Brigite Gabriel just sent this to me, bless that woman's soul!
A precedent-setting condemnation, marking the first time the UN body ever condemned an Islamic state for statements against Israel.
Remember when the Dem Senators were "horrified" by that tough talking "cretan" John Bolton, and wouldn't even let him go to a vote in the Senate? Bush gave him a recess appointment instead. WRONG AGAIN!
Senator Kennedy thought he "wasn't UN Diplomat" material? (I think that's really a complement) Meanwhile, Martin Indyk, a likeable American diplomat with a British accent was criticizing the 'tough' Bush administration attitude so they agreed to let the former Clinton admin diplomat go talk sense to the Syrian Dorktator. Now the "amiable" Mr. Indyk is bashing Mr. Assad because he lied to him in their face to face meetings? I'm shocked and chagrinned!
US pressures UN to condemn Hizbullah
The Jerusalem Post
Following intense US pressure, the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday issued an unprecedented condemnation of Monday's Hizbullah attacks on northern Israel.
This condemnation - slamming Hizbullah by name for "acts of hatred" - marked the first time the Security Council has ever reprimanded Hizbullah for cross-border attacks on Israel. The condemnation followed by two days a failed attempt to get a condemnation issued on Monday, the day of the attack, when Algeria came out against any mention of Hizbullah in the statement.
When asked what changed from Monday to Wednesday, one diplomatic official replied: "John Bolton," a reference to the US ambassador to the UN. Bolton lobbied vigorously for the passage of the statement.
The condemnation expressed "deep concern" over the attack, and called on Lebanon to exercise its sovereignty and authority in the south according to relevant Security Council resolutions.
Security Council Resolution 1559, which led to the withdrawal earlier this year of Syrian troops from Lebanon, also calls for the dismantling of the militias in the country, as well as a call to the Lebanese government to extend its control over the entire country, including the Hizbullah dominated south.
Leshno Ya'ar said this type of condemnation was significant because Hizbullah was "very sensitive" to public opinion, both in Lebanon and abroad. He said the condemnation sent a strong signal that the Security Council was demonstrating "no tolerance toward terrorism."
The statement against Hizbullah came just a few weeks after the Security Council condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his call to wipe Israel off the map. That was also a precedent-setting condemnation, marking the first time the UN body ever condemned an Islamic state for statements against Israel.