Friday, July 28, 2006

Whose side are they on?

...and the strange double standard.

Kofi Annan wasted no time earlier this week in condemning the Israeli Defense Forces for their accidental strike on a UN base in Lebanon. Annan was "shocked and deeply distressed by the apparently deliberate targeting by Israeli Defence Forces of a UN Observer post in southern Lebanon."

Yet, in the past four days Hezbollah has intentionally attacked UN bases in Lebanon twice, and yet Kofi has made no disparaging remarks about them. In fact, in one of the attacks an IDF soldier removed a UN soldier and brought him to an Israeli hospital for treatment - and Kofi remained silent. He also remains silent about Hezbollah using UN bases in Lebanon as human shields - just like Lebanese civilians.

Why does Kofi Annan only accuse Israel of wrongdoing? Why does the Secretary General not condemn Hezbollah for it intentional strikes against the UN, instead of Israel's "apparently deliberate" mistake?

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