AFP reports that the United Nations have voted to deploy peacekeeping forces known as Blue Helmets to defend world heritage sites from attacks by ISIS terrorists.
“[United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)] has said yes to the Cultural Blue Helmets,” Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said in a statement, adding that 53 countries voted in favour after the destruction of sites including Palmyra in Syria by the Islamic State group.
“Faced with IS terrorist attacks and the terrible images of Palmyra, the international community cannot stand back and watch,” he said, adding that the permanent members of the security council had supported the idea.
The idea is aimed at “important sites at risk from terrorist attacks, or in war zones, or zones hit by natural disasters, where the international community will be able to send Cultural Blue Helmets to protect them or defend them before they can be destroyed”.
I’m sure they’ll have no problem finding volunteers. Those blue helmets make them easy targets for any terrorist who wants to make a name for himself. Remember last year when Syrian rebels kidnapped some Fijian and Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights? The UN told them to surrender instead of fighting back. Luckily they all made it back alive…but they weren’t held by ISIS. ISIS likes to make beheading videos. The UN has a habit of deploying Peacekeepers without any plan to support them when they get caught in the shit.
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