Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Nemo's World: Israeli Open Season on Blue Helmets


Well, they've gone and done it. It seems all but assured that officials of the Israeli government and/or the IDF took it upon themselves to *deliberately* attack a known UN post in southern Lebanon, killing four observers in the process. The mass of details -- including the assault's FOUR HOUR duration -- clearly belies any pretense of an "unfortunate accident".

This was obviously a willful act of unprovoked aggression committed against United Nations personnel by the state of Israel. To put it in "Israeli" terms, it was an unmistakable ACT OF WAR!

UN Attack Looks Deliberate: Annan
Agence France-Presse

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. ...

[Read on for further detail; two aditional reports follow the first.]

Of course, this type of audacious treachery is certainly nothing *new* for Israel. Remember the USS Liberty? It's a shockingly similar example of a cutthroat betrayal by our supposed "ally".

The Assault on the USS Liberty Still Covered Up After 26 Years
by James M. Ennes Jr. [Washington Report; June 1993]

Twenty-six years have passed since that clear day on June 8, 1967 when Israel attacked the USS Liberty with aircraft and torpedo boats, killing 34 young men and wounding 171. The attack in international waters followed over nine hours of close surveillance. Israeli pilots circled the ship at low level 13 times on eight different occasions before attacking. Radio operators in Spain, Lebanon, Germany and aboard the ship itself all heard the pilots reporting to their headquarters that this was an American ship. They attacked anyway. And when the ship failed to sink, the Israeli government concocted an elaborate story to cover the crime.

There is no question that this attack on a U.S. Navy ship was deliberate. This was a coordinated effort involving air, sea, headquarters and commando forces attacking over a long period. It was not the "few rounds of misdirected fire" that Israel would have the world believe. Worse, the Israeli excuse is a gross and detailed fabrication that disagrees entirely with the eyewitness recollections of survivors. Key American leaders call the attack deliberate. More important, eyewitness participants from the Israeli side have told survivors that they knew they were attacking an American ship. ...

Even the same duplicitous Israeli M.O. was manifested in both cases, evidenced by those hauntingly similar descriptions. They knew in advance; they clearly identified the target; and then they attacked it ruthlessly and at length in a highly coordinated assault!

One can only conclude that the government of Israel is inherently capable of the most vicious, "mad dog" exhibitions of murderous treachery. But then, we largely already knew that from the appalling events of the past few weeks.

This utterly despicable act just "ups the score" of infamy for the Zionist state.

~ Nemo


Anonymous Barnita said...

You've probably come across this but all the it is. Rising conflict mirrors neocon plan is worth a read if you haven't.

Wed Jul 26, 11:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Barnita said...

Another decent read - by an AMerican student evacuated from Beirut.

Thu Jul 27, 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

Barnita: Thanks! Always interested to pursue new developments. (I would have said "eager", but that sounds WAY too "optimistic" for an utterly dismal event like this.)

Fri Jul 28, 02:25:00 PM  
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