Thursday, October 08, 2009

UN Security Council extends mandate for ISAF

Want to wager if our major media will cover this?
Security Council Extends International Security Assistance Force Mandate in Afghanistan by 12 Months
“2. Authorizes the Member States participating in ISAF to take all necessary measures to fulfil its mandate [that's UN-speak for combat, people];

“3. Recognizes the need to further strengthen ISAF to meet all its operational requirements, and in this regard calls upon Member States to contribute personnel, equipment and other resources to ISAF emphasis added];

“4. Stresses the importance of increasing, in a comprehensive framework, the functionality, professionalism and accountability of the Afghan security sector, encourages ISAF and other partners to sustain their efforts, as resources permit, to train, mentor and empower the Afghan national security forces, in order to accelerate progress towards the goal of self-sufficient, accountable and ethnically balanced Afghan security forces providing security and ensuring the rule of law throughout the country, welcomes the increasing leadership role played by the Afghan Authorities in security responsibilities throughout the country, and stresses the importance of supporting the planned expansion of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police...
This ain't nothin' new.


Blogger said...

Good catch - although it seems MSM is picking this up, the big question is whether the anti-war'ites will mention that the U.N. Security Council is unanimously endorsing the mission - again.

Where's the smiley for crickets chirping in the dark? :)

3:43 p.m., October 09, 2009  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

But not being picked up in Canada, where we are suppose to care so much about the UN.


4:17 p.m., October 09, 2009  

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