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Wednesday, 9 May 2007

U.S. might force setting up Lebanon tribunal

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Washington might seek to force the setting up of a tribunal in the murder of a Lebanese former premier under a chapter of the UN Charter which makes Security Council decisions mandatory.

"Absolutely. If we have to, we would push for setting up the tribunal under Chapter 7 because it is extremely important that the court is set up so that Lebanon goes back to normal," Rice told Al Arabiya television in remarks aired on Monday.

WHAT THE...................???????

By what right does the US have the power to "force" the creation of any such tribunal in any country, simply because the administration thinks it will be to the US's geopolitical advantage??

And by the way, Secretary Rice, in case you have developed some sort of "world events amnesia" (a very common malady for those in this administration), let me remind you of this fact.

Lebanon's "going back to normal" has nothing to do with the setting up of this tribunal: it haseverything to do with Lebanon attempting to recover from a war of agression by Israel, with tacit (and sometimes overt) support by the US against Hezbullah forces in Lebanon.

I'd almost be willing to place a bet, Madame Secretary, that you steadfastly refuse to look at pictures of what Israeli (and US- made) cluster bombs did to Lebanese children

Or, perhaps, like your predecessor Madeline Albright, talking about the deaths of Iraqi children due to sanctions, you believe, as an article of faith, that those deaths "worth it", in terms of ultimate advantage for Israel and the US.