Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tribunal Won't Immunize Lebanon From Violence

It's 7:30AM now in Lebanon, 12:30AM here. The morning news back home do not point to any violence occurring over night.

A millions things are spinning in my head, yet I am so speechless.

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed the tribunal resolution, but in order for the process to be complete, the Lebanese government needs to ratify the resolution. The Cabinet meeting that was scheduled to take place on Thursday, is of course now postponed...

The passing of the tribunal in the UN does not mean that Lebanon is immune from more murders, from being held hostage to a looming civil strife.

This is where the international meets the local...almost always a bloody affair for our country.

"Nobody knows how many rebellions, besides political rebellions, ferment in the masses of life which people earth."


Lirun said...

almost always a useless affair for any country..

Sherri said...

A new Amnesty International report was issued 11/21/06 that further addresses violations of humanitarian laws in the recent Israeli Lebanon war.

It concludes that Israeli forces committed serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian laws, including war crimes. In particular, Israeli forces carried out indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on a large scale. These include the sustained air and artillery bombardment of South Lebanon and, in particular, the widespread use of cluster bombs in civilian areas in the last days of fighting.

Amnesty also concludes that Hezbullah fighters committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes such as indiscriminate attacks and direct attacks on civilians.

There is a detailed discussion of factual and legal issues in this report.