Excuse me, what?
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Lebanon’s UN ambassador bitterly slammed Israel’s month-long bombardment of his country ahead of a hard-won truce, and vowed that the treaty would be Israel’s last with any Middle East country.
“Lebanon will be, I think, the last state to sign a peace treaty with Israel,” UN ambassador Nouhad Mahmoud told CNN television’s “Late Edition” program, without explaining the remark.
I’d call that a “threat” no matter what the French press call it.
It looks as if the Lebanese government is more than sick and tired of getting their butts kicked by Israel. But instead of being angry at Hezbollah causing the butt-kicking, it has decided to threaten Israel from behind the skirts of the UN Security Council.
Note later in the article how Mahmoud says that his country is going to pointedly disobey the UN Resolution that demanded Hezbollah’s disarming while implying that they will keep this resolution (and that Israel will break it). I suppose he comes from that school that says you can decide which resolutions you want to obey and which you do not.
Lucky for him that Israel is a nation of honor and civility.