OK, so the Chicago county commissioner goes to the United Nations and asks for UN blue helmets to come into the United States? The UN? The anti-United States United Nations? Why? Because the residents of his city are shooting each other up.
Remember that Chi-town is the city from which Barack Obama launched his political career.
(From The Chicago Tribune)
But if the soldiers were instead wearing the sky blue helmets of United Nations peacekeepers there might not be such a problem, according to Cook County CommissionerRichard Boykin, who flew to New York on Thursday to discuss what he described as a “quiet genocide” in Chicago’s black community with the U.N.’s assistant secretary-general for peacebuilding support, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.
“The United Nations has a track record of protecting minority populations,” Boykin told Inc. before his meeting. “There was tribal warfare between the Tutsis and the Hutus in Africa, and they deployed peacekeeping troops there to help save those populations and reduce the bloodshed. We have to do something — black people in Chicago make up 30 percent of the population but 80 percent of those who are killed by gun violence.”
Whoa whoa whoa. Who is doing the shooting? Is it the cops? For the most part no. It’s warring gangs that have been allowed to fester in Chicago for decades. There is no “genocide” here. (Of course this guy knows this.) This is a city that is failing because it is an island of the 3rd world with deeply crony power structures. It’s a calamity. It’s failure of leadership. It’s a gang war. But a community shooting itself up is not genocide.
Asked how that might differ from sending in the National Guard, Boykin said, “The difference is, I’m not so sure that the National Guard is so used to peacekeeping and a peacekeeping role: The U.N. is trained in this.”