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.