Friday, August 18, 2006

The UN announced that out of its minions 3,500 international troops had been identified to keep the peace between Hezbollah and Israel.
Bangladesh made the largest offer of up to 2,000 troops but France offered just 400, a disappointment to some who expected more from the country likely to lead the force.
My math says 3,500 take away the sum of 2,000 and 400 results in a remainder of 1,100. Man, that averages about 4 soldiers per member nation if you remove Israel and the USA. But the magnimity of the French is breathtaking, isn't it? Isn't it? Hello, anyone there?
... French President Jacques Chirac announced that France will immediately double its 200-strong contingent already in the U.N. force to 400. The announcement said Chirac told U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a phone call that France is prepared to command the strengthened force until February.
This is really quite understandable considering the French military's involvement in the world's most dangerous hotspots ... like downtown Pareeistan and the ever explosive Caanistan.

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