The Useless Nations

It is a little interesting that the United Nations is calling on the United States to intercede in the Israel / Hezbollah conflict. Why? Isn’t that what they are supposed to do – intercede & be a mediator to nations or groups in conflict?

Apparently not. They have done nothing to mediate or otherwise take an active role in stopping the conflict. On the other hand, they like to send UN Peacekeepers (as observers) to these areas. And what do they do? Nothing except get themselves killed. They are not authorized to defend themselves nor to stop anyone from committing “war crimes” or some other nonsense. Indeed, in other areas of the world, these “Peacekeepers” are part of the problem. They have turned a blind eye to theft, rape, & murder, and have been known to participate in these activities. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The real theft is by the “representatives” to the UN. Kofi Annan’s son has been implicated in the “Oil for Food” scandal, and he isn’t exactly clean from this incident either. Other countries have used the UN as a front for their own illicit activities. That shouldn’t be surprising since most of the representatives from these third world backwater nations are representing despots, dictators, and otherwise not very nice people. How many billions of dollars have gone into the pockets of our enemies?

What is also infuriating (at least to me) is that any time a problem comes up (like the Israel / Hezbollah conflict) is that they expect the US to come riding in like the good guy in the white hat to take care of the problem after they complain and condemn the US!

Personally, I think that the US should stay out of the negotiating business altogether. Let Israel finish the job of wiping out a common enemy. If the Useless Nations wants to broker a peace, let them do it on their own if it’s so damn important to them.

After all, it will be good practice for them when Iran gets the bomb, puts it on a missle, and drops it somewhere in Europe because someone published another Mohammed cartoon…

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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One Response to The Useless Nations

  1. Tom says:

    Tom,
    Well said!

    All I can think of to add is this: the U.N. building is a waste of Manhattan real-estate.
    Always On Watch | Homepage | 08.01.06 – 7:05 pm | #

    And considering most of the countries that have offices in the UN building do not pay their rent, it’s an even bigger waste!
    Tom | Homepage | 08.01.06 – 7:12 pm | #

    I guess they think that we should be their swordarm since they are powerless themselves. God help us if the UN ever gains real power.
    Shoprat | Homepage | 08.01.06 – 8:38 pm | #

    But … but … but then the World won’t like us anymore! Jeepers! We have to do the bidding of the U.N.! They’re the only ones with the moral authority in the whole, wide World! I know, ’cause Jimmuh Carter and Bill Clinton say so! And John Scary, too!

    Jeepers!

    Heheheeee!
    benning | Homepage | 08.02.06 – 5:47 pm | #

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    You have a link button on my sidebar, Tom. 😀
    benning | Homepage | 08.02.06 – 5:52 pm | #

    Shoprat – Actually, we seem to be the only ones who sorta/kinda play by the rules. I am somewhat tired of the US being recruited to be the world’s policeman.

    Benning – Thanks for the link! And I’m not worried about the US being popular – they don’t like the US at all unless they want something. Bill has less credibility than Jimmy, and that’s not saying a whole lot…
    Tom | Homepage | 08.02.06 – 6:45 pm | #

    I’m not worried about the US being popular

    When the rest of the world has it all wrong and has failed in providing for our collective global security, why the deuces should we care about making decisions to be popular? We should stick to making decisions because it’s the right thing to do, even if it isn’t popular. A lot of people are idiots anyway. I don’t care if we’re popular with idiots or not.
    wordsmith | Homepage | 08.06.06 – 7:19 am | #

    Tom,

    Your “points to ponder” and “notable posts” is frakkin’ cool. How do you do that?!
    wordsmith | Homepage | 08.06.06 – 7:23 am | #

    Wordsmith – Couldn’t agree with you more! Also, the scrollers for “Points to Ponder” and “Notable Posts” are written in Javascript, which can be found at Dynamic Drive. I’m a bit of a hacker (not cracker!), so I always like spicing things up on my blog.
    Tom | Homepage | 08.06.06 – 9:29 am | #

    Thanks for the tip, Tom!
    wordsmith | Homepage | 08.10.06 – 1:31 am | #

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