Now France Whines? They Got What They Wanted...

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    It was France that argued for the Chapter 6, rather than the Chapter 7. Now they are concerned about 'not having enough power for the troops they promised to deploy...'

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4800185.stm

     
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    Damn, it's been awhile .....

    SCREW FRANCE !!! I would dearly love to see Hezbollah turn on them.
     
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    This is just a "quagmire" waiting to happen.
    Now Euro countries will "occupy" more Arab land, and they themselves will become targets even more so than now. Their troops will be targeted in Lebanon and more attacks to come on the Euro countries themselves.
    Do we learn nothing from history? :huh:

    I still dont understand what the hell the purpose of the force is. Tell me, how can you disarm terrorists without using force, and with them not fighting back?

    I predict either A) no disarming will happen. Or B) They actually do attempt to "disarm" them and find out they have to fight Hezbollah.
     
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    From what I can gather, the Lebanese have said if Hizbollah just will not flaunt their weapons, attempt to 'hide' them in their safe places, the Lebanese forces will peek and leave.

    The UN forces are moving towards, 'we won't disarm Hizbollah, that's for the Lebanese...' Israel will eventually have to move back, as the UN once again proves itself the organization of letter writers; corruption; some success at humanitarian relief, with other people's money. Like the previous battle, with attendant distruction, the cease fire is worthless.
     
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    It would not take Hezbollah long to beat France. Just give them a dirty look and the white flag will come out

    Why do you think the French planted the tall oak trees lining the street into downtown Paris? So the conquering armies can march in the shade.
     
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    Yea, its all just a sham - these Euro softies with their careful wording. "Peacekeeping force", "disarming Hezbollah"....lol. This is a war.
     
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    I get a laugh when Europe lectures the US on foreign policy. Look at some of the leaders Europe has produced: Hitler, Stalin, Franco, Napoleon and Mussolini.
    A fine band of merry men.
     
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    That 17% difference is probably due to the Muslim segment in France. :arabia:
     
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    I'm honestly surprised that the UN is doing something against Hezbollah. I am utterly surprised. I figured for sure there would be fingers pointed at Israel.
     
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    UNIFIL has been there since Israel left in 2000. What have they done? Watched Hizbollah move all those missiles/rockets/mortars/guns into Lebanon. Now they are supposed to aid the Lebanese in disbanding, which Hizbollah already nayed. So the only thing really going on will be more in the middle. My understanding is that in the years UNIFIL has been there, over 60 'peacekeepers' have been killed, BEFORE the battle.
     

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