Thursday, April 12, 2007

Another chapter on "Why the UN is as useless as tits on a boar"

From Breitbart/AP:
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday whether some of the city's police officers could be deployed with U.N. peacekeeping missions.
Recruiting police for the U.N.'s 16 peacekeeping missions around the globe has been historically challenging.

"New York City has one of the most diversified police forces around and I think the secretary-general would like to explore possibilities," U.N. deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said before the meeting. "Getting police to join peacekeeping operations is one of the high priorities for the U.N."

Bloomberg left the meeting without speaking to reporters. Stu Loeser, the mayor's spokesman, said his office had no comment.

New York City has recently fallen short of its police recruiting goals so it's unclear if it would have any officers to spare for international peacekeeping.

The U.N. peacekeeping department said 321 American police officers are currently involved in missions abroad, primarily training local police. Of those, 225 are in the Kosovo region of Yugoslavia, and others are in Haiti, Liberia and Sudan.

We all knew the UN had no teeth when it comes to...well, when it comes to anything. They issue of a lot of platitudinous claptrap on a daily basis, but when push comes to shove, no one thinks highly enough of the UN to commit their own country's resources. So where does the UN turn to staff their "peacekeeping" missions? Their perennial whipping boy, the United States. It's like they're telling us "You suck! You're a bunch of imperialist pigs who resist our One World Order agenda! By the way, can we borrow some of your cops for our useless missions?"