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Friday, August 25, 2017
Completely UNcompetent - US says UN Lebanon commander ‘blind’ to Hezbollah arms
The United States blasted the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon on Friday, accusing him of turning a blind eye to Hezbollah weapons smuggling.
US ambassador Nikki Haley said the 10,500-strong UNIFIL force was “not doing its job effectively” and singled out its Irish leader, Major General Michael Beary.
“What I find totally baffling is the view of the UNIFIL commander General Beary,” Haley told reporters, accusing him of ignoring Hezbollah’s arms dumps.
“He seems to be the only person in south Lebanon who is blind. That’s an embarrassing lack of understanding on what’s going on around him,” she said.
Asked about Haley’s sharp criticism, United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said of Beary
“we have full confidence in his work.”...
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