More "reading between the lines.."
Posted by Exile on July 29, 2006
This snippet from the UN newsservice website intrigued me today.
The UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) reported it is still waiting at the Syrian border with 500 tonnes of emergency relief supplies for more than 20,000 people, although it expects to get access to Lebanon early next week.
Now why would that be? The Lebanese government is screaming for humanitarian aid, the Syrians are whining about the humanitarian crisis and yet the UN convoy carrying aid for 20,000 people is stuck on the border? But hang on, we have heard of other “relief” convoys from Syria getting through. The world press has been telling us that the Israelis are bombing them.
So if they aren’t UN convoys that are going to south Lebanon, where are they really coming from and what are they carrying?
I’m prepared to bet it isn’t biscuits and bananas.
And again, UNIFIL’s (French) commandant has put the horse behind the cart in his daily briefing. He says, quote:
There were five other incidents of firing close to UN positions from the Israeli side. It was also reported that Hezbollah fired from the vicinity of five UN positions at Alma Ash Shab, AT Tiri, Bayt Yahoun, Brashit and Tibnin.
We all know by now that Hezbollah fired first and the Israelis fired back, but he continues, stalwart to the last, to write it that way round.
It seems, almost, as if he had been instructed so to do. Unless, of course, this is just personal bias?