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Hizbullah refuses to disarm in south Lebanon
Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 13, 2006

Posted on 08/13/2006 3:36:11 PM PDT by Mount Athos

The Lebanese government was scheduled to meet on Sunday to discuss the disarming of Hizbullah south of the Litani River, but postponed that meeting following indications by the guerrilla group that they would not do so.

Hizbullah's refusal was conveyed to Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora through the group's representative in the Lebanese parliament, Nabih Berri.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; disarm; hezblahblah; hezbollah; lebanon
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1 posted on 08/13/2006 3:36:11 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

As Gomer Pyle was always want to say

SuhPRise SUHPRise!!! Gollllllleeeee!!


2 posted on 08/13/2006 3:38:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: Mount Athos
The Lebanese government was scheduled to meet on Sunday to discuss the disarming of Hizbullah south of the Litani River, but postponed that meeting following indications by the guerrilla group that they would not do so.

So much for for this cease fire ... its DOA before it even begins ....... /shrug

3 posted on 08/13/2006 3:38:57 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mount Athos

Cue Gomer Pyle....

Well, surprise, surprise, surprise!


4 posted on 08/13/2006 3:39:10 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: Mount Athos

Gee, nobody expected THIS....


5 posted on 08/13/2006 3:39:11 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mount Athos

Surprise, surprise, surprise!


6 posted on 08/13/2006 3:39:50 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: Mount Athos
Hizbullah refuses to disarm in south Lebanon

Then they can keep their weapons, the IDF will take their lives instead.

7 posted on 08/13/2006 3:40:11 PM PDT by mosquewatch.com ("The enemy is anyone who will get you killed, no matter what side they are on.")
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To: nhoward14

lol,, 14 seconds.. ;-)


8 posted on 08/13/2006 3:40:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: Mount Athos

Israel called Lebbie/Hezzie's bluff.


9 posted on 08/13/2006 3:40:48 PM PDT by LikeLight
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To: Mount Athos

Hallelujah! Let the fighting continue...


10 posted on 08/13/2006 3:40:54 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Mount Athos
Captain's Quarters via Pajama Media is reporting: Captain's Quarter's
Pajama Media

UPDATE: Pajamas Media reports that the Lebanese Cabinet got flummoxed by Israel's agreement to UNSCR 1701:

The cabinet then gave themselves 24 hours. They were hoping that the Israeli Cabinet would oppose UN Resolution 1701. Then they would blame it on the Israelis. But when the Israeli Cabinet agreed they decided to postpone today’s emergency cabinet meeting to avoid further internal clashes.

In sum, as Lebanese we are looking and and suffering under a disgusting match of empty rhetoric bathed in lies and hypocrisies. God Help us for these leaders and politicians.
11 posted on 08/13/2006 3:42:52 PM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: Mount Athos

Why would Hezbollah agree to it? Even if they did, none of the other resolutions were enforced, anyhow. The best thing that could happen is for the Israeli citizens to demand a real offensive and decisive victory from their leadership.


12 posted on 08/13/2006 3:43:06 PM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: NormsRevenge

Had I only typed "surprise" twice like you we would have tied!


13 posted on 08/13/2006 3:43:50 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: nhoward14

One good thing is this confirms how many Marines are always on duty around here or how many TV shutins we have here. . ;-)


14 posted on 08/13/2006 3:45:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: LikeLight

So the only reason for the UN troops to show up is to provide target practice for the Hezbollah snipers?

The Lebanese army won't be much of an intermediary between the Israelis and Hezbollahs. Their loyalties may lie more on the side of Hezbollah than any international standard for "fairness" (although at times pleading the case for Hezbollah IS the international standard for "fairness").


15 posted on 08/13/2006 3:47:34 PM PDT by alloysteel (My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling, but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.)
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To: Mount Athos

So does this mean that the Israelis must still disarm and leave S lebenon? Where is Bibi when he's needed?


16 posted on 08/13/2006 3:49:46 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: edpc

Even if they did agree to it, why would anyone believe them?


