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It Blue Helmets Turn Up, Run – “Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures)”, Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson

March 7th, 2012 · No Comments · History, Human Rights, Security Policy, War

One day someone at UNHQ will commission an official report about this disaster, replete with mea culpas and lessons learned. But for me there’s only one lesson and it’s staring right at me every day as I eat lunch: If blue-helmeted UN peacekeepers show up in your town or village and offer to protect you, run. Or else get weapons. Your lives are worth so much less than theirs. I learned that the day we were evacuated from Haiti.

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