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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

UNIFIL Helped Kidnappings

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UNIFIL participated in the 2000 kidnappings of three Israeli soldiers along the Lebanese-Israeli border. Indian UNIFIL troops were bribed by Hezbollah to let Hezbollah use a UN jeep and UNIFIL uniforms. This of course resulted in the total surprise of Israel's troops, who were subsequently kidnapped, then eventually traded back, along with kidnapped Israeli businessman Elchanan Tannenbaum, for terrorists Israel had imprisoned.

I recently decided to read Complicity, by Elliot Kramer, which is a book concerning the mediocre media's complicity with terrorists. That's where I learnt about this not-so-surprising bit of UNIFIL history. Kramer describes the kidnappings, UNIFIL's involvement (and the UN's subsequent attempt at a cover-up) and of course, the media's spin doctoring of the whole affair.

UNIFIL isn't part of the solution, it's part of the problem.

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At 3:00 p.m., Canadian Politico Blogger Mike said:

So let me get this read a book that stated this and no other proof. No other source. No verification.

The bribery of a few Indian soldiers (if that is even true) one time, means that ALL of UNIFIL are in cahoots with Hezbollah? You are further implying that the UN in general is complicit as are journalists that may or may not have covered it.

Ok if this happened you are simply going to need to provide links to other sources of information for this to be verified. Or more information on Elliot Krammer, who to all appearances appears to be the darling of the right-wing and a pro-Israel propgandist.

You are grasping at half-truths and outright lies and conspiracy theory to justify your belief that Israel can do no wrong and is always the victim.

Everthing Israel does is ok, because Israel does it.

Wow. I just don't know what to say. Is there nothing you won't stoop to?

At 4:13 p.m., Canadian Politico Blogger Mike said:

Gosh, I guess my last comment was not appropriately politically correct and reverent to the current Israeli goverment.

Or is this just censorship of view syou do not want to hear or debate.



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