Skip to comments.UN attack looks deliberate: Annan
Posted on 07/25/2006 4:50:09 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan today said he was "shocked" at Israel's "apparently deliberate targeting" of a UN post in Lebanon, in which up to four UN observers were killed.
Mr Annan described the strike as a "co-ordinated artillery and aerial attack on a long established and clearly marked UN post."
He said it took place "despite personal assurances given to me by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that UN positions would be spared Israeli fire."
"Furthermore, General Alain Pelligrini, the UN Force Commander in south Lebanon, had been in repeated contact with Israeli officers throughout the day on Tuesday, stressing the need to protect that particular UN position from attack.
"I call on the Government of Israel to conduct a full investigation into this very disturbing incident and demand that any further attack on UN positions and personnel must stop.
"The names and nationalities of those killed are being withheld pending notification of their families. I extend sincere condolences to the families of our fallen peacekeepers."
Awferchristssakes. They have been there for how many years? If they were doing their jobs, none of this would have been necessary.
How does he know it was Israeli fire?
Sounds more like hezi-scum.
I almost hope it was deliberate. Wouldn't surprise me if Coffee Anan's "peacekeepers" were collaborating with Hezballah.
I'm not a military guy -in terms of how this happened who those of you with experience guess that a target was mislabeled?
LOL...good one :)
On October 7, 2000 Adi, Benny, and Omar were attacked and kidnapped on Israels side of the United Nations-certified border. The three young men (Adi and Benny were single; Omar was married and the father of two young children) were on a routine border patrol; they were not soldiers missing in action or captured while engaging an enemy.
In November 2000, the families were beside themselves with worry. There was no word from the kidnappers whether the boys were dead or alive, wounded or healthy. The parents came to Chicago and asked for our help.
It is not often that I feel helpless, but I felt that way that day listening to them. As a parent of five boys, I truly felt their pain.
Adding to the parents torment was the murky role of UNIFIL, the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Lebanon. From the beginning of the abduction, some evidence suggested that the Hizbollah abductors wore UN uniforms. There were rumors that UN forces somehow were involved. There even was a rumor that the UN possessed a videotape taken on the scene sometime after the bloody attack and abduction.
Early in its own investigation Israel asked the UN if there was a videotape. No," Israeli officials were told. Over the weeks and months rumors about the tape persisted. Again Israeli officials enquired. The answer repeatedly was no."
In fact that answer was a lie; a tape taken sometime after the attack did exist. It showed UN forces and unnamed others trying to move the vehicles that were involved in the attack. Although UN Secretary General Kofi Annan was presumably kept in the dark by members of his staff he indeed apologized when the existence of the tape was verified -- the UN would only share the tape if they were allowed to blank out the faces of those in the film. They didnt want to be unfair" to any side of the conflict.
This abduction took place within Israel. It was a criminal act, not a conventional battle. But the UN which said it didnt want to take sides" -- for months withheld information that may have been useful in investigating the attack.
Any wonder why Israel might object to international observers in the West Bank and Gaza, who might serve as a shield for Palestinian terrorists just as they had inadvertently or otherwise for Hizbollah?
G'day, mate! that will put some cream in Coffee Anan's coffee. He is such a pompous ass. I will bet that the "peace keepers" were passing along information to the Hezzies.
I hope that the attack on the Coffee Anan war keepers WAS deliberate. Tell Coffee that payback is hell!
That's for sure.
Hey Kofi..We are the middle finger..remember..
"leadership from Coffee? He could not even organize a trip to the toilet.
We should make sure that Annan's deputy doesnt succeed him as the UN Secretary General. Shashi Tharoor is a radical left wing nutcase.
Israel US ambassador Ayalon: Annan has to apologize
Israel's Ambassador to Washington Danny Ayalon said Wednesday that UN Secretary General Kofi Annan should apologize to Israel for saying that dropping a bomb on a UN post in south Lebanon was a deliberate act.
