Thursday, July 06, 2006

An U.N.-fit organization

Even a cursory reading of this blog will show that I am not a fan of the United Nations to say the least. The U.N. has so many flaws that it would take several posts just to deal with each of the major ones. However, the symptoms of these defects are clearly on display today. There are two major problems confronting the world, Iran and North Korea. Yet the U.N. has thus far proved incapable of handling either of them. On North Korea, the U.N. can’t even decide what level of condemnation to register much less actually do anything. As regards Iran, the U.N. can’t determine whether there is even a problem to begin with. The only reason there isn’t a third major problem confronting the world today is because the United States, after too long a delay, finally went outside the U.N. to deal with Iraq. Each problem has had two common obstructers at the U.N., Russia and China. We need to wake up to the fact that the U.N. is no longer useful (if it ever was) for keeping the world safe and stable, and that Russia and China are using the U.N. as cover for their global mischief aimed at creating as much trouble for us as possible. If we continue allowing the Russians and Chinese to cause problems without any consequences (in fact they are rewarded) and then allow them to hide behind the U.N., we are going to eventually lose our position in the world. The days of being able to tie one hand behind our back just to make it fair to the rest of the world are over (see here). We need to start adjusting to it.

4 comments:

  1. Well said. If I were Bush, I'd pull out of the UN and kick them out of our country. It is not far that a countries UN rep can live in the lap of luxury when they fail to even try to solve the bloodshed back in their land.

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  2. It's interesting that originally the US used the UN to gather allies for its quest to conquer communism, and now this very same organization seems to always stand in the way of conquering evil.

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  3. I couldn't agree more Ray. Haiti can't even protect its own presiden, feed its people, or keep them from killing each other, yet it has a seat in the UN and can potentially vote on whether the US can stop Iraq, Iran, or North Korea. Not to mention us having to convince Ghana's (maybe it was Cameroon or Senegal, I forget)prime minister's witch doctor since she was getting him to oppose the Iraq resolution. That's a great way to run world affairs in the 21st Century.

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  4. That's a major problem with the U.N. Kirstachub. The problem is that when the UN was founded it consisted of European, American, and a few Asian states (around 44 if memory serves me). Most of those countries were democracies. Today it has 192 members, most of them dictatorships supported by their two (sometimes three) buddies on the Security Council who profit from their misrule. So their is no way the UN will stand up to evil when most of its members are evil and up to three (China, Russia, and France) permanent SC members support them for their own gain.

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