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Monday, October 04, 2010

Norwegian UNIFIL troops helped Hezbullah terrorists escape

Norway's Aftenposten reports on Monday about a new book that claims that soldiers from the Norwegian UNIFIL contingent helped two Hezbullah terrorists, who escaped the IDF's Khiam prison in southern Lebanon, to avoid pursuing IDF and SLA troops.
The Aftenposten report claimed that the prison was Mossad-controlled.

The rescue operation could have jeopardized Norway's role in the UN if it had been discovered at the time, the report suggested.

According to the Norwegian report, author Odd Karsten Tveit describes the rescue operation of the two prisoners in his new book and says that it all happened in the deepest of secrecy.

The prisoners, who found themselves in Norwegian custody in southern Lebanon, could have been taken prisoner, tortured and possibly killed, the Aftenposten report claimed.

The report described how the rescue operation was carried out, claiming that the Lebanese prisoners dressed up in the Norwegian uniform jackets and UN helmets.

During the operation the prisoners were placed in a Norwegian armored vehicles which raced past Israeli soldiers and Lebanese militiamen who were searching for the men, Aftenposten put forward in its report.
Where have we heard about UNIFIL troops being complicit with Hezbullah before?

There's a translation of much more of the Aftenposten article here.


At 2:36 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Considering the antipathy of UNIFIL towards Israel and the Stockholm Syndrome that comes with serving in a high risk environment, the only real surprise is we haven't heard more cases like this.

I suspect the one involving Norwegian troops are just the tip of the iceberg. There are a lot more we don't know about. See how effective UNIFIL is in keep terrorists out of Southern Lebanon? And for that we have to thank Ehud K. Olmert and Tzipi Livni whose faith in the UN was about as touching as the pagan belief that idols would protect them from the unforeseen dangers around them. The blind worship of useless international institutions is the new idolatry of our time.

At 11:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the article: "The rescue operation could have jeopardized Norway's role in the UN if it had been discovered at the time, the report suggested." -------------- Is there a statute of limitation on an act such as this? If it "could have jeopardized Norway's role in the UN" then, why are they getting a pass on it now?


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