UN Again, For Crying Out Loud. Now It's Sex

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    And this differs from the prison scandals in Iraq, how? Oh yeah, not the US. :rolleyes:

    http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/Politics/0,,2-7-12_1556446,00.html

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    Yep, that's the main difference.
     
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    Yes, it's different because we expect better of Americans. Apparently better is becoming a lap dog to the UN while they have scandals running out their ears.
     
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    Now taking bets on how long before Dems/Libs will blame GWB in all this.
     
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    It is different because those soldiers, sent there by UN, but not directly controlled by it. Iraq prison scandal, soldiers directly in charge of by US.
     
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    So to you at least its safe to say that South Africa and for the most part the ANC party who dominates the government, is to blame?

    Needless to say it's abundantly clear to everyone how very little attention this scandal will get from the same organizations and so-called "political rights advocates" which continue to circle above the U.S. like hyenas.

    You just watch how little becomes of this UN sponsored charade of peacekeeping oversight, as if the world court is going to take the time in between therapy sessions with Milosovich and angry rants against the U.S..

    See even though Milosovich will die and leave them without a court case or a reason to have a salary, nothing at all will come of the ANC's actions and it's failure to try it's soldiers for war crimes. Madella is a good friend of Kofi's. It will never happen.
     
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    What convoluted tripe logic this is.

    "sent there" vs. "in charge of" . A dubious distinction at best.
     
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    Not dubious at all. UN says for a nation to send troops to a country. Once there they are under control of there own gov't. UN is in charge of the mission as a whole, but control of individual units comes under the country of origin.
     
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    So the US wouldnt be held accoutnable if say British Troops did some heinous things in Iraq? Because you know the US is the Leader of the Coalition. We don't control individual countries units though. So we're in the clear from those British charges of prisoner abuse right according to your logic?
     
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    the very reason why the US never allows their units to be under the command of anybody outside of the US military. Can you imagine the French telling us under what rules of engagement we could fight?

    I can see it now:

     

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