60 years of unbroken peacekeeping service with the UN

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“The Irish Government is strongly committed to contributing to international peace and security. Thousands of Irish men and women have served in the blue helmets over six decades, and that’s one of the reasons Ireland is making bid for a seat on the UN Security Council," the Taoiseach began.

Any particular reason he wants Ireland to have a seat on the UN security council?
 
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“The Irish Government is strongly committed to contributing to international peace and security. Thousands of Irish men and women have served in the blue helmets over six decades, and that’s one of the reasons Ireland is making bid for a seat on the UN Security Council," the Taoiseach began.

Any particular reason he wants Ireland to have a seat on the UN security council?
It’s a fairly long standing policy to seek one based on being a honest broker with no colonial baggage or global ambitions and our record with UN PSOs
 

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It’s a fairly long standing policy to seek one based on being a honest broker with no colonial baggage or global ambitions and our record with UN PSOs
God alone knows why you want the expense of even playing worlds least effective policeman unless of course those Irish regiments miss the days of empire and trooping. However cheap flights to spain would surely sort all of that out?
 

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In the video whose is the warship?
 

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Slab Murphy’s?
If it was they wouldn't need to film it from an angle to make it look like a warship as opposed to a fisheries tub.
I didn't know the Oirish sent an MTB to Dunkirk to help with the evacuation, I bet that went down well!
 
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God alone knows why you want the expense of even playing worlds least effective policeman unless of course those Irish regiments miss the days of empire and trooping. However cheap flights to spain would surely sort all of that out?
To make a difference to people less fortunate than us
 

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To make a difference to people less fortunate than us
You could just bung their despots cash as foreign aid, that is if you weren't using UN money to fund your army I suppose. The Yanks were good at encouraging others to do shit jobs through the UN by making sure they were paid. Our Govt paid in and our troops got feck all for it!
 
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You could just bung their despots cash as foreign aid, that is if you weren't using UN money to fund your army I suppose. The Yanks were good at encouraging others to do shit jobs through the UN by making sure they were paid. Our Govt paid in and our troops got feck all for it!
'Twas ever thus-the daily UN messing rate in Bosnia in 1995 was DM1.25 for Brits. The rate varied nationally, dependent on individual pay and messing rates. The Pakistani contingent had to be dragged kicking and screaming out of theatre as they'd never been so well fed: some of them had refused to rotate out/take R and R as this would have been tantamount to a wage cut. One senior sergeant I chatted to had been there, on and off, for over a year. Fat as a bacon pig, he was.

Plus they had been flogging weapons to the Bosniacs.
 
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You could just bung their despots cash as foreign aid, that is if you weren't using UN money to fund your army I suppose. The Yanks were good at encouraging others to do shit jobs through the UN by making sure they were paid. Our Govt paid in and our troops got feck all for it!
If the UN ever paid on time or the full amount they were supposed to.... isn’t the UK also among the members of UNSC?
 

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I think you will find the UK pays up to the un on time and rarely if ever benefits from any un largesse
 
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It’s a fairly long standing policy to seek one based on being a honest broker with no colonial baggage or global ambitions and our record with UN PSOs

It's a fine record, too. Got to know one of your Cols in Bosnia. Very charming fellow he was with a grand sense of humour.
 
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I think you will find the UK pays up to the un on time and rarely if ever benefits from any un largesse

In Bosnia, the additional pay for UN service which generally went to the soldiers was swallowed up by the MOD budget.
 
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Western Sahara
Congo
Mali
Afghanistan
Bosnia
Kosovo
Syria
Jordan
Lebanon
Israel
Cyprus
Prevlaka
Macedonia
Eastern Solvenia
Sinai
Iran
Iraq
Kuwait
Haiti
El Salvador
Costa Rica
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Niambia
Angola
Somalia
Ethiopa
Eriteria
Ivory Coast
Liberia
Chad
Not palestine then?
But lasting peace and harmony to one and all?
 

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