Is this any less than terrorism?
Using military force to kill unarmed, neutral, civilian diplomats from the UN? And that too after the UN peacekeepers called the Israeli forces ten times before the killing blow, each time only to be assured that the shelling would stop?
It is fast becoming a world where might is right. As a penetrating infographic from the independent shows, on one side there are the “mostly United Nations” – some 189 of them asking for unconditional ceasefire by both sides; and three nations who don’t want it – Israel, USA and UK.
It’s almost ironic that I am going tomorrow to attend a talk by Shashi Tharoor entitled “The future of the UN”. For now, it looks bleak indeed.