Friday, September 01, 2006

---Annan Picks Syria to Control Lebanese Border, Plane Fire in Iran 

One moment, please....
FOXNews.com[AP] - Annan: Syria Promises to Enforce Arms Embargo on Hezbollah - The Mideast
...while I try to recover enough composure to get back into my chair and operate the keyboard through the tears and stop making sounds that scare the dogs under the bed. Okay, I think I have it under control---at least I wasn’t drinking milk when I read this.
Why is the U.N. still tolerated, let alone respected as a agency of international policy? Why, exactly, in the uncalibrated charnel pits of hell is Kofi Annan still in a position of power? Doesn't the U.N. Charter include an impeachment procedure?

Just a few hours...
...after a U.S. Boeing 737 suffered a minor fire when a tire blew on landing, resulting in some inconvenience, but no apparent injuries, [FOXNews.com [AP]- U.S. Airways Jet's Landing Gear Catches Fire in Miami; No Injuries Reported] another very similar incident occurred in Iran--- this time the blown tire resulted in an uncontrolled blaze and the deaths of at least 80 people [My Way News[AP] - Plane Fire in Iran Kills Up to 80 People].
The most immediately obvious difference is that the Iranian accident involved the Russian Tu-154, which has a terrible safety record, and is actually banned from the airspaces of some countries: Tupolev Tu-154 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[The estimate of deaths has now been lowered, according to Iranian officials, to 29:
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