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RE:But they have declared "victory". Disarming is not what "victors" do.
That's interesting. I seem to recall Saddam proclaiming himself victor after the first gulf war....
Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:I read the article from the link (Thank you, haggis!) and it looks like the French are leery of anything that might involve actual fighting....''
bignaf wrote:I think keeping people talking actually makes things worse.
”UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Kofi Annan appealed to U.N. member states to provide desperately needed U.N. peacekeeping troops for Lebanon and assured them the U.N. force would not “wage war” on Israel, Lebanon, or Hezbollah militants.
“It is not expected to achieve by force what must be realized through negotiation and an internal Lebanese consensus,” Annan said in a report to the U.N. Security Council on implementation of the Aug. 11 resolution calling for an end to the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict.
A key concern of many countries is whether the U.N. force will be called on to disarm Hezbollah fighters, as called for in a September 2004 U.N. resolution. They want to study the rules of engagement and concept of operations for the force, which were distributed Friday, before making a decision on troops.”
dai bread wrote:bignaf wrote:I think keeping people talking actually makes things worse.
It's not often that I agree with Winston Churchill, but his remark that "jaw jaw is better than war war" is right. As one who had been in "war war" at least 3 times, he knew what he was talking about, on that matter at least.
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