Monday, July 17, 2006

Ceasefire Thoughts

A quick Yahoo news search of 'Israel Lebanon ceasefire' produces 1,482 stories. And yet all I can think is that as painful as cancer treatment is, few people seek a 'ceasefire.' They tend to want to stick with it until the cancer is destroyed.

At least the President is sending clear messages.

And Israel has set three very reasonable conditions for a ceasefire:

Israel PM sets three onditions for ceasefire with Lebanon:

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has imposed three conditions for a ceasefire in Lebanon, where Israel has been waging a deadly three-day assault, a Government spokeswoman says.

"The Prime Minister is prepared to finish our operations in Lebanon if Hezbollah releases our two soldiers, stops its rocket fire and if the Lebanese Government decides to implement UN Security Council resolution 1559," spokeswoman Miri Eisin told AFP.

The resolution calls for the disarmament of Hezbollah, the Shiite movement based in Lebanon that abducted two Israeli soldiers on Wednesday.

"If these conditions are met, we are ready to cooperate with a delegation from the United Nations," the spokeswoman said.

I note that those are the conditions for a ceasefire with Lebanon. I wonder what the next Israeli step with regard to Syria and Iran would be?

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