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18 August 2006 

What did I tell you

To date, only France has formally pledged to contribute, and its commitment of 200 troops will put barely a dent in the 15,000-strong force envisioned in last week's UN Security Council resolution ending the month-long war.

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan made a last-ditch call to French President Jacques Chirac yesterday in the hope of convincing a key architect of the resolution to stay the course and commit as many as 4,000 soldiers, as had been expected.

The call from Mr. Annan came as ambassadors from 49 countries gathered at UN headquarters to begin assembling the international force. The UN wants an initial force of at least 3,500 soldiers on the ground in Lebanon within the next two weeks to supplement and support the 15,000 Lebanese soldiers who have started deploying in the border area.

Mr. Chirac did commit his country to commanding the UN mission in Lebanon but he would only double the 200 troops currently operating in Lebanon under the UN banner. France is concerned at what it has called the "fuzzy" nature of the mandate.

"The mission, the rules of engagement and the resources for this force must be precise," Mr. Chirac told Mr. Annan, according to a statement released by the French government.

That’s right folks. The French are in charge and they as usual they are pussn’ out. Any bets on how long for it all to go to hell again?

I will ask it again.

Why dear God do we waste our time with the U.N.?


“I am on the dirt frontage road to the internet thingy”

Take it slow and keep your head up. That way you can see the bullshit coming.
And don’t waste my time calling me a racist, cause I aren’t. So there!

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