torsdag 14 februari 2013

Israels FN-ambassadör uppmanar EU att sätta upp Hizbollah på listan över terroristorganisationer.

Amb Prosor at UN Security Council on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Assad is not alone. On his advisory board sits Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who gives him guidance on how to slaughter civilians more effectively. With the blessings of Iran, its patron saint, Hezbollah has provided arms, training, and logistical support for tens of thousands of Assad's men. It has assisted the Syrian military in cracking down on dissidents so that Assad can cling to power.
Iran's arm extends from Syria into Lebanon, where it has helped Hezbollah amass 50,000 missiles - more than many NATO members - and transform the Lebanese state into an outpost for terror. Hezbollah intentionally places its arms in civilian areas, using the entire population of Lebanon as a human shield. Its idea of "investing in the next generation" is to stockpile its weaponry in the immediate vicinity of schools and playgrounds...

...Despite this, however, Hezbollah remains conspicuously absent from the European Union's list of recognized terrorist organizations. In fact, many states - including some in this hall - continue to classify Hezbollah as a charity. Not since Napoleon invaded Russia has the European continent seen such an astonishing lack of foresight.
Make no mistake: Hezbollah's sole purpose - its raison d'etre - is to commit terrorist acts both inside and outside the Middle East. Calling Hezbollah a charity is like calling al Qaida an urban-planning organization because of its desire to level tall buildings.
Some European lawmakers continue to bend over backwards attempting to differentiate between Hezbollah’s military and political wings. This is an exercise in futility. The only "difference" between these two wings is that the political wing negotiates the sum of drug cartel money that the military wing later uses to purchase weaponry. It does not take a Nobel Peace Prize laureate to realize that we are not exactly dealing with a selfless humanitarian organization.
One does not need the fortitude of Richard the Lionheart to do the right thing here. The EU must find the moral and political courage to place Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations...
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