The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan accused Israel of “deliberately targetting” the UNIFIL peacekeepers. Being in such a responsible position he should have atleast “tried” to ascertain the truth. Which he wouldn’t do ofcourse. Since it somehow doesn’t suit his agenda especially now since he and his son were caught with their pants down in the Oil for Food Scam.
The leftist-liberal media ofcourse went to town over this with the usual breast beating and planted stories of how “evil” Israel was doing horrible things to “innocent” lebanese. Notice how they conveniently transition from innocent lebanese comprised of old, disabled, women and children to brave jehadis depending on the mood of the media or the need of the propoganda.
The party pooper came from a very unlikely source. Their own press statement dated 24th July which says:
“One unarmed UN military observer, a member of the Observer Group Lebanon (OGL), was seriously wounded by small arms fire in the patrol base in the Marun Al Ras area yesterday afternoon. According to preliminary reports, the fire originated from the Hezbollah side during an exchange with the IDF. He was evacuated by the UN to the Israeli side, from where he was taken by an IDF ambulance helicopter to a hospital in Haifa. He was operated on, and his condition is now reported as stable”.
Notice that Kofi Annan never acknowledged this incident. He never asked Hezbollah to stop using the UN positions as cover nor did he thank Israel for saving the life of one of his peacekeepers.
Also one of the Canadian peacekeepers among the 4 killed due to the bombing in his email to a Canadian Media Network nine days earlier had said that there was no “deliberate targeting”. His email ends by saying:
“What I can tell you is this: we have on a daily basis had numerous occasions where our position has come under direct or indirect fire from both artillery and aerial bombing. The closest artillery has landed within 2 meters of our position and the closest 1000 lb aerial bomb has landed 100 meters from our patrol base. This has not been deliberate targeting, but has rather been due to tactical necessity“.
Tactical necessity??? Why? Because Hezbollah was using the UN positions as a shield against Israeli fire. What can you expect from this bunch when they use their own civilian population as human shields?.