Lebanon Latest: Israel Attacks UN Troops And Red Cross Ambulances ...
Just when one can't imagine things getting any worse -- we learn that Israel have attacked United Nations troops in Lebanon.
And, that they've attacked Red Cross ambulances.
Israeli warplanes hit UN troop positions in Lebanon
Wednesday 19th July, 2006
UN troops in Lebanon have come under heavy fire in the past 24 hours, while plans are afoot for their families to be evacuated.
In another incident Israeli aircraft attacked a convoy of 26 Red Cross ambulances which the UAE was sending by road into Lebanon.
Israeli warplanes fired close to UNIFIL, or the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, positions on at least fifteen occasions, scoring a direct hit on one position near the village of Marwahin. UN officials said there was material damage, but no casualties.
French army Maj. Eric Minoli, who is commanding a UNIFIL contingent, said he is sickened by what he has seen.
"The people are clearly terrorized. Many Lebanese are fleeing north," he said. "As a Frenchman and a United Nations soldier, I hope the diplomats work out a cease-fire."
Then we hear that Hilary Rodham Clinton has publicly pronounced that all Americans are behind Israel.
And we learn that the little lady herself officially backs Bush's backing of Israel's bombardment of Lebanon -- and apparently anything and/or anyone, therein.
Enough for one day.
We've done our day's worth, dutywise.
We're about to be abed.
So good night and good luck.
We may all need some soon; lots of it.