Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Who is hazarding whom?

This photograph is several months old, and fits Hizballah’s profile of hiding behind targets they’re sure will protect them from retaliation, just as they’ve used civilians over the years. It isn’t known where in south Lebanon the image was taken, or whether or not is it Khiyam.
Insest of otherwise, like it or not, the UN has never been in a position to tell the 800 pound gorilla of southern Lebanon anything – let alone get them to not draw fire on them. Hizballah will hide behind any skirt available to them, even the UN which is seen by the falsely hopeful and easily duped as “blessed,” helpful, and supernaturally good.

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
1nterviewed on CBC Toronto radio 26 July 2006 [.ram]

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