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Same ol' same ol'

This morning, we have word that Israel, in full compliance with United Nations Resolution 1701, has pulled the last of its soldiers out of Lebanon, settling the fighting between Israel and Hamas Hezbollah in Lebanon.

At the same time, we have repeated declarations from Hamas Hezbollah that, despite the requirements of that resolution, they will NOT disarm and consider the settlement of the fighting a "victory."

The powers who have stepped up to "enforce" the Resolution have stated that they will not forcibly disarm Hamas Hezbollah.

Nor have the two Israeli soldiers whose kidnapping by Hamas Hezbollah, after invading Israel, been released.

Tell me again how wonderful the United Nations and its mighty "peace-keeping" powers are. I won't be listening, though -- I'm too busy working on a betting pool on the next Hezbollah attack on Israel, and how quickly Israel will be condemned by the UN for its inevitably "disproportionate" response, and not showing "restraint."

Update: Throughout much of the above piece, I said "Hamas" when I meant "Hezbollah." I confused one group of radical Islamic terrorist assholes who want to be seen as part of a legitimate government and kidnapped one Israeli soldier as part of their goal to obliterate Israel with an entirely different group of radical Islamic terrorist assholes who want to be seen as part of a legitimate government and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers as part of their goal to obliterate Israel. I apologize for the confusion, thank those who called me on the error, and invite them to continue to address this posting now that that matter has been clarified.


Comments (21)

"Tell me again how wonderfu... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

"Tell me again how wonderful the United Nations and its mighty "peace-keeping" powers are."

I can't...it would be a lie; but Lee and his ilk will soon be here to do it.

First step in Israeli respo... (Below threshold)
Dave in W-S:

First step in Israeli response to next attacks - take out the Hezbollah spotters, otherwise known as UNIFIL.

Anyone that thinks that isr... (Below threshold)
jdubious:

Anyone that thinks that israel "won" this war is fooling themselves.

Hamas is in Lebanon?... (Below threshold)

Hamas is in Lebanon?

I'm so sorry for you, dude,... (Below threshold)
paul a'barge:

I'm so sorry for you, dude, but in the Lebanon war, the Israelis engaged Hizbollah, not Hamas. Hamas was at the other end of Israel, in the Gaza Strip.

It was Hizbollah that kidnapped 2 Israeli soldiers. Hamas kidnapped one Israeli soldier. And, by the way, at least the CNN link got it correct.

I'm surprised you could get something this wrong.

Maybe you should forget that betting pool and concentrate on getting fundamental facts correct instead.

Paul, you could have made y... (Below threshold)
Elroy Jetson:

Paul, you could have made your point without piling on.
Whether they are Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, Islamic Jihad or any other group, they have one thing in common.
Kill the infidels. Jihad for everyone.

Hamas, Hezbollah, etc. are ... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Hamas, Hezbollah, etc. are one and the same. They're interchangeable, and the crux of this post by Jay is true. The critical comment never addresses it.

Times of London, I believe, has a devestating indictment of Kofi Anan; you can see it at realclearpolitics.com

It's an appalling organization. An abomination.

paul a'barge:Stuff... (Below threshold)
USMC Pilot:

paul a'barge:

Stuff it!

Sorry; link to Kofi "indict... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Sorry; link to Kofi "indictment" in The Times of London was on instapundit.com

It's time we all started be... (Below threshold)
Hasty:

It's time we all started being more careful about using 'Hamas' when referring to Hezbollah, 'al Qaeda' when the topic is Iraqi Ba'athists, and 'Islamofascists' when talking about all Muslims.

This type of slip-up reveals to educated listeners our complete ignorance of history and the region, and while it doesn't damage our credibility with other nodding heads, party-liners and Instaparrots, it tends to isolate and exclude us from the larger, reality-based dialogue (except as an object of well-deserved ridicule, I mean.)

Failing that, we should at least fess up to our ignorance when it slips out, and avoid digging ourselves in deeper with transparent self-serving excuses like Jay Tea's here. It simply compounds the embarassment.

Yes, perhaps if we were a b... (Below threshold)
smartguy:

Yes, perhaps if we were a bit more sensitive to these groups and the history of the region, they would respect us a bit more while beheading our men and raping our women.

Hasty, I sincerely regret t... (Below threshold)
Jay Tea:

Hasty, I sincerely regret the error -- if for no other reason that it gave schmucks like you an excuse to avoid actually looking at the substance of my piece, which is that the UN's much-vaunted "action" is turning into a farce, much like nearly everything they touch.

Nicely dodged. A true paragon of cowardice.

J.

Hasty,I have studi... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Hasty,

I have studied this region for years, both in school and out, and I am convinced that the only thing that labels accomplish is to give a little understanding of geography. Most common sense (as opposed to "reality-based) people don't give a rat's rear end about what label applies to what group. They are concerned with how to protect themselves from such vermin. On top of that, Israel has had to deal with ALL of them on their own soil. I for one look forward to the day when they unfetter themselves and wipe out the scum without caring what the "international community" thinks.

Oh, and stop using "we" and "us". "We" don't care to be lumped in with you.

schmucks like yo... (Below threshold)
paul a'barge:

schmucks like you ... A true paragon of cowardice

Nice. Way to diagree with someone, especially since you couldn't seem to get right the difference between Hizbollah and Hamas. Especially when the link you cited got it right.

Yes, both Hizbollah and Hamas are murderous Moslem monsters. Yes, the UN is useless.

You need to invest a bit more energy getting your basic facts right, and to invest a bit less in underscoring that adolescent reaction at being criticized.

hamas, hezbollah, whats' th... (Below threshold)
Bob Jones:

hamas, hezbollah, whats' the difference? Who cares? They are the same in my book. Both are cowardly muslim terrorist organizations who slit the throats of innocent women and children. Both are scum who follow the teachings of a rapist, lying, murdering, pedophile who must have found some serious shrooms back in his day. Both are organizations that must be irradicated from the face of the earth by killing each and every member.

hamazbolah, who cares? Either way, they have to go.

This type of slip-up rev... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

This type of slip-up reveals to educated listeners our complete ignorance of history and the region, and while it doesn't damage our credibility with other nodding heads, party-liners and Instaparrots, it tends to isolate and exclude us from the larger, reality-based dialogue (except as an object of well-deserved ridicule, I mean.)

I know I often worry that people who believe the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was a factual piece of work might not take me seriously. Keeps me up at night.
-=Mike

If some of these jerk comme... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

If some of these jerk commenters can't get you on a misnomer, they'll pounce on your syntax, mis-spellings, etc. But, never seriously discuss the substance.

Perhaps substance is something they are trying to avoid. Or, reality.

Kofi Annan's UN has no inte... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

Kofi Annan's UN has no intention of allowing Israel to defend itself, much less win anything resembling a victory.

This type of slip-... (Below threshold)
This type of slip-up reveals to educated listeners our complete ignorance of history and the region

"Listeners?"

I always thought of Wizbang as a written format, and as such thought of having "readers," not "listeners."

What was that about slip-ups revealing ignorance?

J.

Good Lord. Not one of you ... (Below threshold)

Good Lord. Not one of you who are attacking Jay has a single word to say about Israel's compliance with the terms for ending the conflict. If you have to acknowledge that, then you may be forced to acknowledge that the other side continues to defy the terms and remains as belligerant as ever.

I'll take Jay's honest mistake, and correction, over willful ignorance and deflection any day.

DEFINETLY NOTT HE RELIGION ... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

DEFINETLY NOTT HE RELIGION OF PEACE JUST THE RADICAL BUNCH OF EXTREMISTS THEY ALWAYS HAVE BEEN




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