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Bush Administration to blame For United Nations Illegitimacy and Ineffectiveness


As the civil war in Syria rages on, the world watches astonished by the smug attitudes of disdain and disregard of any United Nations cues to the International community regarding any peace efforts. Kofi Annan, the United Nations envoy for peace has walked away from the task in frustration as the lack of credibility within the United Nations soars to new unprecedented heights in the face of a growing humanitarian crisis.

Legitimate arguments for the cuase of this problem in the United Nations could be cited for hundreds of reasons but one major event sticks out in my mind more than anything else. The Bush administration’s unilateral decision to form an International Coalition to remove Saddam Hussein from power following a failed vote in the United Nations to sanction any action against the Middle Eastern Nation.

Years later, this very slap in the face of this International governing body is being thrown back in the face of a frustrated Western lobby trying to secure a biased United Nations condemnation of Syria’s Bashar Al Assad. Add to this the fact that Assad has called out these terrorists, who have hijacked a would-be platform for political reform in Syria and instead turned the whole farce on it’s head and have created an atmosphere of civil war and violence – identifying these ‘rebels’ exactly what they are, terrorists.

What can only be viewed as one of the most hypocritical moves in United Nations history, the United States for the Second time in less than 2 years wants the United Nations to condemn a solemn government and authorize the use of sanctions to force the removal of a President in the face of mass terrorism against his population. The very same terrorists we claim had a hand in the 9-11 attacks, and the same terrorists we knew to be fighting in Libya, and the same terrorists we turned around and armed in Libya. How can this be? Some days when I think of the 9-11 attacks and the allegations our former administration lodged against this organization, I shudder at the thought of arming or supporting such madness in any country.

The fact that Hillary Clinton spearheaded this move in Libya, and now in Syria is deplorable. Even as domestic demonstrations for reforms take place in her own country. Even as Occupy Wall Street has been all but demoralized following a wave of anti-protest operations coordinated across the United States simultaneously. She has all but ignored the ruthless assaults on civil peaceful demonstrations in America, while standing at the United Nations making the case for foreign terrorists, lobbying for their cause and even attempting to secure material support in the way of funds and to my own horror, weapons.

If this didn’t have an element of the alleged mastermind terrorists of the worst terror attack in my own country maybe I wouldn’t give a crap, but I do. This woman was just running in the democratic primary for the Office of the President of the United States of America. Too many people have died in those attacks, and in the subsequent wars as a result of 9-11 for me to stand by and silently watch as our secretary of state continues to this facilitate this crusade for regime change at any cost, including arming terrorists to aid in the fulfillment of our government’s wishes to remove Assad from Power.

We as a nation, of people and politicians should not be surprised that we have almost 0 credibility outside of the Nations that receive heavy foreign aid from us in the United Nations. Russia and China have zero incentive to follow the United States’ lead down this road of arming terrorists to carry out military operations that favor American foreign policy. We just went and marshaled international support in defiance of a failed U.N. resolution to invade Iraq. Why should Security Council members aim to please the United States with an international mandate to do all but invade Syria itself.

The message here is clear although it is not the message I would like it to be. It is time to stop playing both sides of the ball. The weapons and foreign fighters that fought in Libya, Afghanistan, and Pakistan among other war theaters, are now flooding Syria and we are setting one of the poorest examples of foreign policy that places on display a new height of hypocrisy as we even aim to arm terrorists.

Truly I say to you if the United States really wanted the bloodshed to end in Syria, we would stop fanning the flames and allowing our allies in the European Union to fan the flames of civil war. We would not lend to the idea of arming or supporting any move for political reform achieved through violence. Assad is a willing partner in political reform, but he has learned the hard way why the United States doesn’t negotiate with terrorists. They don’t want reform, they want legitimacy and influence in a conflict that is not their own. I cannot say enough how giving these terrorists any hope of intervention, moral, material or cash support is one of the biggest displays of the poorest forms of foreign policy that our nation has undertaken.

Hillary Clinton, you have some protesters to Protect in your own country. Our democracy is failing us and is setup in a way that is so anti-democratic it is stunning we have an ounce of credibility anywhere in the world. Our protesters have not been violent nor have our calls for political reform here in this country been met with anything but violence and intimidation that is well documented. Yet still not a word from you or the power of your office you wield so generously for foreign populations to stop the aggressive unconstitutional abuses against our rights to peacefully protest here in the United States. Not a word at the United Nations for the behavior of the N.Y.P.D., not a word for the Soldier who almost died of a head wound from a tear gas shell, nothing at all. Just more endless gab about populations around the world that had nothing to do with you being placed in the cabinet office you now hold.

How can this be?

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