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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Kofi your foot is still in your mouth

It has been several days since Kofi claimed that Israel had targeted a UN outpost with no Hezbollah in sight. It has been two days since one of the killed UN observers' pre-death words showed that this is false. From the Ottawa Citizen:

Just last week, Maj. Hess-von Kruedener wrote an e-mail about his experiences after nine months in the area, words Maj.-Gen. MacKenzie said are an obvious allusion to Hezbollah tactics.

"What I can tell you is this," he wrote in an e-mail to CTV dated July 18. "We have on a daily basis had numerous occasions where our position has come under direct or indirect fire from both (Israeli) artillery and aerial bombing.

"The closest artillery has landed within 2 meters (sic) of our position and the closest 1000 lb aerial bomb has landed 100 meters (sic) from our patrol base. This has not been deliberate targeting, but rather due to tactical necessity."

Those words, particularly the last sentence, are not-so-veiled language indicating Israeli strikes were aimed at Hezbollah targets near the post, said Maj.-Gen. MacKenzie.

"What that means is, in plain English, 'We've got Hezbollah fighters running around in our positions, taking our positions here and then using us for shields and then engaging the (Israeli Defence Forces)," he said.

That would mean Hezbollah was purposely setting up near the UN post, he added. It's a tactic Maj.-Gen. MacKenzie, who was the first UN commander in Sarajevo during the Bosnia civil war, said he's seen in past international missions: Aside from UN posts, fighters would set up near hospitals, mosques and orphanages.

I have not seen any comment by Kofi Annan on this revelation. It is not only a revelation of the nature of Hezbollah tactics, but a revelation of the extreme anti-Israel nature of the UN. I will not likely post on creation of the State of Israel in 1948 regarding whether it was right or wrong. My opinion is well known, but I will leave the argument to others. What I will argue is that it would be ludicrous to ask Israel almost 60 years later to disband their country. The state of Israel is a done deal. Until the world community as a whole recognizes the right of Israel to exist there can be no peace. There are many other countries whose origins are in question, but as with Israel are a done deal. The United Nations needs to step up to the plate and take leadership on this issue instead of making friends with those intent on obliterating Israel. The lessons that are to be learned during Kofi's term are 1) You cannot obtain peace through appeasement 2) The world body must stand up firmly against countries and groups whose policies support the TARGETING of innocent civilians to achieve their goal. The fact is that Kofi has not only failed to learn these lessons, he has entrenched himself deeper against them.

The world body must take a stand against civilian targeting. Too many argue that we need to understand why they are doing these terrible things. Sorry, once I see a targeted civilian lying in their blood I have no desire to listen or understand why somebody did it. That targeted civilian had a full life ahead of him/her. There are husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, etc. that are waiting for their loved one to come home and they never will.

Kofi does not have the leadership quality to take a stand. He would rather chew on his foot.


  • At 11:43 AM, Blogger SkyePuppy said…

    You missed a lesson learned:

    3) If you're a third-world (or French) member of the ruling class, a UN leadership position can get you rich at the hands of Israel-hating dictators.

  • At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Hammer said…

    Kofi is a joke.

    Why am I not laughing?

    Maybe because some jokes are cruel?

  • At 10:59 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    As the line goes in Les Miserables:

    What a cruel trick of nature landed me with such a louse...



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