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posted 15 September 2006 11:36 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Israel's report on strike is "far-fetched" -Finnish officer

"There was a mishap on the Israeli side where in duplication of maps, the UN position on the maps was not marked as it should have been and that created the tragedy," Mark Regev, the spokesman, told Reuters.

Maj Sirén said Israel's explanation was inconsistent and far-fetched.

"It is quite dubious if they had not taken into account that there were UN observation posts in the area," Maj Sirén said.

"Surely the original map had the UN positions marked. If not, their attitude towards UN observers is rather disrespectful and negligent."

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posted 15 September 2006 11:51 PM      Profile for mayakovsky     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There was an article in 'The Gazette' saying that the pilot had a bad hand written map. Give me a break, a hand written map? What was he flying a Sopwith Camel?
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posted 16 September 2006 03:55 AM      Profile for ebunny        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You know I don't see eye to eye on some issues on rabble, but this is Bull Shit. Israel has made a poor attempt of an excuse -- "hand drawn map," please!!! Those bunkers are heavy reinforced concrete, not to mention the couple of meters thick HESCO barrieres(metal-mesh containers with gravel in them) surrounding the bunker. Israel has one of the most advanced amies in the world with advanced communications. Those UN observers contacted the IDF 10 times throughout the day about artillery landing too close, so don't tell us it was a breakdown of communications (they claim the artillery got the message but not the airforce) because the only way that bunker could have been destroyed like that was a lazer guided bomb through the front door.
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