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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Pigs can fly part 3 - U.N. Official Terms Hezbullah 'Cowardly'

Arutz Sheva is reporting this morning that Jan Egeland, head of the United Nations' humanitarian efforts, accused Hizbullah of "cowardly blending" among women and children." He said he heard that the terrorists were pleased that civilians suffered more than their own terrorists. "I don't think anyone should be proud of having many more children and women dead than armed men," he added.

Jan needs to get with the program. I've ponted out in the past that the terrorists want civilian casualties - not just to save their own filthy necks, but in order to increase sympathy for the 'cause' around the world. After all, if only the terrorists were being killed, would anyone care?

I guess it probably goes without saying that Egeland 'balanced' his criticism of Hezbullah by criticizing Israel for killing 'innocent civilians' in its attacks on Hezbullah strongholds. But this is the UN - when was the last time they criticized anyone other than Israel?

Keep in mind here that the charges by the United Nations official that Hezbullah is violating the civil rights of Lebanese are an important turn in the war of public opinion and come only one day after a British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) reporter told listeners that he saw Hezbullah terrorists exploiting civilians.

Now if the UN could ever figure out that "blending among women and children" violates the Geneva Convention, we'd really have a flying pigs moment.


At 4:57 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Hei, I'm following your blog quite intensively and I like it.
Regarding the 'BBC reporter' saying he saw Hizballah exploiting civilians, do you have any link o source confirming this? Tried to find something on that but to no avail.
Giving a credible link usually helps in online discussions ;)

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


It wasn't my claim - it was Arutz Sheva's. But have a look here
. I'm referring to two quotes in this article:

I put it to him that Hezbollah is also targeting Israeli civilians with its indiscriminate rocket fire in cities like Haifa and Nahariya. Pointing out of the window, he replies: "Look, there is no Hezbollah here."


"Heading back down to Tyre, their car was hit by an Israeli missile at the Kafra-Yatar junction. Two of the sisters were killed and the others received fractures and shrapnel wounds.

"After flagging down an empty taxi, the two women's bodies were put in the boot, and the four survivors were brought to hospital in Tyre.

"The children's father paces the hospital corridor. His dress, language, beard and the fact that he was "elsewhere" when the attack occurred, all indicate he may be a member of Hezbollah."

In other words, the Beeb is willing to accept that Hezbullah is targeting Israeli civilians and that not all Lebanese 'civilians' may be entirely innocent.

That's unprecedented for the Beeb.


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