March 28, 2016

Peacekeepers or private security force? Keep Canada OUT of never-ending UN mission in Haiti

Brian LilleyArchive

Canada is looking to send peacekeepers to Haiti when Brazil, currently leading the UN force, ends their mission in October. Is this a good idea? 

Is this the best use of our military or is it a worse foreign incursion into a sovereign state than what we’ve seen in places like Iraq?

Trudeau and the Liberals want to change Canada's image and return to the imagined good old days of peacekeeping missions some fondly remember, as opposed to the image of war mongering Harper Conservatives some have convinced us of.

But, there’s good reason to question that image of peacekeepers to see if it does, can or ever did exist anywhere but in our imaginations.

Looking at the facts of peacekeeping missions, does this seem like a peacekeeping operation or more like colonial nation building many on the left complain of?

Peacekeeping today is more dangerous than just having some lightly armed blue berets walk the line between Turks and Greeks in Cyprus.

In Haiti, UN troops aren’t keeping the peace between warring factions in a civil war but protecting the government from an army coup and dealing with violent gangs in the streets. The UN has been training Haitian police for 12 years, providing a security force of more than 6,000 soldiers to protect the government and they still need more protection?

I'm not against Canada taking a greater role by sending our soldiers places where there is peace to keep but what’s the point in sending our soldiers as a private security force of the Haitian government? Twelve years is long enough.

Prime Minister Trudeau should say no to Canadian involvement in this mission.

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commented 2016-03-29 21:08:03 -0400
People don’t seem to get that to keep peace there has to be peace in the first place. Haiti is a Chapter 6 mission, meaning those soldiers are little better than if they had been made of tin. Under the rules of a Chapter 6, they may only use their weapons if their life is directly threatened, and often the decision is made by a superior back on bade (think Rwanda all over again). What they really need us a Chapter 7, or peacemaking operation. In a Ch 7, they are authorized to disarm anyone they choose,and generally shoot first and ask questions later (think the early days of the Green Berets in Afghanistan). Not to say the bureaucrats won’t find a way to screw it up, but it is definitely more effective.
commented 2016-03-29 14:19:37 -0400
Has anyone here seen the governor’s palace in Haiti. It was the first thing repaired after the earthquake in 2010. The people live in squalor while the UN-useless nuts- props up yet another authoritarian dictator. What can possibly go wrong?
commented 2016-03-29 12:23:28 -0400
Haiti an independent sovereign country since 1804 ruled by their own people (black Africans) and getting trillions of dollars in aid, just like every other African country, is still a failed state.
Dominican Republic, which shares the island Hispaniola with Haiti, is another independent country ruled by it’s own people (mostly European descendants) is a functional democracy and it’s doing far better in every aspect compared to it’s neighbours.
We’ve to accept the truth some cultures are incapable of administrating their own affairs, they don’t have the concept of democracy or nationhood in them. Peace, discipline, industriousness, dignity which leads to prosperity is alien to them.
commented 2016-03-29 11:46:32 -0400
Oh and for the record, I’m sure Penson has been lobotomized, so go easy on him he’s a surgically altered retard.
commented 2016-03-29 11:34:12 -0400
Do I see another untapped resource which could enrich GTA’s diversity quotient?
The Jamaican gangs must get tired fighting amongst themselves they need some new blood.

PM care bear, get on the refugee quota for Haiti
commented 2016-03-29 10:57:04 -0400
ah yes… mouth open and hand out.
it’s a black thing.
commented 2016-03-29 10:45:43 -0400
They are bringing in those who will do the physical destruction of Canada for them. And that Muslim sitting in our parliament will still wear the blood of Canadians on his hands. He may think that he can just wash his hands of the decisions he’s made to ensure the destruction of Canada, but he is sadly mistaken!
commented 2016-03-29 08:49:33 -0400
Who really cares. Anyone stupid enough to enlist deserves to be sent to Haiti. Militaries must be banned across the world, thus allowing the United Narions the full rights to impose peace around the world. The west destroyed Haiti, and it is about time that the west pays to rehabilitate Haiti. White males have enslaved way too many peop of colour, men and non-men (including wymyn)
commented 2016-03-29 07:58:23 -0400
are the Haitians doing anything to help themselves?
commented 2016-03-29 07:23:08 -0400
Haitians make excellent government employees because they speak French.
commented 2016-03-29 06:04:50 -0400
It seems to me to be just another excuse to import more welfare dependent immigrants into our country to add to the liberal voting block. With one purpose, to vote in a socialist regime into Canada. Then they will give these welfare dependants their so called “guaranteed job” (forced labor) and us with them. .
commented 2016-03-29 01:31:41 -0400
Haiti is a waste of time. The people there can’t get their shit together after so many years they never will. Let them deal with it themselves. That purple helmet on Parliament Hill wants us to become blue helmets? Not something I’d wish to partake in.
commented 2016-03-29 01:19:21 -0400
Lad i feel the same, Justin is just sending our troops there to punish them like liberals love to do.
commented 2016-03-29 00:23:23 -0400
Haiti isn’t worth the effort ; even their successful neighbor the Dominicon Republic apparently built a wall to keep the scum out. Pickpocket experts are Haiti’s greatest export.
commented 2016-03-28 22:48:32 -0400
Haiti speaks French and Quebec only wants French speaking immigrants. It is a big plus that Haitians are black so that fills a check box on Justie’s list for immigration, ethnic diversity, multi culturalism, language, voter friendly liberal pawn, etc.
This so called peacekeeping mission will add to the payment that Canada must pony up for a seat on the UN Security Council and Justie’s future job with the UN. As usual, the tax payer will fund and the Liberal Party benefits. Typical shit from a moron of a prime minister. The troops will probably get screwed around as an added bonus for fuck head Trudeau.
commented 2016-03-28 21:29:37 -0400
Where is a papa doc when you need him
commented 2016-03-28 21:01:13 -0400
Trudeau is just sending out Troops to be used as target practice by a bunch of gangsters.

Dumb arsed blue helmets make good targets and I am sure Trudeau will make sure they are issued with the latest Lee Enfields firing Rimmed 303s

Our great leader will be hoping for a high Canadian casualty rate. This will leave a lot of vacant Army Quarters for his Muslim, Scum Bag, friends.

Just like killing two birds with one stone.

May your sudden death happen slowly Justin.
commented 2016-03-28 20:02:22 -0400
Peacekeeping in a country full of uncaged animals.

No one gives a crap about Haiti – it’s a violent shithole. Let it collapse.
commented 2016-03-28 18:44:28 -0400
Ha ha. I do however get a kick out of all the french speaking Haitians moving to Quebec.
Like Bruce Willis said; Welcome to the party pal.
commented 2016-03-28 18:31:29 -0400
Peace Keepers?

There is no war there – it is simply a police force.

If our Canadian white Obama sends them there, he is simply providing a personal protection force to the present government.

They had better be well armed.

And with a white obama as a Canadian leader – doing the decision making – along with a cowardly bearded wonder as the reigning defence minister?

It is likely they will not be well armed at all.


A shit hole – always has been and always will be.

The people are not much better. In fact because they made Haiti what it is today, they are even worse than the shit hole they call home.
commented 2016-03-28 18:12:22 -0400
It looks to me that what Haiti wants is a police force paid for by someone else.