The Congo and the UN-another slaughter?

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Registered: 03-22-2003
The Congo and the UN-another slaughter?
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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:16am
The UN has imposed peace negotiations on the Republic of Congo to end its 4 1/2 year civil war and has a force (MONUC) on the ground to assist.

This past week, reports of another genocide, under the auspices of the UN Secretary General, medaled 'peacekeeping' troops of over 5000 including 500 observers and armed with a mandate as follows: "Acting under chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the Security Council also decided that MONUC may take the necessary action, in the areas of deployment of its infantry battalions and as it deems it within its capabilities, to protect United Nations and co-located JMC personnel, facilities, installations and equipment, ensure the security and freedom of movement of its personnel, and protect civilians under imminent threat of physical violence.", has tragically occurred.

This as The Secretary General proudly hailed "a "final" peace accord for Democratic Republic of Congo. He called the agreements, signed in Sun City, South Africa on Wednesday, "a breakthrough which is potentially of great significance."

http://www.rnw.nl/hotspots/html/con030403.html

http://www.economist.com/world/africa/displayStory.cfm?story_id=1667129

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/geted.pl5?ed20030408a1.htm

http://www.usaid.gov/cg/program.html

http://allafrica.com/stories/200304080055.html

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20030408/wl_afp/us_drcongo_massacre_030408063616

Where is the voice of Jimmy Carter? Where is voice of Nelson Mandela? Where is the voice of the UN Security Council?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:58am
unfortunately, the UN has been reduced to a tongue wagging collection of career diplomats whose careers have been shaped by qualities such as consensus building and compromising. These are fine human characteristics, but the human race is probably another 1000 years or so away from responding to that, if ever at all. What the UN doesn't do is roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, a concept the high brow diplomats can't relate to.
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Fri, 04-11-2003 - 7:38am
Unfortunately, I don't hear the human rights people and the UN is the moral authority people and the stalwarts of the Left, who spoke so vehemently and were championed and heralded for essentiall seeking to condemn the Iraqi people to continued genocide, speaking so loudly on the DRC.