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The U.S. a pernicious clout to world peace.

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posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 05:45 PM
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I'm quite sick of hearing innuendo over the U.S. being the protectors of freedom and liberty the world over, yet, we see them use the infamous power of VETO to either assent political clout, or dissent political clout.

And when this goverenment vehemently lauds his ability to bring peace and stability to the torn middle east, we find that this very same government is responsible for the desideration of Saddam Hussain to btain chemical weapons:

During the eighties, the UN was concerned with Saddam Hussein's use of
chemical weapons. On 3/21/1986, the Security Council President, "speaking on behalf of the Security Council," stated that the Council members were "profoundly concerned by the unanimous conclusion of the specialists that chemical weapons on many occasions have been used by Iraqi forces against Iranian troops...[and] the members of the Council strongly condemn this continued use of chemical weapons in clear violation of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 which prohibits the use in war of chemical weapons" (S/17911 and Add. 1, 21 March 1986).

The United States voted AGAINST the issuance of this statement





A sample of United States votes against the vast majority of the General
Assembly (and most of the World):
-U.S. voted against the General Assembly's condemnation of Israel for
"killing and wounding defenseless Palestinians". Vote 130-2(US, Israel)
October 1980
-U.S. voted against the calling for an end to hostilities when Israel
invaded Lebanon. Only Israel voted with the U.S. June 1982
-U.S. voted against resolution opposing weapons in outer space. 154-1 (US)
no abstainers December 1987
-U.S. voted against comprehensive test ban of nuclear weapons. 143-2 (US,
France) 1987
-U.S. voted against halt to all nuclear explosions. 137-3 (US, UK, France)
1987
None of this was reported in the US media, and at the same time Reagan was
being extolled for being a "peacemaker" for disarmament resolutions. The
NYT, Washington Post and 3 major networks also overlooked General Assembly
resolution calling for the US to comply w/ World Court condemnation of US
was against Nicaragua.




So, why does the U.S. Veto against any resolutions that may bring peace and stability to the world?

Ualberta.ca


Deep




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[edit on 18-11-2004 by TrickmastertricK]




posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 05:57 PM
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Maybe it's time for the veto to go the way of the dinosaur. Not that it really matters. It's been shown in the last 2 years that the American gov't doesn't care what the UN or the rest of the world thinks. Tony Blair excepted of coarse.



posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 06:23 PM
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MA justs pops a note in here about the inaugural juxtaposition within MA's time on this mortal coil and within visual distance of MA's countenance of the word's "pernicious" and "clout".

In and of itself this was a pernicious clout to the peace of MA.



posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 06:45 PM
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may i point out that the UN is full of anti westren hemisphere biggots who care only about old europe and money. why in the hell would the US government listen to an organisation that is anti american, puts syria as the chairmen of human rights thing, steals millions from oil for food fund that was intended to feed those in poverty, and gives the stolen money to the secretary generals buddies. frankly i dont give a damn about the UN. i dont say i am some right wing nut job because i am not (i am actualy a socialist). And dont say the US is hoding the UN back because we happen to pay a hell of a lot of taxs that go to the UN. i believe the US funds about 22% of the UNs budget, and the US is only 1 country out of what? around 187? dumby meanie head.



posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 06:50 PM
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RD, thanks for proving my point. This all or nothing mentallity is killing the planet, jump on.



posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 07:00 PM
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rowsdower
may i point out that the UN is full of anti westren hemisphere biggots who care only about old europe and money. why in the hell would the US government listen to an organisation that is anti american, puts syria as the chairmen of human rights thing, steals millions from oil for food fund that was intended to feed those in poverty, and gives the stolen money to the secretary generals buddies. frankly i dont give a damn about the UN. i dont say i am some right wing nut job because i am not (i am actualy a socialist). And dont say the US is hoding the UN back because we happen to pay a hell of a lot of taxs that go to the UN. i believe the US funds about 22% of the UNs budget, and the US is only 1 country out of what? around 187? dumby meanie head.


I won't dispute anything you said. My question, though, is, "What does that have to do with the WMD issues we voted on, and were quoted by ZeroDeep?".

If I match what ZeroDeep quoted with what you said about the U.N., then what's our problem with it? We're peas in a pod ...

[edit on 11/18/2004 by netbound]



posted on Nov, 18 2004 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by ZeroDeep
So, why does the U.S. Veto against any resolutions that may bring peace and stability to the world?


Cold War politics account for the majority.

In the link you gave it gave a list of resolutions vetoed by the US since 1972; 94 before the collaspe of the USSR; 6 after the collapse.




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