Comments on: The EU must send troops to Congo now http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/03/the-eu-must-send-troops-to-congo-now/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Robert O'Doherty http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2008/11/03/the-eu-must-send-troops-to-congo-now/#comment-420 Thu, 06 Nov 2008 10:16:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=213#comment-420 Could not agree more. Europe Must Act Now. We preoccupy ourselves with elections and stock markets and ignore the fact that tens of thousands are displaced. They are sick, they are hungry and in fear of their lives. Even if I take a selfish and purely EU stance I still see that my fellow citizens, UN peace keeping troops, are There Right Now. They are stretched thin, surrounded, at risk. What on earth are EU defence ministers waiting for? Another Rwanda? Another Srebrenitza? We are witnessing the very same political loitering, the same inaction that facilitated massacres on both continents recently. Those graves are still fresh – corpses hardly turned to bone! Warlords in conflict zones test and push new limits daily and, unchecked, are more convinced that UN detachments are just tourists, naive good will gestures, window dressing, Impotent. The time for talk and half measures is over. People will die. Send more. Send them now. Keep the peace or Again we’ll All have blood on our hands.

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