Peace Keepers, what a joke

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    This happens ever time the UN or anybody sends troops to places that are fighting and then ties their hands or leads them to believe they are not potential targets.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/02/w...ff3e9684828ca4&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

    It is a war zone, there is no "peace" to enforce. Troops there are nothing more than targets waiting to be attacked, especially when they have the attitude that they are not targets because of their mission.

    Sending more troops will accomplish little if they arrive with rules that prevent them from acting in a WAR ZONE. Further they need heavy weapons and proper artillery and heavy vehicle support.
     
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    Peacekeepers? you mean those Camp-fire Girls who are sent over there to direct traffic??? Yah, I know it is a bit more than that, but that is the general Idea, A security force would be a much better Idea.
     
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    And your solution would be what exactly RGS?

    Don- They can't send in a security force. Not without violating state sovreignity.
     
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    we are losing this war because of bureaucratic red tape.
    Let the soldiers do what they were trained to do.
    I do not care if Iraqi women and children are shot to shreds.
    If they carry guns, they are fair game.
     
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    Fine, then disband the UN and forget "Peace Keeping" . Simple solution.
     
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    Awesome...that will really help the situation...as well as all the other situations around the world where people appeal to the UN because there is no other group that does anything at all.
     
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    a denial of any good that this country might have achieved. You have drawn a conclusion of guilt for a situation that you only third and fourth hand.

    It is a very good thing that you are not in charge.

    Give your statement some very serious thought. If you have some religious conviction that allows such an act then that religion is no better than the great evil that you seem to find worthy of horrific death.

    I AM
     
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    Better than sending targets and victims into a war zone with out the means to protect themselves or the mission to protect the people they are there for. You insist giving them the right to do these things violates the Countries right to rule it self, Guess what? If the UN is there, they agree the Country is NOT ruling it's self properly and they ARE intervening in the Sovreinity of said country. Rather than half ass it, do the damn thing right, admit what is needed and provide the force to DO whats needed. Or stay the hell out.
     
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    He is nothing more than one of the several far right embarrassments that have recently joined this board.
     
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    No, they aren't. Sudan allowed to let some peacekeepers in...hence it is NOT an infringement of their authority. The UNSC needs to vote on sending a force in for that to happen, and that has not happened here.

    Besides the not so subtle fact that these weren't UN peacekeepers....
     

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