- The UN elected Arab Sudan – whose president is an indicted war criminal; the nation that murdered 400,000 black Sudanese and raped hundreds of thousands of girls and women in Darfur, to oversight of a leading human rights body.
- The 47 nation UN Human Rights Council unanimously and unreservedly praised Muammar Qaddafi and his regime over its horrific Human Rights record. It was unfortunate timing that he was overthrown and murdered soon after this enlightened resolution was adopted.
- The UN Adopted 22 resolutions attacking Israel and a combined total of 4 for the remaining 192 nations.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The United Nations
The United States accepted as holy writ an already discredited idea that nations talking to each other do not fight wars against each other (instead they use proxies). We failed to learn from the failure of the League of Nations and thus, as a logical consequence of this thinking we created an ever larger, self-promoting contagion and we named it ‘the United Nations’. Except perhaps for its World Food Program it is utterly without merit, an organisation that consumes more resources with less effect than any established bureaucracy in history. The UN has 193 member states permanently talking at each other and it consumes over $40,000,000,000 every year. It is a temple dedicated to waste, futility, greed and indifference.
The UN was founded in 1945 with the noble aim of maintaining international peace and security. It has failed to prevent a single war. 100,000,000 human beings have been killed in wars that the UN failed, for the most part, to even discuss. We need only draw upon a short sample of the more egregious failures to highlight its ethical bankruptcy: Bangladesh – 1971 (up to 3 million people murdered by Pakistan), Rwanda – 1994 Up to 1,200,000 (mostly Tutsi men, women and children) were slaughtered while the UN literally stood by and did nothing.
Much worse, in a news story in the year 2000 it was reported in The Observer newspaper (“UN chief helped Rwanda killers arm themselves”) that “The former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, played a leading role in supplying weapons to the Hutu regime.” It continued: “Boutros-Ghali, was in charge at the UN when it turned its back on the killings in 1994.”
But if it is incapable of nothing else, the UN is good at damning the Jews or rather, the Zionists, and at perpetuating Palestinian Arab victimhood in the pursuit of prejudice. Palestinian Arabs are the only people in the world who are guaranteed UN funding not just for life, but beyond the grave. Palestinian Arabs are the only people ever to be assigned refugee status in perpetuity. Half a billion human beings have been displaced since the close of the Second World War (including a significant number of Jews). Only those temporary migrant workers defined as residing in Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 were ever awarded rights of nationality, again, in perpetuity. This helps to fund a refugee population whose status may only be resolved through the conscious annihilation of another nationally identifying and legitimately conceived grouping of human beings. It is a uniquely pernicious conceptualization and for this we have the UN to give our thanks.
At its peak, over 90% of all Security Council resolutions and 90% of all General Assembly resolutions condemned the Jewish State in any one year while at its worst the conflict between Jew and Muslim (Arab and Israeli) counts for no more than one in every thousand conflict fatalities since the UN came into being, in October 1945.
2012 was the year that saw at least 5,000 men, women and children killed in Syria in an Islamic conflict that has claimed some 60,000 lives since it erupted in March 2011. Curiously, the world prefers to ignore it. The 2012 Freedom House annual survey ranked the following nations as “worst of the worst”: China, Belarus, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Uzbekistan. To this we could add Venezuela which throws its dissenting judges in jail and Turkey, that in spite of its NATO membership finds it easier to jail its dissident journalists and gas its Kurds than it does to give them their freedom. But wait, a single resolution was raised against North Korea. Not a single resolution was raised against any of the other eight regimes.
However the Islamic bloc has made repeated attempts to globally shut down free speech through its promotion of ‘defamation of religion’ resolutions at the UN that seek to criminalize anyone whose communication output interprets Islam in a way that is not consistent with an Islamic agenda. Fortunately for now, this conspiracy to burn books, suppress non-conformist opinions and to jail dissidents, has failed.
There are no special investigators demanding the oppressed people of the earth be freed from bondage. Kurds of Syria, Iran, Iraq and Turkey; Coptic & Assyrian Christians of Egypt and Iraq; Tibetan Buddhists, they are all ethnic national groups and all are deprived of representation at the UN. Reputedly, human slavery remains endemic to the Islamic world – there are estimated to be some 30,000,000 slaves in the world today generating some $100 billion in revenues for their ‘owners’. Slavery still exists across Niger, Sudan, Mauritania, Mali and Chad amongst others – it is often justified with reference to the Koran which accepts slavery as being part of the natural order.
So what purpose does the UN serve? It stifles debate, it protects human rights abusers and it provides mind-boggling amounts of cash to some of the most immoral nations that exist today. But it also guarantees them immunity from criticism, oversight or sanction for their crimes against humanity.
The annual administrative cost of managing the UN is between one-thousand five hundred million ($1,500,000,000) and two thousand million dollars. The rest represents the cost of running programs such as the African peace-keeping force in Sudan. These are the soldiers to whom we owe a debt of gratitude because it meant we knew what was going on but could look the other way in free conscience. We provided an annualized 1.5 billion dollars to the African peace keeping forces meant to protect the (Darfurian) South Sudanese (Black) Christians and animists but who instead raped and murdered them, declined the mandate to protect them but took the cash anyway.
This is the UN. It is an organization that is over 80% funded by a small group of 15 nations. Excepting Russia, Canada and the USA there is not a single wealthy oil producing nation amongst those 15.
The UN stands for representation without taxation and exploitation without responsibility. It is a political entity with 193 separate parties and 193 national egos. It empowers the abusers and paralyses the honorable, rewarding inaction in times of crisis. It is the most expensive board-game in history and it is played out over a global arena.
There is not a single function the UN fulfils that could not be inestimably better managed via bilateral or multilateral international agreement, thus rendering the UN superfluous.
There is not a single ethical reason for this extraordinarily ineffectual and vainglorious organisation to continue to afflict the international landscape.