The Tundra Tabloids good friend and colleague TINSC, just recently stated that the UN and it’s peace keepers can’t be trusted to keep weapons out of Hezballah hands. TINSC states:
“We presently have an armored UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon with the express mission of disarming Hezbollah. Not only did this UN force fail to lift a finger to disarm Hezbollah, it did nothing as Hezbollah re-armed after the 2006 resolution put the peacekeeping force in place.”
That’s right, and it’s something that was predicted would happen once the EU sponsored ceasefire went into effect. Finland held the EU presidency at the time, and the Tundra Tabloids gave its own analysis at the time, that the “new and improved” UNIFIL mandate lacked any of the teeth to get the job down. And now we know just how right that analysis was, as the Hezbollah keep receiving these arms shipments. This just happens to be one of them snagged by the Israelis. KGS
Hundreds of tons of weaponry, ten times the size of the Karine A shipment of 2002, were seized in an overnight raid Tuesday by the Israeli navy, some 100 nautical miles west of Israel, officials said.
Defense officials said the 140-meter long Francop, intercepted near Cyprus, was carrying arms sent by Iran and destined for Syria and possibly also Hizbullah.
The weapons seized on the ship, which was sailing under an Antiguan flag, included some 3,000 rockets of various types, as well as bullets and ammunition.
The transfer of such large amounts of weapons out of Iran could “create a balance of power” between Israel and terrorist organizations, assessed Brigadier General Rani Ben-Yehuda, deputy commander of the Israeli navy, at a press conference following the seizures.