Friday, March 30, 2007

UN Inaction

Tell me again what useful purpose the United Nations serves?

The U.N. Security Council has expressed concern for 15 British marines and sailors being held in Iran and appealed for the early release of the detainees.

The U.N. statement, which fell short of a full condemnation sought by the British government, came as Iran released what it said was a second letter from captured British sailor Faye Turney in which she criticizes British policy in Iraq.

They're "concerned" but they won't even condemn Iran kidnapping the troops of one of the permanent Security Council members? I guess I shouldn't be surprised- after all they did nothing about the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by terrorist group Hezbollah. No, wait, that's not quite right- they didn't do anything for member state Israel but they did send UN troops to protect Hezbollah while they rebuilt their capabilities after last summer's conflict- and they even sent representatives to speak with the terrorists.

It's high time this farce ended and the UN was consigned to the dustbin of history

1 comment:

Bag said...

The UN is a good idea in principle but it's implementation is crap.

It needs a serious reform and some teeth including against the US or it is scrapped.