Time to disband the UN
My family and I live in an area of New Jersey where land has become more valuable than the structural value of a house, so it’s more cost-effective to tear down an old house and build a new one than it is to buy an old, outdated, existing house. The UN has reached that point: It’s time to tear down the UN.
The UN has outlived its purpose. Not because a forum of nations is per se a bad idea, but because it has, year after year for decades, become a corrupt entity beyond redemption. It is a club of petty villains and corrupt bureaucrats. As I have stated previously, there’ll never be a reform of the UN. The organism itself is too far gone.
Just a glance at this morning’s NY Suneditorial gives you a whiff of the UN’s malodorous nature, as exhibited in its anti-Semitism:
When exactly the dream of the United Nations began to fade is hard to pinpoint. It may have been as early as 1956, during the Sinai war, or 1974, when Yasser Arafat addressed the General Assembly. Or it may have been with the passage of the Zionism is racism resolution in 1975. But it is not hard to assert that over time, in scores of decisions large and small, the United Nations emerged, if not as exactly an enemy of Israel and the Jews, at least as a hostile forum, peopled with hostile international civil servants, some of whom – like the secretary-general’s chief of staff for much of this period – would not even say hello to a diplomat of the Jewish state.
There have been other failures of the United Nations – and we do not wish to belittle any of them, from Rwanda to Sbrenica – but none is as fundamental as the U.N.’s failure in respect of the Israel. It was the war against the Jews, levied by Hitler and his collaborators between 1933 and 1945, that gave impetus to the establishment of the United Nations in the first place. There have been successes of the world body, but none so great as to erase its default on its most fundamental mission to secure the remnant population of European Jewry in the land of Israel. It has simply been off the field or hosting cabals of Israel’s enemies in one resolution after another designed to achieve their humiliation and destruction.
The NY Sun editorial doesn’t touch on the history of corruption at the UN, with the UNESCO scandals and the numerous incidents of UN staff involvement in crimes that range from corruption to rape and murder.
If the UN was interested in things other than the preservation of its status quo, it would move closer to the places where its work is most needed — ah, but what is the night life like in those places? Instead, the UN is based in New York City, where the living is good, and comfortable, and affords an array of services most of the nation-members of the UN can only dream of in their lands of origin.
So, of course, the UN wants to not only stay in NYC, but expand, at great cost to the City and the Americans, who shoulder 22% of the U.N. operating budget. We’re talking huge sums — as befits the UN, place of the largest scam known to mankind, the Oil-For-Food — a $1.2 billion low-interest loan for renovating the Secretariat Building and other U.N. headquarters facilities, plus a $650 million in bonds issued by the United Nations Development Corporation, a New York city-state entity, for a 35-story annex, to be built over a city park adjacent to the United Nations’ Turtle Bay compound.
At least Congress is not chomping at the bit: Congress Turns Up Heat on U.N. Headquarters
Questioning the priorities of the world body, and the demands it places on American taxpayers, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen concluded: “When there is such a need for additional resources to provide technical assistance for political development and civil society, health, and education, should the contributions of countries be diverted to making the U.N. bureaucrats in New York more comfortable? Certainly not! The U.S. taxpayer must not continue to be bled white by an unaccountable U.N. bureaucracy.”
This is not the first time legislators have threatened to withhold funds unless the UN agrees to more accountability and transparency. Last year the NY State Senate tabled a bill that would have started the building of the 35-story building, and several NY State legislators “called for cutting 10 percent of U.S. funding for the United Nations unless it cooperates with investigators probing the oil-for-food scandal.” The UN ignored it all.
I wish Ms Ros-Lehtinen and her associates good luck, but, as much of an optimist as I am, the UN can not be reformed. As the NY Sun proposed,
Here the way to lead is not by inclusion of the despots and bigots and envoys of hate. The way is to appoint a lower-level working group to plan the breakup of the United Nations and the salvage of some of the useful constituent parts, and a higher-level working group to plan for a new incorporated body of democratic governments committed to common principles.
Until then, it’s time to close shop. We can’t afford otherwise.