These guys look way too happy

March 20, 2008 § Leave a comment

Balloons? Doves? I’m not convinced.

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) celebrates its 30th year of being a peacekeeping force in Lebanon. I don’t want to be an age-ist, but isn’t there an age limit for these soldiers? Is Lebanon where the UN sends all the elderly soldiers?

The above cartoon is from the Lebanese daily al-Nahar. The text in the top right corner reads: UNIFIL, 30 years in Lebanon. The patched sign in the back reads: The South, referring to southern Lebanon where UNIFIL troops have been stationed. The basic message of the cartoon is that while UNIFIL troops have been establishing their roots in southern Lebanon, it’s actually the citizens of southern Lebanon who have bore the brunt of Israeli aggression while UNIFIL troops have stood by idly.

30 years, guys! Great work!


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