It’s okay that Obama has brought an end to Pax Americana by reducing America’s military strength and world stature, because the more politically correct United Nations can step forward to fill the vacuum by securing peace throughout the world, just as it does in the conflict between beleaguered Israel and the surrounding Islamists who promise to wipe it off the map. Let’s check in on how that’s going:
Reports out of southern Lebanon tell us that the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah continues to expand its network of tunnels along the border with Israel, preparing for another war. That's not an accusation by Israeli sources, but a boast by Hezbollah, detailed in a series of recent articles in a Hezbollah-linked newspaper, As-Safir. As summed up by The Times of Israel, Hezbollah provided As-Safir reporters with a tour of its tunnel network, which they duly described as vast, advanced, reinforced, equipped with a 24-hour power supply, a ventilation system, and webs of escape shafts — connected to bunkers and surveillance posts.
While building this maze, Hezbollah has also been restocking its arsenal, following the 2006 summer war it launched against Israel. The Times of Israel story goes on to cite the estimates of a senior Israeli intelligence official that Hezbollah now has, as they sum it up, some "100,000 short-range rockets capable of striking northern Israel, several thousand missiles that can reach Tel Aviv and central Israel and hundreds more that can strike the entire country." Most of these weapons have come from Syria and Iran. This adds up to much more firepower than Hezbollah had when it triggered the 2006 war by kidnapping two Israeli soldiers — whom Hezbollah murdered, while the UN assured Israel that it was negotiating their safe release.
Sounds like the Religion of Peace is planning to launch yet another terror war. Not to worry; the United Nations has established a presence in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s base. It’s called UNIFIL (UN Interim Force in Lebanon). Here are the steps it has been taking to avert war:
A glance at their web site finds that that they have been providing students in southern Lebanon with lessons in road safety. Earlier this month they took part in a half marathon in Beirut. Last month they performed folkloric dances at a spring festival in the southern Lebanese town of Sultaniyeh. They've hosted visits by the president of Ireland and the king of Spain. They've celebrated the 37th anniversary of UNIFIL's establishment in southern Lebanon. They've hosted a handicrafts exhibition.
And on May 15th, they organized a clown show, for children with special needs, featuring a "team of highly trained professionals specialized in clown therapy to promote messages of hope and peace."
When we finally manage to flush Obama, Kerry, Biden, et al. out of Washington, don’t be surprised if they turn up in the UN. They will place the emphasis where it belongs — on the true threat to peace: climate change.
On a tip from RF.