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.
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).
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.
did anyone think the UN would make it better?
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.