Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lebanon : Why the UN has become a joke.

(Beirut) Due to the hostile relationship between Israel and Lebanon (Thanks primarily to the Iranian funded Terrorist Group, Hezb-allah) The UN keeps around 10,000 so called peace keepers in the country (UNILF)  in which to ensure that the border between the two countries remains peaceful. Operating under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 UNILF has the following mandate:

  • Disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon (implying Hezbollah)
  • No armed forces other than UNIFIL and Lebanese (implying Hezbollah and Israeli forces) will be south of the Litani River
  • No foreign forces in Lebanon without the consent of its government
  • Provision to the United Nations of all maps of land mines in Lebanon in Israel's possession
However in the intervening years since then UNILF hasn't done what it is supposed to have done. I suppose things haven't been helped by how UN troops have been targeted by Hezb-allah in which to intimidate them to look the otherway. Which might explain why an Israel officer was shot dead inside Israel, why so many attack tunnels have been dug into Israel and why the otherday a motorcade of motorbikes was allowed to gallivant up and down the border with Israel flying Hezb-allah flags. Can you imagine the outrage if Israelis did likewise.