The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a new resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah.
Resolution 1701 calls for "a full cessation of hostilities", and UN and Lebanese troops to replace Israeli forces in southern Lebanon.
Really, what is the fucking point? I mean, what, precisely, are the UN going to do to either side if they don't comply.
The governments of both countries are expected to discuss the resolution at cabinet meetings over the weekend.
And I say again, what is the fucking point? Israel and Lebanon can discuss a ceasefire as often as they like but it ain't going to do fuck-all to stop Hezbollah continuing to launch rockets into Israel. And Hezbollah don't have a government to negotiate with. Unless, of course, you count Iran.
Mr Olmert will ask the Israeli cabinet to endorse the resolution at a meeting on Sunday, until which time the Israeli military offensive will continue.
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan opened the Security Council session with an impassioned speech, in which he lamented the UN's failure to act sooner to end fighting in the Middle East.
He said the widely perceived delay in drafting a resolution had "badly shaken" global faith in the UN.
Kofi, my son, I think that you will find that you are slightly behind the times; any credibility that the UN ever had was dispersed by its total failure in Rwanda and Bosnia not to mention in Iraq with the oil-for-food scandal and in Africa with the fucking-13-year-old-kids-for-food programmes that are still going on.
To describe the UN as corrupt would be pretty accurate but, worse than that, it is entirely toothless. This resolution will achieve fuck all.
The UN is a talking-shop and ego-massage for tinpot dictators and human rights abusers extraordinaire. What, really, is the fucking point?