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UN Authorizes Intervention Force for Congo (NOT peacekeepers)
AP via ABC ^ | March 28, 2013 (AP) | EDITH M. LEDERER

Posted on 03/28/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

The U.N. Security Council authorized a new "intervention brigade" for Congo on Thursday with an unprecedented mandate to take military action against rebel groups to help bring peace to the country's conflict-wracked east.

The resolution, which the council adopted unanimously, gives the brigade a mandate to carry out offensive operations alone or with Congolese army troops to neutralize and disarm armed groups.

The brigade is unprecedented in U.N. peacekeeping because of its offensive mandate. The resolution, however, states clearly that it would be established for one year "on an exceptional basis and without creating a precedent" to the principles of U.N. peacekeeping.

The resolution, sponsored by France, the United States and Togo, would give the brigade a mandate to operate "in a robust, highly mobile and versatile manner" to ensure that armed group can't seriously threaten government authority or the security of civilians.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; congo; un
I thought a couple of years ago with Libya and Ivory Coast we were seeing a big shift in the United Nations involvement in the affairs of sovereign countries. They are starting to authorize more and more aggressive participation in wars.
1 posted on 03/28/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

the un is offensive without this.


2 posted on 03/28/2013 4:14:39 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: Pan_Yan

UN sanctions armed intervention? That means Obama will send young Americans will die. It means absolutely nothing more.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 4:17:04 PM PDT by allendale
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Waging aggressive war makes the UN war criminals....but who is going to stop them.
4 posted on 03/28/2013 4:17:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Pan_Yan

Yeah, because it worked so well in the 60’s.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 4:17:14 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Pan_Yan

If there had been a UN in 1776 the revolution may well have turned out differently.


6 posted on 03/28/2013 4:23:20 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Yeah, because it worked so well in the 60’s.

Stop being so negative. That Korean thing worked itself out, right?

7 posted on 03/28/2013 4:44:24 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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