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Originally posted by junglejake
The point of my post.....
....... was the futility of expecting or depending on the UN to do anything beyond use words.
You can't even depend on them to enforce sanctions they place on nations if the leadership sees a chance to make themselves a buck.
The U.S. has shortchanged the UN financially, imposed debilitating conditions, and failed to provide political support.
By mid-2000, U.S. arrears totaled $1.36 billion, two-thirds the amount owed by all UN members.
Washington has repeatedly blocked UN peacekeeping missions while initiating incursions outside UN purview.