After noting Annan has stated that IDF targeting of UN Observers in southern Lebanan was “apparently deliberate,” Wretchard does some fact checking and learns that Hezbollah has been firing on the IDF from near UN Observer locations (no surprise, that).
Wretchard asks (emphasis added):
No one — yet — has accused Israel of deliberately firing upon itself. Considering the fact that UNIFIL peacekeeping mission was a dead-letter it should naturally be asked why Kofi Annan, as their ultimate commander has seen fit to keep them in a position of danger where their only chance of safety actually depends on accurate targeting by the IDF. Their positions are manifestly so close to the Hezbollah; their convoys so at risk at being confused with mobile Hezbollah forces that only by the grace of God and the accuracy of the IDF have fatalities been avoided until now. They were willing to take the risk. Annan was willing to make the hay. You be the judge of Kofi Annan’s competence both in the care of his men and with respect to the accusation he has made against the IDF.
Will the Antique Media be asking Kofi hard questions?
OK, it was just a fantasy. . . .