Thursday, July 27, 2006

The real story behind the deaths of the Unifil soldiers

Kofi Anan accused Israel of deliberately targeting the UN soldiers. The truth however, is really very simple, Hezbollah was using the UN position as a shield.

Canadian Killed Complained U.N. Position Was Shielding Hezbollah

"...the tragic loss of a soldier yesterday who I happen to know and I think probably is from my Regiment. We've received e-mails from him a few days ago and he described the fact that he was taking within - in one case -- three meters of his position "for tactical necessity - not being targeted". Now that's veiled speech in the military and what he was telling us was Hizbullah fighters were all over his position and the IDF were (sic) targeting them and that's a favorite trick by people who don't have representation in the UN. They use the UN as shields knowing that they can't be punished for it."

Retired Canadian Major General Lewis MacKenzie interviewed on CBC Toronto radio 26 July 2006


This picture says it all, the UN flag right next to the Hezbollah flag.

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