Tuesday, 8 June 2010

U is for...

UN

This tank is in the United Nations Taskforce colour. The UN taskforce (or the bluehelmets as we call them) have been deployed in several regions in the world over the last few years.

The taskforce is made up of different countries that vary from conflict to conflict. It depends on the conflict itself and the availability of the participating countries. Sometimes only one or two people from one country are in the taskforce because of their special field, other times it's a complete platoon.

The hope is that the independent taskforce will help to provide a peaceful situation for both the people of the country and for the fighting factions. Unfortunately it doesn't always work fast enough and the UN might have to stay for a considerable time.

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17 comments:

  1. Interesting post for the day and we do owe these men/women a great deal! Great photo! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

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  2. Do you just know all these things?
    Great shot. Good U-post!

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  3. So thankful for all these men and women too. last ABC go-around I also posted a UN tank.
    Hope you have a great week.

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  4. Interesting shot. I haven't seen real tank. Great choice of the theme this week. Happy Wednesday!


    ABC Wednesday~U

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  5. I wish them well in difficult situations.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. Wow! Look at that tank! You come up with great posts for ABC days.

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  7. Interesting-looking tank! wish we didn't need help to live in peace with each other.
    Have a wonderful week.

    U is for unoccupied

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  8. I guess I've never seen the blue helmets on the peace keepers before - just blue berets. Great post and picture to match.

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  9. wonderful take on the theme!

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  10. Honnestly I prefer my little Moroccan donkeys pulling an overloaded carriage !

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  11. I never knew that (about the blue helmets). Thanks!

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  12. Great post as usual Mara - always interesting. We are so lucky to have the UN task force. A

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  13. Good post! The UN is such an interesting concept, isn't it? I always feel it should work better than it does.

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  14. Very interesting. Do you read up on these things because of your job?

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    Happy June,
    Award 4 u on blogger account.
    Smiles!

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  16. I learned something new today about the UN. Must have been a little disconcerting to see the tank, regardless of why they were there.

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