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A few questions for Kofi Annan

By John E. Carey - posted Wednesday, 2 August 2006

In Lebanon: Hezbollah is to blame. We’ll also save a little blame for Syria, Iran and the United Nations.

Using the most despicable trick known to man: hiding behind innocent civilians including women and children, the terrorists Hezbollah nation (you heard me right: “nation”) has found a way to antagonise Israel to such a point that the Israeli’s feel compelled to respond. And when they do respond with F-16s armed with precision guided weapons, innocents get killed.

So then Hezbollah drags newsmen and women to the scene and screams, “Look what the bloodthirsty Jews are doing to us!”


And the news people even get a big time ally: UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, to agree. Without the benefit of any investigation, the leader of the world’s largest peace-loving international organisation, accused a sovereign member state of murdering peacekeepers intentionally. I find that deplorable.

Hezbollah brilliantly antagonised Israel to such a point that the Israeli’s sent their defence forces into Lebanon in an effort to get the Hezbollah to stop shooting rockets into Israel: rockets that have no guidance systems and kill indiscriminately.

So Israel, using many precision, laser guided bombs, and other high tech equipment supplied by the United States, has gone into Lebanon. And much of the world blames, who else? The United States.

Well, I don’t mind saying I blame the Hezbollah, their backers in Syria and Iran, and the United Nations.

Blaming Hezbollah seems pretty straightforward. Hezbollah’s leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is on the record:

“This state [Israel] was established on the basis of occupation … I say that this is a state based on occupation, that has usurped the rights of others … I don’t believe in the State of Israel as a legal state because it was founded on occupation.”


We have several complaints about this. First, by denying the legitimacy of a UN recognised state, Hezbollah allows itself to treat the citizens of that state with distain. Hezbollah has been murdering innocent Jews for years. Second, why doesn’t Kofi Annan set the record straight on the legitimacy of Israel, which was created by UN mandate? Kofi?

Why do we blame Syria and Iran? Because they admit guilt. In fact, they are proud of their bloodthirsty ways and want to eliminate the State of Israel, a State they do not recognise as “legitimate”.

"Iran is standing by the Syrian people," Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi proudly told reporters.

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John E. Carey has been a military analyst for 30 years.

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