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U.N. Approves New Force to Pursue Congo's Rebels


World  (tags: world, humanrights, peace, war, crime, UN, Congo )

Nancy
- 539 days ago - nytimes.com
The brigade will be part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, within its troop ceiling of 19,815. The United Nations currently has more than 17,700 peacekeepers and more than 1,400 international police in Congo.



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Kit B. (276)
Friday March 29, 2013, 4:43 pm

Finally, I was beginning to think these atrocities would continue almost unnoticed by the greater world community. I so support the UN establishing a presence in the Congo and hope that this will bring some of the horrible violence to an end.
 

Brian M. (153)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:37 pm
The UN once again proves itself a useful tool for American imperialism. Western neocolonialism will be on full display as a genocidal campaign is carried out to destabilize the African continent, to exterminate as many Africans as possible, and to steal the land(including the oil and mineral resources that said land contains) out from under the feet of the African people. Meanwhile, the US profits either way because it is supplying both sides in this struggle with weapons.
 

Les M. (7)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 5:29 pm
i don't have much confidence in the UN forces. they did absolutely nothing to stop the slaughter in BiH.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 6:15 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:11 pm
I like the UN.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Saturday March 30, 2013, 7:25 pm
Thanks!
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 9:44 am
good news!! thanks Nancy
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 10:28 am
I don't hold out much hope if the UN is involved. Wouldn't it be interesting if we could actually do an investigative audit of who supplies the weapons to both sides? I think you'll find it's the same people playing both sides against the middle as usual. I'ts just another way to reduce surfeit population; destabilize economies; capture and control more of the region's resources while making huge profits. To show they're not all bad they'll send in peace keepers - got to balance all the negative works with some positive ones. That's just good Hegelian principles while they await the arrival of their summoned "lord of light" from between the gateway pillars of Jupiter and Saturn. Don't laugh; that's the way these Elites; the "gods of this world" think. They think they are descended from the royal dragon seed and are entitled to rule this world. Talk about the divine right of kings. Here is its origin and here is the plan.
 

Faye Swan (23)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 10:45 am
Noted - thank you! After 6 years in West Africa and with friends still working there, the UN is known to work hard at stabilizing the areas they work in for the good of the people there.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 11:17 am
Noted and read with hope that the UN along with the Congo troops (hope they don't deflect as before), can help in saving women and children from raping and killings. I have come to the realization that weapons are supplied from outside forces to both sides , which leads me to believe that very unfortunately this violence will not stop anytime soon. Maybe, just maybe though the presence of UN troops will slow the violence??
Thanks for this article Nancy.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 12:22 pm
Just one question please.

How much is this costing American tax payers?
 

. (0)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 2:11 pm
Zee, we already pay 27% of the UN's budget. This shouldn't cost us anymore.This money is just so that we can make sure that the UN doesn't interfere in anything that would conflict with the economic benefits we get from our invasions of other countries or exploiting of their minerals.

Though, what UN peacekeeping mission was ever successful. They should be called the observing missions as they just watch atrocities happen. Real militant groups aren't even afraid of them. Mass rapes have taken place a couple hundred yards from where they were stationed. They usually just abuse the local populations and then the UN never really disciplines them.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 2:25 pm
Noted
 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 4:10 pm
Does the UN really still work? I am not so convinced anymore.
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday March 31, 2013, 5:57 pm
Tend to agree totally with Michael Kirby - but can't send him another star -- at this point in the world's history - we just have to be journalists who have the wherewithal to "follow the money" - I am glad that the UN (which is perhaps the world's only hope) has opted to place troops in that area!
 

Dale O. (190)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 3:31 am
Sad, where greed and exploitation are involved, there is a parade of never ending human suffering. Hopefully one day there will be peace.
 

robert zank (0)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:08 am

Illegal exploitation of uranium mine in Congo — OECD Watch
oecdwatch.org/.../illegal-exploitation-of-uranuim-mine-in-congo - Im Cache
16 Jul 2009 ... Report of ASADHO KATANGA on the illegal exploitation of the Shinkolobwe
uranium mine in Congo by the nuclear French Group AREVA.
Nuclear French Group AREVA and UN are the same company.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 8:23 am
Noted
 
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