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Liberal passivity killed the United Nations
Mar. 21 2003|The Globe and Mail| by KEVIN PATTERSON.

The UN is essential to maintaining the credibility of efforts to contain the world's Saddams, but the liberals' antipathy to all matters military has crippled the UN. "Each man kills the thing he loves," wrote Oscar Wilde. The institution liberals love has been killed by liberalism itself.

When the Serbs approached Srebrenica, the Dutch UN troops were supposed to risk their lives to defend Bosnian men and boys -- who were subsequently slaughtered. Refugees under UN protection are supposed to be defended, just like agreements on weapons inspections. The Rwandan disaster was supposed to have prompted a potentially self-sacrificing intervention of heroic soldiers on the model of Romeo Dallaire, the neglected Canadian hero. Soldiers were available, ready and willing; that's what soldiers are for.

The left would prefer to pretend that security matters either do not exist or have been taken care of by some distant agency -- which is to say, the U.S. military. This habit discredits liberals.
UN  Somalia  liberalism  security_&_intelligence 
march 2013 by jerryking
Above and Beyond - WSJ.com
February 25, 2003 | WSJ | By DOROTHY RABINOWITZ
Somalia  inspiration  heroes  U.S._military 
september 2012 by jerryking
Mafia-like Islamists
Jan. 07, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | editorials
Somalia  Islamic  editorials 
january 2010 by jerryking
Threat Persists in Yemen, Somalia - WSJ.com
OCTOBER 13, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by Gerald Seib
Somalia  Yemen  Islamic  extremism  Gerald_Seib 
october 2009 by jerryking
Henninger: Pirates Vs. the Rest of Us - WSJ.com
* APRIL 16, 2009, 12:26 A.M. ET

Pirates Vs. the Rest of Us

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By DANIEL HENNINGER
Somalia  piracy  Daniel_Henninger 
april 2009 by jerryking
How to Beat the Somali Pirates | USNI Blog
April 8th USNI blog post on how to manage the Somalia pirate scourge.
piracy  Somalia  U.S._Navy  maritime 
april 2009 by jerryking

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