July 26, 2006
More Reasons Not to Trust the United Nations
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says that Israel deliberately attacked a UN position in southern Lebanon
The UN secretary general Kofi Annan says an Israeli attack on a UN observation post was "apparently deliberate". Four unarmed military observers were killed in the air strike in southern Lebanon. ...
Mr Annan later called for participants at a Mideast conference to push for an immediate ceasefire to end fighting between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.
Hizbollah must stop its "deliberate targeting of Israeli population centers". And Israel must put an end to all bombing, ground operations and blockades of Lebanese ports.
Only someone completely deluded could believe such a thing. I could go through my usual analysis, but I think that John Podhoretz summed it up best over at NRO:
He's an anti-Semite who sucks up to Arab dictators and presides over an organization choking on its own immoral filth.
I think that about sums it up nicely.
But if it's analysis you want, head over to Belmont Club where Richard Fernandez does his usual masterful job. After examining various UNIFIL press releases about it's activities in southern Lebanon, Fernandez concludes that ". If each of the press releases is read in their entirety is manifestly clear that UNIFIL is performing none of these authorized missions," which are to "to a) Confirm the withdrawal of Israeli forces from southern Lebanon; b) Restore international peace and security;" and "c) Assist the Government of Lebanon in ensuring the return of its effective authority in the area."
Maybe this picture of a Hezbollah and UN flag side-by-side say it all
Michelle Malkin has details.
Posted by Tom at July 26, 2006 9:38 PM
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Nice photo, if the Israelis didn't attack UN positions intentionally, it looks they should at least give it serious consideration. The UN sure did a bangup job. Given the fact that they shared their facilities with Hezbollah, as mentioned in Michelle's post, one wonders if they didn't also help unload all the truckloads of missles that were brought in on their watch!
Podhoretz's analysis of Kofi is right on. The UN should be allowed no role in keeping Southern Lebanon free of terrorists once Israel cleans the area out this time.
Posted by: Chris at July 27, 2006 2:03 PM