Skip to comments.UN troops besieged in Ivory Coast
Posted on 01/18/2006 11:40:15 AM PST by sergey1973
United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast's main city are under siege by supporters of President Laurent Gbagbo. More than 2,000 protesters have tried to force their way into UN headquarters in Abidjan, and had to be held back by warning shots and tear gas.
More than 300 troops have been forced to withdraw from two UN bases in the west of the country after clashes that left at least four protesters dead.
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The UN is winning hearts and minds every where they go.
The French-sounding phrase coup d'etat comes to mind.
"Paging the warmongering, imperialistic United States of America. Clean up in Aisle 6."
The only thing the UN is good at is keeping the peace where there already is peace.
They have got to start paying those parking tickets.
We should let the multilateralists handle it. This doesn't pass a global test.
"More than 300 troops have been forced to withdraw from two UN bases...."
(aside from hearts and minds)
and these guys want into Iraq???????????????????
Its a quagmire. Its the UN's Vietnam.
Run away Run away
Calling all Democrats, Calling all Democrats, Calling all ACLU Members, Calling all ACLU members.......
Special Memo To UN Troops:
SHOOT BACK AT RIOTERS!
Just a suggestion...
UN better pull out now before it becomes a QUAGMIRE!
"Warning Shots and tear gas"
I think I see the problem.
This headline will have Iran shaking. Oh the fear of the mighty UN!!!
Does this have anything to do with the diamond wars and the rebels that were cutting off hands and feet?
150 years of occupation in the Ivory Coast = the French spreading democracy and culture.
3 years in Iraq, helping the Iraqis create a Constitution, having elections and already planning to leave = No blood for oil.
How about the ever popular French phrase, "Je me rends"?
Ouch! Does this mean the price of cocoa goes up?
2000 protesters trumps 300 troops only when they are U.N. troops.
UN troops to busy raping women and children to defend themselves?
When putsch comes to shove...
Are thses really UN, or are they French, since they have already surrendered two bases.
Ah, the French. When they lost control of the Cote d'Ivoire five years ago they retreated, uh rather, globalized the defense forces by letting the UN take over.
So the poor Bangladeshi's are left to clean up their mess. Must be some top quality troops.
Hey, we could do this in Iraq. Oops, forgot, we really care about what happens on the world.
No more blood for cocoa!
Remember a time when retreat was the ultimate humiliation and would be avoided at ALL costs? Remember Bradley taunting Rommel's request for surrender with a defiant "nuts!"? Today and we have the "military might" of the world's great powers chased away by a bunch of savages with rocks and sticks. My how times have changed.
As corny as it sounds - YES!
Germany - Italy - Japan - S. Korea - Afghanistan - Yes, even Iraq.
What is the key difference in us and the French? The French ARE a colonial power even to this day. They ARE imperialistic. Ask the people living on the Pacific Islands where they did nuke tests if they are free.
The origin of the Vietnam war was based on Frances attempt to regain its pre WWII colonial position. It was the involvement of Soviet and Chinese that prompted our involvement since we wanted to stop the spread of communism.
France is a colonial power. Most in Europe DO NOT want to touch that. They all want to be one big happy family and look over these minor details.
What were our interests in the Balkans? Somalia? Haiti? Liberia in 2003? France if given the chance would be a monster. Centralized power, media control, colonial ambitions, and and and. The only difference is that they are small, weak, and impotent in their military, economic and political base (Although the latter is growing). They have power through the UN, EU and see their chance in becoming a power-house through the EU which they see themselves leading with Germany. There is a core within Europe. France has even remarked about this several times. The French are nationalists and socialists and France as a nation is a colonial power.
Look at Frances refusal to put its nukes under NATO! Multilateral move? Hardly! All awhile the US is defined as a Unilateral nation by the extreme pro-left biased European media. The US who CREATED the UN, NATO and went to the UNSC for Iraq despite in all reality having all the reason and justification to attack Iraq already long before the question of a second resolution was even brought up.
What you have today is near absurd. The French fight their little colonial wars in Africa primarily and the MSM is largely silent. In 2003 we help stabilize Liberia with 4,500 US troops and leave shortly thereafter. We help the Philippines in fighting Abu Saeff, send troops to Haiti, still have troops in the Balkans, Sinai (MFO) and elsewhere, and WE get put into the corner and even classified by the MSM in our OWN NATION on par with dictatorships and foreign politicians even compare Bush to Hitler. Our MSM is near silent except for the "Quagmire-Vietnam-bla bla bla" on Iraq.
Imagine this- While US troops were still in the Balkans, fighting for a cause that Germany requested and we didnt benefit from in any single way, while we were in S. Korea, Rep. of Georgia, Columbia and and and conducting counter narcotics to peace keeping even in THEIR back yard (Balkans), these terds refer to us as hegemony, Imperialistic, and make statements like No blood for oil.
Respect you earn, and the behavior of some of our friends across the Atlantic has been less than respectable in the last few years. France as a nation is a colonial power, even if the Europeans just choose to not talk about that.
...the behavior of some of our friends across the Atlantic has been less than respectable in the last few
"Respect you earn, and the behavior of some of our friends across the Atlantic has been less than respectable in the last few years. France as a nation is a colonial power, even if the Europeans just choose to not talk about that.
The disrespect comes from France & Germany seeing themselves as a direct global competitor of the USA. Global competitors don't exactly stay or become allies. Those days with at least Germany are over. France hasn't been our friend since the 1800's when they shipped over the statue of Liberty.
Rommel died before the Battle of the Bulge, and the American General was McAuliffe.
>>>Today and we have the "military might" of the world's great powers chased away by a bunch of savages with rocks and sticks.<<<
I wouldn't exactly call the UN forces "mighty". Going to war without the UN is like going hunting without your lawnmower...
it's a meddlesome burden, better left behind.
Is that a real pic from the Ivory coast or is it photoshopped?
Poor bastard you have no idea the UN doesnt care about you.
How can they be Peacekeepers when there is no peace to keep?
"How can they be Peacekeepers when there is no peace to keep?"
Right -:))) You can call them "UN Bystanders" -:))))
Where did you find that photo, is it real? I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if it was, but that is way too good!
That was Colonel McCauliffe I believe. The German general was either Deitrich or Pieper I think.
Rommel died in June.
One of the problems I see the UN having in these operations is using the term peacekeepers. That will preclude them from taking offensive action or any serious defensive action. They are restricted to a show of force, and very restricted in the use of any form of deadly force.
If the UN is powerless to control a banana republic how on earth can we expect them to deal with the Iran issue. Oh right we cant..
Remember Bradley taunting Rommel's request for surrender with a defiant "nuts!"?
My bad, it was McAuliffe, I for some reason thought of Clark.
PULL OUT!!!! NOW!!!!