In 1945, after World War II, after the Holocaust, at a moment of extreme moral quality, the U.N. was founded. The alliance, based on shared principles, grew out of a military alliance with the aim to combat aggressors and defend human rights. At that moment, Democratic States had a considerable majority.
At the moment however, dictatorships and third world countries have a large majority in the Council and the Western Democracies are constantly are voted down. Consequently, many resolutions are undermining the democratic principles and the living up to the priniciples of human rights. Furthermore, for the sake of impartiality, the U.N. makes never distiction between aggressor and defender and moral quality is not longer taken into consideration. Fact is however, that even since its foundation, the U.N. failed. Below you can find exaples where the U.N. failed in its duties.
– In 1948, the Arab armies invaded the new State of Israel. This act of violence by the Arabs, was recognized as a clear case of aggression. The U.N. requested a cease-fire, without making the distinction between attackers and defenders. Palestine was partitioned in an Israeli State, a Palestinian State and Jerusalem was internationalized . In the end, the aggressors were rewarded.
– In October 1962, with the news of the confirmed photographic evidence of Soviet missile bases in Cuba, President Kennedy started the naval quarantine around Cuba without the potentially time-consuming appeal to the United Nations.
– In the 1970’s, Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge leader, killed over 1.7 million of civilians. U.N. secretary General Perez de Quelliar insisted on protecting the Khmer Rouge. Pot was not summond before the tribunal of The Heaghe. The aggression stopped when Vietnam invaded Cambodia, also without first going to the U.N.
The war against Israel:
– In November 1975, the U.N. ruled that Zionism was a form of racism. The U.N. voted 152/1, to call on Israel to rescind a resolution declaring Jerusalem its capital.
– In 1991, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir commissioned an analysis of U.N. voting towards Israel. From 1967 to 1988, the Security Council passed 88 resolutions directly against Israel, zero resolutions criticized or opposed the actions or perceived interests of an Arab state or body, including the PLO. Israel was condemned 49 times, Arab countries however, not once. In the General Assembly, 429 anti-Israel resolutions were passed in that span. Israel was condemned 321 times; Arab nations not once.
– The U.N. Human Rights Commission now includes Zimbabwe, China, Ukraine, Algeria, Bahrain, Congo, Libya, Sudan, Russia, Syria, Uganda and Vietnam; not exactly good examples of civil liberty. In April 2002, the commission passed a (pro-terrorist) resolution condoning “armed struggle” to establish a Palestinian state.
– “To the Israelis I say: You must end the illegal occupation,” Annan said, following a long-standing U.N. agenda. “More urgently, you must stop the bombing of civilian areas, the assassinations, and the unnecessary use of lethal force, the demolitions, and the daily humiliations of ordinary Palestinians.” No word was however said about the humiliation of Israelis who hide in their homes in fear of suicide bombers. Annan ignored the action of gunmen that murder five-year old girls in cold blood, and of teenage bombers programmed to indiscriminately kill Jews. The word terrorism or suicide bomber was not even mentioned.
– In Somalia 1993, the U.N. failed to successfully deliver food to starving people in Somalia. Local warlords instead usually seized the food. A US/U.N. attempt to apprehend the warlords seizing these shipments resulted in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. On October 3, 1993 Somali men, women and children armed with automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades ambushed elite units of the U.S. Army. Approximately 1000 Somali militiamen and civilians lost their lives in the battle, with injuries to another 3000-4000. More definitely, 18 American soldiers died, and 73 were wounded.
– Srebrenica massacre 1993. Dutch U.N. troops stood by when Serbians under General Ratko Mladic slaughtered more than 7000 Muslims Bosnians in Srebrenica. The Dutch troops pulled out and let it happen after refusal of air support by a U.N. General. The enclave was a “safe area” under U.N. protection. The Dutch Government fell about the matter, but at the U.N. there were no resignations.
