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    The headquarters company will be under 12 people in size, and so will not need a Dail vote, just a cabinet decision in favour.

    This could be in order to get an advance party in place for the far larger contingent being considered, which will require a Dail vote.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2003/0919/liberia.html
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    With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

    Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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    I thought they were sending out 200 troops?

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      How long would it take to get the 400 proposed troops equipped and ready to go to Liberia?
      Religion is like a puddle thinking that the hole in the ground that it sits in is so perfect for it that some higher being must have created it

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        Who knows but the sooneer the suggested 1000 get there the better:D
        "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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          They plan to be in place and operating by christmas
          Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

          "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14
          http://munsterfireandrescue.com

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            What all 1500 of them?
            "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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              No the 450 are planned to be in place by christmas.
              Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

              "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14
              http://munsterfireandrescue.com

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                Its going to be a very though mission in lots of ways. Just think of the situation on the ground boy soldiers running around with ak47`s smacked out on crack cocaine, now thats dangerious.
                Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

                "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14
                http://munsterfireandrescue.com

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                  Just think of the situation on the ground boy soldiers running around with ak47`s smacked out on crack cocaine, now thats dangerious.

                  They'll probably go to Limerick for familiarisation training. :D
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                  With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                  Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                    Now now YJ lay off Limerick.

                    everyone knows the Crackheads in Limerick use Armalites!!

                    Friends Come and Go, but Enemies accumulate!!

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                      A full HQ Company is near 200 bods not 12, which would be the strength of a Bn HQ. So is an Irish Lt Col going to command a multi national battalion or what?

                      Let's hope our troops don't have their hands tied behind their backs (again). I doubt the concept of COD 6 has ever occurred to any African with an attitude and a Kalashnikov.
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                      • #12
                        Were there any such restrictions that exist in most UN missions regarding use of force these days that were in action in the Congo in 1960 with ONUC? Or did the troops have more 'robust' rules of engagement?
                        Religion is like a puddle thinking that the hole in the ground that it sits in is so perfect for it that some higher being must have created it

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                          The DF won't benefit especially from Liberia as aopposed to Kosovo, unless something goes horribly wrong it won't really be considered much of a news item.
                          The general opinion given is that the Militias won't be particularly dangerous to regular troops on account of a lack of heavy equipment or local support.
                          "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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                            the Militias won't be particularly dangerous to regular troops on account of a lack of heavy equipment or local support.
                            Ever heard of the Balubas?
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                            With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                            Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                              You have gangs of 15 year olds high out of their heads on drugs coming up against you....and you don't think they will be a threat.

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