Friday, October 07, 2005

EU meets with Hizballah

Europe, where "fighting terror" is not just a slogan, but a meaningless slogan.
Israel expects consistency in the EU's stand on terrorism if the it wants to increase its involvement here, Foreign Ministry director-general Ron Prosor told troika representatives Thursday in protest against a meeting of EU ambassadors with a Hizbullah minister in Lebanon.

Prosor called representatives of troika in Israel – Janet Rogan from the British embassy; Norbert Hack from the Austrian embassy; and Ramiro Cibrian, head of the European Commissions delegation to Israel – to the foreign Ministry to express 'grave concern' over a meeting the EU, Italian and French ambassadors to Lebanon had there recently with Lebanon's Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Fneich, who is the Hizbullah representative in Lebanon's cabinet.

Prosor said that these types of meetings send the 'wrong message' regarding the war on terror. Prosor, who repeated Israel's call – as yet unheeded – that the EU place Hizbullah on its list of terror organizations, said that the organization is involved in terrorist activities in the territories.

Karen Kaufman, spokesman for the British embassy, said that the European representatives took note of Israel's position and said that they would pass the information on.

Apparently, meeting with the guys that did this is a fine example of diplomacy, according to the Eurabians.

UPDATE: For half-wits who think that Hizballah is not a terror organization, here's a short list of Hizballah Greatest Hits according to terror experts (Hizballah denies all of them!)
  • a series of kidnappings of Westerners in Lebanon, including several Americans, in the 1980s;
  • the 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847, which featured the famous footage of the plane’s pilot leaning out of the cockpit with a gun to his head;
  • and two major 1990s attacks on Jewish targets in Argentina—the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy (killing 29) and the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center (killing 95);
  • The 1984 truck bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut that killed 24.
  • On July 19, 1994 a Panamanian flight was bombed in the (Alas Chiricanas bombing) leaving 21 people dead, incluing 12 Jews. The bombing was claimed by an unknown group called Ansar Allah.
  • On July 26, 1994 eight days after the AMIA Bombing in Argentina, a car bomb exploded outside the Israeli embassy in London, injuring 14 people. Thirteen hours later a similar car bomb exploded outside a Jewish charity in North London.