And finally today, because it cracked me up. As the Lebanese return to their homes they are feeling safe when they see the UN troops in place.

From New York or London it is easy enough to mock the powerlessness of the peacekeepers, but in these dangerous hills you feel just that little bit safer with the blue flag of the UN flying nearby.

Shouldn’t some great journalist somewhere write a story about the UN, and how in first world countries they come, they give people security, they watch. But in third world countries they come, they watch, they bribe, they steal they rape, ……………