Monday, March 07, 2005

Red "hearts" green

The The BBC is putting a chirpy face on Hizballah, saying that they are for the withdrawal of Syrian troops and spooks from Lebanon. The Washington Post reported Hizballah’s opposition to withdrawal on the front page.
Indeed they said both of these things, but they only sincerely mean one of them. The enforcement of
UN resolution 1559 would require Syrian forces to leave, and the dissolution of the Hizballah militia. They were created as a pet project of Iran and acted as Syria’s proxy, and were the only militia who were not disarmed even though they were required to under the UN resolution and the 1989 Taif accord.