Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The UN Calls For A Ceasefire

Israel responds by deliberately targeting and killing 4 UN Observers in a well known location.

BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- A diplomatic firestorm raged Wednesday after four U.N. observers died in southern Lebanon in what the U.N. chief said was an "apparently deliberate" Israeli airstrike.

Israel angrily denied the accusation.

The U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon initially reported that two peacekeepers were dead and two missing but early Wednesday confirmed that all four were killed in the late Tuesday strike

The observers were Austrian, Finnish, Canadian and Chinese, Lebanese security sources said.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he was "deeply distressed" by the "apparently deliberate" strike.

"This coordinated artillery and aerial attack on a long-established and clearly marked U.N. post at Khiyam occurred despite personal assurances given to me by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that U.N. positions would be spared Israeli fire," he said in a statement.


I can't say I'm surprised. Israel, the US and Britain are making it clear that they want the rest of world to butt out while they destroy oil infrastructure and life's blood of the world industry and economies.

Once US and British troops are in Syria and Iran, there's no way that international markets will be shaken, oil prices wil rise, as will unemployment all over the world.

I've heard arguments that the intention now for the US and Britian is to make a last military attempt to gain complete control of Middle East Oil. And maybe our intrepid leaders will succeed, for a time.

But then we'll have to defend that oil, and pump it, and refine it. If we don't pump it an refine it, what do we do? Buy oil from Russia at $150/barrel to power our tanks in the Middle East?

Already we are buying Russian fuel to power our military efforts in Iraq. I don't see how more of the same would help anyone, except to make some folks richer as the world self destructs around them.

But these people make reality and historians write down what they do. As Cheney has argued, future generations will look back and judge them. It's not our place to point and say, "That move was really stupid!" It's a time for idiots to show the world that 'Stupid is, as stupid does', to borrow a phrase from 'Forest Gump'. And the historians can look back and say, "Man! People sure were stupid in the old days!", as they sift through garbage to find bits to make farming implements from.

2 Comments:

At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Barry said...

If I didn't know better (and, I really don't, even though I try to think it through), I'd suspect that the architects of the "New World Order" already know that the scheme is so out-of-control that 'die-off' is just around the corner and they're makin' hay while the sun shines - take themselves and family (plus all the loot) to some remote corner of the planet, not affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, etc, and live happily until such time as they can regain the control of a population struggling for survival and badly needing a strong 'central' hand in government. But, that's all 'poppycock,' right? Now sane person would ever plot such a diabolic scenarion . . . or, would they?

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger Alan P. said...

You can bet that the U.S. will continue to do everything in the worst possible way until they can no longer cover up the fact that the world is running out of oil, then I fear a terrible distraction is coming. Saudi Arabia begged the Bush administration for a quick end to the war in Lebanon. I have to believe that they are on the verge of a civil war, as is Iraq. If all hell breaks loose in the ME then Russia, China, and Iran won't have to do a thing to shake things up. The U.S. can't keep the peace on the ground over that large an area. Bushco = worst president ever.

 

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