the Hezbollah which is no more than the Iranians extended arm? The present UNIFIL is under french leadership, and that has been a disaster both in terms of peacekeeping and of enforcing resolution 1559.
Hopefully this outrageous suggestion will be thrown out at the first possible chance.