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IAF Strike ON UN POst Intentional - Israeli Spy Reveals 'Crisis' Was Pre-Planned

Various | 26.07.2006 14:50 | Lebanon War 2006 | Anti-militarism | World

Israel has a precedent of targeting UN personnel, especially when they've 'dared' to criticize the actions of Zionist Extremists. New facts reveal that the Olmert Government planned this entire 'crisis' months ago, furthering fears that this is all part of a plan to spread war to Iran and Syria - since the people who said "Saddam has nukes!!" couldn't dupe the world into legitimizing their Aggression.

I fear the 'International Force' proposed for the region may be sent into a trap designed by the Neo-Fascists who want war.

UN: Precision missiles hit UNTSO post

UN military personnel on the ground along the Israel-Lebanon border say the munitions that hit the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) position early Wednesday were precision-guided, a UN source told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

Furthermore, the source added, the strike came after repeated requests by UNTSO commanders to the IDF not to strike that specific position.
The IDF spokesman told The Jerusalem Post that the army was looking into the allegations and that it deeply regretted the "tragic death" of the UN personnel.

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UNTSO was the first peacekeeping mission established by the UN.

"Very senior and experienced military personnel report that the UN position was hit by a precision-guided missile. This attack comes at a time when the international community is in discussions with countries about donating troops to form a new force [to send to south Lebanon]. This attack plays very badly into that. At the same time as donor countries have to justify to their electorate the idea of sending their sons to this region to put their lives on the line, Israel blows up a UN observation position and kills four of its personnel," the source said, adding that Israel was "shooting itself in the foot, and sending a very bad signal" to the international community.

"At a time when [United Nations humanitarian chief Jan] Egeland is trying to establish a humanitarian aid corridor to Lebanon, the situation on the ground could turn catastrophic if soldiers on the ground are not clearly instructed not to do things like this. The UN is delighted that the Israeli government has launched an investigation into this incident and awaits the findings of the probe," the source said.

Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed "deep regret" over the strike on the UNTSO post.

UN chief Kofi Annan said Israel appeared to have struck the site deliberately.

Olmert said the peacekeepers were killed mistakenly and expressed dismay over Annan's accusation, according to a statement by Olmert's office. The prime minister promised a thorough investigation and said the results would be presented to Annan.

Israel's UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman expressed his "deep regret" for the deaths and denied Israel hit the post intentionally.

"I am shocked and deeply distressed by the hasty statement of the secretary-general, insinuating that Israel has deliberately targeted the UN post," he said, calling the 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.

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 UNTSO.

Rescue workers were trying to clear the rubble, but Israeli firing "continued even during the rescue operation," Struger said.

The victims included observers from Austria, Canada, China and Finland, UN and Lebanese military officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information to the media.

As reports of the attack emerged, Annan rushed out of a hotel in Rome following a dinner with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora.

Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny 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."

US Ambassador John Bolton said the Security Council was informed that four officers were killed, but he had no other information.

"We're obviously very sorry about that. We're attempting to get information where we can to confirm the nature of the incident," Bolton said.

U.N.: Israeli airstrike hits U.N. observer post

You have to wonder just what it was the observers could have seen - or that might be coming - that Israel didn't want them to see and report.

With 14 strikes at the same target at close range within one day, it is obvious the Israeli military wanted these observers killed.

And what will the UN do? Thanks to US veto power on any resolution condemning Israel, absolutely nothing.

An Israeli spy network arrested in Lebanon

Saturday, July 22, 2006 - 02:50 PM

BEIRUT, July 22 (SANA)

Lebanese intelligence services have arrested a spy network working for Israel since long years ago, Lebanese A-Safir daily newspaper reported Saturday.

" The confession of suspects could lead to the exposure of a number of unactive spy cells working for Israel on Lebanese soil," the paper added in an article.

The paper quoted a well-informed source as saying that activities of this spy network exceeded what Mahmoud Rafa network which already uncovered has done.

" Members of the network, using developed technologies and communication apparatuses, facilitated selection of certain goals in Beirut's southern suburb through putting signs guiding the Israeli aircrafts to those targets," the papers indicated.

" One of the prominent figures in the network confessed that Israel has put itself on the alert 4 days before arrest of the two Israeli soldiers and provided its inactive spy cells with directives and technologies regarding targeting centers and headquarters of Hizbullah party in all Lebanese territories particularly in the Beirut's southern suburb.

