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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hezbullah intimidating Lebanese voters says... Ban Ki-Moon

With a little more than a month to go until Lebanon's elections, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has slammed Hezbullah for intimidating Lebanese voters, as well as for its activities in Egypt and in the Gaza Strip.
In a report to the UN Security Council, Ban said, "The threat that armed groups and militias pose to the sovereignty and stability of the Lebanese state cannot be overstated."

"It creates an atmosphere of intimidation in the context of the upcoming parliamentary elections. It also undermines the stability of the region, and is incompatible with the objectives of Resolution 1559," he added, referring to a 2004 resolution which called for the "disbanding and disarmament of all Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias."

The UN chief described the groups arsenal as "a direct challenge to the sovereignty of the Lebanese state and an obstacle for the conduct of the normal democratic process in the country."

On Friday, Ban condemned what he said was Hizbullah's interference in the affairs of another country.

"I am alarmed that Hizbullah publicly admitted to providing support to Gaza-based militants from Egyptian territory," he said.

"Such activity indicates that Hizbullah operates outside Lebanese territory and beyond its stated national agenda. I condemn such unwarranted interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign member state," he said.

Ban renewed his call for Hizbullah to disarm and to transform into "a solely political party."
With Ban Ki-Moon leading the charge against Hezbullah, while the Obama administration permits weapons to fall into Hezbullah's hands, what could go wrong?


At 8:32 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I find it amazing the anti-Israel UN is worried about Lebanese freedom. Ban Ki Moon was one of the last people on earth who would have spoken up about Hezbollah's defacto running of the Lebanese government.

No one else seems concerned. What over there could go wrong indeed

At 1:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Ban Ki-Moon has slammed Hezbulla..."...and it's all the fault of the Joooos, of course? (I just bet that's in there somewhere).


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