Monday, January 16, 2012

Hezbollah has one word for UN head on call for disarming; No

As that would surprise anyone.  Hezbollah is the only armed group in Lebanon that did not lay down it's arms after the civil war between 1975 and 1990.  Today they are more powerful than the Lebanese Army, and will not stop aggressing against Israel, so the call from Ban-Ki Moon to disarm was an exercise in futility.  It did prove once again that Hezbollah has no intentions other than destroying Israel and making it the home of the new "Palestinians".

From Reuters/Yahoo January 14 by Dominic Evans

Hezbollah rejects call by U.N.'s Ban to disarm

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallahdismissed on Saturday a United Nations call for his militant anti-Israel movement to disarm, saying it was determined to maintain a military capacity to defend Lebanon.

Defend Lebanon from what?

"I affirm today, firmly, decisively and with the greatest conviction ... the choice of armed resistance," Nasrallah said. "These weapons, along with the Lebanese people and army, are the only guarantee ofLebanon's protection."
Mocking a demand by visiting U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that Hezbollah lay down its weapons, Nasrallah said he was happy that Hezbollah's military prowess was a cause for concern.
"Your concern, Secretary-General, reassures us and pleases us. What matters to us is that you are worried, and that America ... and Israel are worried with you," he said in a televised speech marking a Shi'ite holy day.
Hezbollah, which fought a devastating month-long war with Israel in 2006, has rejected a U.N. Security Council resolution that demands that it lay down its military arsenal, as all other Lebanese armed groups did at the end of the 1975-1990 civil war.
Nasrallah, in hiding since 2006 for fear of assassination, says his movement has been re-arming since the 2006 conflict, when it fired hundreds of rockets across the border daily into northern Israel.
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