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    UN Green Helmets?

    So, the UN wants to change the helmets from blue to green and is advocating that they "intervene in conflicts caused by rising seas levels and shrinking resources."

    UN security council to consider climate change peacekeeping | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    A special meeting of the United Nations security council is due to consider whether to expand its mission to keep the peace in an era of climate change.

    Small island states, which could disappear beneath rising seas, are pushing the security council to intervene to combat the threat to their existence.

    There has been talk, meanwhile, of a new environmental peacekeeping force green helmets which could step into conflicts caused by shrinking resources.

    The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, is expected to address the meeting on Wednesday.
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    So, what do you guys think?
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    Re: UN Green Helmets?

    If they are literally changing their helmets, then yeah i gotta say the blue helmets were fugly, and well, they weren't really good for camouflage.
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    Re: UN Green Helmets?

    I dont know. I really dont think its that big of a deal of the color of helmets... If they wanna change them, then go ahead and change them.. Makes really no difference.


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    Re: UN Green Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    If they are literally changing their helmets, then yeah i gotta say the blue helmets were fugly, and well, they weren't really good for camouflage.
    UN troops are to be distinguished from every other soldier in a theater of operations. Hence the blue helmets.

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    Re: UN Green Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    UN troops are to be distinguished from every other soldier in a theater of operations. Hence the blue helmets.
    I know that. I'm just sayin if I were a UN trooper in a hot combat zone i probably wouldn't want to be so distinguishable.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

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    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: UN Green Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    So, the UN wants to change the helmets from blue to green and is advocating that they "intervene in conflicts caused by rising seas levels and shrinking resources."

    UN security council to consider climate change peacekeeping | Environment | guardian.co.uk



    Also see this and this

    My take on the issue can be seen here



    So, what do you guys think?
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    Re: UN Green Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    UN troops are to be distinguished from every other soldier in a theater of operations. Hence the blue helmets.
    blaze orange would work better or hot pink



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    Re: UN Green Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I know that. I'm just sayin if I were a UN trooper in a hot combat zone i probably wouldn't want to be so distinguishable.
    A camo'd kevlar wouldn't make any difference, if you weren't conducting proper IMT, anyway. Always remember: good IMT will save your life.

    Besides, you say that as if UN troops are actually going to do any fighting.
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    Re: UN Green Helmets?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    blaze orange would work better or hot pink
    Hot pink for the UN troops running the sex slave ops in South America.

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