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Ireland’s Wars: UNFICYP

The ONUC mission in the Congo was not even over when the United Nations found itself getting involved in another similar situation, this time in an island in the Mediterranean Sea. On this occasion the nature of the mission, and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Unokat, Grandslam And The End In The Congo

The events of September 1961 were critical in the history of the Congo Crisis in general and for ONUC in particular. Operation Morthor had essentially been a disaster, a mission that fell far short of its objectives and resulted in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Niemba

It was the Autumn of 1960, and the Irish Army was firmly committed to the United Nations mission in the Congo. Several battalions of soldiers had arrived in the south-eastern province of Katanga and, along with the larger multi-national mission, … Continue reading

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Syria

It has been pointed out that I haven’t said anything about Syria at all, which may seem odd considering the amount of time I spend harping on about Libya. Part of this is a general burnout on such a topic, … Continue reading

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Cornering Israel

This story reminded me of something I thought about writing for a while now. The idea that the best way to get change out of Israel is to be aggressive towards them, diplomatically in most cases. It is something I … Continue reading

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Air Strike And You’re Out

It remains unconfirmed (by trustworthy sources) but if the story is true, that a NATO air strike killed Gaddafi’s younger son Saif and some of his grandkids, it’s all sorts of bad. First and foremost, dead kids are not good. … Continue reading

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How Libya Continues

Because it isn’t just going to end. Options: The No Fly Zone ends or is not effective enough. The rebels are squeezed out of their strongholds and Ghaddafi goes on a killing spree. The previous status quo is put back … Continue reading

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Libya: A Growing Mess

This story of an American plane crashing in Libya – not due to enemy fire, but mechanical problems of all things – is very concerning¬†and a gigantic example of what could go wrong. As it is, the intervention force has … Continue reading

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Libya: What Is Being Ignored

North Korea. Burma. Palestine. Basque counties and Catalonia. Columbia. Large parts of India. Indonesia. The Philippines. Laos. Kurdistan. Turkey.¬†Uganda. The Congo. Chad. CAR. Sudan. Senegal. Somalia. Ethiopia. Algeria. Mali. Mauritania. Morocco. Nigeria. Iran. Pakistan. Thailand. Cambodia. Russia. Yemen. Ivory Coast. … Continue reading

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Intervention In Libya: An Awful Idea

This is a very bad, very stupid, very emotionally driven idea. The problems are obvious and should be to anyone with the slightest hint of intelligence. -Western air power will kill innocent civilians. -It will cost an extreme amount of … Continue reading

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