UN envoy: 1701 holding up, but Syrian upheaval worries Lebanon

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The ceasefire imposed by the UN Security Council that ended the war between Hezbollah and Israel in southern Lebanon in 2006 is holding up “very well,” the U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams said Thursday.

“Remarkably, despite tensions and despite some incidents, that resolution has held very well,” he said, referring to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701

Resolution 1701 ended the hostilities in southern Lebanon, and called for the disarmament of groups there.

But Williams warned that political upheaval in Syria, hit by months of opposition protests, is weighing heavily on Lebanon where it risks sparking inter-religious clashes.

“There is a great worry in Lebanon about this,” said Williams, who raised the potential for “confessional clashes in Lebanon.”

“What comes after (in Syria) worries in Lebanon,” he said

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14 responses to “UN envoy: 1701 holding up, but Syrian upheaval worries Lebanon”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    The silly part of the concept is the word ‘Confessional’.
    (Sounds suspiciously religious)

    “OH, Hi Friend. You want me to ‘protect’ you from something? Give me your bread. And yes, I CONFESS I am going to take over your country and shoot you if you don’t give me your house. But it’s in the ‘constitution’ – if I confess, it’s ok.”
    “By the way, I confess we will ignore a few lines of the 1701 … but there we are.”

    (God/Allah/Yaweh/Zeus  might sort it out some day.)

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    Anonymous

    The silly part of the concept is the word ‘Confessional’.
    (Sounds suspiciously religious)

    “OH, Hi Friend. You want me to ‘protect’ you from something? Give me your bread. And yes, I CONFESS I am going to take over your country and shoot you if you don’t give me your house. But it’s in the ‘constitution’ – if I confess, it’s ok.”
    “By the way, I confess we will ignore a few lines of the 1701 … but there we are.”

    (God/Allah/Yaweh/Zeus  might sort it out some day.)

  3. libnan1 Avatar

    Yeah, the cease fire held up well because the aggressor is scared to shit from the resistance. 

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    Anonymous

    Yeah, the cease fire held up well because the aggressor is scared to shit from the resistance. 

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      Anonymous

      And we know you don’t mean Israel …

  5. It is commendable to be patriotic but utter hogwash to be stupid.
    The cease fire held up because HA knows that this time the so called aggresor won’t stop until no HA is leftalive.
    Anther reason , the aggresor value the lives of its people and is not happy unless 100 HA are killed to his one . And it was 10 to 1 in 2006.

  6. It is commendable to be patriotic but utter hogwash to be stupid.
    The cease fire held up because HA knows that this time the so called aggresor won’t stop until no HA is leftalive.
    Anther reason , the aggresor value the lives of its people and is not happy unless 100 HA are killed to his one . And it was 10 to 1 in 2006.

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    Anonymous

    It is commendable to be patriotic but utter hogwash to be stupid.
    The cease fire held up because HA knows that this time the so called aggresor won’t stop until no HA is leftalive.
    Anther reason , the aggresor value the lives of its people and is not happy unless 100 HA are killed to his one . And it was 10 to 1 in 2006.

  8. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    Norwegians won’t be farting around ….

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    Anonymous

    Norwegians won’t be farting around ….

  10. A S K   T H E      C  I  A  .
    KESKOUN YA SHABEB.
    LLL P L

  11. A S K   T H E      C  I  A  .
    KESKOUN YA SHABEB.
    LLL P L

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