Wednesday, September 06, 2006

If you want an aggressive maritime blockade....

..then Germany is one of the countries you would want to do it.
The Shiite Hezbollah militia has expressed "reservations" about Germany's involvement in the multinational UN force deploying for Lebanon, owing to German demands that its troops be allowed to stop and search boats bound for the country.

"Our reservations are regarding the German demand to search boats as they enter Lebanon," Hezbollah member of parliament Hussein Haj Hassan told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa on Tuesday. "Such a demand stands against the sovereignty of Lebanon."

Hezbollah "is not against the German government and has great respect for the German people," Haj Hassan stressed, "but they want the German government to review its stand towards Lebanon." Haj Hassan additionally accused Berlin of bias towards Israel's policies in the region.
Not only do Germans know how to follow orders, and demand that you follow rules (ever try to cross against the Red Dictator?) - they have a great maritime tradition of taking maritime blockades seriously.

And don't piss them off either.

Hat tip CAPT Ed.

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