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2011 – A Pertial review Part II – The United Nations

In the previous post, the United Nations was mentioned in relation to the report concerning their intention to award Col Qaddafi and the Arab Jahimyrah with a human rights award. My question in that regard, which I didn’t ask before, is why, if they were aware from the report of their own delegation of Qaddafi and the Libyan governments achievements in the area of human rights, did the UN not speak out when the US through its media mouthpiece labelled him a ‘brutal dictator’, and use the sound byte association of the label and other often used demonising propaganda to back actions that are illegal according to international law?

Their complicit silence seems a mystery until you consider other similar instances, which overall reveal a very different organisation to what it seems at first.

(From Mathaba)

The United Nations Charter states that its purpose is:

  • to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
  • to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of
    the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
  • to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations
    arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
  • to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

AND FOR THESE ENDS

  • to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good
    neighbours, and
  • to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and
  • to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods,
    that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and
  • to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peopleThese principals are NOT being enforced in Libya by the United Nations chartered countries who have sworn to uphold these principals in particular all the countries aligned in NATO!Let it be known world wide that in view of the clear breach of United Nations Resolution 1973 by NATO allied countries, who are bombing and killing Libya civilians instead of protecting them as was their stated mission and the fact that the United Nations has not met to prevent the clear violation of this resolution despite the war crimes being committed by NATO, that the United Nations should no longer to be viewed as a creditable organisation. The United Nations no longer stands for the principal for which it came into existence!

    It would appear that the United Nations is now but another mask for the world elite, who own it, and who are bent on using it as an instrument to gain control of all independent nations in their quest to establish a world fascist government. The government of the United States in particular is already controlled; their Congress, Senate and President continually bought and directed by the Council on Foreign Relation (CFR). The United Kingdom and France are similarly run by elitists. It is an affront to any critical thinking person to call these countries democracies.

    To call these countries democracies is an abject farce in view of the fact that the politicians do not honour their commitments to the people who they are supposed to represent but instead act on instructions from the corporations who contribute to their elections or sponsor their political parties!  What these countries have become are corporate fascist dictatorships. Their policies no longer reflect the wishes of the people but the interests of elitist corporations who own them.

    People also need to recognised that each and every country which has recognised the Transition National Council (TNC) in Libya, which is unelected and NOT representative of  the Libyan people, are doing so contrary to the democratic principals of self determination which is the sole right only of the Libya people themselves! It is not the right of the United Nations or NATO countries or the mainstream media to recognise defacto representatives of an unelected government! Who made Mustafa Abdul Jalil the leader of Libya? Not the people of Libya! Further, since the TNC is NOT a popular movement throughout Libya there is no justification for any government or body to declare the TNC or anyone associated with it as representative of the Libyan people! The fact that the TNC has no popular base throughout Libya makes it nothing more than a rogue organisation created by the CIA and MI6 whose leading members are made up of Al-Qaeda and CIA operatives. What this organisation should be called is what it would be in Iraq or Afghanistan on this basis and that is a terrorist organisation! If the nations of the world are willing to accept TNC then the Tailban in Afghanistan on this basis have just as much right to be recognised as the true government of Afghanistan.  (The elections in that country having excluded the disaffected resistance to the predominantly American occupation cannot be viewed as being legitimate and representative of a free people.)

    People also need to realise that the western mainstream media is completely bought and nothing more than a tool of the same elitists who own them! There has been no objectivity whatsoever about this war in Libya (or in Iraq or Afghanistan for that matter).  Again, the “rebels” or the TNC are NOT a popular movement of the Libyan people and as such cannot be viewed as anything more than puppets of a NATO backed movement to overthrow the legitimate Jamahiriya government of Libya. The fact that mainstream media reports from only the “rebels” side is clearly indicative of their bias and propagandising of this war.

    Likewise it seems clear that most human rights groups in the world are also bought and that includes Amnesty International who have said nothing about the war crimes being committed by NATO and the TNC!

What is described above is nothing new. Consider this from the Those Who Forget History are Condemned to repeat it  on the Centre of the Psyclone:

History and current political situations show that trusting matters into the hands of politicians is a waste of time. It was politicians and their corporate cronies that created the mess in the first place. Looking to the likes of the United Nations to protect the innocent is also a waste of time. A blatant and symbolic move by the UN in January 2003, made obvious the fact that the United Nations is at best a toothless dog, all bark and no bite.

On the second floor of the United Nations building in Manhattan, just outside the Security Council entrance, hangs a seminal piece of 20th-century artwork that offers a graphic and chilling reminder of the horrors of war, Guernica by Picasso. When U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell met with the UN Security Council to deliver a speech about why the U.S. had to go to war with Iraq, the painting, which depicts the horrors of war visited on the people of Guernica was covered with a drape after it was decided that the antiwar images weren’t a fitting backdrop for talk of a new war.

Guernica, a small village in northern Spain, is the cultural capital of the Basque people. In 1937 Hitler agreed to help Franco smash the Basque resistance to Franco’s Nationalists and ordered an all-out air attack. For over three hours, twenty-five or more of Germany’s best-equipped bombers, accompanied by at least twenty more Messerschmitt and Fiat Fighters, dumped one hundred thousand pounds of high-explosive and incendiary bombs on the village, slowly and systematically pounding it to rubble. Those trying to escape were cut down by the strafing machine guns of fighter planes. Seventy percent of the town was destroyed. Sixteen hundred civilians – one third of the population – were killed or wounded. Guernica served as the testing ground for a new Nazi military tactic – blanket-bombing a civilian population to demoralise the enemy.

It was, as William Walker noted, the kind of atrocity the United Nations was created to stop.

Despite Powell failing to sway Security Council members (and despite no Weapons of Mass Destruction being found by weapons inspectors) the U.S. invaded Iraq. Considering the subject of Picasso’s painting and the images it conveys, it’s a dark irony that the Shock and Awe bombing of Bagdhad was a start-of-the-art version of that old Nazi military tactic – carpet-bombing a civilian population to demoralise the enemy.

U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq (to name just two countries) supported by other NATO forces, breaks a long list of international laws, protocols and conventions, which clearly identify those involved as war criminals. Despite this all that I hear from the United Nations are impotent words. The bark isn’t even fierce. Israel follows suit with its own Crimes Against Peace, War Crimes, and Crimes against Humanity. The UN response? Woof, woof.

The Principles of International Law Recognized in the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and in the Judgment of the Tribunal, (The Nuremberg Principles), are a set of international guidelines that constitute what a war crime is, drawn up during the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi Party members after the Second World War. In 1950 the International Law Commission of the United Nations adopted the Principles. The tribunal drew up the definitions of the crimes listed above, crimes currently being broken most spectacularly by the U.S. and Israel.

Principle VII states:

Complicity in the commission of a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity as set forth in Principles VI is a crime under international law.

Some synonyms of complicity are involvement, responsibility, collusion, participation and support.

_________

Stephen Lendman’s analysis, Ban Ki Moon: A Record Of Failure and Betrayal provides a detailed overview of the issue. Personally, I didn’t need Ban Ki Moon’s impotence/negligence/complicity pointing out having already witnessed a blantant example of it during the Isreali regime’s 2009 terrorist bombing campaign in Gaza, Operation Cast Lead. At that time the Israeli military repeatedly bombed another  UN facility, this time a relief centre that was sheltering refugees and storing food and medical aid, and didn’t stop its attack even when phoned by United Nations staff in the centre pleading with them to stop the shelling.

Sure Ban, you really told them! Like I said, toothless dog, all bark and no bite, and what a pathetic bark.

As has been said, there is no justice just us!

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