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Sunday, August 20, 2006

On Deployments - Part 1

So "peacekeepers" sporting the imprimatur of the United Nations are heading to Lebanon.

Here's one article about it.

I was just thinking ... who are the human beings that get to wear the blue helmets? How much do they get paid? Are these people who volunteered for the armed forces of their various countries (France, Turkey, etc.)? Are these mercenaries?

Perhaps these folks were in the middle of an obligatory tour in their country's armed forces (think draft). Do the human beings being sent in as "peacekeepers" have a choice in whether they go?


Blogger Chris said...

Not sure on your questions, but the whole thing is a fiasco.

I like how the French drafted the resolution, committed the troops, only now to say they're only sending something like 20 "engineers". Nice committment to world peace, Jacques.

This is an all-out war whether the Europeans want to admit it or not. Israel needs to be turned loose to finish the job they started (or rather that Iran/Syria/Hezb. started).

3:20 PM, August 21, 2006  

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