Seeing is believing
"I am shocked and deeply distressed by the apparently deliberate targeting by Israeli Defence Forces of a UN Observer post in southern Lebanon[.]"--Kofi Annan in a statement after the bombing
"I am shocked and deeply distressed by the HASTY statement of the secretary-general, insinuating that Israel has deliberately targeted the UN post[.]"How much more 'guilt' must we bear before we ask 'what for?'--Israel's UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman
calling Annan's assertions "premature and erroneous"
The IDF said in response that it deeply regretted the "tragic death" of the UN personnel and vowed to investigate the incident.How many 'tragic deaths' must they 'regret' before we insist 'No More?'
The bomb made a direct hit on the building and shelter of the observer post in the town of Khiyam near the eastern end of the border with Israel, said Milos Struger, spokesman for the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon known as UNIFIL.How many 'direct hits' must we take - how much more blood must they pour?
Rescue workers were trying to clear the rubble, but Israeli firing "continued even during the rescue operation," Struger said.
Annan said two UN military observers were killed with two more feared dead. The victims included observers from Austria, Canada, China and Finland, UN and Lebanese military officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information to the media . . .How many empty promises must we hear, like we've heard before?
Annan said in his statement that the post had been there for a long time and was marked clearly, and was hit despite assurances from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that UN positions would not be attacked.
"I call on the goverment of Israel to conduct a full investigation into this very disturbing incident and demand that any further attack on UN positions and personnel must stop," Annan said in the statement.
Gillerman said "Israel is carrying out a thorough inquiry into this tragic incident and will inform the UN of its results as soon as possible."
Seeing is believing - ISRAELIS LOVE WAR.