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Note To 2012 Candidates: A Harder Line With The UN Is A Good Thing

Posted on | April 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

by Smitty

Managing the definitions is a crucial aspect of information dominance. It comes as little surprise that, a decade on from 9/11, the Altogether Foolish United Nations (A.F.U.N.) stands there, panties wadded, unable to define terrorism:

The main hurdle, then as now, is the insistence by the bloc of Islamic states that any definition of terrorism should leave a loophole for “resistance” against foreign occupation.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), which was established in 1969 with “liberating” Jerusalem as its primary focus, is unwilling to give ground on the issue as many of its governments believe that doing so would be tantamount to betraying the Palestinian cause.

The “occupation” exemption is usually cited in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but it would also provide cover for the anti-Indian jihad in Kashmir, a Muslim-majority territory divided between India and Pakistan and claimed by both.

India has been a major target of terrorism, both in what some Islamic states call “Indian-occupied Kashmir” and elsewhere. Not coincidentally, New Delhi has spearheaded the push for a international terrorism convention since 1996.

Now, per Wikipedia, the U.S. and allies cough up 2/3 of the funding for the U.N., right?

United States 22.000%
Japan 12.530%
Germany 8.018%
United Kingdom 6.604%
France 6.123%
Italy 4.999%
Canada 3.207%
Spain 3.177%

The cause of peace is not advanced by these disingenuous professional victims peddling their crap. The Law of War is meant to manage the Evil That Men Do in a way that keeps things proportional and minimizes collateral damage.

Terrorism is to the Law of War as cancer cells are to healthy: unwillingness to face terrorism at the U.N. level is, itself, a watered-down act of terrorism.

It is well past high time that the United Nations either do something useful, or be replaced with something smaller that can. The U.S. alone is picking up over 1/5 of the tab. If we’re paying the band, we should be calling the tunes. Freebird!


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