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originally posted by: Signals
This is getting interesting, here's some UN armored vehicles riding around Garland TX,
full of troops~
It's just a matter of time folks...
originally posted by: tweetie
a reply to: MrSpad
Since I'm not too informed about the actual workings of the U.N. military here is what I've found:
They have more than 95,000 military and police from over 110 countries.
They have to be members of their own national armies first.
Why does the UN not have a standing reserve?
It takes considerable time to deploy troops and we are often asked why we do not have a standing reserve.
The UN can only deploy military personnel when there is a UN Security Council resolution authorizing them to do so. The Security Council will say how many military personnel are required, and then UN Headquarters will liaise with the Member States to identify personnel and deploy them. This can take time – perhaps more than six months from the date of the resolution.
and the company website Alpine Armoring's
Unlike the Daily Mail, we contacted Alpine Armoring, the manufacturer named in their article, to inquire about the images. According to an individual with whom we spoke at Alpine, the vehicles seen in these photographs were purchased by the United Nations for use outside the United States. A number of defense industry manufacturers are based in and around Washington, D.C. (a region that includes Virginia) for obvious logistical reasons, and the representative confirmed that the trucks were ordered by the UN for use in locations abroad.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: MrSpad
If the UN can't function in the ME, or the Balkans, or Africa, or Asia--what possible concern would there be if, and it's a big if, they were ever here?
None, says I. Stand there and laugh at 'em.