Kofi Annan reminds me of an powerless father that his children refuse to listen to:
"I condemn without reservation the attack that took place ... and demand that the Israeli troops be released immediately ..." Annan told a news conference in Rome.'I said stop it! Did you hear me? I said stop it! Now! Look, I'm only going to say this once more...'
Hezbollah guerrillas captured two Israeli soldiers and killed up to seven Israelis, in what Israel described as an act of war by Lebanon that would draw a "very painful" response.
Israel mobilised a reserve infantry division and Hezbollah declared an all-out military alert.
"I think they (regional leaders) should also do whatever they can to press all parties to exercise restraint. We are looking at a very dangerous part of the world and we would not want to see an expansion, an escalation of conflict in region," he said.
Not that I would know anything about that kind of situation, of course...