Haaretz reports that
"A compromise agreement now being hammered out between Hezbollah and the Lebanese government would allow the Shi'ite guerillas to keep hidden weapons in south Lebanon, the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Tuesday.
While Hezbollah would need to keep the weapons it possesses south of the Litani River hidden, an agreement for areas north of the river would be "left to a long term solution," the paper reported."
The Telegraph reports that:
"Outside one of the town's two mosques a van was found filled with green casings about 6ft long. The serial numbers identified them as AT-5 Spandrel anti-tank missiles. The wire-guided weapon was developed in Russia but Iran began making a copy in 2000.
Beyond no-man's land, in the east of the village, was evidence of Syrian-supplied hardware. In a garden next to a junction used as an outpost by Hizbollah lay eight Kornet anti-tank rockets, described by Brig Mickey Edelstein, the commander of the Nahal troops who took Ghandouriyeh, as "some of the best in the world".
Written underneath a contract number on each casing were the words: "Customer: Ministry of Defence of Syria. Supplier: KBP, Tula, Russia."
(Hat tip: Power Line) http://www.powerlineblog.com/
So, now that the Lebanese government has said it will not force Hezbollah to disarm, and will let them keep their remaining weapons stashes south of the Litani River, this cease-fire will last only as long as it takes Hezbollah to re-arm. Their Syrian and Iranian sponsors are likely shipping in more and better rockets and missiles every hour.
It is ludicrous to believe that a government comprised of terrorists, would not have an army also comprised of terrorists. I have been under the impression that the US did not negotiate with terrorists. Why was our government doing anything other than asking the Israelis, "What do you need?" and "How can we help?" This entire scenario was accurately predicted by Dafyyd at Big Lizards.
The Israelis will have to re-take all that terrority again soon, but this time the bad guys will have more and bigger toys. One of the best lines I've seen to sum up this ridiculous "cease-fire agreement" was from a Haaretz op-ed, inquiring "after all, why did we embark on the war, if not to ensure that French soldiers will protect Israel from the Hezbollah rocket battery."
Blue Crab Boulevard has a good piece on Israelis not being considered civilians. Apparently, CNN (Communist News Network) thinks that all the terrorists in Lebanon (and elsewhere) who hide within the general population and wear no clothing distinguishing themselves as an army of terrorists, are just regular people with no militant ties. On the other hand, all Israelis, in uniform or in civies, are all part of the military. Good work, CNN. As usual, you are spot "off."
The photoshopped picture seen above was lifted without remorse from Instapundit.