Whats the point of the UN....useless again!

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by ThunderBox, Sep 29, 2017.

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  1. P.S. Aren't the septic's 1.2 Trillion in dept.,? I cannot see them paying any time soon.
  2. They pay, but they're in arrears and they pay to host it etc. If they do default, there's always Article 19:
    Chapter IV
    The whole thing needs a shake up. Takes years to make decisions (like the proverbial mating elephants), can't act quickly. Doesn't give troops robust ROEs. Can't act against any members vested interest eg Syria three confirmed uses of CW by the UN appointed OPCW and JIM, always a Russian veto. Same with the US on Israel (more often than not). Permanent members refusing to give up their vetoes on HR violations. It goes on.

    BLUF: It needs a massive shake up. The principles are fine, it's how they go about them.
  3. What would you like the UN to do? How do you propose to change the UN? And will you complain when the newly refurbished and effective UN does something that inconveniences the UK?
  4. Hence why Gordon Brown got a job with them.

    That, alone, gives good reason to disband the whole thing.
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  5. I was thinking of Brown when I wrote that.
  6. Don't forget Ginger Spice, promoting being an airhead across the globe
  7. She came under thespians.
  8. The UN has given a steady revenue stream to the makers of blue hats, helmet & body armour covers whilst providing a platform for professional whingers to inflict their agendas onto everyone else.

    U.N. Says Cyber Violence Is Equivalent to Physical Violence Against Women

    "The report also argues that "cyber touch is recognized as equally as harmful as physical touch," suggesting that online harassment might be just as lethal as domestic violence or sexual abuse." (But only against women apparently)

    The "white paint for vehicles market" hasn't done too bad either.
  9. She's not a thespian, she married that bloke that runs the Red Bull F1 team
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  10. No organisation is perfect, no such animal exists, the UK or any member of any world conglomerate will at some time be upset by its decisions. As for a refurbishment of the UN, moving the chairs around solves nothing, the initial problems still remain, and until the dead wood, and veto powers are removed, third world countries, tribal differences, and despotic military tyrants will flourish with impunity, nothing changes, only the uniforms.
  11. Sounds a lot like the people in charge are there for a jolly and free money and will not accept people rocking the boat and causing them problems over trivial matters such as genocide.
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  12. Please do not equate ginger spice with seasoned award winning thespians, Sir Alec Guinness, Sir Michael Redgrave, Kenneth Brannagh, Pete Postlethwhaite, etc, masters of their art, then we have ginger spice, hardly a comparison. She was a popular singer, not an actor.
  13. Unfortunately, realpolitik means removing the veto would see the US, Russia & China taking their respective balls home, thus removing one of the restraints on their actions.
    The UN is indeed ineffectual but that's somewhat better than the alternative.
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  14. 100% agree. Blinkered parasites.
  15. Pure conjecture!