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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 7 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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ASBESTOS 7 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.

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Clint Gentry 7 years, 6 months ago

Asbestos, you answered no questions, you repeated Limbaugh, O'Reilly, FOX , talking points...I understand your anxiety regarding the mistakes, but your description of the world leaders sounds like a description of our congress people. The problem isn't the U.N., the problem is corrupt politicians, but this is a given, who is for corruption in government? 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. Corrupt politicians are bad, misdeeds or accidents are bad, but the need for a world "convention" is needed. What is the argument against it?

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 6 months ago

Coffee Anon always sounded like some kind of twelve step group anyway.

Thanks.

Marion.

Oh.

The tool with which we could fix the "United" Nations of Socialist Crapholes:

http://www.rivercitytalk.com/forum/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core:DownloadItem&g2_itemId=607&g2_serialNumber=1

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ASBESTOS 7 years, 6 months ago

"Nations shall not lift up sword against nation"

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

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ASBESTOS 7 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!

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Clint Gentry 7 years, 6 months ago

The fact that there are other countries in the world may surprise some of you since you probably haven't left Jefferson county in years, but it's a fact. Another fact, living on the planet Earth precedes living in any one country, (AKA arbitrarily drawn geo-political lines). 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. (I'll keep going slow, because people like MARION or RIGHTTHINKER have a problem following a longer than 5 word sentence). The U.N. is not perfect, there still exists wars and such, but to call it a failure is to fall for the simple rantings of a Limbaugh or O'Reilly, (that's where you guys get your opinions right?)
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?" I would love to hear an answer to this question. The U.N. isn't for you, it is for the world.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 6 months ago

By the way, the morally bankrupt Air America has filed for financial bankruptcy as well!

Reuters reports:

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=businessNews&storyID=2006-10-13T171111Z_01_N13413840_RTRUKOC_0_US-MEDIA-AIRAMERICA.xml

But he's still.......................Al Franken.

BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Thanks.

Marion.

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 6 months ago

D9 Caterpillars all lined up blade to blade. pointed at the UN building.

Drop the blades and begin pushing, all the way to the river.

Thanks.

Marion.

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Tom Shewmon 7 years, 6 months ago

"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."

I'll bet the 19 hijackers took a field trip to the UN and read that, huh?

Please spare me.

The UN is a joke.

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engagehorn 7 years, 6 months ago

blue73harley:

"Is there anything you like about this country (besides free speech)?"

If bozo is like most liberals, he probably cares little for free speech. My guess is that he favored McCain-Feingold and would support the so-called Fairness Doctrine. You'd never hear bozo condemn the Columbia students that prevented the leader of the Minutemen from speaking last week.

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blue73harley 7 years, 6 months ago

Bozo - So the US is primarily responsible for all the failures of the UN!? The width and breadth of your negativity toward all things American continues to amaze me. Is there anything you like about this country (besides free speech)?

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Jamesaust 7 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).

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 6 months ago

Hey!

While we're on the subject, where do you get this "OUR" UN flag?

Sumbeatach AIN'T MINE, THERE, JOHN!

Might be "yours", but as far as I am concerened, anyone who flies that blue toilet paper should be prosecuted for aiding and abetting the enemy and any tax-supported institution which flies it should have its funding pulled and any business which flies it should be boycotted.

"OUR" flag, my Heine a++!

Thanks.

Marion.

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small_fish_in_small_pond 7 years, 6 months ago

Your inaccurate sterotyping is getting old...

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Marion Lynn 7 years, 6 months ago

group hug

sing kum by yah

can't we all just get along

smoke more more dope

Thanks.

Marion.

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BigDog 7 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.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 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.

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Reality_Check 7 years, 6 months ago

I agree that the intentions of the UN are good, but the ability of 1 vote in the Security Council to veto the others results in it having become completely immasculated.

Witness our inability to do anything about Darfur: China has too many economic ties with Sudan to allow any serious action.

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ASBESTOS 7 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.

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blue73harley 7 years, 6 months ago

Ditto Raginbear's post. I wish it wasn't so but the UN is impotent.

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Pilgrim 7 years, 6 months ago

Posted by Ragingbear (anonymous) on October 13, 2006 at 1:48 a.m.

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


This rarely happens between us, but amen!


"Recently, United Nations forces were important in restoring peace between Israel and Lebanon."


Take another swig of that kool aid, John. Peace was restored between Israel and Lebanon (well, at least he admits Lebanon is really run by Hezbollah) because they were ready to quit fighting. The UN is impotent both politically and militarily. As soon as somebody starts shooting, troops under UN command turn and run. When was the last time one of them actually fired a shot?

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Ragingbear 7 years, 6 months ago

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

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