Hezbollah spokesman Hussein Rahhal said Nasrallah would deliver a “landmark historic speech” addressing international calls for his group’s disarmament and the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in south Lebanon, which for years has been controlled by the militant group.
The U.N.-brokered cease-fire that ended fighting between the guerrillas and Israel on Aug. 14 calls for stripping Hezbollah of its weapons, but Nasrallah has been defiant.
As I recall, one of the requirements of the cease-fire was the disarmament of Hezbollah, and they’re refusing to comply. I don’t see a problem, then, with the restart of the Israeli offensive against the terrorist organization. Hezbollah is failing to adhere to the agreement, so Israel should have no obligation to honor it.
Then again, neither Lebanon nor the UN wanted to take responsibility for disarming them anyway, so it was only half an agreement to begin with.
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The case against Ralph “Bucky” Phillips is now a murder case.
One of the New York State Troopers ambushed last week has died as a result of his injuries. He was shot in the leg, but it hit a major artery and he bled pretty badly. His leg had been amputated yesterday, but he still didn’t survive.
I’m not sure what’s more disgusting to me… that Phillips has such a disdain for police, or that people are helping him.
His family and his former girlfriend should be the police’s biggest source of information, since they would know him so well. Now they are being arrested for harboring a fugitive and impeding an investigation.
The man started off on the wrong foot to begin with, as he escaped from prison with only four days left in his sentence.Â Since then, he has stolen dozens of guns, and many vehicles in an attempt to continue to elude the State Police. He’s demonstrated more than once what he’s capable of in injuring and killing cops — what can he do when he decides to turn on someone protecting him? As one radio host here in Rochester mentioned last week, what happens when Bucky decides that someone who’s harboring him is too big a threat to him to be kept alive?
The only good news I can see in all this right now is that I don’t expect we, as taxpayers in New York State, will need to pay to keep him in prison when he’s ultimately caught. I suspect, either deliberately on his part or in an attempted defense, he won’t survive the shootout with the Troopers.