Monday, August 21, 2006
I AM THE BOLT-ON
Headline: U.S. resolution would disarm Hezbollah
Ahh, coo-coo-cah-choo, so here we have Cheney's plan to block and agonize the UN, the day following Kofi Annan's pronouncement that Israel has already violated the cease-fire. (Hey, it was just one little commando assassin squad and a couple of missiles! Just keeping dem on deir toes!) It's not a bad plan...knowing that Hezbollah can't be disarmed, Bolton demands it anyway and hangs responsibility on the UN:
I'm really not up on my UN mechanics, but it seems like this clause will scuttle the resolution, which hasn't looked great up until now. For example, France, the main source of the envisioned UNIFIL occupation troops, keeps asking, "When do we get to kill Israelis?" with an insistence and enthusiasm some Israeli soldiers may find annoying. Particularly given the percentage of Islamic soldiers in the French army these days.
Not sure what Cheney's real angle is here through Bolton, but if we had to bet on it, I'd say the idea is to have NATO occupy Lebanon. You know, like NATO just did in Afghanistan:
Not rocket science, just part of closing the ring around Iran and preparing ground positions against our enemy in the region, the Shaghai Co-operation Organization (SCO). (Never heard of it? Stop watching the news, dumbass. We've got the web!) Even better, Mr. Cheney, why not just induct Israel into NATO? Oh, right, you're way ahead of us again, you sly dog:
Nato-Israel partnership boosted
Does Israel Belong in the EU and NATO?
Israel signs security agreement with NATO (2001)