Originally posted by FlyersFan
Considering how anti-jew the UN is, the people in the post probably invited the
Hezbollah to cozy up to them thinking that would protect Hezbollah from Isreal.
Let's not forget what the UN is. It is the assembly of over 180 countries who try to deal with world issues as best they can. In the case of UN
resolutions or policies (as with the recent creation of the new Council on Human Rights), whatever the majority decides goes. So saying that the UN is
anti-jew would mean that most of the world is anti-jew.
Incidentally, the creation of the new UN council on human rights was opposed by a mere four countries - including the U.S. and Israel. If that means
that the UN is anti-jew, then one would have to conclude that whatever is deemed against Israel's interests is anti-jew... and that would be a huge
leap in logic.
Originally posted by skippytjUN = The most corrupt and useless oganization on the planet. Now terrorist collaborators.
Yes... let's invade the UN and spread democracy there as well... all 180 countries.
Originally posted by zappafanREPLY: The UN is the most corruot and ineffectual organization since the League of Nations. Oops..
basically the same thing, and they failed, too.
Originally posted by missed_gearThe failures of the UN in "peacekeeping" are very real...
Careful. Your conclusion seems to be based on the fact that the UN has failed in preserving the peace in the Middle East. There have been other
missions (which unfortunately don't get as much media coverage) where the UN has played a key role - for example,
work in maintaining law and order during Liberia's transition to democracy, or
role as an official marker of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea (also
acting as a buffer between the two). It should be noted that intervening as a third party in a conflict is never easy, and automatically causes said
third party to come under fire and criticism - sometimes deserved, often not.
Not to mention all the work that agencies like UNICEF and UNESCO do, namely, to promote better health and hygiene in developing countries and give
girls better access to education.
Originally posted by missed_gearThat said, developing countries have been the backbone of UN Peacekeepers for quite some time, this is
nothing new…developing countries need the opportunity, training and money not to mention nearly all peacekeeping missions are in what are considered
That would be because when third-party interventions are required, small, developing countries are perceived less as having an agenda than bigger
countries. Whether it's warranted or not, people will trust troops from Benin or Paraguay to be neutral more than they will troops from France or the
For the same reason, the UN Secretary General never comes from one of the five permanent member countries on the Security Council.
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