Friday, November 17, 2006

France -
Just Itching
A Fight
With Israel

Zis iz true, we are, how you say,
in a state of preparation.

A week ago, France told us they had been just seconds away from firing on Israeli jets patrolling in Lebanon. This week, they say they have taken "preparatory steps" to be ready to attack Israel:

TYRE, Lebanon (AFP) - French UN anti-aircraft batteries have taken "preparatory steps" to respond to Israeli jets violating Lebanese airspace, 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.

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.

Strugar said the overflights took place in the central sector of southern Lebanon where the multinational UNIFIL force was boosted to more than 9,000 troops after the Israeli-Hezbollah war in July and August.

"In one instance, two Israeli F15 jets flew over the area at low altitude and high speed," he said.
"At the same time, two Israeli reconnaissance RC12 aircraft were circling above the headquarters of the French battalion located in Jabal Marun," east of the southern port city of Tyre, he said.

Now, why would Israel want to attack France? How stupid is that? Why do you think the French are citing "the inherent right of self-defense"? Do you really believe France believes Israel will attack?

What a joke.

And, why is it that France wants to act in "self-defense" when they aren't even being attacked, but when Israel actually is attacked and they respond by going into Gaza to root out the terrorists, it isn't considered self-defense?

Such questions will never be answered, because the answers lay beyond reason.

My final word on this? I think it would be pretty funny if France attacked Israel. Have you ever seen a dog jump on someone only to get whacked and run away with its tail between its legs?