Skip to comments.Germany gears up for more UN missions
Posted on 06/18/2014 1:14:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Germanys defense minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday the country could play a bigger military role in UN peacekeeping operations. [ ]
We have key capacities and capabilities which other nations do not have, she said after meeting deputy Secretary-General of the UN Jan Eliasson.
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I like how the Euros are so eager to do some techie things, and some support work, but are generally still never willing to do any actual fighting. The exceptions seem to generally be the British, the French. Most others like the Scandinavians, Dutch, Germans, Spanish, etc,, tend to just help in support roles.
The negative thing about hogging all the support roles, is that combat troops never have a job they can get a breather in. Sorta like how all the female corpsmen hog all the hospital billets, and hapless males remain with the Marines,,, humping the hills.
Funny how that works.
“Von der Leyen later stressed that greater involvement didnt necessarily mean military force.
The United Nations also needs police, judges and trainers, she told broadcaster ARD on Wednesday.”
Like I said,, no dirty work for these low life countries. I have no respect at all for people willing to do all the training, provide judges, police, etc,,, while Americans are ALWAYS expected to go out and battle bad guys.
If they are unwilling to carry their share of the fight, then no share of the glam positions.
They aren’t doing any of that in the spirit of cooperation, either way.
Putin said he would take it under advisement providing Merkel would support his Ukraine and Crimea policies. "Not a problem tweeted Merkel."
The main goal of such “assistance”, is that military officers in non-fighting countries have a cool chance to advance their careers, without their own nations needing to actually be in a war. But they still get to command joint units, bases, etc.
They also get a cut of the spending, and a seat at negotiating tables.
It’s quite cynical.