Just who is kidding who? Hizbullah has been receiving arms shipments from across the Syrian border, but it’s Israeli reconnaissance flights (that are monitoring the smuggling) that are of concern to the French.
French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie:
“I remind that the violations of the airspace are extremely dangerous,” Alliot-Marie said. “They are dangerous first because they may be felt as hostile by forces of the coalition that could be brought to retaliate in cases of self defense and it would be a very serious incident.”
Hours later, French President Jacques Chirac said Friday that Israel must stop its sorties into Lebanese airspace, because it
“opposes the spirit of UN Resolution 1701.” ….Chirac made the comments during a press conference in Finland where a EU conference was being held….
This is of course nonsense and bluster from the French who have been caught with their pants hanging around their ankles. Being proven inept at doing their job (which is “observering” violations on UNCSR 1701 inside Lebanon), the French , who leads the Unifil contingent in Lebanon can only manage to lash out at the only responsibile party in the conflict….Israel.
How convenient and how predictable. More here. KGS