Skip to comments.Israel says Syria arming Hezbollah despite UN resolution
Posted on 04/15/2008 8:23:06 AM PDT by jhpigott
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Syria is supplying Lebanon's Hezbollah militia with rockets in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak charged on Tuesday.
"Resolution 1701 is not being applied. The transfer of rockets from Syria to Lebanon is continuing and Hezbollah's military build-up is continuing," Barak's office quoted him as saying during a visit to an air force base.
"I think the Security Council has to act and see how the resolution is applied and enforced," the former army chief of staff and premier said.
The resolution, which put an end to a 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah in August 2006, demanded the pullout of the Israeli army from south Lebanon and its replacement by a UN-backed Lebanese army deployment.
It also called for the disarming of all militias -- an allusion to Hezbollah as well as to Palestinian militant groups -- and the prevention of illegal arms sales and smuggling operations in Lebanon.
Barak said the Israeli army was building up its forces in the wake of the Second Lebanon War, which revealed severe shortcomings in its conduct and readiness and was largely perceived in Israel as a failure.
"We are building up a strong IDF (army) which, unlike the Second Lebanon War, will bring decisive and clear results in war, if one is forced upon us," he said.
"Restoring the army's deterrence and commanding abilities are quintessential goals for the army," he added.
Israel launched a massive offensive after the July 12, 2006 capture of two soldiers in a deadly cross-border raid by Hezbollah.
and FWIW - the U.S. State Dept. has issued a travel waring to Syria today
What is the UN going to do? Not a dam thing and Syria and the whole Middle East knows it. We seem to be the only ones that don’t get it.
tick... tick... tick...
Glad to hear that Israel has learned lessons from the Second Lebanon War, and tat her military has been upgraded accordingly.
Thanks justiceseeker93. Have a great day all!
Not to worry, the Liberal traitor, Jimmah Carter, will surrender to the terrorists for all of us including Israel, just after he pays tribute to Adolf Hitler during his current trip to suck up to Hamas.
I saw zero signs of “severe shortcomings in [Israel’s] conduct and readiness” and readiness during the 2006 war in Lebanon.
The severe shortcomings were in the size of Olmert’s testicles.
tick, tick, tick ... is what I’m thinking too ....
Syria likes the proxy war ... So does Saudi Arabia ... and Iran ...
My only question is...what will be the price this time? Golda Meir was right: "The Arabs will stop killing us when they love their children more than they hate us."
Not to worry, Condi will soon issue yet another “strongly worded statement” that Israel “must make painful concessions” so we can keep that legacy train going. Olmerde will be ponying up to see how the pie can be divided. I doubt Olmerde and his sorry crew will do anything much about this. Now if Bibi or other real Israeli was P.M., then I might believe Israel would not take this lying down.
Syria is supplying Lebanon's Hezbollah militia with rockets in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701