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    Default Irish DF training somali army

    This from bbc

    BBC News - EU helps train Somali soldiers to fight militants

    I think this camp is in Uganda.

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    Evidence again of the respect internationally for Irish Military personnel. Well done, the Army.

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    hang on - since when has the European Union the authority to get Ireland involved in overseas wars?


    We're supposedly "neutral" arent we?

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    Default Does this not make us a target for terrorism?

    Does this not make us a target for terrorism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemlarkin View Post
    Does this not make us a target for terrorism?
    Yes it most certainly does. Specifically Islamist terrorism.

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    Old news.
    EU Mission to Somalia - IMO Discussion Board

    Defence Forces Personnel depart for European Union Training Mission in UgandaShare
    Today at 9:37am
    Statement 22 April 2010, 5.30pm

    Five members of the Defence Forces departed Ireland yesterday afternoon to
    participate in the European Union’s Training Mission of Somali military
    personnel in Uganda.

    The purpose of the Mission, known as “EUTM Somalia” (European Union Training
    Mission Somalia) is to train Somali military personnel, thereby contributing
    to the strengthening of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the
    institutions of Somalia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johntrenchard View Post
    hang on - since when has the European Union the authority to get Ireland involved in overseas wars?


    We're supposedly "neutral" arent we?
    It's an EU mission in support of the United Nations, specifically UN resolution 1872.

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    Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations...

    8. Urges Member States, regional and international organizations to contribute generously to the United Nations Trust Fund for the Somali security institutions, and to offer technical assistance for the training and equipping of the Somali security forces, consistent with paragraphs 11 (b) and 12 of resolution 1772 (2007);
    Defence Forces announcement of the mission on April 22, 2010.

    Defence Forces Personnel depart for European Union Training Mission in Uganda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goban Saor View Post
    Shameful. Absolutely shameful. Neutral me hole.
    It was a UN request.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goban Saor View Post
    Shameful. Absolutely shameful. Neutral me hole.
    Explain what's not neutral about this UN mission ?

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