Saturday, November 18, 2006

French UN troops prepare guns against Israeli jets in Lebanon

Yahoo! News reported French UN anti-aircraft batteries have taken "preparatory steps" to respond to Israeli jets violating Lebanese airspace,

Are you going to shoot at them? If so you should realize that the Israelis will shoot back, and French soldiers do not like to be shot at. You should have plenty of white flags ready.
despite global criticism of such incursions. "The anti-aircraft unit of the (French) battalion took initial preparatory steps to respond to these actions," Milos Strugar, spokesman for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) told AFP on Friday. He said "UNIFIL observed and reported 14 Israeli air violations this morning, on November 17, 2006, and 11 of these violations occurred in the area of operation of the French battalion with UNIFIL." UNIFIL Force Commander General Alain Pellegrini "strongly protested to the Israeli authorities and asked them to cease these actions which are unacceptable and in violation of Resolution 1701," the spokesman said.
Resolution 1701 also called for you to disarm Hezbollah, and prevent them from being rearmed. Are you doing that?
Strugar said the French battalion took action to respond "in accordance with UNIFIL rules of engagements and UN Security Council Resolution 1701." "They stipulate that in implementing their mandate, all UNIFIL troops may exercise the inherent right of self-defence and take all necessary action to protect UN personnel, facilities, installations and equipment," he said.
None of which are being threatened, nor will they be until you declare war on the Israeli planes.

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