Now sit back a moment and contemplate the deafening diplomatic... silence. Kofi is quiet as a mouse(1), unlike last time.
Geoffry at Beyond Wallacia has more.
And while we are on the subject of selective diplomatic (and journalistic) silence: I haven't heard the tiniest squeek of condemnation of the next two items of Hezbollah 'conduct':
1) The siege of Mari: Mari is a Druze village desparately trying to prevent Hezbollah from staging rocket attacks from within the towns perimeter (thereby inevitably invoking the wrath of the IAF. And another PR opportunity for the Black Hand gang, of course). Hezbollah's reaction to this refusal: They cut Mari off from water and electricity supply.
2) The occupation of Ain Ebel. A Christian town in Lebanon, it's inhabitants are used by Hezbollah as human shields to protect them from the IDF as they fire rocket after rocket from within residential areas and apparently even churches. Read also the related entries.
(via All Things Beautiful)
(1) [UPDATE] Well, not exactly quiet:
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said that Israel's bombing of the Lebanese village of Qana appears to fit a pattern of violations of international law marking warfare between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.Are we seeing first moves to indict the Israeli leadership to the ICJ? BTW, note the date on that piece. Kofi said all that on the same day his people came under Hezbollah fire.
In a report to the UN Security Council, Annan said a comprehensive investigation was needed to gather evidence of possible violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws affecting both Lebanese and Israeli civilians during the conflict.