So this post is just going to be a post clarifying some details that I posted up on in the last post. I didn’t have access to this information at the time of posting but its come to light that some of the UN findings on this event say that the tree was actually on Israel’s side of the border. Not only that but Israel did convey the message to the Unifil *the UN border patrol monitoring the borders since the ceasefire in 2006* that they would be carrying out this clearing process. Unifil also insist that this message was relayed to the officials in the Lebanese army. Though the investigation is still under way to clarify the rest of the events unfolding regarding the actual shooting.
So I’v learnt a thing or two about hastily commenting on an event without knowing the full details first and in the future will wait a while before adding my titbit of commentary. This saves me from having to post a correction post whilst also bypassing me sounding like a complete un-informed A hole. I say this because I know the frustration of coming across and reading something which someone unequivocally believes is right whilst all evidence points to the contrary. Not only that but its never smart to jump the gun with events as serious as this because at the end of the day lives where lost and to mis-portray events would be an affront to those who passed. Plus it does take a bit of the sting out of my argument as once one thing is proven false the rest of it can seem to be less convincing. So far that I am sorry and I guess that this is first mistake out of many ill be making as I progress and develop this blog onwards. Lets just hope the mistakes are on the low side of things number wise.
But that’s not to say that the whole post should be ignored as the argument comparing it to the flotilla incident still stands. I do believe that if things where the other way round *as they where in the flotilla incident* Israel would be able to legally justify the events unfolding in its eyes.
But I do wish that governments states and people in power would do the normal human thing and admit they are wrong when they have f***** up. We aren’t perfect, we are human, we have flaws and we make mistakes, it just seems this basic human truth escapes those in power. they believe they are immune to it generally and that admitting they are wrong is a sign of weakness. B*******, the reason why trust in government and people in power is at an all time low is because this people will spew any amount of crap to escape from having to admit they are wrong or mistaken. The only time they do admit it is when they are backed up in a corner and their PR managers have jumped ship and left them with nothing else to say. From the ex-BP oil chief exclaiming that the BP oil spill is small compared to the body of water on earth *really? that’s ALLl you could come up with in defence? really? Couldn’t go with something less obviously irrelevant? Surprised you didn’t bother to work out the percentage ratio to add more grit to your seemingly solid argument* to the Israeli deputy UN minister claiming that the Gaza aid convey was anything but a ‘humanitarian mission’ *obviously his definition of humanitarian is much much much more exclusive* in justification of the illegal raid on the ships whilst still in international waters.
And on that note ill end this post with a quote since I couldn’t find a good enough picture to digitally alter sophisticatedly on my purpose built picture software *minimizes the Paint tab on Microsoft* to summarise this post:
‘ A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.’ John C. Maxwell.
Till next time