The United Nations is an enabling institution. It enables John Kerry to babble mindlessly about the situation in Iraq. It enables President Bush to assure Americans that our troops will not remain in Iraq forever. The United Nations also enables terrorists in the Middle East to kill with impunity.
The latest in a long line of U.N.-supported atrocities occurred last month in Israel, where Palestinian Arab terrorists used a U.N. ambulance to do battle with the Israeli military. In Reuters' video footage of the incident, the terrorists can be seen hopping into a U.N. ambulance and driving away in reverse.
According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the terrorists also used U.N. ambulances to steal body parts of Israeli soldiers killed in a Gaza Strip military operation. It's a common tactic for the Palestinian Arab terrorists; they often hide in ambulances in order to sneak into Israel. Then, when Israel stops ambulances to verify that there are no terrorists aboard, Israel is condemned internationally for hindering medical vehicles.
This incident recalls the brutal kidnapping and murder of three Israeli soldiers on Oct. 7, 2000. The soldiers were patrolling the U.N.-overseen Lebanese border when they were signaled by several U.N. peacekeepers to pull up to the fence. The three soldiers were not suspicious of the peacekeepers -- after all, this area of the border was monitored by U.N. agents, and other U.N. peacekeepers were nearby.
Despite coming under fire, the Israelis continued slowing and approaching the border. Suddenly, a large explosion blew open the border gate, and Hezbollah terrorists, disguised as U.N. peacekeepers in U.N. gear with U.N. vehicles, stormed across the border, spraying bullets, firing shoulder-fired missiles and launching tear-gas grenades. After a few minutes, the three Israelis went down, seriously wounded. Quickly, the terrorists bound and gagged the Israelis, smuggled them across the border, dumped them into two U.N. vehicles and sped away. Five hours later, the U.N. vehicles used in the attacks were recovered, approximately 10 to 12 kilometers from the scene of the kidnapping. The vehicles contained U.N. markings, explosives, Kalashnikov assault rifles, other equipment, and the blood of the wounded Israeli soldiers.