...GERMAN & JAPANESE POLITICIANS INVOKE THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE UN TO JUSTIFY AMENDING THEIR CONSTITUTIONS TO LEGALIZE INTERNATIONAL MILITARY INTERVENTION.
Article By Andre R. Bens
UNITED NATIONS: ROAD TO HELL PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS?
PUBLISHED: 8th May 2014 | By Andre R. Bens
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization founded on October 25th 1945. The UN is a multi-purpose international organization with scope and membership worldwide. The predecessor of the inter-war years League of Nations (LN), which itself was product of the Treaty of Versailles, both the LN and the UN were organizations founded to maintain the status quo of the Allied victors in both world wars. Headquartered in New York City, it also has offices in other cities like Geneva and Vienna.
The UN's officially stated purpose is to advocate peace, human rights, security, and friendly relations among member countries, as well as promote social progress, respect, equality, and, co-operation, enforced through UN's governing body's and the power of its member states. Accordingly to Austrian-Misesian economist, the UN was "purely political agent designed to empower certain men to rule over other men."
The security council of the UN has five permanent and ten elected member states, as well as a General Assembly with equal representation for each 135 member states. The International Court of Justice has a self-proclaimed right to intervene among member states economically and militarily.
The UN's "call to establish democracy" spent 2 billion dollars to re-establish a central government in Somalia, and virtually all turbulence in Somalia is due to the UN's presence. Contrast to pre-colonial Somalia and the rest of the African continent is traditionally stateless society. The most violent years in Somalia were post-1991 when the UN was actually physically present. The situation only stabilized when the UN withdrew in 1995.
Its only means to enforce its political will is through the might of their member states after having made on a decision among them. The only bulwark against a coalition of states singling out other states for economic and military intervention are powerful members such as the US, Russia, and China. Member states co-operate or defy the UN if/when it suites their own individual states interests.
Western airstrikes under the UN banner allied with anti-Qaddafi & jihadist forces in Libya against Qaddafi regime. The anti-Qaddafi Revolutionary Council said UN intervention on their side in Libya wouldn't be foreign intervention for some reason
On June 9th, 2010, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1929 banning the sale of armament, military training, and travel for blacklisted Iranian citizens. For the US and EU this isn't tough enough and thus wanted strong economic sanctions. Sanctions hurt the population's ability to trade and travel freely, not the ruling regime, in fact with foreign trade restricted, people become more dependent on the domestic ruling regime.
The international advocacy group for peace known as the UN has authorized via its Security Council the US lead NATO intervention under the UN banner in the Korean War, and the South Korean regime's claim of both north and South Korean territory in the Korean peninsula. Theses "peace keeping" member states make war together in the name of "peace" under UN authorization. The UN has been a tool of US imperialism since the Korean War.
Since the Gulf War, German & Japanese politicians invoke their responsibilities to the UN to justify amending their constitutions to legalize international military intervention.
The US and the UN are not enemies, but on-again off-again rivals with each other, despite appearances to the contrary. Since the end of the Cold War, US president George H.W. Bush was for the U.N. working together with the US to bring a bought a so called "New World Order" (NWO). Under George H.W. Bush, the US along with the UN intervened in Somalia as foreign invaders, then stayed as a domestic police force. This president was also director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and a member of Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). His successor to the US presidency Bill Clinton did the same thing in the Yugoslav-Bosnia War with a coalition of US/NATO/UN forces.
The UN is merely another international body that works with other global institutions and nations that want to use its collective power to intervene wherever its member states see fit. Global institutions and nation-states work with or resist the UN depending on whether the UN is acting in their favour. Most would prefer to work within the UN due to the body's image of "international legitimacy". Both NATO and the Warsaw-Pact states have been members of the UN. The UN tends to have rival coalitions voting against each other. The Group of 77 comprises of 3rd World and Communist states, the Trilateral Commission tends to be 1st World and anti-communist states.
Militarists, imperialists, and expansionists on both the left and right of the US political spectrum supported UN intervention allied with the US & NATO during the 1st Gulf War. "Mankind's last best hope for peace" since 1950 has killed millions of people in Korea, Congo, and Iraq. With the signers of the Warsaw-Pact as member states, the UN recognized Soviet hegemony & dominance over Eastern Europe during the Cold War.
The LN was essentially a toothless organization without the support of the US. Its successor, the UN faces no such problem. US imperialists on the left & the right see eye on the ideal for foreign policy. The US tax payers bear the lion’s share of the burden to fund UN global hegemony, led by the US & NATO. So far the only barriers to UN hegemony have been states determined to remain sovereign independent countries. Without defending the domestic policies of these defiant nation-states, often military build-up is only deterrent against foreign intervention. Examples of this are Hussein's Iraq, Milosevic’s Serbia/Yugoslavia, Qaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria. One has to wonder which is more of a threat to the peace and security of the world, a small number of scattered ragtag regimes that while despotic are at best regional powers or an international organization comprising the most powerful militaries in the world which has the ambition to be a global empire.
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