United Nations delays Irish troops deployment to Syria.

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There HAS to be a joke in there somewhere...

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#5
There isn't we are about to start providing the Force HQ Coy (Force reserve) to UNDOF on the Golan Heights with 115 personnel


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#7
They're waiting for the QM to get hold of some really big nets for catching the Tomahawks in?
 
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All joking aside, the only difference between the Irish Army and the British Army is the size of the Army and the hardware. In regard to training I doubt there's much between them. Irish troops are fit and well trained, well able for Syria or anywhere else.
 
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They're waiting for the QM to get hold of some really big nets for catching the Tomahawks in?
Why would they the Syrian Civil War isn't nothing to do with UNDOF (apart from the fact that no weapons (apart from UN) are allowed in the AOR)?

UNDOF is there as a buffer between the Syrians and Israelis.

Maybe the UK should provide an armoured infantry battalion instead.


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Irish troops are fit and well trained, well able for Syria or anywhere else.
If the Yanks are going to be piling in with mucho HE, which is looking rather likely the way their votes seem to be going, I don't think there is much training or, frankly, much equipment, that is going to stop you (Irish, British, Russian or Syrian) from being in "the wrong place at the wrong time".

And I do know the Golan Heights is a fair way from Damascus ...

Maybe the UK should provide an armoured infantry battalion instead.
I think we're pretty much out of those at the moment.
 
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I see from the story that Ireland now has a Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence.
Yeah, it's a relatively new office. Defence used to be a stand alone ministry. It's just the typical political disdain for all things military. I'm sure it's not too different in the UK.
 
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Yeah, it's a relatively new office. Defence used to be a stand alone ministry. It's just the typical political disdain for all things military. I'm sure it's not too different in the UK.
It was only during the Celtic Tiger years that we had a Minister who was purely defence. It was commonly Defence and Marine.

Defence is an independent department and always has been, it is just the Minister has responsibility for 2+ departments.

Unlike yourselves we don't need a Minister to cover Defence ******* up (sorry procurement) etc.


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It was only during the Celtic Tiger years that we had a Minister who was purely defence. It was commonly Defence and Marine.

Defence is an independent department and always has been, it is just the Minister has responsibility for 2+ departments.

Unlike yourselves we don't need a Minister to cover Defence ******* up (sorry procurement) etc.


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Yourselves? I'm Irish and have served in the Irish Defence Forces. The politicians in Ireland largely have nothing but disdain for our army. Clueless gombeens the lot of them.
 
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I worked (and got pissed with) the Irish Defence Force wallahs in Kosovo in 2001..
They had better clothing and weapons than us...
And they were shit scared of their "Battle Sgt" too if I remember rightly...
For those reasons I'm voting against them deploying to Syria....


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I see from the story that Ireland now has a Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence.
Alan Shatter *pause to don tin foil hat* the only Jewish lad in the house *pause to remove tin foil hat*

I only mention it to add to the raw material pile for the joke.
 

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