The official IDF website reports the following:
IDF special force operates to thwart weaponry smuggling in Lebanon
Saturday 19/08/2006 11:00
A special IDF force operated overnight inside Lebanon. The goal of the operation was to disrupt and prevent smuggling of weaponry from Iran or Syria to Hezbollah. The goals of the operation were achieved in full.
The IDF stresses that until proper monitoring bodies are established on the Lebanese borders, operations meant to disrupt and prevent weaponry smuggling into Lebanon will continue.
While at Drudge, a top of page bulletin: "Annan: Israeli Raid Violates Cease-Fire..."
The AP article leads with Annan's statement, and then describes the Israeli claims of arms smuggling to rearm the "militant Shiite fighters" [shouldn't we be calling them Hezbollah?] and Fuad Saniora's counter-claim that the operation was a "flagrant violation" of the U.N. truce. I notice Saniora doesn't dispute the Israeli claims. He just spouts "flagrant violation" rhetoric. Is he getting his cues from Coffee, or is Coffee getting his cues from Sanoria, or, more likely, are both Coffee and Sanoria getting their cues from Nazrallah? Or the French?
Money Lines in AP article:
"But with Europe moving slowly to provide more troops, Israel warned it would continue to act on its own to enforce an arms embargo on the Lebanese guerrilla group until the Lebanese army and an expanded U.N. peacekeeping force are in place." [Notice that the militant Shiite fighters noted above have now morphed into the Lebanese guerrilla group. Can't we all just agree to call them terrorists and/or Hezbollah?]
"If the Syrians and Iran continue to arm Hezbollah in violation of the resolution, Israel is entitled to act to defend the principle of the arms embargo," Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said. "Once the Lebanese army and the international forces are active ... then such Israeli activity will become superfluous."
Way to go, Mark!
So, where does the Coffee Enema get his information [or his instructions]? What did his UNIFIL troops, over 2000 strong, do for the last 6 years while Hezbollah stockpiled over 10,000 rockets, constructed bunkers over 10 stories deep in the ground in southern Lebanon, and refused to disarm under the provisions of UN Resolution 1559. The feckless UNIFIL even allowed Hezbollah field units to co-locate with them in the same bunkers, to their everlasting shame when two of theirs were killed when the IAF targeted the site that was firing missiles into Israel.
And Coffee today tells the world the Israeli raid "violates the ceasefire agreement."
What gall! What a corrupt, lying, Muslim appeasing, spineless, sorry excuse for a human being.
Get us out of the UN.