Sunday, August 27, 2006

UN BlueHats Published Military Intelligence

Maybe the IDF's difficulty was due to the fact that the UNIFIL ("peacekeepers") were helping the Hizbollah, according to the Weekly Standard.

DURING THE RECENT month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel, U.N. "peacekeeping" forces made a startling contribution: They openly published daily real-time intelligence, of obvious usefulness to Hezbollah, on the location, equipment, and force structure of Israeli troops in Lebanon.

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.

HT: Dhimmi Watch


Billiam said...

No surprise here. The U.N. has hated Israel for most of Israels existence. Now, there just open about it. This should let Israel know, in no uncertain terms, where they stand, and, should the need for a repeat arise, use it as an excuse to take out a few UN comm posts.

Brother James said...

Yes, well, umm, how did Hezbollah get all those rockets into southern Lebanon under the noses of a force that was there to prevent that kind of thing? How is a new U.N. force going to change that tradition of dereliction?

Well, in the bright side, at least when you've got a blue helmet in the crosshairs, you know who's side they're on..