Tuesday, August 22, 2006

UN can't keep Congolese from civil war

Despite the fact that the United Nations has its largest "peacekeeping" force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it cannot keep election issues from rapidly decaying into civil war in the capital nad largest city, Kinshasa. 17,000 well-armed troops ought to be able to bring most such situations under control, so why don't they?

That's a mystery, but the bottom line is that they don't, and that UN peacekeepers rarely, if ever, effectively stop fighting from happening, whether they're in Congo, Lebanon, or anywhere else in the world.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the obvious solution to this problematic situation is to introduce form of libertarianism? or hasn't anarchy already taken over in large part and we are just seeing the reprecussions.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Nigel Watt said...

Congo is about as far from libertarianism as is possible, and my argument was against the UN, not against anything in Congo, making yours a strawman.

5:52 PM  

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