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July 26, 2006

Un Official: 'Hezbollah 'Cowardly Blending' Among Refugees'

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives
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A U.N. official has been spouting the typical moral equivalence about the Israel/Hezbollah war, but his specific criticism of Hezbollah is surprisingly frank and accurate:

"Consistently, from the Hezbollah heartland, my message was that Hezbollah must stop this cowardly blending ... among women and children," he said. "I heard they were proud because they lost very few fighters and that it was the civilians bearing the brunt of this. I don't think anyone should be proud of having many more children and women dead than armed men."
More at Cox & Forkum ...

Since the UN official brought up the issue of moral equivalence - in Tuesday's Chicago Tribune (via ThreatsWatch), Alan Dershowitz took aim at the harm done by the display of moral equivalence on the part of Kofi Annan in his commentary "How the UN legitimizes terrorists." Its definately required reading for those among us who aren't sleepwalking their way through radical Islam's world-wide war against the West and everyone that isn't an Islamist ideologue:

If anyone wonders why the UN has rendered itself worse than irrelevant in the Arab-Israeli conflict, all he or she need do is read UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's July 20 statement. Annan goes to great pains to suggest equal fault and moral equivalence between the rockets of Hezbollah and Hamas that specifically target innocent civilians and the self-defense efforts by Israel, which tries desperately, though not always successfully, to avoid causing civilian casualties. In his statement, Annan never condemns, or even mentions, terrorism, which is a root cause and precipitator of the conflict.
Continue reading at ThreatsWatch...

Posted by Richard at July 26, 2006 11:45 AM

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