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I guess there are international “boots on the ground” in Libya (top left).… But seriously, coming on the heels of alterations to the now “iconic” Situation Room photo, we have to wonder: has the internet made everything a joke?
(photo: Slideshow via Foreign Policy caption: Peacekeeper in Leptis Magna, Libya, and at the Blue Mosque in Malaysia. Summary: For the world’s second-largest expeditionary force, U.N. peacekeepers don’t get nearly the credit they’re due: Maybe an additional 50,000 multilateral troops will do the trick? As FP’s Colum Lynch reports on his Turtle Bay blog, Dutch graphic artist Pierre Derks has arranged for tens-of-thousands of blue-helmeted toy soldiers to be distributed around the world; photos of their new patrols can be seen on his website www.minibluehelmets.com.)