Please tell me, my friends who have faith in The United Nations, what relevance or authority remains with The United Nations when on August 13, 2006, the Government of Israel, the Government of Lebanon, and Hezbollah accepted the stipulations of Resolution 1701 of the Security Council, and thereafter on August 14, 2006 (which, if it escapes anyone’s attention, is one day after the acceptance and implementation of the resolution) it is written:
Shortly after the resolution was adopted Hezbollah said that it was not in favor of being disarmed, Lebanon said that it would not disarm Hezbollah, and the UN indicated it also would not disarm Hezbollah.
On August 14, Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, said on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV that he is not in favor of Hezbollah’s disarmament, since the Lebanese army is not strong enough to defend Lebanon and the Israeli army is still occupying Lebanon, and that his fighters would not be forced to disarm by “intimidation or pressure.” Along the same lines, on August 16, 2006, senior Hezbollah official Hassan Fadlallah stated that the issue of his organization’s disarmament was not on the agenda.
Let it be known that Israel had completed its withdrawal on October 1, 2006, and yet there seems to be no disarmament of Hezbollah.
Curious, is it not, that states and peoples and organizations the world over are so fond of accusing Israel and The United States of flouting or ignoring resolutions of The United Nations’ Security Council, yet no one speaks out against similar flouting or ignoring by other states. Are Israel and The United States somehow specially required to abide by The United Nations’ Security Council’s resolutions that other states are not required to?
You know, forget Israel and The United States and the Iraq War. The very flouting by Lebanon and Hezbollah of Resolutions 1701 and 1559 (of September 2, 2004) has demonstrated the utter illegitimacy of The United Nations, and The United Nations’ refusal to address these violations has demonstrated its impotence and irrelevancy. And considering that The United Nations had an armed force to enforce these conditions, the utter failure of The United Nations is so clear and evident that only a fool would recommend abiding by The United Nations’ Security Council’s resolutions or ascribing any legitimacy or utility thereto.