17 posted on 08/13/2006 3:52:16 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Islam delenda est)
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To: Mount Athos

What is a resolution to an islamicfacist?........It mean they can do just what they want to do, rearm, resupply, recruit and train hezzbolah fighters as fast as they can. A un resolution means absolutely NOTHING to them.


18 posted on 08/13/2006 3:52:44 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: Mount Athos

Wow, that was quicker than I expected. Iran must've sent the resupply of Katyusha rockets via FedEx Priority Overnight.


19 posted on 08/13/2006 3:56:06 PM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Republican Red; jan in Colorado
"...They were hoping that the Israeli Cabinet would oppose UN Resolution 1701."

And there I was, wondering how and why the Knesset voted for it unanimously, GO ISRAEL!

20 posted on 08/13/2006 3:56:16 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (ENEMY + MEDIA = ENEMEDIA)
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To: Mount Athos

I'm having a hard time picturing what everybody is worrying about here. This "ceasefire" is going to last about five minutes.


21 posted on 08/13/2006 3:57:34 PM PDT by tomzz
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To: Mount Athos
Thank you ever so much Mr. Nasralla!

With enemies like these, who needs friends?

22 posted on 08/13/2006 3:58:41 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The fourth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: Mount Athos

"Hezbollah refuses to disarm in south Lebanon." I am shocked. Absolutely shocked.


23 posted on 08/13/2006 3:58:58 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: LikeLight

Exactly right....


24 posted on 08/13/2006 4:04:27 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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To: Always A Marine

Time for the IDF to CRY HAVOK!


25 posted on 08/13/2006 4:05:36 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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To: LikeLight
Israel called Lebbie/Hezzie's bluff.

That thought has occurred to us as well. Some folks were piling on Israel for saying they would agree to the resolution, and that they had basically given a win to Hezbollah, yata yata yata.... Personally, I'm inclined to give Israel more credit than that. I also do not think that President Bush would have been onboard with this resolution if not for very good reasons.

26 posted on 08/13/2006 4:11:18 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: Mount Athos
I suggest we elect Condi Rice as POTUS. She will straighten this whole mess out tout suite! (Do I really need a /sarc ?)

FMCDH(BITS)

27 posted on 08/13/2006 4:18:59 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Mount Athos
"but postponed that meeting following indications by the guerrilla group that they would not do so."
28 posted on 08/13/2006 4:21:05 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: NormsRevenge
Hizbullah refuses to disarm in south Lebanon

And this was a shock to whom???

29 posted on 08/13/2006 4:24:10 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: Mount Athos

Sorry! New orders came from Iran!


30 posted on 08/13/2006 4:27:02 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Maybe that's why we agreed to it and the French wasted no time in hedging the committment to send troops.

Hezbollah now appears completely isolated in Lebanon: every Sunni, Christian and Druze faction hates their guts and wants them defanged, and any prolongation of hostilities will be blamed squarely on them.

All we have to do now is arm and equip these factions to be the hammer while the Israeli positions south and east of the Litani are the anvil.

31 posted on 08/13/2006 4:30:52 PM PDT by pierrem15
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To: Mount Athos

B52 time baby.....Take 'em out grid by grid.....B52 style.


32 posted on 08/13/2006 4:36:13 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Ishmaelites...Still a wild-ass of a people....)
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To: Uriah_lost

Sp = Havoc

(For those who do not understand Uriah Lost's reference, it was used by the Romans to let their soldiers know that while fighting they should take no prisoners.)


33 posted on 08/13/2006 4:36:29 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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UPDATE: Captainsquartersblog says that BBC is reporting that Lebanon is refusing to disarm Hezz.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4789083.stm

Crucial Lebanese cabinet talks on disarming Hezbollah fighters in southern Lebanon under a UN-brokered ceasefire have been put off.

A truce between Israel and Hezbollah is due to come into force at 0500 GMT.

The postponement, amid reported divisions, seriously complicates the establishment of a stable ceasefire, the BBC's Nick Childs in Beirut says. ...

[T]he issue of Hezbollah's disarmament and its military presence in southern Lebanon continues to cause major tensions within the fragile government, our correspondent reports.

He says that without a meeting and an agreed plan, it seems that the deployment of 15,000 Lebanese army troops to the south is unlikely to go ahead.

