from the international desk:
Does anyone remember the controversy that flared on the Maltese blogosphere (and other places) regarding the use of White Phosphorous by Duh!merican troops in Irak. The MK77 saga ended with a US admission. Almost a year has passed and now another member of the Alliance of Selective Democracy has admitted the use of White Phosphorous. From the BBC:
Israel has for the first time admitted it used controversial phosphorus shells during fighting against Hezbollah in Lebanon in July and August. (…) The Geneva Conventions ban the use of white phosphorus as an incendiary weapon
against civilian populations and in air attacks against military forces in civilian areas.
Meanwhile, in the Dark Continent, spare a thought for the UN envoy Mr Pronk who is being expelled from Sudan after comments on his blog:
“Morale in the government army in north Darfur has gone down,” he wrote. “Some
generals have been sacked; soldiers have refused to fight.”
and now for something completely different:
We note with interest that Schumi the Terrible did not win his last Championship. Insofar as hated rivals go we also note that Rigetta slipped away from the head of the Campionato while the indestructible Inter were also held to a draw allowing the glorious Mafia Army to catch up after a deserved victory in San Siro against the devils. Palermo, Catania and Fiorentina… teams really worth watching in this year’s campionato until the return of the Greatest Team Ever. Back home Valletta march on as an old derby ended in a stalemate which means that Floriana will be savouring the bottom berths while the City enjoys this revival. They think it’s all over?