Tonight’s story on CNN was interesting for more than one reason.
First of all, it’s notable that the UN is pressuring the Lebanese government to do something:
Lebanon’s government should play a role to bring peace to the nation which has been crippled by violence between Israel and Hezbollah, said the chief of a United Nations delegation in Beirut on Monday.
The head of the delegation, Vijay Nambier, spoke with Lebanon’s parliament speaker and prime minister, and said more diplomacy is needed to come up with a solution to the conflict, which has entered its sixth day.
So the UN has apparently given up on browbeating the Zionist Entity over the current crisis, and has sent an envoy to scold the Lebanese instead. Maybe it’s because the Great Satan, for once, has refused to twist Israel’s arm behind the scenes in order to force it to accept some “compromise”.
Then there’s this:
Hezbollah guerrillas sparked the crisis last week when they crossed from southern Lebanon into Israel in a raid that killed three Israeli soldiers and led to the kidnapping of two others.
A clear statement about the responsibility of Hizbullah for the conflict! Are we sure this is CNN?
The article goes on to describe the high stakes for Lebanon in the unfolding war. It seems clear, accurate, and mostly free of spin; very unusual for CNN.
But here’s what really made me sit up and take notice:
“We have made many efforts to improve the situation, and our teams have discussed these issues with the Lebanese government, and we will continue to discuss these suggestions and ideas, and we will come back to Lebanon to develop and explore these ideas further,” Nambier said.
“And of course, we should spend more diplomatic work to reach a final solution, and the parties should know that the consequences of failure are great, and time is critical, and there should be creative solutions to end these crises.” [emphasis added]
A Freudian slip, perhaps? Or should we call it a Hitlerian slip?
Not quite the solution I expected…