11 April 2011

Just *Who* Is Shooting?

I love this headline: U.N. and French helicopters attack Gbagbo forces...

Here's the start of the accompanying article

U.N. and French helicopters attacked forces loyal to Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo overnight into Monday, damaging the presidential residence in Abidjan and destroying heavy weapons that U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon ordered silenced.
Gbagbo refused to step down after his rival Alassane Ouattara won last November's presidential election, according to results certified by the United Nations, reigniting a civil war that has claimed more than a thousand lives and uprooted a million people.
Helicopter attacks a week ago on Gbagbo's heavy weapons by the United Nations and France appeared to bring Gbagbo's forces to the point of surrender, but they used a lull in fighting to regroup before taking more ground in Abidjan.

So here's my question: who is providing the "UN" helicopters? The UN does not - AFAIK - own any of their own armed helicopters; they get them all from their member nations. So who provided these?

By: Brant

1 comment:

NoSec said...

Ukraine, apparently they are Hinds. They are not being shy with them either.