Fast action vital
THE United Nations is once again proving it is an indecisive, limp-wristed group of failed politicians who sees itself as the world government but who vacillates when the time for action arrives.
They pass all these rules and grant people rights but when strong action is called for, when the people of a nation rise up against a despot, the UN sits on its hands.
This group of representatives of nations has proved time and again it is a political body that is quite prepared to override the rights of a country through their belief that the UN knows better and is above the elected legislature. They pose, they preen, they posture, they don’t act swiftly. When they do, eventually, act they insist on tying the hands of the military with artificial rules and inflexibility.
The UN holds themselves out as the protector of peoples rights, the director of governments with regards their responsibilities, as the world’s conscience. Now, I am totally against the use of force arbitrary by one nation against another, without international sanction ( think the Iraq war, Granada etc), except in defence. Then again I am also against the arbitrary use of force by a despot against their own people. When a people are being massacred by jets, attack helicopters , armour and mercenaries, again, the world must act. This is occurring as I type, in Libya. The world is aware of it through smuggled footage.
The UN must reach a fast solution, such as no fly zones, and destruction of heavy armour moving against the civ- ilians ( eg, tanks advise they will not permitted to move, if they do, destroy them).
They don’t need to put troops on the ground, the locals are already there. They do need to put aircraft over the area to suppress the air force and armoured forces attacking the civilian population. This failure to act will once again prove the ineffectiveness of this body, they will eventually go the way of their predecessor , the League of Nations.
The League of Nations was created after World War One ( 1914-18) to prevent future Wars. It worked so well we had the things such as the Japanese invasion of China ( Manchuria) and the Nanking massacre followed by the official start of World War Two in 1939.
RESPONSIBILITY: The UN must act swiftly in the Libyan crisis to save lives and destruction