Thursday, January 15, 2009

Israel Shells U.N. Compound

That doesn't sound like a bad idea. With all the artillery we've got a places like Knox and Sill, maybe we ought to rail-load some of it and take it to New York. Shell the U.N. for real.

I digress. Back to the story.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israeli artillery shells struck the U.N. headquarters in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, setting a food warehouse ablaze and drawing a sharp rebuke from the visiting U.N. chief who called it an "outrage." Another Israeli bombardment killed Hamas' head of security.
yada, yada, yada. Wonder why the Israeli artillery would land a barrage in the UN Compound?
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Hamas militants opened fire from the U.N. compound. "It is absolutely true that we were attacked from that place, but the consequences are very sad and we apologize for it," he said. The military said it was still investigating.
Oh, really? Hamas was using the compound to launch attacks? Well, that makes the compound a legitimate military target, doesn't it? We've covered this before. It sounds to me like the IDF had every right to shell the U.N. But, the shelling continues, at a local hospital.
After nightfall, shells landed near Gaza City's Quds Hospital, where many families had sought refuge, and the building caught fire, forcing staff to evacuate hundreds of people. According to a hospital medic, some patients were pushed down the street on gurneys; a few held white flags.
Well, that's what happens when you let Hamas use your hospital basement. It becomes a legitimate military target.

Seriously though. I've saved the best paragraph for last.
The attack triggered a raging fire that engulfed a warehouse and destroyed thousands of pounds of food and other aid intended for Gaza's beleaguered citizens. Workers with fire extinguishers and Palestinian firefighters, some wearing bulletproof jackets, struggled to douse flames and tugged bags of flour from the debris. Fuel supplies and cars in a garage also went up in flames.
Yeah, artillery fire is bad about starting fires. My question to the UN would be, what was all that food doing in a warehouse? Y'all selling food to the highest bidder again?

Seriously. The UN has become a terrorist organization and ought to be treated like one.

Worthless bastards.


Old NFO said...

Good points Paw- Isreal ONLY counterbatteries when it takes fire from an area (and they are pretty accurate about where to fire back at). The UN is hosed anyway, they are supporting Hamas and got caught not once but twice (compound and warehouse).

Wv- stings... kinda says it all :-)

Windy Wilson said...

For that matter, and not to get all conspiratorial on this, why would the firefighters need bullet proof vests? They wouldn't be proof against Israeli artillery, but they might need them against Hamas's bullets, or ammunition cooking off in the building. Just sayin'.