May 14, 2005



The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945 and now made up of 191 states (countries). With the exception of the Holy See (which is the sole permanent observer state), all internationally-recognized independent countries are members. Other political entities, notably the Republic of China(Taiwan), have de facto independence and some international dipomatic recognition from selected states, but are not U.N. members (The People's Republic of China became recongnized as the legal representatives of China in 1971). UN membership is open to all "peace-loving states" that accept the obligations of the UN Charter and, in the judgment of the organization, are able and willing to fulfill these obligations.

The United Nations Charter is the constitution of the United Nations. It was signed at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco on June 26, 1945 by the 50 original member countries. It entered into force on October 24, 1945, after being ratified by the five founding members. The Republic of China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States and a majority of the other signatories.
As a Charter it is a constituent treaty, and all signatories are bound by its articles. Furthermore, it explicitly says that the Charter trumps all other treaty obligations. It was ratified by the United States on August 8, 1945, making that nation the third, after Nicaragua and El Salvador, to join the new international organization.

Terrorism is an international crime PERIOD. Written in the UN mandate or constitution. In November 2004, a UN panel described terrorism as any act: "intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organization to do or abstain from doing any act".

Which brings us to Iraq.....
Despite their objections to the war, at least the majority of the Security Council (not all members), shouldn't they be doing something right now to help the Iraqi citizens?
After all, it is a sovereign nation now with a struggling government.
So why are they just sitting back, criticizing and watching?
They went there once, were bombed, got out and never returned with reinforcements.

Is that who the world depends on to help them in their time of need?
Why? They didn't help in Rwanda, Darfur and the list goes on. And now Iraq. It's almost like they pick and choose who they help.
Surely they can do something. Their obligation is to ALL nations, not the ones of their choice. This isn't about politics and it shouldn't be.

This is about a nation in trouble because of terrorists that are being allowed to cross the borders into Iraq, nations who are part of the UN. The nations being Syria and Iran. Isn't there an international law forbidding that? Something about interfering in a war and supplying terrorists with weapons?

And shouldn't the UN be doing something about Syria and Iran right now in this matter? Possibly sanctioning them for their part in the killing of innocent Iraqis, Contractors, Aid Workers and Coalition Troops? Or is the fact that they are so angry because President Bush and the Coalition of the Willing didn't feel they needed their permission to confront Saddam Hussein once and for all with a final ultimatum after years of passiveness from the rest of the world they are willing to let people die?

The Jig is up. We know many were taking bribes in the "OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM". It's a matter of record. Is this still about greed?

I don't blame the Iraqi people if they never trust any of them again. And it's true, we know there was at least one named American businessmen involved also. None as high in the government as have been named in France, Germany, Russia and sadly enough England. But the Iraqi people need to remember that the British soldiers have been with us from the beginning, Tony Blair is a friend.
I just don't get the UN. Then again, this is just another time they show they are incapable of doing much of anything.

It makes me angry thinking of my tax dollars going to feed them and shelter them with the finest food and the most luxurious housing, better than most of the average American, all the while they sit back and watch our soldiers die day after day and do NOTHING! Maybe it's time they left New York, move to France and have a love fest! I am sure Jacques Chirac would love to see them and welcome them with open arms!

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