Remarkable–perhaps the shortest speech he’s ever given.
They probably figure if they kill enough people, they can probably get a handout from Obama for around a few hundred million dollars.
History has proved that even the threat of Arab anger, much less violence, is enough to turn European knees to jelly.
you poor benighted fools – don’t you understand that hezbollah’s need to surveille the hague is a direct response to israeli provocation….? this has NOTHING to do with hariri and EVERYTHING to do with unfinished business in the wake of the war….
it’s always the jews…remember that
Certainly, Americans, North and South, and Europeans should be glad that Hezbollah has restrained itself in recent years. But for the West to urge Israel not to lay waste to Hezbollah in 2006 was essentially to say that attacks on Israel are tolerable. Which reminds one of when Colin Powell urged India to show restraint when its parliament was attacked not long after 9/11. India told the U.S. it wasn’t going to play the victim while the U.S. was getting ready to pounce on the Taliban.
Maybe these Hezbollah tourists with their cameras will remind some in the West that Hezbollah’s DNA hasn’t changed.
hezbollah continue to annoy all the right people. good lookin out fellas
…by ‘all the right people,’ do you mean the readers of this blog…or europeans supporting war crimes tribunals…?
your comment was masterfully ambiguous…
“Mr Bond, they have a saying in Chicago: ‘Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.’”
— Ian Fleming (Goldfinger)
Not to seem paranoid, but I’m pretty sure I saw a similar thing happen by the federal court building in New York about seven years ago. I saw a guy taken video of the building for a good five minutes. I walked up to him and said hello and asked him what was so interesting about the building. He didn’t say anything and lurched away. Then again maybe he was just a tourist who really liked to videotape court buildings.
Now that the President of Sudan has been charged by the ICC, plus the Hariri hearing, I wonder if the Hague is now a target for terrorists?
What a laugh and a half. To me? Caught three times IS ON PURPOSE! It’s an intimidation, where there’s no intention of blowing up the Hague. Heck, if you need pictures, you buy them at a local bookstore. Along with maps of the city.
So, I’m not impressed. It’s just a tool. And, the Hezzi fellas are laughing.
No need to worry, Britain is about to save the day by giving in to extortion. They’ve decided to talk to Hezbollah “in light of more positive recent political developments in Lebanon”
Which positive developments are they talking about, the Hezbollah shootings in Beirut that killed 12 people, the attacks against the Druze, the recent attacks against March 14th supporters? If western governments are going to continue to reward violence and extortion attempts, Hezbollah has no reason to behave.
According to the Guardian article “UK ready for talks with Hezbollah”
“We have reconsidered our position on no contact with Hezbollah,” the Foreign Office said, “in light of more positive recent political developments in Lebanon, including the formation of the national unity government in which Hezbollah are participating. We are exploring certain contacts at an official level with Hezbollah’s political wing, including MPs.”
Britain faced a classic dilemma of how to distinguish between a movement which engages in political and military activities. Last July the government announced it was banning Hezbollah’s “military wing” – Foreign Office officials insisted that the distinction was valid.
Rime Allaf, a Middle East expert at London’s Chatham House, said the decision was the right one. “If you want to have influence, you cannot ignore a party which represents a significant part of the population of a country. If the UK or US or anyone else wants to have influence they have no choice but to speak to Hezbollah,” he said.”
Carol, never underestimate stupidity. Remember the 9/11 terrorists who told their flight instructor that they had no interest in learning how to LAND a plane just how to take off and fly it. That was double stupidity, as the flight school refused to teach them further and reported them to the FBI –who did absolutely nothing. They got their lessons at another flight school and we all know the end result: no they indeed did not need to know how to land.
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