Great UN Idea
A top United
has come up with another great UN idea. He devised a strategy to quiet the
"demons" across the "wider Islamic world." He said that
in order to end the Islamic violence that is taking place in the Middle
East, the United States and the international community must respect
Hezbollah as a political party, not a terrorist organization.
a solution here which takes away the recruiting power of Hezbollah in the
broader Arab world," said Mark Malloch Brown, the U.N.'s deputy
secretary-general. That would be one, he said, that "allows Hezbollah a
political future as opposed to a militia future inside an independent
Brown went so
as to say that if the Hezbollah and its adherents are given political
acknowledgment then the need for military attacks on Israel would decline.
anything so ludicrous since the last time someone from the UN opened their
mouth. Making Hezbollah a political party would take away their recruiting
power? The UN is living in a dream world. The terrorist, military wing of
Hezbollah is not disappearing. Most people realize that Hezbollah is not
fighting for honor nor are they fighting a border dispute, they are fighting
to destroy Israel.Following a Hezbollah attack, its leader, Hassan Nasrallah
said “If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of
going after them worldwide.” (Daily Star, Oct. 23, 2002). Additionally,
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has renewed calls on Muslims to
rally to the defense of the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah in its war
against Israel. One would have to be blind not to realize that these are the
words of hateful, homicidal fanatics - not the words of men with a
legitimate cause seeking a political forum.
has anyone seen Hamas lately? They too became a political party - a wildly
popular one if one can go by the vote - have they changed their ideology?
They have not changed their charter saying Israel should be destroyed, they
have not changed their method to get their way - as can be seen by the
Kassam rockets thrown at Sderot from the Gaza daily.
at the UN think that making Hezbollah a political party will change their
ideology? Do they think they will stop using civilians as shields for their
operations? Southern Lebanese Christians are being used by Hezbollah
terrorists as military shields for launching missile attacks. Yesterday
former South Lebanese Army commander, Col. Charbel Barakat, said that
Hezbollah is repeating the same pattern that it practiced against Israel in
1996, hiding among civilian populations and launching attacks behind human
The Lebanese Christians
are complaining bitterly that their families, their homes and their schools
are being turned into a battle ground against their will. Christian
Solidarity International (CSI), quotes a Christian, who remained nameless
because he fears retribution by Hezbollah, from the village of Ain Ebel.
This man discovered Hezbollah guerillas setting up a launcher to fire
Katyusha rockets from the rooftop of his home. When he realized they were
ignoring his pleas to stop firing the missiles, he immediately gathered his
family and fled the home, which indeed was bombed and destroyed fifteen
minutes later by an Israeli air strike.
to having their homes hijacked for Hezbollah’s attacks, there have been
attempts to block Christians from fleeing their villages. On Saturday, July
28, Hezbollah fighters wounded several Christians fleeing Rmeish with their
families, according to Christian sources in south Lebanon. Will a political
agenda stop this callous and cruel behavior? I doubt it.
perhaps the UN would like to try and stop bin Laden’s al-Qeada by offering
him a country to rule. In fact, maybe the best idea is to combine those two!
Let’s give Uganda - the same country offered to Israel in the 1940's - to
Hezbollah and put Osama bin Laden up as president of its democracy - a
democracy he will certainly set up as political power will change his
ideology. If we give the Hezbollah terrorists a political party within this
democracy they will doubtless turn over a new leaf and end fighting.
of Mark Malloch Brown’s comment is almost surreal because it’s not based
on fact. Sadly it echoes the view of most of the people who work in the UN.
Sadder still is that the cause of all this violence was Hezbollah
aggression. They entered Israel, a foreign country, and kidnaped and killed
it soldiers. I don’t recall hearing anything from the UN about freeing
those innocent victims, only ideas of what we can do for the terrorist group
Hezbollah. But then again I can’t think of any bright idea that the UN has
come up with in decades so this shouldn’t really shock anyone.