Thursday, July 27, 2006

UN Observers Not Deliberately Targeted by Israel, says UN Observer

The instantaneous reaction of Kofi Annan that Israel had deliberately hit a UN Observer post may have derived from anger at the fact that three of the dead UN peacekeepers were from his homeland of Ghana. Or perhaps it was the gut reaction of an anti-Semite. The New York Sun has an interesting factoid:

"A Canadian U.N. observer, one of four killed at a UNIFIL position near the southern Lebanese town of Khiyam on Tuesday, sent an e-mail to his former commander, a Canadian retired major-general, Lewis MacKenzie, in which he wrote that Hezbollah fighters were "all over" the U.N. position, Mr. MacKenzie said. Hezbollah troops, not the United Nations, were Israel's target, the deceased observer wrote."

A blogger who has observed the UN in action notes that El Baradei at IAEA appears dead-set against inspecting Iran's nuke program. Some other recent UN cooperation with the Arab militants was noted by noiri and it appears that the UN under Annan's "leadership" deserves all the contempt Israel and the US regard it with.

And Annan is in full cover-up mode, as his female entourage begins to disseminate disinformation about Hezbollah being "miles away" from the destroyed outpost. And why was the UN flying a Hezbollah flag?

You can bet the Democrats and the MSM flagships will assist Annan in his deceptions, but luckily the American people don't pay much attention to the UN and the NYT any more.

And the WSJ, for one MSM outlet, deconstructs Annan better than any supporter could help this feckless incompetent:

"All this raises the question of why the U.N. hasn't evacuated its "peacekeepers." The irony is that while they have failed to keep the peace, Israel is carrying out the U.N.-mandated disarmament of Hezbollah. Annan ought to be thanking, not condemning, Jerusalem."

The Republican Senate leadership is taking advantage of Sen. Voinovich's change of heart on John Bolton to schedule another confirmation hearing which will move the Bolton's nomination to a floor vote in the Senate. However, the ever-wobbly Lincoln Chafee, the Republicans' answer to John Kerry, may exercise his inscrutable finger-to-the-wind to go with the Democrats.

As Robert Wexler of Florida said; "because it's a fun thing to do."

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