Roberto Laurenti, told AFPThe Madman of Tel-AvivTue Jul 18, 2006 23:38
The Madman of Tel-Aviv
"The situation is both alarming and catastrophic. There are about
500,000 people displaced already. The situation is extreme" the
representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in
Beirut, Roberto Laurenti, told AFP.
Lebanon's grim body count [well over 200] continued to mount as
Israeli pressed on with its campaign to defeat fighters of the
Shiite militant group Hezbollah, killing 28 people in attacks that
flattened homes and hit an army barracks.
And across the border in northern Israel, a civilian was killed when
a rocket hit a park in the resort of Nahariya in the latest of
hundreds of rocket attacks by Hezbollah.
Prime Minister Fuad Siniora accused Israel of "committing massacres
against Lebanese civilians and working to destroy everything that
allows Lebanon to stay alive."
"The intensifying aggression in this barbaric way proves that Israel
has decided to push Lebanon back 50 years," he said.
But Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert defended the relentless
bombardment, saying it was aimed at obtaining the release of TWO
Israeli soldiers and the disarmament of Hezbollah in line with an
existing UN resolution.
That's right - TWO.
This stark-raving lunatic and his band of murderous thugs have
destroyed an entire nation, displaced half a million people, and
killed hundreds of innocent civilians so that he can secure the
safety of only 2 -- that's right -- T-W-O, Israeli soldiers and to
ensure compliance with a resolution that he has no authority
whatsoever to enforce.
He is a murderous madman and anyone who supports him is insane.
Res. 1559: Another worthless UN resolution
By: scantojr · Section: Diaries
A couple years ago, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1559. It gave:
"its support for a free and fair presidential election in Lebanon conducted according to Lebanese constitutional rules devised without foreign interference or influence and, in that connection, called upon all remaining foreign forces to withdraw from Lebanon." (http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2004/sc8181.doc.htm)
NewsMax has learned that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plans to meet with United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the Middle East crisis later this week on her way to the war-torn region.
Israeli and U.S. sources tell NewsMax that Rice is expected to arrive in Jerusalem "this weekend."
Rice is expected to transit through Manhattan on Friday and be briefed by Annan's team, which has been conducting negotiations in Beirut and Jerusalem. The meeting with Annan is a stop-over on her way to Israel.
Rice and Annan, who recently returned from the G-8 Summit in Russia, will reportedly advance conversations about a possible cease-fire agreement in an effort to deal with the escalating crisis among Israel, Hezbollah, and Lebanon.
U.N. and Israeli sources tell NewsMax that while no cease-fire has been agreed to "yet," Tuesday meetings between Israeli and U.N. officials "went well."
U.N. sources tell NewsMax that they have a tentative approval on the terms for prospective cease-fire from the Lebanese government and Hezbollah, though details were not released.
The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a closed briefing with the U.N. negotiating team for Thursday in New York City.
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