Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Bad Idea

It seems that some elected yahoo in Chicago wants to call in UN Peacekeeping troops to quell what he calls the "quiet genocide" in his community. Yeah, seriously.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Some politicians in the past have recommended deploying the National Guard to help Chicago quell gun violence, but Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin went even further on Thursday, suggesting the United Nations perhaps send in peacekeepers in the face of what he called a “quiet genocide.”
This idiot needs to re-read the Constitution, take a good look at the Posse Comitatus Act, and re-think this whole idiocy.  Foreign peacekeepers in the United States is a horribly bad idea. 

Just as an aside, I found, at an auction, a bunch of UN steel pot helmets painted blue several years ago.  We used them as targets on a local recreational range.  Several of us became very adept at punching .30 caliber holes in those helmets.... I'm just sayin'.

Hat tip to Wirecutter.


Navy91 said...

Aww, PawPaw let's be honest here. He never read the Constitution in the first place. It's not necessary for good socialist progressive guys like him.

Jonathan H said...

I always thought that a genocide was committed by one racial, ethnic, or religious group against another one - none of those apply in this case.

Or is he really referring to the shrinking Chicago PD? I've read elsewhere that it is much smaller than it was 20 years ago.

Rivrdog said...

Actually, a quick look at the UN charter, to which the USA is a signatory, will dispel the notion that this is possible. In Article 51, a HEAD OF STATE (the duly elected one, not a Pretender), may declare before the Security council that his/her Nation is in a state of Armed Insurgency, and that HEAD OF STATE may then ask for the Blue Helmets. No lesser government official may do so.