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Israel Using Banned WMD On Civilians

26.07.2006 19:02

Israel troops 'ignored' UN plea

The UN deaths have provoked an international outcry

The UN post
UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon contacted Israeli troops 10 times before an Israeli bomb killed four of them, an initial UN report says.
The post was hit by a precision-guided missile after six hours of shelling, diplomats familiar with the probe say.

UN-led crisis talks in Rome ended with no agreement to urge an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah.

Eight Israeli soldiers have been killed in southern Lebanon - the biggest Israeli loss since the conflict began.

Twenty-two soldiers were injured in the clashes in the town of Bint Jbail, a strategically located Hezbollah stronghold.

Later, a massive explosion destroyed a several-storey building in the centre of Tyre housing the offices of a top Hezbollah commander lived.

He was not there at the time.

A senior Israel army general said he expected the fighting would continue for "several more weeks".

More than 400 Lebanese and 42 Israelis have died in two weeks of conflict, which began after Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid on 12 July.

The four unarmed UN observers from Austria, Canada, China and Finland, died after their UN post in the town of Khiam was hit by an Israeli air strike on Tuesday.

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The UN report says each time the UN contacted Israeli forces, they were assured the firing would stop.

A senior Irish soldier working for the UN forces had warned the Israelis six times that their bombardment was endangering the lives of UN staff, Ireland's foreign ministry said.

Had Israel responded to the requests, "rather than deliberately ignoring them", the observers would still be alive, a diplomat familiar with the report said.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has expressed "deep regrets" over the deaths.

Israel is conducting an investigation into the incident.

It has rejected accusations made by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan that the targeting of the UN position was "apparently deliberate".

White House spokesman Tony Snow said "something went really wrong" to cause the deaths, but also said there was no reason to suggest the bombing was deliberate.

The UN Security Council is meeting to discuss the incident.

'Utmost urgency'

The Rome summit, called by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, brought together EU and Arab nations plus the US and Russia, but not Israel, Iran or Syria.

The conference released a declaration expressing "determination to work immediately to reach with utmost urgency a ceasefire to put an end to the current hostilities".

It also said a ceasefire "must be lasting, permanent and sustainable".

The statement called for an international force with a UN mandate for south Lebanon, and the full implementation of existing UN Security Council resolutions calling for the disarming of militias and deployment of Lebanese troops in the border region.

Mr Annan said it was important to work with the countries of the region, including Syria and Iran, to find a solution to the crisis.

But Condoleezza Rice was critical of the role of both countries.

"It's not a question of talking to Syria, it's whether Syria's prepared to act," she said.

In an impassioned speech, Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora warned that more people would die if the ceasefire was delayed, and called for a Lebanese-Israeli prisoner exchange as part of plan to end the fighting.

Note that the pro-war BBC is still calling Israel's raid into Lebanon, in which two of their soldiers were legitimately captured a "cross-border raid", even though the evidence has proven that the soldiers were inside Lebanon.

The Israelis understand that any attack on a UN facility which causes death and destruction will bring absolutely no real consequences. Of course, this is thanks to the always-to-be-counted-on veto from the US on any meaningful resoutions against Israel.

In order for the precision bombs to hit the UN facility, Israeli ground troops had to target it with a laser, which is pulse-coded to each piece of ordnance.

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The spies revealed that the Israeli bombardment was planned long before the capture of any Israeli soldiers, and suggests that the soldiers were intentionally sacrificed by the Extremists in the Olmert Government.

Israel Using Banned WMD On Civilians

According to Human Rights Watch, Israel is now dropping cluster bombs on Lebanese villages, and have already killed and wounded men, women and children. Meanwhile, the Lebanese Minister of Health says wounded children are suffering from the impact of white phosphorus. The Lebanese president repeated the claim yesterday. As Israel pushes further into Lebanon, it continues to target civilians, in one incident blowing up a house and killing the family inside. A Times reporter has told ABC news that he has witnessed the deliberate targeting of civilians.

These are banned Weapons of Mass Destruction, and their use signals an intention by the Zionist Extremists to maximize the number of Lebanese civilians slaughtered, in order to terrify the population, and soften Resistance to the invasion and expected Occupation.

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