ABOUT 20 shells fell in or close to a UN base in south Lebanon before an Israeli aerial bomb penetrated the bunker killing all four foreign observers sheltering there, according to a UN military source.
The source told The Age protests had been made repeatedly to Israel during the course of shelling that preceded the fatal bombing.
The pattern of the fire made it clear that it came from the Israelis, he said, and only Israel possesses weapons heavy enough to penetrate the fortified bunker protecting the four observers.
The only thing in doubt was how or why an Israeli aircraft came to bomb a clearly marked UN position that should have been exempt from attack.
“This position has been there for twenty years. Israel knows these positions and they have had two weeks to zero in on this area and register targets and where you don’t want to hit. That’s standard behaviour,” the UN source said.
“They (the bunkers) are big white things . you can see them for miles and they are lit up at night. Even if the Israelis just arrived cold from the moon two weeks ago, they have been firing there in that area regularly for two weeks. If you keep firing all afternoon into a position like that, then ultimately something will go wrong.”…
Yep. Probably didn’t want the UN to see something…
20 tries to get it right though…:laugh_at::laugh_at::laugh_at:
Israel is a really good argument for the idea that the true evil that is done by people commiting atrocities is not the atrocities themselves, but that the evildoers make their victims just a little bit more like them every time they commit an evil act.:hopeless::hopeless::hopeless:
Really failing to see any difference between what Israel is doing in Palestine and Lebanon, and what the Isreali’s parents suffered at the hand of the third Reich.
I know they justify it as “protecting our borders”, or “combatting international terrorism”, but the Nazi’s had lots of reasons for what they did too. Doesn’t make the crimes any less evil. Just makes the criminal able to live with themselves (after all, very few people think of themselves as “evil”. Being able to lie to yourself is essential unless you really are a b*st*rd)
Ethnic cleansing is Ethnic cleansing, no matter how you dress it up. Maybe that was what they didn’t want UN observers seeing…:good_evil:good_evil:good_evil…:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
Definetly planned attack though. Can’t see how it could be otherwise – Israeli military hardware is as good as that from the USA, cos that’s where it all comes from. Planes in the US these days have extremly sophisticated “Friend or foe” electronics that are pretty much automatic. If they spot something that is on the foe list, the ordnance can be away before the pilot even registers there is something there – and that is in the case of unprogrammed encounters.
Bombing is a programmed encounter (after all, you remember the whole “put a bomb down Saddam’s chimney” stuff before the Iraq invasion). The pilot can’t drop the bombs unless they are at a designated target point (at least not without overriding lots of safeguards, and permissions)
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