Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Another Canadian has been killed in a UN peacekeeping operation in another of the world's failed states. This time it was Mark Borque, a 35 year veteran of the RCMP, who had retired from the force two years ago. He was part of a team of 25 retired and 100 serving RCMP officers serving with the 1600 member UN police force in Haiti.
The police force, under the command of RCMP Chief Supt. Graham Muir is attempting to stabilize the area prior to upcoming elections. (Which have been repeatedly cancelled due to street violence.)
No matter how you view it, being on a UN peacekeeping mission is no fun, but it really sucks to die for somebody else's country.
Our hearts go out to Mark's family.