For those still curious about why the UN can’t be relied on, read this report about peacekeepers in Burundi, from StrategyPage’s Adam Geibel. Following a rebel attack on Bujumbura:
The 900 South African-led African Union force have done nothing to stem the violence in the capital. Welile Nhlapo, deputy head of the AU mission, told the press that they were not involved in the fighting, it wasn’t their responsibility and they would not let the situation slide into chaotic situation that they could not control. Asked what the force would do if the situation worsened, Nhlapo said he could not predict future actions.
UN peacekeepers who refuse to keep the peace. Sound familiar?