Here is a disturbing cautionary tale about what UN troops in everyday situations would mean:
Set aside the fact that the UN doesn't have troops to send in. The message will stick with you.
I wonder what the guys at the range would say if I drew blew berets on my profile targets? Probably ask to fire a few rounds, I suppose.
Ooops, sorry. I suppose that's not the politically chicken, er, "correct" thing to do. I do admire what the U.N. has attempted to accomplish; just not the way they go about it. Frankly, that video was more reality than comedy.
I'm not sure if anyone fears them as potential adversaries. I suspect that in the highly unlikely event that UN troops were placed in a position of performing armed patrols on our soil, they would be viewed as a source of foreign weapons and souveniers.
I also found this video on the same site.
What's funny is that the creators are attempting to portray a Tea Party candidate, but must have used an Obama campaign ad script.
If you ladies leave my island, if you survive recruit training. You will become a minister of death, PRAYING FOR WAR...
Blue helmets stand out against our environment very well.
If they do invade our homeland, I for one welcome our new blue hat overlords, and welcome the free range time.
If the UN ever sent in foreign troops to "police" or "quell rebellion", behind every blade of grass would be a rifle.
There would just be simply no way you could combat even 1-2% of the population of the US if they were armed.
That is, of course, if our Generals and Admirals, also sworn to "protect and the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic" would even let them step off the boat. I dare say they'd figure out a way to flip the Earth's magnetic field, or at least corrupt their navigation systems, in order to prevent that from happening.
UN observer: "What's the North Star doing in the Southern Hemisphere?"
UN commander: "Shut up and drive. We're almost back home."
Also, keep in mind that just because theres a rifle behind every blade of grass, doesn't mean all the grass is going to shoot. That, and not everyone is very well trained.
Tactically, it will be hard (with a 2% armed number), but it can be done if the general is Patton.
Oh, we'll give them California... But the Nevada border will be a minefield...
It takes a village to raise an idiot.
Who needs the UN? You guys won't even stand up for yourselves against your own government.
It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
--Barry Goldwater, 1964
I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.
U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
"Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)
dropped this one in another thread; U.N. that stands for Unilaterally Nothing.....right?
The only difference over the last 473 years is that "our homeland" isn't Japan. It's the United States of America. We fought against insurmountable odds 200+ years ago, yet we prevailed. Ah, ha. If our country were attacked by UN ideology, does anyone on our entire globe of operations think for one stinking second that we would somehow succumb to UN Rule?
Yeah. Thought so.
I don't even know who the U.N. commander is these days, but it really doesn't matter, as our country's daily operations eclipse that of the U.N.'s by several hundred to one, economically.
On a more practical scale, what of it?
Perhaps on a more moral scale, What Of It?
Seriously, World People! We're not the bad guys, and if you think the US folks in Cuba are the "bad guys," then it's time you stop acting like 'bad guys' as you're way long past smelling like 'bad guys.'
I just saying... Game's up. You know; got it; let's press on.