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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, August 28, 2006

UN Watch Demands Investigation of UNIFIL Aid to Hezbollah

Today, according to News Blaze, UN Watch faxed a letter to Kofi Annan demanding an investigation into allegations that UNIFIL peacekeepers provided intelligence information to Hezbollah terrorists on Israel troop movements during the most recent conflict, which obviously is a gross violation of neutrality that the U.N. is supposed to abide by.

I had a post earlier on this story that had appeared in The Weekly Standard. The UN Watch letter to Kofi is as follows:
His Excellency Mr. Kofi Annan

The Secretary-General
The United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Via fax

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

We are deeply troubled by new evidence that the supposedly neutral United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon ("UNIFIL") assisted Hezbollah terrorists by publishing detailed, sensitive information on Israeli troop movements on its website during the recent Israel/Hezbollah conflict. (See Lori Lowenthal Marcus, "What did you do in the war, UNIFIL?", The Weekly Standard , Volume 11, Issue 47, 4 September 2006. No similar information was published about Hezbollah forces, who fired more than 4,000 missiles aimed deliberately at Israeli civilians.

If true, such conduct is unconscionable-although not entirely surprising, given UNIFIL's sad history of both tacit and active bias towards Hezbollah and against Israel-and raises troubling questions as to whether UN forces can be trusted to even-handedly police this area, just as more are being readied to deploy.

We urge you to initiate an immediate investigation into this matter.

With great respect, we remain,

Sincerely yours,

Ambassador Alfred H. Moses


Hillel C. Neuer
Executive Director

cc: Major-General Alain Pellegrini, UNIFIL Force Commander

Does anybody really think anything will come of this? Puuuuhhhhleeeeease....!


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