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The UN prepares to go to war for the first time (Congo)
Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 08:22 EST, 14 June 2013 | Daniel Miller

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.

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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congo; troops; un; unpeacekeepers
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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

1 posted on 06/14/2013 5:52:43 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Wasn’t Korea technically a UN op?


2 posted on 06/14/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Pan_Yan

Third World Rape Brigade?


3 posted on 06/14/2013 5:53:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Pan_Yan

This will not end well.


4 posted on 06/14/2013 5:54:56 PM PDT by Entropy Squared (The Rush to Chaos)
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To: Pan_Yan

Ooooh. That is going to turn out well.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 5:55:22 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it gettingthe so hot?)
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To: GeronL
Wasn’t Korea technically a UN op?

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.

6 posted on 06/14/2013 5:56:33 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

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.

Any seconds...


7 posted on 06/14/2013 5:58:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: Pan_Yan

the un is offensive. more child rapists getting a free pass.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 5:58:41 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: Pan_Yan

operational control?

How many experienced generals do they have? :p


9 posted on 06/14/2013 5:58:42 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Third World Rape Brigade?

SA soldiers serving in Congo face 93 charges

10 posted on 06/14/2013 5:58:45 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

African troops under a South American general. What could go wrong?


11 posted on 06/14/2013 5:58:46 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Korea didn’t count?


12 posted on 06/14/2013 5:58:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Pan_Yan

3,000 troops to help win over a country as big as Texas...


13 posted on 06/14/2013 5:59:06 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Pan_Yan

shades of the early 60s all over again..
they did such a bang-up job then..


14 posted on 06/14/2013 6:01:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Pan_Yan

dang


15 posted on 06/14/2013 6:01:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DoughtyOne
This is an interesting website:

http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/

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.

16 posted on 06/14/2013 6:03:59 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

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).


17 posted on 06/14/2013 6:04:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Pan_Yan

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?


18 posted on 06/14/2013 6:04:47 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Any seconds...”

Aye; I’ll second that. Move anywhere else but NYC (or the US)...


19 posted on 06/14/2013 6:04:55 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DoughtyOne

Seconded. African nations can fund it as well.


20 posted on 06/14/2013 6:05:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Pan_Yan

Should read “spreading deadly diseases”


21 posted on 06/14/2013 6:06:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: DoughtyOne

FIRST, SECOND and THIRD it. GET THE US OUT OF THE UN AND GET THE UN OUT OF THE USA.


22 posted on 06/14/2013 6:06:39 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Thanks Pan-Yan. I hadn’t realized it was quite that interesting of an exchange program.


23 posted on 06/14/2013 6:06:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: Pan_Yan
Given its penchant for directing field operations from the safety U.N. Hqtrs. in New York, I expect to see a good many blue helmets for sale in the market stalls of Brazzaville.

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24 posted on 06/14/2013 6:09:52 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: kearnyirish2; All

All right, seconded. All in favor...


25 posted on 06/14/2013 6:10:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: Pan_Yan

Get the girls and children off the streets. The UN baby rapists are back.


26 posted on 06/14/2013 6:11:16 PM PDT by DPMD
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To: kearnyirish2
Move anywhere else but NYC (or the US)...

If they announced tomorrow that the UN was moving to Babylon I wouldn't bat an eyelash.

27 posted on 06/14/2013 6:11:29 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

28 posted on 06/14/2013 6:11:33 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


29 posted on 06/14/2013 6:12:34 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Pan_Yan

This should be fun to watch.


30 posted on 06/14/2013 6:13:59 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Pan_Yan

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!


31 posted on 06/14/2013 6:16:02 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Lurker
This should be fun to watch

do you like violent rape/snuff films?

:p

Because that is about what I am thinking is going to be happening down there.

32 posted on 06/14/2013 6:16:02 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DPMD
Get the girls and children off the streets. The UN baby rapists are back.

Unfortunately they aren't any safer without the UN.

Congo: We did whatever we wanted, says soldier who raped 53 women

33 posted on 06/14/2013 6:16:32 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: jespasinthru

How many ragheads from Outer Crapistan do you think will sign up for this suicide mission?


34 posted on 06/14/2013 6:18:34 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Korea?


35 posted on 06/14/2013 6:19:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: GeronL

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.


36 posted on 06/14/2013 6:19:58 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

bump


37 posted on 06/14/2013 6:20:21 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lurker

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.


38 posted on 06/14/2013 6:22:43 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Expect to see Congolese in native dress in the gallery of the Security Council chanting, “Viva Lamumba, Viva Lamumba”


39 posted on 06/14/2013 6:24:18 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Pan_Yan; GeronL

I thought Korea was merely a police action.


40 posted on 06/14/2013 6:26:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: bigheadfred

Right! I had forgotten that deviation from common sense.


41 posted on 06/14/2013 6:27:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: EEGator

“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....).


42 posted on 06/14/2013 6:37:02 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: GeronL
Yep. Of course the soldiers the UN is sending in are from South Africa, Tanzania and Malawi. The first thing I thought of was this:

Rebels capture Central African Republic capital, president flees (France sends 300 more troops)

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 ...

43 posted on 06/14/2013 6:39:28 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: kearnyirish2
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 ...

The article quotes a death toll over five million. Of course there is nothing approaching a reliable census in most of Africa.

44 posted on 06/14/2013 6:43:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Africa will always be a disaster, as it is full of Africans.


45 posted on 06/14/2013 6:50:05 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


46 posted on 06/14/2013 6:53:29 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: DoughtyOne

aye aye aye


47 posted on 06/14/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: Pan_Yan

“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).


48 posted on 06/14/2013 6:58:22 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: EEGator

“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.


49 posted on 06/14/2013 7:05:40 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: EEGator

“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.


50 posted on 06/14/2013 7:08:48 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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