Everyone is guilty of it, I know I am, it is the attempt to stay informed and being subjected to questionable sources with obvious bias, so to stay
informed, this post is designed to help people stay above the MSM nonsense.
The United Nations has an agenda, and as we all know the agenda is $$$. If you think otherwise, remember, it was Kofi Annon's own son involved in Oil
for Food. The Kofi Annon comment was over the top. Proof you ask? How about inconsistancy from the UN itself.
pointed out that the UN base fired on 21 times before being
destroyed. Actually, it has been fired upon a hell of a lot more than that. Since July 17th, the UNIFIL has done a good job being impartial in
reporting what it sees.
I for one will take their word for it, they are
unarmed and stuck on a hill between two heavily armed armies fighting a war.
So in the spirit of taking their word for it, I would like to point out that in the same
filed from the battlefield about the attack on the UN outpost, it also included this:
It was also reported that Hezbollah fired from the vicinity of four UN positions at Alma ash Shab, Tibnin, Bra#, and At Tiri.
That comes out on the heels of this report from the former Canadian General in charge of the Canadian troop in Lebanon killed by the IDF air
Retired Canadian Major General Lewis MacKenzie
"...the tragic loss of a soldier yesterday who I happen to know and I think probably is from my Regiment. We've received e-mails from him a few days
ago and he described the fact that he was taking within - in one case - three meters of his position "for tactical necessity - not being targeted".
Now that's veiled speech in the military and what he was telling us was Hizbullah fighters were all over his position and the IDF were (sic)
targeting them and that's a favorite trick by people who don't have representation in the UN. They use the UN as shields knowing that they can't be
punished for it."
I'll take the first hand word of a Canadian General who knows the soldier and talked to him just prior to his death over the UN anyday.
The UN reports, as linked above, since July 17th discuss lots of combat taking place at UN outposts, more than the MSM is reporting. It counts the
incidents that occur everyday, who is doing the shooting, and gives good detail. It points out everything from artillary from the IDF hitting the
UNIFIL outposts, and there is also a story of a UN peacekeeper being shot in the back by Hezbollah, and airlifted out to a hospital where the
peacekeepers life is saved by Israeli medical staff. It is a daily read for those who want to know what is happening on the Blue Line.
Iran - Syria Involvement?
When the G8 statement condemned Hezbollah, but didn't mention Iran or Syria, neocons weren't happy. Well, details are beginning to emerge that
indicate the US or Israel has no intention of doing anything about Iran or Syria, despite the supposed overwhelming proof the state dept has. Since we
have an active Google Earth Community on ATS, this story is for you
Basically it links to this article
, which goes into details regarding weapons traffic to
Hezbollah. Worth the read, because if Hezbollah continues to beat Israel in this war you may see someone standing in front of the UN presenting data
on Iran-Hezbollah link.
Why do I think this is credible? Because Israeli Intel
is infamous for knowing more than they say. I also think so
because Lebanon seems very aware that Israel is spying
and watching everything in
While the MSM is speculating that Bush is demanding a timetable, I think that is MSM news creation. Bush doesn't do timetables, because if he did the
US would be out of Iraq by now. The most important thing people need to know about the diplomacy is the legal community is screaming no deal with
Hezbollah, so the deal has to be with Lebanon regardless whether they are involved as a victim or an attacker.
. Actually, it has more to do with the
Treaties of Münster and Osnabrück
but the legal community is talking about the same
thing. International Law, including all treaties since the 30 years Wars, depend on principles of sovereignty and equality among states. Without that,
International Laws have no basis. For those who think George Bush has destroyed US law, it should be noted that if the US forces an international
agreement with Hezbollah in some form, because Hezbollah is not a sovereign state, but indeed a non-state actor, the breakdown of Westphalia is
basically the breakdown of international law.
While not yet on the neo-political circut on both sides, the legal community is all over this. And all this time you thought peace for this war is
about Arabs and Jews, silly you.
BTW, diplomacy won't happen. Polls in Israel show 93% support for war while polls in Lebanon show 70% support for the kidnappings.
Staying Tactical and Strategic
Finally, two places you need to be watching; Stratfor
. Stratfor is a collection of retired super spies across the world, I think they are better informed than the CIA, but then again, I
think the CIA is broken.
The Orange Room is a group of Lebanese bloggers posting updates from within Lebanon. If you want to get through the spin of Fox, BBC, or Israel, this
is really the best way. Their daily threads are priceless for following events. My suggestion, don't sign up on the forums, they IP ban people they
don't like, and you get all the info you need as guest.
Why Israel Doesn't Trust UNIFIL
. A good backgrounder for why Israel doesn't trust the UN, well
Hope this helps you get Above the MSM Spin.