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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Only 7 years ago, the EU acknowledged Hezbollah's terror acts

As a followup to this story about how the EU has denied that Hezbollah was a terrorist organization, here is what the EU Parliament wrote in a 2005 resolution on the situation in Lebanon:

The European Parliament ,

...1. Condemns unequivocally the bomb attack in Beirut on 14 February 2005 which killed the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Rafik Hariri, and other innocent civilians, expresses its horror and indignation at this barbarous act and conveys its sincerest condolences to the families of Mr Hariri and of the other victims;

2. Calls, pursuant to the statement made by the UN Security Council President on 15 February 2005, for every effort to be made to ascertain the causes, circumstances and consequences of this attack; calls on the Lebanese authorities to continue to cooperate with the UN's fact-finding mission;

...7. Considers that clear evidence exists of terrorist activities on the part of Hezbollah and that the Council should take all necessary steps to curtail them...
Despite this, the EU Parliament has steadfastly refused to label Hezbollah to be a terrorist organization, even as early as 2002 and 2003, despite many requests by delegates to do so.

Just going to show that politics and honesty are only coincidentally coincidental.