Monday, April 6, 2009

Has the UN Outlived its usefulness?

Members of the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting yesterday, to "draft an angry response" to North Korea's testing of its long range weapons. The only thing the members could agree on was to "continue talks." 


Apparently, from reports coming out of the meeting, the United States and Japan were the only two members who were vocally opposed to North Korea's plan to launch a rocket. Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the UN said that talks would continue so that "a clear and strong response from the council" could be reached.

Fat chance.

While the launch of the North Korean rocket was a violation of UN resolutions, the UN has refused numerous times to enforce its rules, especially when the United States appears to be in favor of enforcement.

The UN has become a tool.  It is primarily a tool of small dictators and communist regimes who use it to embarrass and harass the United States in front of the world.  For that privilege, the United States pays millions of dollars a year.

The UN was created after World War II to act as an agent of peace around the world.  Since then, international violence and war has escalated and the UN has expanded its charter to include (primarily) becoming a pulpit for the world to berate the United States and its allies.

Yet, we keep going back for more.

If this North Korean incident and lack of response is not evidence that the UN has become obsolete, I don't know what is.

4 comments:

The Pajama Underground April 6, 2009 at 3:16 PM  

The UN is a joke. To waste time on the sort of moral relativism that lets a country like Lybia chair the human rights commission (which happened a few years back) is quite simply beneath us as a nation.

Mark April 6, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

Your title implies the UN was ever useful. To the contrary, it has never been anything but a group of people who sit around and threaten to do something to somebody, but have never followed through.

----- Jennifer ----- April 6, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

su blog es muy bueno.............

James Wolfer April 7, 2009 at 12:25 AM  

I actually agree with you 100% on this post. The UN is not what it was supposed to be. Let's see what they become if we leave. I doubt they could survive too long without our backing of it.

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