Speaking to CNN Ayalon said Annan's comments are "scandalous," and demanded he apologize. (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)
I've been on lurking-mode for a few months, but I came across this on youtube and thought it would be of interest. It is a video of the UN ferrying Pali gunmen around in Gaza.
Back to lurking.
What, no French? I am disappointed!
The Allah express!
Kofi needs to shut up. he has more blood on his hands than anyone will ever know for sure.
I remember this incident. And the young men were murdered by the Islamic scum. Of course, Coffee expressed his "regrets" - not. Coffee is a dirtball who does nothing to help his own people in Darfur.
That's "Coffee, I like white women" Anan.
And coffee cakes, what are you going to do about it???
How in the hell could he come to this conclusion and why?
How come we haven't pushed to have this son of a bitch removed from his position at the UN, and send him the hell back to wherever it is he came from? He's beyond the point of being a joke.
I am a Reds fan btw. LOL
I read through this thread to see if this video was posted. It should end all this nonsense about the UN not wanting to take sides.
It is not plausible to me that they would deliberately hit the UN people, but war is messy and you simply cannot guarantee the safety of non-combatants in a war zone.
You know what happens when someone slams you year after year. When every thing you do is wrong, no matter how hard you try? Know what happens? Eventually, you don't give a d@mn because you know that whether you're good or bad you'll be cursed anyway, so why not take care of yourself and your people and stop worrying about what others will say because they will say the worst anyway.
I mean, it's not like the UN hasn't been helping the dear Palestinians establish a fascist state since, oh, 1948.
Is there any practical difference between a UN outpost and a terrorist camp?
Is that the coffee cake junior or the full size?
wished we played you guys more. my uncle always talked about reds-dodgers games when I was growing up.
I'd say he's a junior! Or either a munchkin.
Perhaps reporting Isreali troop movements to the Hezzies?
Israel is "deliberately" attacking terrorists and their weapons. Were Annan's boys a little too close to those targets?
I thought pond scum floated on the top?
Something smells funny about this, where was it, on the roof of a Hezb'ullah armory? -- tet68
Seems very very fishy to me also.. Something was there, something the UN wanted protected beyond personel.
Something smells funny about this, where was it, on the
roof of a Hezb'ullah armory?
Exactly. I wouldn't be surprised if we later found out these soldiers were helping Hez b'Allah!
It would be interesting to see who would surrender first.....France or the UN!
Yes that's correct. This is not a friendly fire incident or mistake, in my opinion. U.N. positions and equipment have been used by Hezbollah for years. the only question is this: Israel had the opportunity to embarass/disgrace their arch enemies, Annan and U.N., in a BIG way, but they have kept mum.
Putting the UN in charge of keeping the peace is like putting the Cubs in charge of the world series.
Wait a second the Cubs actually have been in the world series. The UN never keeps the peace.
One of my greatest quotes to a liberal idiot who loves france
"Saying the US should be more like France is like saying the Yankees should be more like the Cubs"
When bomb blast ripped through UN headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003, the US was blamed for not keeping it secure. Hoping to find the US at fault, Kofi appointed an investigation team that subsequently issued a report in October 2003 that the UN had refused US security assistance and even asked that some security measures already in place be dismantled. Shortly thereafter, the UN vacated Baghdad for good.
The bombing shook the United Nations into reevaluating security of its operations across the world as Mr Annan and his top advisers realised that the UN flag did not automatically provide security to its staff. The two officials stepped down as Mr Annan ordered a strategic reorganisation of security management under the leadership of Deputy Secretary-General Louise Frechette. Mr Ananns actions to improve security comes in the wake of highly damaging report by an independent panel headed by Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari who described the UN security system as dysfunctional and sloppy and questioned judgment of the UN top officials in refusing offer of security from the US-led coalition, the only credible force in the country.
They dug the bullts from the body and SCARAMANGA'S prints were...oh...wait...wrong movie.
Maybe the rounds were baby blue?
I've never ever sworn on the FR because it is unbecoming. But this calls for breaking of precident.
Kofi- you are an ass.
That pic says it all!