A little light hearted fun poking at allies and friends is just part of the comradery we should have among ourselves. But credit where credit is due. Shooter found some interesting articles on Canadian forces fighting ISIS and the Taliban in Afghanistan. Canada does not need to take a back seat to anyone when it comes to the character and ability of their military. Including the USA. Although, them beanies they wear ...................... And Shooter watched a fascinating movie about the UN in the Congo in 1961, when civil war broke out. The UN sent a light infantry group of Irish to a UN base to serve as peace keepers (Shooter knows; who knew Ireland even HAD 150 in the military!). In any case, the UN peace keeping base turned out to be a little town, strategically unimportant and indefensible. The mine owners in the area hired 1,500 mercenaries, most of them former French legionnaires, as a counter and soon enough the shit hit the fan. The untested Irish held off the Battle hardened French for 5 days without any support or reinforcement before surrendering when they had fired their last bullets-twice. (neat story about that, no time to explain though so Google it). It took another 5 years to quell the civil war, and sadly, over 40 years for Ireland to honor the courage and skill of their best and brightest. Of special note; defending an indefensible position against better armed, better skilled mercenaries and not a single Irish fighter was killed.