Annans Claims On Casualties May Unravel

#1
Nasrallah's tone is apologetic in his messages and he explains that Israel escalated the confrontation by striking deep inside Lebanon after the soldiers were abducted, the officer said.

Nasrallah admits that his organization is having morale problems and says his group will receive support and encouragement.

He adds that not only Hezbollah, but also Israel, has been badly hit.

He also complains frequently that the Arab states have deserted Hezbollah and the Lebanese and are not helping them against Israel

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/742742.html

Nasrallh is having a few problems of his own.
 
#2
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.
http://www.nysun.com/article/36860

This par for the course for Annan.
 
#3
NEO_CON said:
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.
http://www.nysun.com/article/36860

This par for the course for Annan.
Yes he did, and that email (as has been discussed on another thread) was dated 18Jul06- a week before he was killed. Is it unresonable to suggest that the situation may have changed? I know you probably only have the reading age of a 7yr old, but do try and keep up.

It seems to me that the UN Secretariat is fairly confident in their assertions- contrast that with the foot-shuffling going on in Jerusalem.
 
#4
Yes he did, and that email (as has been discussed on another thread) was dated 18Jul06- a week before he was killed. Is it unresonable to suggest that the situation may have changed? I know you probably only have the reading age of a 7yr old, but do try and keep up.

It seems to me that the UN Secretariat is fairly confident in their assertions- contrast that with the foot-shuffling going on in Jerusalem.
Its also reasonable to assume that your buddies Hezbollah had no problem in using the UN post as cover (a violation of some sort of UN regulation) as they had done in the past.

It certainly is not your reading that is childish, its the gibberish that you regurgitate afterwards.
 
#5
NEO_CON said:
Yes he did, and that email (as has been discussed on another thread) was dated 18Jul06- a week before he was killed. Is it unresonable to suggest that the situation may have changed? I know you probably only have the reading age of a 7yr old, but do try and keep up.

It seems to me that the UN Secretariat is fairly confident in their assertions- contrast that with the foot-shuffling going on in Jerusalem.
Its also reasonable to assume that your buddies Hezbollah had no problem in using the UN post as cover (a violation of some sort of UN regulation) as they had done in the past.

It certainly is not your reading that is childish, its the gibberish that you regurgitate afterwards.
They're no friends of mine- and neither is Israel.
 
#6
NEO_CON said:
Its also reasonable to assume that your buddies Hezbollah had no problem in using the UN post as cover (a violation of some sort of UN regulation) as they had done in the past.
And which regulation is that then?

Is that like your buddies in the ABiH who were 'allowed' to use UNPROFOR as cover in an attempt to draw the VRS into firing?

Now, on the subject of breaking UN regulations/resolutions, who broke this one for 22 years?

Resolution 425 (1978) of 19 March 1978

The Security Council,

Taking note of the letters from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon and from the Permanent Representative of Israel,

Having heard the statement of the Permanent Representatives of Lebanon and Israel,

Gravely concerned at the deterioration of the situation in the Middle East and its consequences to the maintenance of international peace,

Convinced that the present situation impedes the achievement of a just peace in the Middle East,

1. Calls for strict respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and political independence of Lebanon within its internationally recognized boundaries;

2. Calls upon Israel immediately to cease its military action against Lebanese territorial integrity and withdraw forthwith its forces from all Lebanese territory;

3. Decides, in the light of the request of the Government of Lebanon, to establish immediately under its authority a United Nations interim force for Southern Lebanon for the purpose of confirming the withdrawal of Israeli forces, restoring international peace and security and assisting the Government of Lebanon in ensuring the return of its effective authority in the area, the Force to be composed of personnel drawn from Member States;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council within twenty-four hours on the implementation of the present resolution.

Adopted at the 2074th meeting by 12 votes to none, with 2 abstentions (Czechoslovakia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).
I've highlighted the salient points to make it simple for you.

I accept that UNIFIL also 'failed' for a further 6 years after 2000, but as I've explained at length in other threads, the reason for that - the blame for that - goes right back to Washington DC!
 

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