MP appeals for end to violence in Lebanon

MP appeals for end to Lebanon violence

MP appeals for end to Lebanon violence

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BOURNEMOUTH MP Tobias Ellwood, who was recently named Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, has appealed for an end to the violence in the Lebanon.

The ongoing fighting in Arsal has led to the deaths, injuries and abductions of members of the security forces and caused civilian casualties.

Mr Ellwood said: “I condemn the attacks against the Lebanese Security Forces and ongoing violence in and around the town of Arsal.

“Lebanon's sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected. I urge a swift end to the fighting that started over the weekend. I send my condolences to the Lebanese government and the families of the victims of this violence.

“The United Kingdom remains as determined as ever to back stability in Lebanon and is committed to assisting the Lebanese Armed Forces in enhancing security in the border regions.

“Such incidents, alongside the terrible daily suffering of millions of Syrians, show that the need for a political settlement in Syria has never been more pressing.”

He said the UK was committed to working with the UN to create the conditions for this.

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2:16pm Tue 5 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

To whom has he appealed? What is this appeal? Is there anybody else out there who believes that this MP, lately suited to opening a nursery, sandcastle judging, etc, now holds the portfolio for the most complex series of politically and ideologicaqlly dangerous series of wars and internicine fighting in the modern age. Then there is the refugee argument. Many many thousands are displaced and dying. Never mind the appeals Toby let's here Cameroon quoting you and you ideas for improvement in the region. Then again that's probably not what you are really charged with doing, isn't that right?
To whom has he appealed? What is this appeal? Is there anybody else out there who believes that this MP, lately suited to opening a nursery, sandcastle judging, etc, now holds the portfolio for the most complex series of politically and ideologicaqlly dangerous series of wars and internicine fighting in the modern age. Then there is the refugee argument. Many many thousands are displaced and dying. Never mind the appeals Toby let's here Cameroon quoting you and you ideas for improvement in the region. Then again that's probably not what you are really charged with doing, isn't that right? whataboutthat
  • Score: 8

2:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

West Howe Sean says...

I think he should also be saying a few words about how Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.
I think he should also be saying a few words about how Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza. West Howe Sean
  • Score: 13

2:34pm Tue 5 Aug 14

contric says...

what about libya the mess cameron and his mates have created there or the mess blair and his mates created in iraq perhaps people like you and the other mp,s should keep your big useless trunks out of it
what about libya the mess cameron and his mates have created there or the mess blair and his mates created in iraq perhaps people like you and the other mp,s should keep your big useless trunks out of it contric
  • Score: 7

2:54pm Tue 5 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

Yep......they will listen to you.....
Yep......they will listen to you..... BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

3:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

Why bother, they won't listen to us, if they want to kill each other just let them get on with it, if we interfere it only comes back to haunt us, have we learned nothing from our interventions in the Middle East.
Why bother, they won't listen to us, if they want to kill each other just let them get on with it, if we interfere it only comes back to haunt us, have we learned nothing from our interventions in the Middle East. BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: 3

3:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

The waste of space opens his mouth again. I'm sure everyone will listen to Tim Nice But Dim reincarnated
The waste of space opens his mouth again. I'm sure everyone will listen to Tim Nice But Dim reincarnated bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 2

4:19pm Tue 5 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

Who on earth does this guy believe is taking the slightest bit of notice of what he thinks about such a serious worldly problem?

More to the point why does the Echo provide him yet more pre-2015 election publicity with this article?...... Because it is probably the only reason he uttered a word!
Who on earth does this guy believe is taking the slightest bit of notice of what he thinks about such a serious worldly problem? More to the point why does the Echo provide him yet more pre-2015 election publicity with this article?...... Because it is probably the only reason he uttered a word! muscliffman
  • Score: 7

5:26pm Tue 5 Aug 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

You've got constituents that live in a war zone.So what you doing,Toby ? Nothing, of course.
You've got constituents that live in a war zone.So what you doing,Toby ? Nothing, of course. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 2

6:49pm Tue 5 Aug 14

s-pb2 says...

I have just heard on Al-Jazeera that there is a ceasefire! Evidently, both sides were so touched and overwhelmed by the appeal from the esteemed Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood, that they questioned why they were killing each other and realised it was all for nothing, and that if Tobias had not said anything they would have never realised their folly. The two sides now say that they are utterly ashamed that Tobias has had to speak to them like that and wont do it again.
I have just heard on Al-Jazeera that there is a ceasefire! Evidently, both sides were so touched and overwhelmed by the appeal from the esteemed Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood, that they questioned why they were killing each other and realised it was all for nothing, and that if Tobias had not said anything they would have never realised their folly. The two sides now say that they are utterly ashamed that Tobias has had to speak to them like that and wont do it again. s-pb2
  • Score: 2

7:23pm Tue 5 Aug 14

oversee says...

That should see an end to it then...........who cares what this non-entity thinks.
That should see an end to it then...........who cares what this non-entity thinks. oversee
  • Score: 2

8:10pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Tripod says...

So how come (according to the latest Snowden leaks) the British and American Governments are (via their respective security services) actively supplying Israel with intelligence and targeting information?
So how come (according to the latest Snowden leaks) the British and American Governments are (via their respective security services) actively supplying Israel with intelligence and targeting information? Tripod
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Tue 5 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

Hey Toby call it. Can you, seriously. come up with a MIddle East viewpoint. That's a viewpoint not a policy. Jeez I couldn't make you up...maybe I could...
Hey Toby call it. Can you, seriously. come up with a MIddle East viewpoint. That's a viewpoint not a policy. Jeez I couldn't make you up...maybe I could... whataboutthat
  • Score: 0

11:49pm Tue 5 Aug 14

scrumpyjack says...

West Howe Sean wrote:
I think he should also be saying a few words about how Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.
You forgot to add the war crimes committed by Hamas, which are arguably worse.
[quote][p][bold]West Howe Sean[/bold] wrote: I think he should also be saying a few words about how Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.[/p][/quote]You forgot to add the war crimes committed by Hamas, which are arguably worse. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -1

1:05pm Wed 6 Aug 14

twynhamob says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
West Howe Sean wrote:
I think he should also be saying a few words about how Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.
You forgot to add the war crimes committed by Hamas, which are arguably worse.
Well said Jack. Have you noticed how people who do not side with Israel always use either Gaza or Palestine instead of Hamas, as Hamas is a terrorist organization.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]West Howe Sean[/bold] wrote: I think he should also be saying a few words about how Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.[/p][/quote]You forgot to add the war crimes committed by Hamas, which are arguably worse.[/p][/quote]Well said Jack. Have you noticed how people who do not side with Israel always use either Gaza or Palestine instead of Hamas, as Hamas is a terrorist organization. twynhamob
  • Score: -1

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