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Breaking - Shatter Irish Troops for Mali


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Aindriu

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Good.
 

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The Mali mission is expected to involve 450 EU military and support staff.

They will provide basic military training and advice for the Malian forces on command and control, logistics, human resources, international humanitarian law, the protection of civilians and human rights.

According to a statement, the mission will not be involved in combat operations.
 

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If deployment involves less than 12 members of DF it only requires Cabinet and Dail approval - UN mandate not necessary under terms of Defence Act
 

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Disgraceful. This is the advancement of what Jacques Delors called "European resource wars in Africa".
 

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If deployment involves less than 12 members of DF it only requires Cabinet and Dail approval - UN mandate not necessary under terms of Defence Act
Then Shatter can take a hop, skip and a jump. We shouldnt forget that this has long been the Blueshirts wet dream of involving Ireland in resource/colonial wars and military alliances without a UN mandate.
 

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Then Shatter can take a hop, skip and a jump. We shouldnt forget that this has long been the Blueshirts wet dream of involving Ireland in resource/colonial wars and military alliances without a UN mandate.
:roll:
 

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If deployment involves less than 12 members of DF it only requires Cabinet and Dail approval - UN mandate not necessary under terms of Defence Act
They used the same loophole to deploy troops to Afghanistan.
 

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Disgraceful. This is the advancement of what Jacques Delors called "European resource wars in Africa".
You are such an ignorant turd. If the EU sent troops to Rwanda during the genocide would it be a resource issue?
 

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You are such an ignorant turd. If the EU sent troops to Rwanda during the genocide would it be a resource issue?
Rwanda has no oil so maybe that's the reason the "West" looked the other way.
 

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They used the same loophole to deploy troops to Afghanistan.
It's not a 'loophole', it's a clearly written section of the Defence Act, and ISAF is a UN mission - but don't let the facts get in the way of you talking b0ll1x.
 

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Shameful. And not even with the UN's blessing but as part of an EU mission. Now we are involved in an African civil war. Brilliant.
 

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Loophole? What exactly are they trying to achieve besides peace in your oh so wise knowledge? :roll:
Wise?

I think any deployment of Irish Troops abroad should require a vote in both houses of parliament. That's all.

Keeping the numbers just below the requirement for this is cynical.
 

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Wise?

I think any deployment of Irish Troops abroad should require a vote in both houses of parliament. That's all.

Keeping the numbers just below the requirment for this is cynical.
Keeping to Irish law is cynical?
 
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