My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Annan's baseless accusation...

Annan's claim that Israel 'deliberately' targeted the UN Interim Force is coming apart...largely through the efforts of Lewis MacKenzie!
Mr. MacKenzie, who after retiring from the Canadian military became a politician, had a very different interpretation. "I happen to know" the now-deceased Canadian U.N. observer, Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, Mr. MacKenzie told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in a radio interview yesterday.

"We've received e-mails from him a few days ago and he was describing the fact that he was taking fire within, in one case, three meters of his position ‘for tactical necessity — not being targeted,'" Mr. MacKenzie said he wrote.

In one such e-mail, obtained by The New York Sun, Hess-von Kruedener wrote about heavy IDF artillery and aerial bombardment "within 2 meters of our position." The Israeli shooting, he added, "has not been deliberate targeting, but has rather been due to tactical necessity."

The correspondence between the trooper and former commander amounted to "veiled speech in the military," Mr. MacKenzie, who once commanded the U.N. troops in Bosnia, told the CBC. "What he was telling us was Hezbollah fighters were all over his position and the IDF were targeting them, and that's a favorite trick by people who don't have representation in the U.N. They use the U.N. as shields knowing that they cannot be punished for it."


Anonymous Sean P., Vancouver-Quadra said...

I wonder how much international press that General Mackenzie's comments will get?

I doubt that the New York Times, the CBC, or the BBC World Service will say much.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canadian troops should be pulled out of all UN operations, the risks are not justified.

1:23 AM  
Blogger SouthernTory said...

This is very revealing. Excellent work GandR. Getting emails just days before this now deseased Canadian UN representative will just about prove what went on at this UN outpost. His wife here in Canada thinks the UN outpost was targeted. But this could change her mind also. The only thing is if Mr. MacKenzie received emails from Paeta, why wouldn't his wife too. This should be reported by the MSM. including the CBC. It could be important.

1:23 AM  

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