By my count, this is the 4th postponement for sending the TNI peacekeepers to southern Lebanon.... Hmmmm I wonder what's really going on, maybe the defense minister's statements about not intending to disarm Hisbollocks terrorists is coming back to bite them.
Indonesia has had to delay sending troops to join UNIFIL peacekeepers in southern Lebanon because of "transport problems", a military spokesman said earlier this week.
A 125-member advance team had been due to leave on October 28, with a main body comprising 725 soldiers supposedly following in early November.
"Yes, it has been delayed. The advance team will now leave on November 5 and the main body will follow after two weeks, roughly around November 22," military spokesman Rear Admiral Mohammad Sunarto explained.
"The reason is completely technical, related to transportation matters," he said.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's army lieutenant son was to be part of the advance Indonesian force.
Yudhoyono himself is a retired army general who once led Indonesian military observers on a UN peacekeeping mission to Bosnia in the mid-1990s.
Israel had initially objected to peacekeepers coming from nations not recognizing the Jewish state, but later relaxed that stance. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, has no diplomatic ties with Israel.
Just here proffering my pearls to swine, my throat to wolves and my trousers to the flagpole.