Friday, December 28, 2012

Israeli troops kill Canadian soldier after shelling/bombing UN outpost, incident report "quietly removed"

The Defence Department has quietly removed from the Internet a report into the killing of a Canadian military officer by Israeli forces, a move the soldier’s widow says is linked to the Conservative government’s reluctance to criticize Israel for any wrongdoing.

Maj. Paeta Hess-von Kruedener and three other United Nations observers were killed in 2006 when the Israeli military targeted their small outpost with repeated artillery barrages as well as an attack by a fighter aircraft.

IN early 2008, the Defence Department posted on its website a 67-page report from the Canadian Forces board of inquiry into the killing. The board found Hess-von Kruedener’s death was preventable and caused by the Israeli military.

But less than a year later, the report was quietly removed from the DND website and has since remained off-limits to the public through official channels.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/removes+report+killing+Canadian+soldier+Israeli+forces/7742746/story.htm

Matt's thoughts:

It's important to remember that God's patience towards hubris is a finite affair. Sadly, many seem to learn that lesson too late.