UN confirms: Israel intentionally bombs UN post in LebanonWed Jul 26, 2006 04:24
UN confirms: Israel intentionally bombs UN post in Lebanon Killing 4
FPF/HR-comment: The victims of the Israeli war crime are from China, Austria, Canada and Finland. Five UNIFIL soldiers and one military observer have also been wounded. Israel's U.N. Ambassador, the infamous professional liar and warmonger, Dan Gillerman, is as usual denying all crimes, being one of the few saying the post was not intentionally targeted. Nobody ever believes this criminal.
It is known that Israel does not want any 'observers' - nor other people around to see the genocides they are committing with the help of the United States. The attack on the UNIFIL post and the Israeli killing of 'allies' reminds of the Israeli attack on the 'USS Liberty', by Canadian senior correspondent Eric Margolis described as ''America's Most Shameful Secret'' - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/3pky2
United Nation's Secretary general Kofi Annan, confirmed what eyewitnesses had seen: the United Nations post was deliberately destroyed with the human beings in and around it: "I am shocked and deeply distressed by the apparently deliberate targeting by Israeli Defense Forces of a U.N. Observer post in southern Lebanon," Annan said in the statement."
The UN's 'front man' Kofi Annan is an unworthy 'Uncle Tom' who of course should have stopped the UN falling into the hands of the US/Israeli war machine years ago. Now - and without any exception - all those NATO troops, the collaborating 'Coalition of the Killing' or whatever they are named, like 'peace' or 'restoration' forces - they all are armed cannon fodder; doing the criminal fighting and bidding for the US/Israeli interests under the command of those madmen wrecking our world.
The UN is part of the global US/Israeli war machine and the bombing by Israel of its so called ' allies' shows what they think and can do to further their own goals.
The Israeli holocausting of the world, this time destroying much of Lebanon, and the attempt - by also killing UN observers - to keep all 'foreigners' out until 'the job is finished', shows the malignant intentions of the managers of the US/Israeli war machine. They are taking - together with the US weaponry, new US bombs and satellite info - the southern part of Lebanon, up to the Litani river and it's water, under the pretext of a 'security zone'.
Government information is coming out of Beijing, that ''China said it has summoned Israel's ambassador in Beijing and demanded an apology over an Israeli air strike in Lebanon that killed a Chinese United Nations worker.''*
I have a strong feeling that the whole thinking world, and that is a couple of billion people, also not only should demand an apology, but immediately and by any and all means stop those responsible for the present state of the globe. The soldiers and all other armed people must turn their weapons around and defend us and themselves against those mad warmongers, sacrificing us all and everybody only for their idiot ideas and greed.
THE INHUMAN REIGN OF THE 'LONDON WAR LORDS' AND THEIR ILK MUST BE PUNISHED.
3 U.N. observers killed in Lebanon
HUSSEIN DAKROUB - Associated Press - (FPF: AP = Associated Propaganda)
BEIRUT, Lebanon - An Israeli bomb destroyed a U.N. observer post on the border in southern Lebanon Tuesday, killing three observers and leaving another feared dead, officials said. U.N. chief Kofi Annan said Israel appeared to have struck the site deliberately.
The bomb made a direct hit on the building and shelter of the observer post in the town of Khiam near the eastern end of the border with Israel, said Milos Struger, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL.
Annan said two observers were killed with two more feared dead. Later, a U.N. official confirmed that a third body had been recovered. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the issue.
One of the dead was identified as Chinese U.N. observer Du Zhaoyu, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Israel's ambassador to Beijing was summoned Wednesday morning and asked to convey China's request that Israel fully investigate the incident and issue an apology to the victim's relatives.
"We are deeply shocked by this incident and strongly condemn it," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said in the statement.
The other three observers were from Austria, Canada and Finland but it wasn't clear which two were confirmed killed, U.N. and Lebanese military officials said.
Israel's U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman expressed his "deep regret" for the deaths and denied the post was intentionally targeted.
Rescue workers were trying to clear the rubble, but Israeli firing "continued even during the rescue operation," Struger said.
U.N. officials said four observers were in the post when the bomb hit, and the building had been destroyed. Two bodies had been recovered and two were unaccounted for, apparently still in the rubble. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
The victims included observers from Austria, a Canada, China and Finland, U.N. and Lebanese military officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information to the media. It was not immediately known which were confirmed dead.
As reports of the attack emerged, Annan rushed out of a hotel in Rome following a dinner with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora.
"I am shocked and deeply distressed by the apparently deliberate targeting by Israeli Defense Forces of a U.N. Observer post in southern Lebanon," Annan said in the statement.
Annan said in his statement that the post had been there for a long time and was marked clearly, and was hit despite assurances from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that U.N. positions would not be attacked.
"I call on the government of Israel to conduct a full investigation into this very disturbing incident and demand that any further attack on U.N. positions and personnel must stop," Annan said in the statement.
Gillerman called the assertions "premature and erroneous."
"I am shocked and deeply distressed by the hasty statement of the secretary-general, insinuating that Israel has deliberately targeted the U.N. post," he said.
He said Israel would investigate the bombing. "We do not have yet information what caused this death: it could be the IDF (Israel's military) it could be Hezbollah," he said.
In the meantime, the envoy assured that "Israel remains committed to protecting the safety and security of U.N. personnel on the ground and is doing its utmost to guarantee that they be able to carry out their mission."
The U.N. Security Council was expected to receive a briefing on the bombing on Wednesday.
Since Israel launched a massive military offensive against Lebanon and Hezbollah guerrillas July 12, an international civilian employee working with UNIFIL and his wife have been killed in the crossfire between Israeli forces and Hezbollah guerrillas in the southern port city of Tyre.
Five UNIFIL soldiers and one military observer have also been wounded, Struger said.
AP U.N. correspondent Edith M. Lederer in New York contributed to this report.
2006 AP Wire and wire service sources, nowadays known as 'Assorted Propaganda'.
Home page Charlotte paper - http://www.charlotte.com
China summons Israeli envoy over Lebanon killing, demands apology - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/fpsrm
AP (nowadays known as Assorted Propaganda) - ''Bush opposed to cease-fire in Lebanon.'' - many more good stories - at Information Clearing House - Url.: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14173.htm
Bush: Keep bombing! - Israel╣s Criminal Accomplice - Url.: http://beirut.indymedia.org/ar/2006/07/4762.shtml
Indymedia in Beirut - Lebanon - Url.: http://beirut.indymedia.org/ar/index.shtml
Google selection on the USS Liberty massacre by Israel - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/zo362
Google selection on the Israeli genocide in Lebanon - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/hhagp
COMMENTARY: ISRAEL╣S NAZI TACTICS - by Luciana Bohne - Online Journal Contributing Writer
July 26, 2006 - "The Israeli air force has been ordered to hit 10 [multi-storey] buildings in south Beirut - where Hezbollah has its headquarters - for every rocket the group fires at the Israeli port of Haifa" (reported by Al-Jazeera).
For collective punishment, that ratio has a precedent: the Nazi one. The most infamous of many such involving Nazi mass vengeance and retaliation against civilians is the massacre of 335 civilians in Rome's Fosse Ardeatine (24 March 1944) for the ambush and killing of 33 German troops (23 March 1944) -- the extra five having been thrown in the bargain │by mistake.▓ - More at Url.: http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/printer_1040.shtml
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