And my favorite piece of blame the victim, defensiveness:
"The government of Israel has been cooperating with us in our evacuation efforts, in our efforts to move Canadian citizens out of Lebanon and also trying to keep our own troops that are on the ground, involved in the evacuation, out of harm's way," he said.
At the same time, he questioned why the UN had manned the outpost in Lebanon near the Israeli border as bombs exploded all around."Bitch shouldn't have been wearing those 'come fuck me' pumps after dark in that neighborhood. It's her fault and she probably wanted it."
"We want to find out why this United Nations post was attacked and also why it remained manned during what is now, more or less, a war during obvious danger to these individuals," he said.
Because it's their job jackass. Specifically it was their duty to monitor Israel's departure from and respect for Lebanese territory after the last time this happened.
But we encourage you not to draw any logical conclusions from that Steve, you toadying neo-con starfucker.
Want to do that poll again CanWest? I suspect the Canadian people have some exciting new numbers for you.
Update: The UN outpost contacted the IDF ten times over six hours begging them to stop shelling them:
The base near Khiam came under intense Israeli fire 21 times Tuesday — including 12 hits within 100 metres and four direct hits — from 1:20 p.m. until contact was lost with the four peacekeepers inside at 7:17 p.m., Jane Lute, assistant secretary general for peacekeeping, told the UN Security Council in New York.
Officials in the outpost called the Israeli army 10 times during those six hours, and each time an army official promised to have the bombing stopped, according to a preliminary UN report on the incident, which was shown to an Associated Press reporter.
Once it became clear those pleas were being ignored, the force’s commander sought the involvement of top officials in New York, a senior UN official in New York said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation of the incident was not yet complete.
Israeli officials had told the United Nations that the bombing around the base was part of an “an aerial preparation for a ground operation,” said the senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
UN officials said the observation position was well-marked, and a picture the world body released today showed the three-storey building was painted white with the letters “UN” emblazoned in large black letters on all sides, and a light blue UN flag hung from a nearby flagpole that was roughly 15 metres high.