Posted By David Bozarth on March 2, 2012
After years of continuing disregard for the most basic principles of its charter, not only by the General Assembly, but by the majority of its various committees, groups, organizations and most importantly by member nations, the time is now for us, that is US to defund and exit this despicable international body. And just what has brought this on? Nothing short of a growing sense of frustration over the inactions regarding the rogue nation of Iran.
In preparation for the Sabbath I was meditating on the ongoing series of teachings my Rabbi has been conducting regarding modern anti-semitism. Recently he commented that the greatest danger of Iran is that it is a nation which continues to threaten another nation’s very existence. Not only does Iran threaten the existence of Israel, but it includes in those threats the annihilation of all the Jewish inhabitants of Israel. Even more than this, Iran continues to threaten Jews wherever they may live or travel anywhere in the world.
As I was thinking of this subject this morning, I wondered about the language of the United Nations Charter. I’ve never read this document, and probably never will not that I’ve seen the overwhelming size of it. But now, having read Chapter 1, “PURPOSES AND PRINCIPLES,” I’m not even more determined to raise my voice against this completely farcical organization. Yes, I did mean farcical meaning, “Ludicrous, laughably inept, and absurd.”
The UN Charter‘s first two chapters are broken down into six articles, and even the most cursory reading reveals how it fails to measure up to its own purposes and principles. I’ll quote a few of the highlights, otherwise, I would recommend you go and read these opening chapters in their entirety, it will take less than five minutes.
The Purposes of the United Nations are:
1.To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;
2.To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;
3.To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and
4.To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends. Article 1 (Emphases added)
I can tell you, sarcastically, it is very apparent how much Iran practices these founding principles. BRAVO SIERRA!
Or how about these from Article 2?
The Organization and its Members, in pursuit of the Purposes stated in Article 1, shall act in accordance with the following Principles.
1.The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members.
4.All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.
5.All Members shall give the United Nations every assistance in any action it takes in accordance with the present Charter, and shall refrain from giving assistance to any state against which the United Nations is taking preventive or enforcement action. (Emphases added)
Israel and Iran are both member nations of the UN, and Iran has an ongoing habit of violating these most basic of principles for the organization. All the while other member nations fail to act appropriately towards Iran. The Arab League continually thwarts the efforts of the US and Israel to stand against these contrary actions of Iran. Similarly, Russian and China on the Security Council continue to veto and otherwise block direct punitive actions against their ally Iran, further violations of the basic principles of the UN.
With all of these in mind let’s look at chapter 2:
A Member of the United Nations against which preventive or enforcement action has been taken by the Security Council may be suspended from the exercise of the rights and privileges of membership by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. The exercise of these rights and privileges may be restored by the Security Council.
A Member of the United Nations which has persistently violated the Principles contained in the present Charter may be expelled from the Organization by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. (Emphases added)
Where is the expulsion of Iran for its persistent violations? Where are the actions against even those nations who support the contrary actions Iran? Where are the suspensions for ongoing violations? Where is the outrage against a UN member nation which acts in such contravention to the basic principles and purposes? Has any nation ever been suspended or expelled? None of which I am aware.
So, here we have a nation which is a member of a supposedly peace minded organization threatening another with annihilation by using whatever means it has available, while the other only seeks to defend itself and live in peace. Yet, the UN General Assembly continues to vote for condemnations and censures against Israel? How can I adequately express my outrage? All the while this rogue nation is doing everything it can to obtain a nuclear weapons capability to help it in the fulfillment of its threats against Israel.
The United Nations is useless, and cannot even abide by its own Charter. Let’s get rid of it! NOW!