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16:13 - Charming
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/nm/20040418/wl_nm/serbiamontenegro_k

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Via LGF: apparently the next phase in the War on Terror has been unveiled, and it's the UN:

United Nations (news - web sites) police in Kosovo are holding four Jordanian members of the force following a gunbattle with U.S. police in which two American women prison officers and a Jordanian male were killed.

"Four Jordanians were detained yesterday after the incident and they are in custody," U.N. Police Commissioner Stefan Feller told a news conference in the provincial capital, Pristina.

"We don't know the motive," he said in response to questions about a report that violent emotions over Iraq (news - web sites) was behind the clash. "I cannot say the reasons for the incident," Feller added, calling it a "reckless attack."

Let's review: yesterday, Israel takes out Abdel Aziz Rantisi, co-founder of Hamas and perpetrator of countless acts of commissioning terror attacks. Today, Jordanian UN peacekeepers open fire on American members of their own force.

Shee-yah, that can't be right!

Whatever the cause, a lethal firefight is unprecedented between two of the 30 or so national contingents of the Kosovo U.N. law enforcement mission, which numbers some 3,500 officers.

I have to say, this was a sad day for U.N. peacekeeping, Feller said. But he said no changes to the mission were planned.

Maybe, but it's also only the latest in a long line of moral and military disasters for the UN, ranging from Srebrenica to Rwanda to the Iraq Oil-For-Blood program to Kosovo, where we risked our soldiers' lives to defend Muslims from genocide. And the UN may pay lip service to condemning this act, but what do you suppose the real position is of those voting members of the UN Security Council, those illustrious representatives of free democracies like Syria, Saudia Arabia, Egypt, Sudan, and China?

America doesn't want to believe that the UN is, in fact, our enemy now. Their voting against our interests in such a predictable bloc over the past many years hasn't swayed us much; we've worn the plastic grin and just hoped reality would someday come to match our fantasy of benevolent, peaceful world government. But maybe being in a shooting war with other UN members, who are wearing UN uniforms at the time, will change the tone of things a bit.


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