Monday, August 14, 2006

If I Was An Israeli Officer

I'll start by doing a copy from my posting of July 27th about Haim Ramon Israel's Justice Minister :

Haim Ramon 'All those now in south Lebanon are terrorists who are related in some way to Hezbollah'Meet Haim Ramon. He's Israel's minister for justice. He used to be in the Israeli Labour Party but ditched them for Kadima when Ariel Sharon, the man the Kahan commission* found to be responsible for the mass murder of civilians at Sabra and Shatila refugee camps the last time Israel invaded Lebanon left Likud and founded Kadima. He's generally reckoned to be very close to Israel's Prime minister Ehud Olmert. Note Ramon's branch of service. Like Donald Rumsfeld he's an Air Force man in Ramon's case he never made it beyond captain. Not a particularly impressive record. This is what he had to say today on Israeli Army Radio:

"We received yesterday in the Rome conference permission, in effect, from the world, part of it gritting its teeth and part of it granting its blessing, to continue the operation, this war, until Hezbollah's presence is erased in Lebanon and it is disarmed," Source

According to Haaretz today he said this:

"We have a internationally recognized document which bears great potential to entirely change [the state of affairs that existed] prior to July 12th and that was the objective of the war."

I'm not going to spend time today analysing Resolution 1701. The world, his wife, and their pet tortoise have all blogged about it endlessly and anyone with half a wit can see that it's a "finger pointing" resolution. Suffice it to say that:

  1. Everyone affected by it can drive either a Merkava tank or Katyusha rocket launching platform through it whenever they feel like it.
  2. As they do so they can point their finger at somebody else and say "they started it."

If I was an Israeli officer I'd send a special forces team into the Ramon's office armed with enough duct tape to permanently get the man to STFU. He keeps on giving the game away on Israeli Army Radio. He's just admitted that there's now an legally binding international agreement with a "terrorist organisation." Don't think that his little slip of the tongue won't be noticed and seized upon for future use in the appropriate quarters. It will.


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