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UN attack looks deliberate: Annan
Herald Sun ^ | 26 July 2006

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."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; attack; israel; kofishutthefup; krookedkofi; lebanon; muhammadsminions; necrophilia; un; unpeacekeepers
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To: Aussie Dasher

Awferchristssakes. They have been there for how many years? If they were doing their jobs, none of this would have been necessary.


151 posted on 07/25/2006 8:04:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Occupation does not cause terrorism; terrorism causes occupation. (A. Dershowitz))
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To: jwalsh07
Do you think some fine enterprising left wing loonette from CNN will ask Kofi why the Israeli's would target UN peacekeepers?

No (and I hear Shep is having a "Katrina Moment")
152 posted on 07/25/2006 8:08:42 PM PDT by VA40
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To: Black Guy who is a Republican
How does he know it was deliberate? Does he have proof?

How does he know it was Israeli fire?
Sounds more like hezi-scum.

153 posted on 07/25/2006 8:09:58 PM PDT by evad
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To: Aussie Dasher
Kofi should have showed leadership and recalled the UN from the battlefield as soon as it started.
154 posted on 07/25/2006 8:14:42 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: roses of sharon

I almost hope it was deliberate. Wouldn't surprise me if Coffee Anan's "peacekeepers" were collaborating with Hezballah.


155 posted on 07/25/2006 8:14:46 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: All

I'm not a military guy -in terms of how this happened who those of you with experience guess that a target was mislabeled?


156 posted on 07/25/2006 8:15:46 PM PDT by gondramB (“Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Did he save a bundle at Geico?

LOL...good one :)

157 posted on 07/25/2006 8:16:18 PM PDT by evad
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To: Dodgers fan

On October 7, 2000 Adi, Benny, and Omar were attacked and kidnapped on Israel’s 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 didn’t 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 didn’t 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?


158 posted on 07/25/2006 8:17:30 PM PDT by BOBWADE ("Nothing in life can be achieved without a little sweat and hard work")
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To: A_perfect_lady

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.


159 posted on 07/25/2006 8:19:46 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: BOBWADE

I hope that the attack on the Coffee Anan war keepers WAS deliberate. Tell Coffee that payback is hell!


160 posted on 07/25/2006 8:22:14 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: beyond the sea
Kofi is one serious antisemite.....

That's for sure.

161 posted on 07/25/2006 8:23:03 PM PDT by b4its2late (Liberals are as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hey Kofi..We are the middle finger..remember..


162 posted on 07/25/2006 8:23:26 PM PDT by The Lion Roars
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To: tobyhill

"leadership from Coffee? He could not even organize a trip to the toilet.


163 posted on 07/25/2006 8:23:29 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: Aussie Dasher

We should make sure that Annan's deputy doesnt succeed him as the UN Secretary General. Shashi Tharoor is a radical left wing nutcase.


164 posted on 07/25/2006 8:24:15 PM PDT by The Lion Roars
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To: Aussie Dasher

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)

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3281463,00.html


165 posted on 07/25/2006 8:25:57 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Aussie Dasher

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AqGjz7iJTns

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.


166 posted on 07/25/2006 8:26:59 PM PDT by M203M4
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To: madison10

;*)


167 posted on 07/25/2006 8:27:00 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: lugsoul

What, no French? I am disappointed!


168 posted on 07/25/2006 8:27:16 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: BJClinton

The Allah express!


170 posted on 07/25/2006 8:28:19 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: Dodgers fan

Kofi needs to shut up. he has more blood on his hands than anyone will ever know for sure.


171 posted on 07/25/2006 8:29:42 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (If you love peace more than you love freedom, you are bound to be left hopeless with neither one)
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To: BOBWADE

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.


172 posted on 07/25/2006 8:29:56 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

That's "Coffee, I like white women" Anan.


173 posted on 07/25/2006 8:31:33 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: Aussie Dasher

And coffee cakes, what are you going to do about it???


174 posted on 07/25/2006 8:37:46 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Kim Jong is ILL, VERY ILL)
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To: Aussie Dasher

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.


175 posted on 07/25/2006 8:38:29 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: Dodgers fan

I am a Reds fan btw. LOL


176 posted on 07/25/2006 8:38:46 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (If you love peace more than you love freedom, you are bound to be left hopeless with neither one)
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To: M203M4; Fred Nerks

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.


177 posted on 07/25/2006 8:39:36 PM PDT by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN..Support our Troops! www.irey.com and www.vets4Irey.com - Now more than Ever!)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

That's ok!


