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    Long List of U.N. Failures

    Is it really a peace-keeping body?

    Look at some of these failures:

    Dutch Government resigns as a result of U.N. "peace-keeping".

    U.N. fails to condemn slavery in Sudan.

    The U.N. is even a joke in Sierra Leone.

    Where was the U.N. during the massacre in Rwanda in 1994?

    Where were they when Mugabe expunged all white farmers from Zimbabwe, and caused a famine that threatens to kill 8 million? Now they are talking with Mugabe about how to avert the disaster. What a joke!

    They impede or war in Iraq, claiming diplomacy and inspections are the only answer. At the same time, they refuse to discuss the North Korea's brazen moves.

    U.N. ignores more human rights abuses. This time in Iran.

    U.N. takes over in East Timor, and then drops the ball leading to further violence and anarchy.

    Remember those Buddist statues in Afghanistan that the Taliban destroyed? Well, you guessed it. The U.N. failed to save them.

    The U.N. fails to protect those displaced by a civil war in Angola.

    That's right. The U.N. failed in Kashmir, too.

    The U.N. failed in Somalia.

    The U.N. failed in Bosnia.

    The U.N. failed in Israel.

    The U.N. failed in Columbia.

    The U. N. failed in Iraq.

    Bottom line, the U.N. is a failure, and it is time to dissolve that money sucking waste of time and energy. Anyone who would defend such a utter failure is just as inept as that political body. It takes a certain kind. Somebody must either have a perverse view of human kindness, or a sick sense of humor, if they still place any credibility in the U.N..
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    The UN and peace protestors, greatest killers of all.
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    Its been a while for this thread but I'll add that political conditions change so often and the UN is still so poorly organized that they cannot possibly succeed in half of what they try to do. It's a shame that something that was meant to be so good has turned out so poorly.
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    Bottom line, the U.N. is a failure, and it is time to dissolve that money sucking waste of time and energy. Anyone who would defend such a utter failure is just as inept as that political body. It takes a certain kind. Somebody must either have a perverse view of human kindness, or a sick sense of humor, if they still place any credibility in the U.N..
    Agreed 100% Lets get the US out of the U.N

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    I agree. The UN is just a waste of money. We shouldn't be there... especially footing 25% of the bill. Unless the UN changes...
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    Amen to all that! i dont even know why we are still in it?
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    I dont think it is right for the United States to treat Iraq as a "prize" that they won... it needs to allow the UN to come in and help stabalize the region.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallingupwards
    I dont think it is right for the United States to treat Iraq as a "prize" that they won... it needs to allow the UN to come in and help stabalize the region.
    The UN didn't even want this war and they didn't help us during the war. The UN has no business being in Iraq unless we ask them to help us there. UN forces are going to start coming to Iraq to help out now but they are not going to have a whole lot of say about what happens there.

    I don't think the US is treating Iraq as a prize anyways. We are trying to install a democracy there at a great expense to us. There is nothing selfish about what has been happening since the war was declared over. I have no doubt that our troops want to leave there as soon as possible and that our leaders want to see Iraq become a successful country running independent of US control.
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    After the disaster in East Timor you want to give them something else to try and manage? :-\
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMD4EVER
    I don't think the US is treating Iraq as a prize anyways. We are trying to install a democracy there at a great expense to us. There is nothing selfish about what has been happening since the war was declared over. I have no doubt that our troops want to leave there as soon as possible and that our leaders want to see Iraq become a successful country running independent of US control.
    If it is such a great expense to our nation, then why not allow the UN to help us bear the burden? You are acting like it's a prize won because you basically said that since the UN didnt help us win, we cant share it. Its our prize not theres.

    If the US truly wanted Iraq to become an independent country ASAP, then they would gladly accept help from other nations to speed the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallingupwards
    If it is such a great expense to our nation, then why not allow the UN to help us bear the burden? You are acting like it's a prize won because you basically said that since the UN didnt help us win, we cant share it. Its our prize not theres.

    If the US truly wanted Iraq to become an independent country ASAP, then they would gladly accept help from other nations to speed the process.
    This is a political conflict between the US and UN and although what you are saying makes perfect sense we also know that in politics not everything is done logically. The US is XXXXXX at the UN for what they did. The UN is XXXXXX at the US for what it did. So although they can both agree on the future of Iraq and it would be helpful for both to work together, it will take time to iron out their previous differences. It's just a political game in my view so even if it doesn't make any sense logically, this is the way politics work.

    But I better add that the UN and US do have slightly different ideas on Iraq such as who should get the contracts for the country and what will be done for the past contracts with the country. Some UN nations were getting pretty rich off deals with Iraq and want their contracts to stand.

    I don't know what to expect with the UN now coming in and helping out in Iraq. The US still expects to keep most of the control there and will also have the most units there. I would guess that the instability will slowly tapper off but the UN alone isn't going to be the deciding factor. It has to be the people of Iraq that decide that they are ready to move forward. Maybe the UN can help them figure this out in a way that the conquering US couldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broker
    I agree. The UN is just a waste of money. We shouldn't be there... especially footing 25% of the bill. Unless the UN changes...
    My understanding is that the US still owes heaps... so it's like me saying I'll match your boss dollar for dollar - sounds impressive, until you find I don't pay up.

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    To the UN? If that was true, the UN would have a hard time running, wouldn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broker
    To the UN? If that was true, the UN would have a hard time running, wouldn't it?

    Hence the long list of failures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by montalban
    Hence the long list of failures!
    I think I remember hearing that the US is behind on it's payments to the UN. Do you happen to have any links to this?
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