Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What About That UN Station in Lebanon?

A considerable hullabaloo is ongoing over the attack by Israel on a UN station located in the war zone in Lebanon. It’s entirely possible that this was an accident under the fog of war, but perhaps not many people understand the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic stance of UN employed personnel now and over the years. What else would explain Kofi Annan’s immediate statement, without investigation, that this was a deliberate act? Many people also do not understand that UN personnel are actively attempting right now to undermine the Israeli defense initiative into Hezbollah-controlled areas of Lebanon.

For example, Israel’s preparation of the battlefield included the destruction of roads, bridges and airfields that would permit the resupply of missiles and other arms to Hezbollah, but, according to the UN’s own website, UN personnel are rebuilding these same roads:
UNIFIL is still facing serious restrictions in its freedom of movement due to the ongoing hostilities and the extensive destruction of roads and bridges throughout the area of operation. Yesterday, a UNIFIL engineering contingent from China managed to do some repairs on a key road artery between Tyre and Naqoura, and the road is now usable for traffic. However, more road destruction was reported in various areas in the south.”

I might also continue to point out to those on the left who still don’t seem to get it, that these last attacks on Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah are nothing new. Thanks to Resa LaRu Kirkland, of, we are reminded of promises made and curses uttered by these same murderous fanatics 40 years ago:

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"As of today, there no longer exists an international emergency force to protect Israel. We shall exercise patience no more. We shall not complain any more to the UN about Israel. The sole method we shall apply against Israel is total war, which will result in the extermination of Zionist existence.

"Our forces are now entirely ready not only to repulse the aggression, but to initiate the act of liberation itself, and to explode the Zionist presence in the Arab homeland. The Syrian army, with its finger on the trigger, is united... I, as a military man, believe that the time has come to enter into a battle of annihilation.

"The armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon are poised on the borders of face the challenge, while standing behind us are the armies of Iraq, Algeria, Kuwait, Sudan and the whole Arab nation. This act will astound the world. Today they will know that the Arabs are arranged for battle, the critical hour has arrived. We have reached the stage of serious action and not declarations.

"The existence of Israel is an error which must be rectified. This is our opportunity to wipe out the ignominy which has been with us since 1948. Our goal is clear -- to wipe Israel off the map."--

Relax, people, and let Israel continue to defend itself with our help. The only thing new about this is that the American public, at least, seems to understand that Israel has done everything in its power to live in peace with its neighbors, and, critically, several Arab nations seem to have withdrawn their support for Hezbollah to destroy Israel. We don't want a cease-fire that will only allow Hezbollah to rearm itself. We want the Israelis to clean out these fanatics if they can. As has been the case since the beginning of time, the only way true peace is ever achieved is to kill enough of your enemy so he surrenders.

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At 8:41 PM, Anonymous Joe Alves Jr. said...

It wouldn't surprise me one bit if that little gutless wonder who calls himself the Secretary General of the U.N., didn't purposely set his own men up to get killed so that he could use it against the Israelis in his propaganda campaign against them. He's about as useless at his job, as a screen door on a submarine.

At 7:43 AM, Anonymous steve said...

These are two separate issues and are not linked and should not try to link.
Obviously the hit was a mistake plain and simple. Obviously, Annan spoke out of turn and without thinking.

Linking these two just seems to be implying that IF it was deliberate, it was sort of justified....and you should not even go there.

At 10:51 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Steve, you need to be more aware of the utter duplicity of the UN. Many of their command posts in Lebanon fly the blue flag of the UN and the yellow flag of Hezbollah. Here is one of the many observations being made:
"Recall Kofi Annan’s snap judgment that the Israelis deliberately targeted the UNIFIL outpost in an attack that accidentally killed a few UNIFIL “peacekeepers.” His rush to judgment, needless to say, is always against Israel. Annan, who endlessly deliberates over every sentence in his diplomatic diatribes, was wrong.

A Canadian soldier who died in the bombing had explicitly complained that Hezbollah was using its proximity to the UNIFIL post to shield its forces. Under the French leadership of General Alain Pelligrini, UNIFIL refused to respond to the Canadian’s warnings. The deaths are his responsibility.

The force comprises 2,000 troops from China, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and Ukraine, along with 400 international and local civilians, and is commanded by French major-general Alain Pellegrini, who has a pro-Lebanon record in the Middle East.

Of course he tried to deflect his guilt by blaming Israel and supporting Annan’s allegations. Of course this is not the first time UNIFIL tried to cover up the truth regarding its own responsibility in helping Hezbollah in its war with Israel. When Hezbollah used UNIFIL uniforms and a truck with UNIFIL identification to kidnap Israeli soldiers a few years ago, UNIFIL claimed ignorance.

Actually, they had a film of the attack – a film they adamantly denied existed until forced by the Israelis to reveal the truth – and reveal their complicity in the cover-up and their incompetence in letting themselves be used by Hezbollah.

Pelligrini was the former French military attache in Beirut and the head of the mideast division of French military intelligence. Do you think he “went native”? The French military, just like the American military, has a strong interests in keeping the cost of it weapons affordable for their forces. One method to do this is to increase the volume of arms sales. Which nations are the major buyers of French military supplies? The Arab nations. Is it too difficult to believe that the French try to curry favor with Arab nations?" American Thinker

I have a picture of one of the 2 flagged command posts on file.

At 4:54 AM, Anonymous steve said...

Again, this may be true...but again you seem to be furthering the arguement that the Israeli attack on the UN was both deliberate and justified. Is that what you are trying to say?

At 6:12 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

I have no idea whether or not it was deliberate, but a warning shot is certainly justified in my mind, given the reckless actions of UN personnel. We did it in WWII to a Spanish ship in Uruguay to stop Spain from supplying the Nazis.


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