34 posted on 08/13/2006 4:37:06 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Forth Century)
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To: Mount Athos
The ceasefire is DOA. Nevertheless Israel's leaders intend to implement it, just to show they're good little Quakerite Christians who turn the other cheek. Fools!

(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)

35 posted on 08/13/2006 4:38:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: winner3000

Yep.


36 posted on 08/13/2006 4:39:12 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: edpc

ain't gonna happen.
About 40% of israeis are sheehan types.
And Olmert is a settle out of court f-ing lawyer.


37 posted on 08/13/2006 4:40:34 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Mount Athos
Why is Israel accepting this "peace deal" and Hezbollah refuses to disarm? Olmert needs to be replaced with a more competent leader.
38 posted on 08/13/2006 4:41:50 PM PDT by garbageseeker (Wars may be fought by weapons, but they are won by men. -General George Patton)
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To: garbageseeker

Yesterday terrorist leader Nasrallah said we will accept UN resolution 1701. Hours ago they changed their mind and said no to UN resolution 1701, this clearly tells you that UN resolution 1701 is a defeat for Hizballah and that why they refused it. Now that the terrorists refused to leave to the North Litani river, then Israel will force them to do so.


39 posted on 08/13/2006 4:47:27 PM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: jveritas
I agree with you. This gives Israel the green light to continue. I wish that IDF would use a Douhet model on the Hezbollah on bring them to total submission.
40 posted on 08/13/2006 4:51:26 PM PDT by garbageseeker (Wars may be fought by weapons, but they are won by men. -General George Patton)
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

It's Havok in the original Klingon dummy!


41 posted on 08/13/2006 4:54:17 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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To: Mount Athos

There can be NO ceasefire.


42 posted on 08/13/2006 4:54:47 PM PDT by Tax Government (Defeat Islamic imperialists)
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To: Uriah_lost
Time for the IDF to CRY HAVOK!

The IDF cried HAVOK four weeks ago, but Prime Minister Neville Olmert wouldn't let them unleash it. I have every confidence in the IDF, but none in the current political leadership. If the timid Olmert continues to pluck defeat from the IDF's grasp, Israel may turn again to its warrior. Winston Netanyahu waits in the wings.

43 posted on 08/13/2006 4:57:03 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Always A Marine

I'm thinking that the "career termination" light blinking in his office may lead to a sudden growth of spine and flow of testosterone.


44 posted on 08/13/2006 4:59:31 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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To: All
Apparently, Hezz will not give up their weapons and daring Lebanon to enforce any disarmament, the result is the government delaying and caving. The government is hoping that the UN force will disarm Hezz for them (won't happen). Ceasefire appears to be DOA Monday. Israel can continue to engage in military action if Lebanon does not abide by the terms of the ceasefire. Israel has political cover, Rice can wash her hands of the issue, the UN can scream as they always do, but in the end the onus is now on Hezz/Lebanon.
45 posted on 08/13/2006 5:01:16 PM PDT by MaestroLC ("Let him who wants peace prepare for war."--Vegetius, A.D. Forth Century)
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To: Mount Athos
I'll simply repeat it for emphasis:

Surprise, surprise, surprise...

46 posted on 08/13/2006 5:10:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Going partly violently to the thing 24-7!)
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To: Mount Athos

Why is this news?

Did anyone really expect the Hezbos to surrender?

The French are supporting Iran, but the Hezbos are terrorists, not like weenie Frenchies.


47 posted on 08/13/2006 5:13:23 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Mount Athos

Ohhhh! I can- not, not, believe what I am hearing!


48 posted on 08/13/2006 5:14:09 PM PDT by onyx eyes (.......................................can you say.... terr o rist...?)
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To: MaestroLC

Hezbolah will hit the headlines at about one minute before the deadline - screaming that the accept the resolution (But)... and announcing about ten minutes later that they had to keep firing because the Israelis didn't stop when that deadline came around.


49 posted on 08/13/2006 5:14:57 PM PDT by norton
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To: Mount Athos

So, who gets this noshitsherlock award?


50 posted on 08/13/2006 5:18:41 PM PDT by Waco
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