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The impotence of the United Nations

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  • Reinart der Fuchs
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    Originally posted by Doc
    The United Nations is only as strong as its weakest link (please forgive the cliche and mixed metaphor). Of course, the U.S. is both its strongest nation and its weakest link.

    The U.S. cannot act like the UN is important only when Bush has rendered the U.S. impotent.

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  • Doc
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    The United Nations is only as strong as its weakest link (please forgive the cliche and mixed metaphor). Of course, the U.S. is both its strongest nation and its weakest link.

    The U.S. cannot act like the UN is important only when Bush has rendered the U.S. impotent.

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  • voilodian ghagnasdiak
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    Right now they seem to be "sitting ducks" in the heat of battle. Two more UN observers were injured in a bomb blast in Lebanon yesterday. From the Bush/Blair talks last Friday, it seems that they are seeking a unilateral, unified force to march into Lebanon and force an end to the fighting. Kind of like an U.ltra S.ecret U.nited N.ations. It would appear that they want to overstep Kofi Annan and co.
    Bush further announced that on Monday, August 1, the UN Security Council will discuss the creation of a multinational force to patrol a buffer zone on the southern Lebanon border.
    The international aid charity dismissed the summit's outcome as more "hand-wringing" in the face of rising death toll.
    http://www.islam-online.net/English/...07/29/01.shtml

    Kofi Annan is under scrutiny for not following the Bush/Blair hardlines.
    The United Nations has long been biased against Israel, but Annan's statement shows just how deep that bias runs.
    The United Nations' disregard for legitimate Israeli concerns clouds its judgment, and its proposed cease-fire would do nothing to bring about true peace in the region.
    http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...lets2-291.html

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  • danieladamsmith
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    The impotence of the United Nations

    I can't help but feel that the United Nations power or lack of power is a great problem in all of the conflicts tearing our world apart.
    They pass endless amounts of articles without ever enforcing them.War is hell for sure but why can't the UN have a legitimate army able to force Hezbollah to disarm or punish Iraq for not allowing inspectors or handle Iran.....
    I know the problems are more complex than all of this but because of the fiasco in Iraq, The US does not have the credibility to intervene in any of this mess.


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