178 posted on 07/25/2006 8:43:17 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: ichabod1

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.


179 posted on 07/25/2006 8:43:44 PM PDT by Graymatter ("Put only Americans on guard tonight." -- George Washington)
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To: Aussie Dasher

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.


180 posted on 07/25/2006 8:43:46 PM PDT by McGavin999 (God watch over the young lions of Israel!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I guess it's time for the Stalinist lunatics at the UN to piss and moan about for of their terrorist-enablers getting killed.

I mean, it's not like the UN hasn't been helping the dear Palestinians establish a fascist state since, oh, 1948.

181 posted on 07/25/2006 8:47:33 PM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Well, one thing you can say about Israel, they sure know a real enemy when they see one!

Is there any practical difference between a UN outpost and a terrorist camp?

182 posted on 07/25/2006 8:49:20 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: SouthTexas

Is that the coffee cake junior or the full size?


183 posted on 07/25/2006 8:50:52 PM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you attack Americans, we'll defend your right to do it."- The Democrat Party)
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To: Dodgers fan

wished we played you guys more. my uncle always talked about reds-dodgers games when I was growing up.


184 posted on 07/25/2006 8:52:30 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative (If you love peace more than you love freedom, you are bound to be left hopeless with neither one)
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To: JerseyDvl

I'd say he's a junior! Or either a munchkin.


185 posted on 07/25/2006 8:54:09 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Kim Jong is ILL, VERY ILL)
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To: Rosemont

Perhaps reporting Isreali troop movements to the Hezzies?


186 posted on 07/25/2006 8:57:46 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Aussie Dasher

Israel is "deliberately" attacking terrorists and their weapons. Were Annan's boys a little too close to those targets?


187 posted on 07/25/2006 9:01:08 PM PDT by msnimje (Uni-FAIL - UN peace keeping force in Lebanon has lived up to its name.)
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To: RightWhale
Yes, the UN is there in southern Lebanon "observing" Hezzballoo arm itself to the teeth for the past 10 years.

The UN is a total joke and it just got some of their people killed needlessly.
188 posted on 07/25/2006 9:03:22 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: mosquewatch.com
"I have seen more intelligent creatures , laying on there backs, at the bottom of ponds."

I thought pond scum floated on the top?

189 posted on 07/25/2006 9:12:40 PM PDT by blam
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To: tet68
"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.-- from article...

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.

190 posted on 07/25/2006 9:44:32 PM PDT by LowOiL ("I am neither . I am a Christocrat" - Benjamin Rush)
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To: tet68

Something smells funny about this, where was it, on the
roof of a Hezb'ullah armory?
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Exactly. I wouldn't be surprised if we later found out these soldiers were helping Hez b'Allah!


191 posted on 07/25/2006 9:49:52 PM PDT by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: Past Your Eyes
"A war with the UN would probably be a pretty short one."

It would be interesting to see who would surrender first.....France or the UN!

192 posted on 07/25/2006 9:55:47 PM PDT by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: leakinInTheBlueSea

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.


193 posted on 07/25/2006 9:58:44 PM PDT by jschwartz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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"


194 posted on 07/25/2006 10:06:44 PM PDT by ashamedtobefromparkridge
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To: vamoose
Thank you very much for that flashback. It bears repeating:

FLASHBACK

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 Anann’s 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.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2003/20031106/world.htm#1

195 posted on 07/25/2006 10:08:12 PM PDT by Miztiki (Pearland, TX)
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To: Black Guy who is a Republican
How does he know it was deliberate? Does he have proof?

They dug the bullts from the body and SCARAMANGA'S prints were...oh...wait...wrong movie.

Maybe the rounds were baby blue?

196 posted on 07/25/2006 10:10:57 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: RaceBannon

"Good thing he was this insistant of Hizbollah's rocket attacks being investigated!!"

You must have heard me shouting at my Tee-Vee!

What a POS.


197 posted on 07/25/2006 10:12:54 PM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Aussie Dasher

I've never ever sworn on the FR because it is unbecoming. But this calls for breaking of precident.

Kofi- you are an ass.


198 posted on 07/25/2006 10:21:33 PM PDT by Crooked Constituent
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To: finnman69

That pic says it all!


199 posted on 07/25/2006 10:22:01 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: Aussie Dasher
Hey, Koffi...where's the bzillions your son stole while you had the proverbial keys to the vault?
200 posted on 07/25/2006 10:25:42 PM PDT by bannie (HILLARY: Not all perversions are sexual.)
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