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2006-03-04 Africa Horn
UN requests tactical US air support for Darfur
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Posted by Dan Darling 2006-03-04 01:14|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [327 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The United Nations is asking the United States and other nations with big militaries
Posted by 6 2006-03-04 08:55||   2006-03-04 08:55|| Front Page Top

#2 US responce "Blow ME"
Posted by C-Low 2006-03-04 09:01||   2006-03-04 09:01|| Front Page Top

#3 Call the EU and tell them it's their golden opportunity to do something more than bloviate.
Posted by DMFD 2006-03-04 09:27||   2006-03-04 09:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Maybe Chavez could loan them his shiny new Russian choppers. That is if they can still fly.
Posted by Cheaderhead 2006-03-04 09:48||   2006-03-04 09:48|| Front Page Top

#5 Security Council members and U.N. planners say it could then take eight to nine months to assemble and deploy the new force.

Not only do these UN guys have no shame, but they do not have a clue. I am somewhat clued in on logistics, not an expert by any means. But I could easily have a fully catered spread over there in a week. I do not see what the problem is.
Posted by Alaska Paul">Alaska Paul  2006-03-04 11:21||   2006-03-04 11:21|| Front Page Top

#6 "...other nations with big militaries...governments in a position to provide such capabilities...countries able to provide them...called on wealthy nations..."

Just come out and say it Byii-aatch.
Posted by DepotGuy 2006-03-04 11:31||   2006-03-04 11:31|| Front Page Top

#7 
I have a Cesna 172 and a Marlin .22 rifle. I can be wheels-up in about an hour.
Posted by Master of Obvious 2006-03-04 16:07||   2006-03-04 16:07|| Front Page Top

#8 
s.b. Cessna
Posted by Master of Obvious 2006-03-04 16:08||   2006-03-04 16:08|| Front Page Top

#9 Alaska Paul, yep, you can have the catered spread in a week, but the five star resort will take a little more time. You don't expect them to be in tents, do you?
Posted by Desert Blondie 2006-03-04 16:10|| http://azjetsetchick.blogspot.com]">[http://azjetsetchick.blogspot.com]  2006-03-04 16:10|| Front Page Top

#10 I don't know, I think it would be appropriate to send in a dozen AC-130 "Spectre" gunships, with F/A-18 fighter protection, for a few months. It would only take one two-ship mission to teach one large group of Jangaweed that they're not the "greatest fighting force on Earth", and that their Allan won't protect them from real firepower. That seems to be a lesson the entire Arab world needs to learn, and consistently fails to grasp. Of course, I'd insist the rules of engagement be established by the Pentagon, not Turtle Bay, and that operational control be assigned to the local US commander. Otherwise, this has possibilities.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2006-03-04 16:15|| http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]">[http://oldpatriot.blogspot.com/]  2006-03-04 16:15|| Front Page Top

#11 Also, do not forget absolute immunity from the ICS or no deal. That is the biggest danger of any of these UN "requests", that they are being used as a backdoor method to get the US into the ICS.
Posted by Shieldwolf 2006-03-04 16:46||   2006-03-04 16:46|| Front Page Top

#12 Lol, C-Low.

The camel's nose.

No. Never, again.

Posted by .com 2006-03-04 21:53||   2006-03-04 21:53|| Front Page Top

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