UNIFIL–the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a nearly 2,000-man blue-helmet contingent that has been present on the Lebanon-Israel border since 1978–is officially neutral. Yet, throughout the recent war, it posted on its website for all to see precise information about the movements of Israeli Defense Forces soldiers and the nature of their weaponry and materiel, even specifying the placement of IDF safety structures within hours of their construction. New information was sometimes only 30 minutes old when it was posted, and never more than 24 hours old.
Meanwhile, UNIFIL posted not a single item of specific intelligence regarding Hezbollah forces. Statements on the order of Hezbollah “fired rockets in large numbers from various locations” and Hezbollah’s rockets “were fired in significantly larger numbers from various locations” are as precise as its coverage of the other side ever got.
Gateway Pundit has more regarding this sophomoric entity which soaks up our tax dollars for scandals such as oil for food (with Claudia Rosett doing the only real media heavy lifting) as well as the more recent child sex scandal.
Can we not use Turtle Bay real estate for more useful purposes?
Mr. Secretary-General, this time, help bring the boys back home.
When a US Senator says the UN is a firetrap, Kathryn Jean Lopez suggests the UN simply move.