Sunday, September 25, 2011

Salim Mansur on the UN

I like my friend Salim, has little use for the un.

Lying despots make a mockery of UN

Every year around this time the world witnesses a parade of heads of state arriving in New York.

This marks the opening of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly when free people of open democratic societies are deluged with advice or insults by dictators and despots from around the world.

This year is no different than previous years ever since the failed League of Nations was given a new lease under the banner of the United Nations.

Those individuals who can recall history will remember the League was the grand scheme of progressive politicians, such as Woodrow Wilson of the U.S., who ardently believed fine speeches, lofty ideals and covenants devised by an assembly of representatives from sovereign nations could go a long way to outlaw war and herald a new age of peace.

There was urgency then, for the First World War of 1914-18 had bled the nations of Europe of its young and its able, and few doubted the genuine commitment of Wilson and his peers to never allow another such war to break out.

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