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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

United Nations Day

October 24th is United Nations Day. It should be a day to honor the noble ambition of the international organization. Instead, today makes me contemplate the fecklessness of the UN - as rogue countries such as the United States ignore the recommendations of its councils and act unilaterally. The arrogance of the United States to take actions - let alone start wars - without the approval of the other UN member nations astounds me.
What can we expect the UN to be able to accomplish in the world - if we (as Americans) demonstrate that it can be ignored? By our actions we are showing the rest of the world how ineffectual it actually is. Shame on the US for its actions. And shame on the UN for allowing it.

5 comments:

Stran_ger said...

I totally agree with you. I just hope that we still have a possibility for saving the U.N. This U.N. makes me remember history classes about the Nations Society...

Edda said...

It is a fact that the UN stopped functioning as an internatial authority long time ago. Unfortunately, it's now a playground for countries such as the U.S., England and France to show off their power on international politics.

Mitchell said...

Countries can't be expected to respect or adhere to UN resolutions while rogue countries are allowed to walk all over it. The UN has been in trouble for a long time, this is true, but I also don't think people like John Bolton are doing anything to fix it. Wasn't he the one who before he was appointed to the UN spoke of dismantling it?

Stran_ger said...

"Wasn't he the one who before he was appointed to the UN spoke of dismantling it?"
I think it was! And it is unbelievable that he was appointed, it is like unleashing a wolf in the middle of the lambs...

Ewout said...

Remember how the UN was formed in the aftermatch of world war 2.The world has changed now don't you think? But has the UN? Though countries have changed within the years after the form on wich the Un works has not.To keep in progress with the world politics it should have but as any change is voted away by veto there is not much to be done.The apparatus of the UN is mainly used to provide the countries with veto right.Most vetos are spoken out by the US.Question that should arise by then is, Has the UN become a United States governmental organisation?Because its not that international anymore, is it?Definitely the US can make it or break it.