Mudcat Café message #1491704 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73826   Message #1491704
Posted By: Peace
24-May-05 - 01:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
Subject: RE: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
D'van,

Re Canada sending peacekeepers. I corresponded with the son of an old friend some years back when Canada was involved in 'peacekeeping' operations in the former Yugoslavia. This young man from the PPCLI was shaken at the task they had. When I asked why, he replied, "There is no peace to keep."

I hope we do not send our kids into that type of CF ever again.

There is a bigh difference between 'peacekeeping' and establishing the conditions under which peace can be given a chance. Our troops are up to either task, but these people calling the shots had better go or get off the pot as to what type of operation it is before hand.

I know you are aware of this, but I needed to mention. Thank you for your remarks in the above post. I wasn't aware that Bush was so tight with the Sudanese government. Guess he didn't watch "Blackhawk Down."

Bruce