In an extraordinary show of complete moral bankruptcy and moral equivalence, dhimmi Kofi Annan tied the freeing of kidnapped soldiers to releasing terrorists held by Israel. Kofi has sold his soul to the devil and they own him outright. In today's Sun;
In a departure from language used by the U.N.Security Council, Secretary-General Annan yesterday linked the issue of releasing Israeli soldiers to freeing Lebanese terrorists held by Israel. Hezbollah demanded a prisoner swap when it kidnapped the two soldiers on July 12, launching a monthlong war.
Mr. Annan, speaking to the press in Beirut,retreated from several demands the Security Council made on Hezbollah and went as far as to equate the conduct of Israeli army soldiers with that of terrorists serving the Taliban regime.
“You have to talk with those with the guns to stop shooting, whether they are Israelis or whether they are Taliban or anybody else,” he said, referring to the United Nations’s need to deliver assistance to victims at times of war.
Can you imagine anyone of right mind saying such a thing?
Despite those gestures toward Lebanese Hezbollah supporters — and though he met with the Shiite speaker of Lebanon’s parliament, Nabih Berri, and with Hezbollah’s Cabinet minister, Muhammed Fneish, as well as Prime Minister Siniora — a Shiite crowd booed the U.N. chief as he visited a hard-hit Beirut neighborhood.
Surrounded by armed guards, Mr. Annan was forced to retreat to his car after a crowd in the Hezbollah-controlled southern Beirut neighborhood booed and heckled him
Now that's rich.
He then dropped a key provision in Security Council resolution 1701 that called for the immediate release of the two Israelis — whose kidnapping was the cause for the monthlong war between Israel and Hezbollah — without reference to an immediate release of any other prisoners.
At America’s insistence, under the terms of the resolution, the release must be “unconditional.” The document also deals with the fates of the two Israelis and the prisoners in Israeli jails separately. More here
And Chuck the Schmuck wants to build them opulent new digs. The UN is useless and dangerous to freedom loving peoples the world over. ChuckEE would throw his country and his people over for political gain.
UPDATE: The Counterterrorism Blog has excellent coverage of the organizaton of demonstrations during Anna's visit to Beirut.
UPDATE: Kofi pimps for the terrorists hat tip geoff;
UN secretary-general meets with Defense Minister Peretz, slams Israel for violating southern Lebanon ceasefire. Annan also calls on Israel to lift aerial, naval blockade imposed on Lebanon since beginning of war Israel is responsible for most ceasefire violations in southern Lebanon , according to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan