Posted by Victor from ON Canada on May 21, 2021 at 15:12:00:
In Reply to: Good points posted by Michael Dorosh on May 20, 2021 at 23:39:43:
Again, we must not confuse "polite" with "nice". Personally, I'm glad that Canadians not only present an image of being polite, but actually back it up with their behaviour. Peacekeepers especially should be polite, but being "nice" could be the difference between laying down the law and letting someone else do it for you.
It all seems like a war of words, but it's a drawback with our national identity that has been recently introduced, and I don't like it. And I don't blame just the Liberals for it either, although their empty coffers and PC obsession do shoulder most of the blame. The UN deserves a large part of the blame for not preparing peacekeepers for actually going into a combat zone.
It all ties in with the nice thing. Peacekeepers aren't supposed to be there for war, they're supposed to be there for peace. But the UN seems to have forgotten that the best way to ensure peace is to prepare for war! Too bad the Liberal horde in this country have pandered to this naive UN concept of "peace" and turned our military into an army of blue-hatted babysitters.
I mean, give me the Canadian army of 1917 or 1944, supply them with modern equipment and training, and you've got just about the best military anyone could hope for today. Maybe it's just my nationalism talking, but a force like that, with the kind of ferocious self-confidence and cold, savage image it projects, wouldn't mess around with any of these tin-pot dictators or adolescent rebels that seem to plague our UN missions.
Just my 2 cents. Maybe it's better I'm not in charge 'round here :)
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