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1 posted on 12/03/2012 2:33:06 PM PST by BenLurkin
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“The peacekeeping force in Congo is fundamentally ineffective, says Brett Schaeffer, an expert on U.N. affairs at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington. “It is not solving anything. It’s not clear they have an understanding of what their role is there.”

Well, that's par for the course. The Blue Helmets usually head for the tall grass when they encounter real soldiers, guerrillas, or fighters with any training of experience.

2 posted on 12/03/2012 2:39:06 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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The UN has been raping and pillaging the Congo since late 1950’s.

I know JBS material causes some on FR to wince - but the Fearful Master was a great read - just the documented events in the Belgian Congo/Katanga alone make the book worth keeping around.

(Sadly - loaned my copy out years ago and never returned).


4 posted on 12/03/2012 3:01:11 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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Remember Executive Outcomes? For 12.8 Billion they could have ran the Country Peacefully and Efficiently. But the U.N. would rather see mass slaughters and mass rapes than see a Mercenary Group make any real progress.


6 posted on 12/03/2012 3:31:04 PM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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did anyone think the UN would make it better?


7 posted on 12/03/2012 3:38:46 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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UN troops stuck in some arse-backward sh*t hole off in the back of beyond not motivated to Save the World at the cost of their own lives?

Wow, there’s a shocker.

Maybe that gaggle of big-mouthed eggheads and Leftist criminals in New York has its head stuck too far up its collective nether aperture to deal with simple things like reality.


8 posted on 12/03/2012 3:51:41 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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