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October 13, 2006

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To the editor:

United Nations Day, Oct. 24, will be celebrated worldwide because almost every country in the world is a member of the United Nations. Our blue and white United Nations flag should be flown throughout the entire year.

Since the United Nations is our best hope for world peace, we should support it and learn all about it. In the last two weeks of October, grade school, high school and college social studies teachers should make learning about the United Nations a class project.

Recently, United Nations forces were important in restoring peace between Israel and Lebanon. The genocide-suffering people of Sudan can be saved by United Nations forces. United Nations forces should be used to keep peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

On a prominent wall at the United Nations in New York City is Isaiah 2:4:

"They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nations shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore."

For peace, celebrate United Nations Day on Oct. 24.

John Bond,

Lawrence

Comments

ASBESTOS 8 years, 6 months ago

"Nations shall not lift up sword against nation"

And people gave the Pope hell for saying that same thing!

ASBESTOS 8 years, 6 months ago

The UN approves of and actuallly sanctions by it's actions genocide, brutality on women and children, and would screw up a peace proposal the minute they get involved.

Let's see:

Kosovo Rhawanda Darfur Afganistan Add to the list please.

Koffi is a joke. The UN had gotten worse as a corrupt group of money hungry yahoos from small third world countires who think they know how to run the world.

Like Koffi. He is from Ghana. 23 million people. His job before moving to the US and being a UN staffer? Director of Ghana department of tourism. That's right. We have a Tourist agent as the Sec. General of the UN.

He got there by only one capability, kidding rear ends.

The UN is a joke because it is filled with Koffi Annan- like personalities. As much as I do not like John BOlton, we need to confirm the guy, because he will carry out our country's bidding.

The person whom wrote this pathetic letter; my flag is NOT the UN flag.

Jamesaust 8 years, 6 months ago

"...almost every country in the world is a member of the United Nations."

Well, at least this year we have a tad more truthfulness: every COUNTRY is a member but unfortunately the PEOPLE are not members.

The U.N. stands today as one of the key structural impediments to world peace. Its very presence prevents the evolution of practical and effective global mechanisms to enforce order and bring justice to the millions oppressed by their tyrannical overlords (who as we have recently seen come to the U.N. every September to be feted by the other collected tyrants). Sic semper evello mortem tyrannus!

Far more useful on this anniversary would be an honest appraisal of the shortcomings and limitations of the United Nations as an instutition and ideas on how to make it effective as a proponent of the rights and interests of human beings rather than kings and dictators. The author here presents none (to busy with his head in the sand, apparently).

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 6 months ago

The UN is as successful as it's allowed to be, and the single biggest hindrance to its success is the US government, and people like John Bolton who believe its purpose is merely to serve as a tool for American foreign (read corporate) policy.

Other countries follow suit to varying degrees, but none are as manipulative in assuring that it either serves US corporate interests, or it serves no interests at all.

BigDog 8 years, 6 months ago

The UN has been worthless for some time and is in the process of demonstrating it once again with North Korea. China and Russia looking to make sure that their abilities to sell arms to North Korea are not impeded by any UN resolution.

The UN may have once been a great concept but like many concepts have become ineffective in application.

Ragingbear 8 years, 6 months ago

The UN was a concept that had good roots, and is now a pathetic joke not worth anything.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 6 months ago

By anxiousatheist:

"The United Nations is a collection of all the countries in the world intended to work out spats before they escalate into wars or genocide."

What a maroon! DO you mean like Rhawanda? How about Darfur? What about Kosovo? The UN blew it until AFTER there is genocide. What about Iraq? The UN posers sit on thsir hands and do nothing. They are a collection of small nations that think they know how to run the owrld, but in reality could not even adequately lead a herd of goats.

In the end as per usual, the US, ends up bailing out the UN and doing the heavy lifting, all the while being insulted by the UN membership on the awy we do it.

That is on top of paying this usless organization 50% by the American Taxpayer.

Is a UN needed? Definately!

It that what we have now? NO!

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"Here's what you should do next U.N. haters, ask yourself "what is a better way to solve the worlds problems rather than having all world leaders meet in a peacfull place?""

Here is how the UN currently solves the problem:

Appoint an ambassador from a Country that cannot manage it's own affairs, and has multiple human rights issues, and again appoints a former toruism secretary as "leader". Let that "leader" appoint a nother nation based not on capability but on corruption to be on a committee and guarntee a vote for the "leader" such as Syria on the Human Rights committee.

The UN is currently not populated with rational leaders and Ambassadors. It is a coolection of miscreants hiding behind their diplomatic immunity all the while accepting bribes and are some of the most corrupt government officials on the face of the earth.

THERE is HOPE however for the UN. THE NEW Sec. General is from SOUTH KOREA.

GONE is the Middle east lover Koffi, GOne is the apologists for China, Islamic Countries, and Russia. Gone is the WORST Sec. General of the UN in it's history. GOne is a Sec. General that held nothing but contempt for the US and Israel.

Now we have a better Sec. General. There will be a purging. We will see how much you UN lovers now are going to like the UN as it get's reformed.

The way they do things in Korea is MUCH different than Ghana!

ASBESTOS 8 years, 6 months ago

Anxious:

"My point is, no matter what, the ability for leaders to meet in a neutral environment is better than the isolation of countries from one another, this only breeds war."

That is exactly the point. THE UN is NOT a neutral environment...and it's policies of "hands off" the Palestineans, of the Islamic fundamentalists, off of Saddam, off of the wahackos in Darfur.

You are right, that environment at the UN is NOT neutral and does lead to war.

THe "convention" needs cleaned up. I believe the new Sec. General will do that. He is looking at the business end of Koffi's failed leadership in the fact that N. Korea had not obeyed the resolutions and now is testing nukes. The President of the Secutiry Council is from Japan too. Neither of these countries want the UN as it was in the past. The N. Korea thing was NOT a failed US policy, it was a failed UN resolution and policy.

It goes back to the same damn argument. Why pass resolutions, and then have no consequences.

In our near past and near future, the United States is the first and best hope of world peace, NOT the UN.

ASBESTOS 8 years, 6 months ago

"Asbestos, you answered no questions, you repeated Limbaugh, O'Reilly, FOX , talking points..."

Then their "talking points" are in fact....FACTS.

Shouldn't the Left and Air America blowhards have the same opinion on genocide? And the failures of the UN that leads to the Genocide??

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