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originally posted by: Raven95
Got tons of ammunition agaisnt your little so called UN fact. The UN Authorized the protocol only to defend civilians from the alleged air strikes. The UN article never Authorized NATO nor Americans the right to be Libyan Rebels Air Force.
"NATO is useless." Those were the words of one veteran journalist writing about NATO back in 2008. NATO had failed in Afghanistan, as it had done in Serbia, and it proved to be a 'rotten' fighting force in Kabul. Its attempts at diplomacy were no better, said the Guardian's Simon Jenkins. "Now it has become a diplomats' Olympics, irrelevant but with bursts of extravagant self-importance."
Up until 2014, Jenkins was not a lone voice. NATO was created 65 years ago to counter Soviet aggression and prevent another occupation of Western Europe. Its initial membership of just 12 countries has ballooned to 28 and at least seven more countries, including Georgia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine, are involved with NATO under what is termed Individual Partnership Action Plans. This has led to criticisms that NATO is too large, making it unwieldy and dysfunctional. And what use does it have when the Soviet Union collapsed and Russia no longer poses a threat?
Moral relativism In 2004, former ambassador to the UN Dore Gold published a book called Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos. The book criticized what it called the organization's moral relativism in the face of (and occasional support of)
genocide and terrorism that occurred between the moral clarity of its founding period and the present day. While the UN during its founding period was limited to those countries that declared war on at least one of the Axis powers of World War II, and thus were capable of taking a stand against evil, the modern United Nations has, according to Gold, become diluted to the point where only 75 of the 184 member states during the time of the book's publication "were free democracies, according to Freedom House."
He further claimed that this had the effect of tipping the scales of the UN so that the organization as a whole was more amenable to the requirements of dictatorships.
Allegations of globalism There have been controversy and criticism of the UN organization and its activities since at least the 1950s. In the United States, an early opponent of the UN was the John Birch Society, which began a "get US out of the UN" campaign in 1959, charging that the UN's aim was to establish a "One World Government."
Charles de Gaulle of France criticized the UN, famously calling it le machin ("the thingamabob"), and was not convinced that a global security alliance would help in maintaining world peace, preferring that the UN direct defense treaties between countries.
Debates surrounding population control and abortion The United Nations Population Fund has been accused by different groups[who?] of providing support for government programs which have promoted forced-abortions and coercive sterilizations. Controversies regarding these allegations have resulted in a sometimes shaky relationship between the organization and the United States government, with three presidential administrations, that of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush withholding funding from the UNFPA.
The UNFPA provided aid to Peru's population control program in the mid-to-late '90s, when it was discovered the Peruvian program had been engaged in carrying out coercive sterilizations. The UNFPA was not found directly involved in the scandal, but continued to fund and work with the population control program after the abuses had become public.The issue played a role in the Bush administration's decision in 2002 to cut off funding for the organization.
Multi-Sections System According to Yigal Palmor, former spokesman of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the multi-sections system of the UN prevents individual players or those who don't have geographical friends from participating in the United Nations System. He says that Israel is the only UN member, in the whole UN system, that have been prevented by the UN from playing the game like everyone else.
Palmor claims that due to the multi-sections system of the UN, Israel is being systematically excluded from all geographical sections and groups, and due to that Israel can't even apply to most of the UN councils. Israel originally should belong to the geographic section of Asia, but due to objection from Arab and Muslim countries in the region (such as Iran, Iraq etc.) it has been excluded, since its establishment. From time to time Israel has been accepted in the "Western countries and more" sections, but it's very limited.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: dragonridr
I don't see how NATO Is a threat to Russia considering Russia was a Partner for peace NATO member for years.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: dragonridr
NATO was on life support and what does Putin do instead of letting it die he nurses it back to Health and gave it a purpose it didn't have.
He needs the "threat" of NATO to justify his aggression.
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