Saturday, July 29

World

Say What?

"UN members reach Mid-East deal"

Uh, what? Israel has expressly rejected a UN peacekeeping force (not suprising, that); the US isn't pushing for a ceasefire, and the countries that are pushing for one are of no consequence. (France, for example. Spain.)

So what "deal" could have been reached?

UN Security Council members agreed today on a statement expressing shock and distress at Israel's deadly bombing of a UN outpost in Lebanon and called for Israel to conduct a comprehensive inquiry.

The statement, distributed to council members, is weaker than one proposed by China and other nations and is expected to be read at public meeting today by France's UN ambassador Jean-Marc de la Sabliere.

Y'know, when I was reading Keith Laumer's Retief novels, I thought he was making stuff up, or at least exaggerating for the purpose of humour.

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1 Kind of surprising they're saying anything, considering all the reports of the email one day before from one of the UN people killed, stating that Hezbollah was firing rockets from their position.

Posted by: TallDave at Sunday, July 30 2006 12:23 AM (H8Wgl)

2 You know, I had the same reaction to the Retief novels. How wrong we both were.

Posted by: ubu at Sunday, August 06 2006 11:42 AM (V7ApX)

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