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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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To: sergeantdave

Are you referring to the White Africans?


51 posted on 06/14/2013 7:09:15 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: kearnyirish2

I guess we just disagree.


52 posted on 06/14/2013 7:10:40 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Pan_Yan

My niece and her husband pastor a church in the Congo and just returned after being home on furlough for a year. This is scary.


53 posted on 06/14/2013 7:11:59 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Korea didn’t count?

That was just a police action. A lot of North Koreans and Chinese were arrested and fingerprinted.

Time to send in Roland the Thompson gunner (still has his head at the present time).

54 posted on 06/14/2013 7:20:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: Entropy Squared

“This will not end well.”

Not only that, I’m not terribly comfortable with the UN... which fancies itself a “world government”... having their own army.


55 posted on 06/14/2013 7:20:17 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: EEGator

“I guess we just disagree.”

I guess so; be well, and FReegards!


56 posted on 06/14/2013 7:26:13 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

You as well.


57 posted on 06/14/2013 7:28:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Thanks; if you’re a dad, happy Fathers Day!


58 posted on 06/14/2013 7:30:12 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DoughtyOne
Actually, the UN already has FOUR headquarters buildings: 1) the UN building HQ in NYC, 2) the UN building HQ in Brussels, Belgium. 3) the UN building HQ in Geneva, Switzerland, and 4) the UN building HQ in Nairobi, Kenya. I recommend the UN move all its NYC operations to Nairobi so as to be closer to its “customers”.
59 posted on 06/14/2013 7:32:11 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: kearnyirish2

I am not, but thanks for the thought. Happy Father’s Day to you. :)


60 posted on 06/14/2013 7:32:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: GeronL
The world is watching MUCH closer and with more careful and proper perspective.

The UN is about to implode and become a token organization.

Not that it ever HAD legitimacy ... just that now, people are not giving it the free ride it's had.

All politicians and ruling/governing/legislative 'groups' are on notice.

Atlas is doing a little more than shrugging.

61 posted on 06/14/2013 7:33:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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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, responsible for the tactics on the ground, troop deployments and air strikes.

What could go wrong?

Almost everything!

62 posted on 06/14/2013 7:35:16 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: EEGator

Then a happy Fathers Day to your father (in this world or the next).


63 posted on 06/14/2013 7:35:42 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Thanks.


64 posted on 06/14/2013 7:36:24 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Pan_Yan

Isn’t this just training and practice for when the UN comes to America to try to take away our guns with the approval of American leftists? At which point, it will be target practice time for all patriotic Americans.


65 posted on 06/14/2013 7:40:47 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I initially though this was a Homer Simpson post. First time?


66 posted on 06/14/2013 7:41:25 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: sergeantdave
I’d love to import about 10 million South Africans into our inner cities.

Do you live in a actual city doc, not some "metropolitan area". What I don't need is 10 mil. tough and outstanding street fighters with a centuries old grudge against white people. I'll take our home grown morons with a centuries old grudge against white people.

67 posted on 06/14/2013 7:45:36 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: EEGator

“Are you referring to the White Africans?”

Nope, blacks. They are fantastic people who want a chance for their families. They are strong pro-family. My reading of them is that they would love an opportunity to live in our big cities and open businesses. These people are not ANC commies. I’m guessing as a group that they would be 80% + conservative or libertarian. We didn’t poll on politics just economics.


68 posted on 06/14/2013 7:49:26 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: GeronL

“Wasn’t Korea technically a UN op?”

That was the first thing that came to mind when I read the article too. However, as with most of these joint ventures, Korea was primarily a US show and US forces plus the rest were under US command.


69 posted on 06/14/2013 7:49:34 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: sergeantdave

I’ll have to take your word on it, as I have never been to S.A. I hope your assessment is correct. The Earth needs zero more commies.


70 posted on 06/14/2013 7:53:23 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Pan_Yan

Ah, a chance for the UN to rape and pillage!


71 posted on 06/14/2013 7:57:48 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Pan_Yan
3000 rifles soon to hit the black market, never fired and only dropped once...
72 posted on 06/14/2013 8:01:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: EEGator

“The Earth needs zero more commies.”

For sure. Take my assessment with a grain of salt. Africa, for me, is a rare side trip. I prefer contracts with UK clients.


73 posted on 06/14/2013 8:10:52 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: SampleMan
African troops under a South American general. What could go wrong?

Those rebels are going to get awfully bored after they ambush these morons a couple of hundred times.

Hopefully the UN will keep sending in replacements, the first wave won't last very long.

They could try a Mexican General after Santa Cruz is sent home in a box.

74 posted on 06/14/2013 8:19:45 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: sergeantdave
Nope, blacks. They are fantastic people who want a chance for their families. They are strong pro-family. My reading of them is that they would love an opportunity to live in our big cities and open businesses. These people are not ANC commies.

Once they got here the CPUSA would make short work of them.

ANC has nothing to give those folks, but the CPUSA is in control of the US welfare state, and has lots to offer.

75 posted on 06/14/2013 8:27:33 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: GeronL
Yes, Korea was a UN "Police action" authorized by the Security Council, on a day when the delegate from the USSR foolishly was absent. Else he would have vetoed the resolution. Instead the UN went to war.
76 posted on 06/14/2013 8:32:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: knarf

I have my doubts the world will really be watching


77 posted on 06/14/2013 8:32:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: hinckley buzzard

and then we didn’t let MacArthur and his replacement finish the job.


78 posted on 06/14/2013 8:39:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Entropy Squared

No it won’t.

And that’s why I am afraid that, sooner or later, they will need real trained troops.

And that’s when US troops will get involved.


79 posted on 06/14/2013 8:47:25 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: MasterGunner01

I agree. Not many folks know that the U. N. has satellite offices across this nation. Unplug them and send them packing too.


80 posted on 06/14/2013 9:04:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: 1st Division guy

LOL


81 posted on 06/14/2013 9:04:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Now playing... [ * * * Manchurian Candidate * * * ], limited engagement, 8 years...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan.
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.

82 posted on 06/14/2013 10:16:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: GeronL

Yes I think so too


83 posted on 06/14/2013 10:21:15 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Pan_Yan
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.

Wouldn't be the first time the UN has screwed over people in the Congo. Google "Katanga"...

the infowarrior

84 posted on 06/14/2013 11:59:31 PM PDT by infowarrior
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