The conflict escalated and fights in Kosovo and Macedonia followed. President Clinton together with Nato defended the Kosovars against the Serbian army, this time without a U.N. Security Council resolution.
– The U.N. Failed to prevent the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which resulted in the killings of nearly a million people, due to the refusal of the security council members to approve any necessary military action. The violence and its memory continued to affect the countries in the region. Both the First Congo War and Second Congo Wars trace their origins to the genocide, and it continued to be a reference point for the Burundian Civil War.
– Clinton 1996 urged for action on the Iraqi problem, but France, China and Russia blocked decisive action. Richard Butler chief U.N. weapon’s inspector, warned several times against Sadam Hussein’s ambitions, he was however fired by coffee Anan. Butler was replaced by a weaker figure that showed more respect to the Sadam-regime.
– Concerning the war between Iran and Iraq, the U.N. just made a resolution refraining both countries immediately from any use of force, without ordering Iraq to withdraw his army out of Iran. Although Iraq was undoubtedly the aggressor, U.N.’s moral equivalence made no difference between aggressor and defender.
– Saddam’s genocide attempt, with Chemical weapons, against the Kurds. The U.N. did nothing; it was the U.S. and the U.K. who defended the Kurds outside the U.N.
– 1996, the United Nations Oil-for-Food program, originally conceived as a means of providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people, was subverted by Saddam Hussein’s regime and manipulated to help prop up the Iraqi dictator. Saddam’s dictatorship was able to siphon off an estimated $10 billion from the Oil-for-Food program through oil smuggling and systematic thievery, by demanding illegal payments from companies buying Iraqi oil, and through kickbacks from those selling goods to Iraq, all under the noses of U.N.. The members of the U.N. staff administering the program have been accused of gross incompetence, mismanagement, and complicity with the Iraqi regime in perpetrating the biggest scandal in U.N. history. The former director, Benon Sevan had accepted bribes from the Iraqi regime. Also implicated in the scandal is Kofi Annan’s son Kojo Annan, alleged to have illegally procured U.N. Oil-for-Food contracts on behalf of the Swiss company Coctecna.
– U.N. International criminal Court: the Court came into being on April 11, 2002. The first to come under investigation for possible war crimes charges was not Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Ladin or Robert Mugabe, no, unbelievable but true, it was Tony Blair!
– 2001, A few days before Arab terrorists attacked the U.S. on September 11, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was in Durban, South Africa, to attend a U.N. world conference on racism. An event that showed an undisguised anti-Americanism. Delegates from Arab and Third World dictatorships as well as terrorist states vilified the United States and the West and demanded “reparations” for slavery. Among the nations, demanding slave reparations was Sudan, a nation where slavery is still practiced. The Durban conference was hosted by South African President Thabo Mbeki, a former leader of the African National Congress (ANC), a communist-dominated terrorist group. During the 1980s the ANC slaughtered thousands of black South Africans. Yet, Annan described the ANC’s South Africa as “a beacon of enlightenment for the entire world”. The only conclusion of the conference was branding Israel a “racist apartheid state guilty of systematic war crimes, acts of genocide, and ethnic cleansing.”
The United Nations, an alliance where Syria, one of the main state-sponsors of terrorist organizations is elected to the U.N. security council for a two-year term. Soon resolutions will be approved saying that military aggression only can happen between uniformed opponents, in this way excluding terrorism from the competence of the Council. Systematically, the rules are changed in a way that genocide will be considered as internal affairs of the respective states.
As I already indicated in my previous articles and on my website, I am an advocate of a strong “Western Alliance”. The best the West can do is step out of the United Nations and found a new Council, e.g. “The Western Democratic Allied Nations” and actions should be taken independent of the decisions of the U.N. Actions according the principles of the new Council, Democratic decisions, morally well considered, with distinction between aggressor and defender and considering Human Rights. The “war on terror” must be continued resolutely.
Shortly after the Israeli raid on Entebbe, the American President Ford made a wise declaration: “Freedom is a value which must be fought for in every generation”.