Friday, September 01, 2006

Syria to UN: We'll enforce arms embargo

Isn't this a little bit like trusting your 6 year old child when he tells you he'll keep your 4 year old out of the cookie jar?
Syria promised Friday to increase border patrols and work with Lebanese troops to thwart the flow of arms to its ally Hezbollah, but Israel questioned whether the Damascus regime would be a "reliable force" in guarding the border.

If carried out, the promises made by Syrian President Bashar Assad to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan would be a major boost to efforts to keep the peace in Lebanon.

Preventing weapons from reaching Hezbollah is a key element of the U.N. resolution that halted Israeli-Hezbollah fighting Aug. 14. The truce also calls for a beefed-up U.N. force of 15,000 soldiers in southern Lebanon and more nations committed troops to the mission Friday.

The U.N. chief said that if Syria follows through in tightening control of the border, peace efforts will be greatly helped. "I have no reason to believe it will not be done," Annan said.

Read that Annan quote again. "I have no reason to believe it will not be done." Honestly? He has no reason to think Syria will not enforce this arms embargo against Hezbollah? None? What an insult to the intelligence of anyone willing to look at this situation objectively.

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