August 28, 2006
'Neutral' UNIFIL Broadcast Israeli Troop Movements In Lebanon!Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives
As Hot Air puts it, if you're one or, conceivably, possibly two people who haven't yet heard about this Weekly Standard blockbuster on UNIFIL, you might want to catch this - those "neutral" UNIFIL "observers" made a startling contribution to the war. They openly published daily real-time intelligence, of obvious usefulness to Hezbollah, on the location, equipment, and force structure of Israeli troops in Lebanon:
UNIFIL-the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a nearly 2,000-man blue-helmet contingent that has been present on the Lebanon-Israel border since 1978-is officially neutral. Yet, throughout the recent war, it posted on its website for all to see precise information about the movements of Israeli Defense Forces soldiers and the nature of their weaponry and materiel, even specifying the placement of IDF safety structures within hours of their construction. New information was sometimes only 30 minutes old when it was posted, and never more than 24 hours old.Continue reading, "What did you do in the war, UNIFIL?" You are going to be amazed!
Meanwhile, UNIFIL posted not a single item of specific intelligence regarding Hezbollah forces.
Sure enough, a review of every single UNIFIL web posting during the war shows that, while UNIFIL was daily revealing the towns where Israeli soldiers were located, the positions from which they were firing, and when and how they had entered Lebanese territory, it never described Hezbollah movements or locations with any specificity whatsoever
Posted by Richard at August 28, 2006 7:47 AM
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