Skip to comments.The UN prepares to go to war for the first time (Congo)
Posted on 06/14/2013 5:52:43 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
The UN is about to go to war for the first time in its history after the Security Council voted unanimously to intervene to fight rebels in the Congo.
Around 3,000 UN troops wearing the blue insignia, are being deployed to the central African nation which has been wracked by years of civil war and lawlessness.
The UN has led a 14-year-long peacekeeping in a bid to end the ethic conflict which was sparked by the genocide in neighbouring Rwanda when thousands of Hutus fled into the Congo to evade justice.
It will be the first time that the UN itself will be in direct control of a fighting force, responsible for the tactics on the ground, troop deployments and air strikes.
The force will be made up of soldiers from South Africa, Tanzania and Malawi and is under the command of Brazilian general Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, who is credited with dismantling criminal gangs in Haiti in 2007.
It will be deployed against M23 (March 23) rebels in the east of the country.
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The UN prepares to go to war for the first time, with a 3,000-strong task force sent to fight rebels in the Congo
Wasn’t Korea technically a UN op?
Third World Rape Brigade?
This will not end well.
Ooooh. That is going to turn out well.
Yes, but in this case the countries supplying the troops have agreed to put them in UN uniforms and giving the UN operational control. This is the first time the UN has approved an offensive force in recent history.
It would probably be a good idea to move the U. N. headquarters over the Africa. It’s so enthralled with the continent, and it should be near where it’s heart is.
I would like to officially move that the U. N. be relocated.
the un is offensive. more child rapists getting a free pass.
How many experienced generals do they have? :p
African troops under a South American general. What could go wrong?
Korea didn’t count?
3,000 troops to help win over a country as big as Texas...
shades of the early 60s all over again..
they did such a bang-up job then..
I've decided that the UN Peacekeepers and the African Union are jobs programs for third world countries. We pay them to put soldiers in each others countries. It's amazing how many countries contribute UN and AU soldiers and also have UN and AU soldiers in their country.
Watch “Hotel Rwanda” and you’ll see just how little UN troops are capable of.Read more recent headlines and you know that UN troops are certainly capable of mass rapes (central Africa) and spreading deadly to places that had never seen them before (Haiti).
Well, this ought to be interesting as hell; will the UN keep statistics on how many women their troops rape and how often they run from a fight?
Aye; I’ll second that. Move anywhere else but NYC (or the US)...
Seconded. African nations can fund it as well.
Should read “spreading deadly diseases”
FIRST, SECOND and THIRD it. GET THE US OUT OF THE UN AND GET THE UN OUT OF THE USA.
Thanks Pan-Yan. I hadn’t realized it was quite that interesting of an exchange program.
All right, seconded. All in favor...
Get the girls and children off the streets. The UN baby rapists are back.
If they announced tomorrow that the UN was moving to Babylon I wouldn't bat an eyelash.
It will be the first time that the UN itself will be in direct control of a fighting force, ....This don’t bode well for ANY of the bodees.
This should be fun to watch.
Some people I’ve talked to believe that Obama might try to deploy U.N. troops on American soil in the not-too-distant future. And there are a lot of heavily armed citizens in this country who have spent generations preparing for just such an event. Molon Labe!
do you like violent rape/snuff films?
Because that is about what I am thinking is going to be happening down there.
Unfortunately they aren't any safer without the UN.
How many ragheads from Outer Crapistan do you think will sign up for this suicide mission?
Those UN fools wil fold up like a cheap lawn chair with a fat woman in it the first time bullets fly. I’ll lay odds they take 25% casualties in the first engagement.
I saw a show on the History Channel or something about how 300 hired guys with Executive Outcomes beat a violent, horrifying rebel force of upwards of 20,000 in very little time in Sierra Leone (or some country), the result was the UN banning companies like Executive Outcomes.
Always gotta wonder why governments often take the wrong side and wrong lesson in everything.
Expect to see Congolese in native dress in the gallery of the Security Council chanting, “Viva Lamumba, Viva Lamumba”
I thought Korea was merely a police action.
Right! I had forgotten that deviation from common sense.
“Seconded. African nations can fund it as well.”
They d, by sending “African Union” troops (and getting paid by white countries to send them); they were the root of the “UN peacekeepers raping villagers” story. Apparently it is a cultural thing.
The war in the COngo has been termed WWIII by African countries, with good reason; over 2 million have died in a war between seven African countries (and it receives no mention in the press - probably because BJ CLinton said “never again” in Rwanda without ever having his plane’s engines turned off....).
South Africa lost 13 soldiers in March when their 200 man force got overrun by rebels. Of course no one could really explain why they had 200 soldiers in Central African Republic ...
The article quotes a death toll over five million. Of course there is nothing approaching a reliable census in most of Africa.
Africa will always be a disaster, as it is full of Africans.
Another clusterflock. Anyone remember the UN and Rwanda? about 600,000 murdered. I’m still waiting for Kofi Anan to be hanged for mass murder.
aye aye aye
“The article quotes a death toll over five million.”
My figure was from the mid-2000s; I don’t believe much of what the media reports in terms of casualties anywhere, but 5 million is as credible as 2 million. In any case, “never again” is out the window, especially since some of the northern countries (like Kenya) are allies of ours. This war is actually an extension of the Rwanda war, with each tribe now supported by allied NATIONS (but basically the same two tribes fighting it out - with billions of dollars in diamonds as the prize).
“Africa will always be a disaster, as it is full of Africans.”
Au contraire, mon ami.
We were in South Africa in 2003, and our economists took a survey of Africans in the Pretoria shanty towns. We discovered that what they wanted most was private property and the rule of law.
I’d love to import about 10 million South Africans into our inner cities. They love their families and free enterprise and would clean up our liberal, black shitholes in less than six months. They are tough and outstanding street fighters.
“Africa will always be a disaster, as it is full of Africans.”
I don’t believe there is anything genetic about it; any American who has visited Bermuda or the Bahamas can tell you blacks know how to run a tight ship when they need to. There is corruption, combined with very young countries in Africa; if it the same in 100 years then maybe there is something more to it. Most African countries are still younger than when the United States fought it’s Civil War.