British Forces committed to Lebanon

#1
Just been listening to the Dear Leaders speach in the US and what he's promised about the International Stabilsation force for Lebanon.

Guess who's going to Lebanon? Teamed up with the Lebanese army 'gradually advancing south to expell Hezbullah'
 
#3
Oh here we go again. Tone never saw a war that he could resist sending someone else to die in.
 
#4
armchair_jihad said:
Just been listening to the Dear Leaders speach in the US and what he's promised about the International Stabilsation force for Lebanon.

Guess who's going to Lebanon? Teamed up with the Lebanese army 'gradually advancing south to expell Hezbullah'
Erm, where the f**k does this goon expect Hezbollah to be expelled to? Given that they are Lebanese!
 
#5
Tony's been smoking some Lebanese from the sound of it.

Ah well, at least I won't have to spend Christmas at the mother-in-law's this year...
 
#6
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...8bush-blair,1,4616577.story?coll=chi-news-hed

The Associated Press
Published July 28, 2006, 11:54 AM CDT


WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Friday that he and British Prime Minister Tony Blair agree that a multinational force must be dispatched quickly to the Mideast fighting, and said they will work for a U.N. resolution to support it.

Bush said any resolution should provide ``a framework for the cessation of hostilities on an urgent basis and mandating the multinational force.''

The president, after Oval Office meetings with Blair, also announced he is sending Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice back to the region this weekend to resume her onsite diplomacy.

``This is a moment of intense conflict in the Middle East,'' Bush said, Blair at his side in an East Room news conference. ``Yet our aim is to turn it into a moment of opportunity and a chance for broader change in the region.''

Bush and Blair remained united against many other European and Arab nations, resisting calls for an immediate, unconditional end to Israel's campaign against Hezbollah militants that effectively control southern Lebanon.

This stance has been interpreted by Israel as a green light to continue its offensive as long as it takes to cripple the Shiite Muslim militant group.

``In Lebanon, Hezbollah and its Iranian and Syrian sponsors are willing to kill and use violence to stop the spread of peace and democracy,'' Bush said. `` They're not going to succeed.''

Bush said he and Blair had a ``plan to make every effort to achieve a lasting peace out of this process.''

Blair called it ``a framework that allows us to stabilize the situation for the medium and longer term.''
How the bloody hell did these cretins get to be in charge? By that wording UNFIL can expect a hostile reception. It's neocon rapture.
 
#7
Thats it we are fcuked all leave is herein postponed for another 12 months!
 
#8
I really, seriously want to know what is making Blair tick.
 
#9
#10
That's the bet won with the boss. Easiest fiver ever made.

For some reason it don't feel so good to win that particular gamble though.

Which poor sods are spearhead at the moment?
 
#11
PartTimePongo said:
I really, seriously want to know what is making Blair tick.[/quote

his hope of becoming a world sheriff like bush, not just a rusty sheriff's badge
 
#12
Where does our Tony say British troops?

Any UN force is a lot more likely to be Bolivian, Madagascan or Antartican than British.
 
#14
£5.00 wager Awol , winnings donated to Arrse? At the very least , Engineers , loggies and Medics I'd say.

Thanks AJ , now will this new force have a clear cut mandate to shoot at whoever fcuks with it keeping the peace , or will the mandate be worded to exclude Israel from the justified retaliatory slap list?

I won't bother putting a bet on it, I might as well donate the Fiver straight to Arrse.
 
#15
Awol said:
Where does our Tony say British troops?

Any UN force is a lot more likely to be Bolivian, Madagascan or Antartican than British.
It was quoted on the BBC World Service that Yanks or Brits would not be sent in to Lebanon.
 
#16
It was also quoted on the World Service that as long as Saddam co-operated with the UN inspectors and gave them access then things would be sweet.

It was aloso quoted on the World Service that British Forces wouldn't be in Iraq for longer than a year.
 
#17
PartTimePongo said:
£5.00 wager Awol , winnings donated to Arrse? At the very least , Engineers , loggies and Medics I'd say.
You're on, with the proviso that there has to be at least 100 men there.

(Half a dozen 'advisors' or 'observers' doesn't count.) :)
 
#18
Oh there is more going than that, announcement monday / tuesday.
 
#19
PartTimePongo said:
£5.00 wager Awol , winnings donated to Arrse? At the very least , Engineers , loggies and Medics I'd say.
No Comms No Bombs...
 

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