Thank You Canada!

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    20 million dollars to the African Union peacemaking force about to be deployed to Darfur.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040923/SUDAN23/International/Idx

    and one of your ministers started taking notes from donald rumsfield in how to tell a country to get its shit together or else (also in that link)

    thank you again for showing bravery in the face of chinese, russian, pakistani and arab pressure not to take action to stop genocide in darfur.
     
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    Amen. Maybe our neighbors to the north have a pair after all!
     
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    My thanks too---I always knew you had it in ya !!!
     
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    I heard this yesterday, indeed, it's very good news.

    I do have some faith in Martin, (call it a hunch) even though I didn't vote for him. I think we might see some interesting changes coming from his government over the next few years, I hope I'm not disappointed.
     
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    I've heard this as well. Kudos to Martin. Darfur drastically needs this.

    I think it's a positive shift in peacekeeping. It seems that when peacekeeping forces have drastically different cultures than the prevailing culture of the country in need, there is increasing reception for the forces.

    I believe allowing other nations, under financial and logistical support from doner nations perform the peacekeeping operations may improve the success of the missions overall.

    In addition countries with anemic military resources still, like Canada, are able to provide peacekeeping support without further taxing a perhaps, overtaxed miltary.
     
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    How, by helping the world identify "greedy donor nations". A nation of finger pointers and whiners, thanks for you contribution.
     
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    So your solution involves not funding other peacekeppers? Why are nations that donate money to other countries who provide peacekeeping greedy? Or would you rather the laissez-faire approach?

    If we don't fund the AU peacekeepers then we're hypocrites, if we do fund them, we're whiners.

    :rolleyes:
     

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