Official: Hezbollah used U.N. post as a "shield" Merged with Accusations and Apologie

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    The Islamic terrorists sure have the routine down pat. Hide among civilians, use mosques and schools as arms depots and meeting places, even use supposedly "neutral" installations as shields while attacking your enemy. The article even has a picture from the destroyed post before the attack, showing the Hezbollah flag flying next to the U.N. flag. But higher and more prominently.

    All of these acts are, of course, gross violations of the Geneva Convention accords. But we must still extend the protections of those accords to the terrorists - protections they plainly have utter contempt for, and have never extended to us.

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    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51265

    Official: Hezbollah used U.N. as 'shield'

    Observer killed in strike wrote e-mail contradicting accusation against Israel

    Posted: July 27, 2006
    5:00 p.m. Eastern

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    United Nations flag flies with Hezbollah banner at U.N. post (photo: Canadian Jewish News)

    The United Nations post in Lebanon at the center of controversy over a deadly Israeli attack likely was being used as a "shield" by Hezbollah to fire rockets into the Jewish state, according to a former U.N. commander in Bosnia.

    U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has accused Israel of deliberately targeting the post where four officials of the world body were killed in an Israeli airstrike on the southern Lebanese village of El Khiam Tuesday night.

    But retired Maj.-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie points to an e-mail by one of the observers killed in the attack that backs Israel's claim that it was targeting Hezbollah, reported the CanWest News Service of Canada.

    The dead observer, Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, wrote an e-mail last week to the Canadian television network CTV that alluded to Hezbollah's tactics.

    "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 (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."

    MacKenzie said Hess-von Kruedener was indicating Israeli strikes were aimed at Hezbollah targets near the post, the Canadian news service reported.

    "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.

    McKenzie said this indicates Hezbollah purposely set itself up near the U.N. post, a tactic he observed in previous international missions. McKenzie was the first U.N. commander in Sarajevo during the Bosnia civil war, CanWest reported.


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    A bunch of arabs challenge the legitmacy of Israel by forming a band of illegitimate of thugs and fight in an illegitmate fashion. What a zoo!
     
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    Not before proven. Kofi was quick to say UN post was targeted. Israel was quick to call it a 'tragic mistake.' Kofi should have said nothing. Israel should have expressed regret for the loss of life and conducted an investigation, they are too quick to say 'they made a mistake', same with US, then you have to find you MISTAKE, even when it wasn't:

    http://www.nysun.com/article/36860

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    Then again, one can just read through these, they pretty well back up the Canadian's email and they are from the UN:

    http://www.un.org/Depts/dpko/missions/unifil/unifilpress.htm
     
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    They've been busy:

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=21801_Hizballah_Attacked_UNIFIL_Twice_This_Week&only
     
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    Even more to the point, the 'leadership' of the UN, so quick to call out US and Israel for 'war crimes' without proof, do not put such statements out for others, including France in Africa. :rolleyes:
     
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    The UN is anti-semitic? Weird huh--this is the same organization that gave the Zionists a country.

    I'm so confused--maybe we should start all over again from 1947 and re-think this thing.
     
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    Personally, I think they are just against US and Israel, but you can go for whatever floats your boat.
     
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    Hey--Thanks, babes !:beer:
     

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