United Nations and World Powers - On
January 1st 1942 US President Roosevelt and British PM
Churchill issued the Declaration of the United Nations, inviting all
countries fighting the Axis powers to join.
Interventions - The member states of the United Nations are
represented by governments which reflect class interests and class
forces no different than those that exist in the United States and
among its NATO junior partners.
Nation on UN - by
Jonathan Schell -- February 20, 2003 -
The UN is often denigrated as a "debating society."
One reason is that a "democratic deficit" is built into its very
structure. No one elects its representatives.
- If you want to know how George W
Bush will go about getting international support for war, look at how his
father did it 12 years ago. - by John Pilger - New Statesman
- September 19, 2002 - The making of a United Nations
fig leaf, designed to cover an Anglo-American attack on
, has a revealing past. In 1990, a version of George W
Bush's mafia diplomacy was conducted by his father, then president. The
aim was to "contain"
's former regional favourite, Saddam Hussein, whose
ended his usefulness to
accused of Kosovo Failure - Nicholas
Wood in Mitrovica - Monday June 3, 2002 - The
Almost three years after the end of the war in Kosovo, the United Nations
is being accused of failing in the province and effectively allowing it to
be split into separate Serb and
two no-fly zones over Iraq - BBC
News, 19 February 2001 - The two no-fly zones over Iraq were imposed by
the US, Britain and France after the Gulf War, in what was described as a
humanitarian effort to protect Shi'a Muslims in the south and Kurds in the
admits failure in Rwanda - BBC
Thursday, 16 December, 1999, 23:06 GMT - The
United Nations has accepted the findings of a damning report which accuses
it of failing to prevent the genocide in Rwanda more than five years ago.
Failure Puts UN on the Spot - By Steven
Mufson and Colum Lynch - Washington Post
- September 27, 1999 - Washington - The
failure of the United Nations to prevent bloodshed in East Timor, despite
clear warnings from officials inside and outside the organization, is
reigniting a debate about whether the world body is equipped to deal with
urgent humanitarian crises, particularly inside the borders of sovereign
Rwanda slaughter 'could have been
prevented' - BBC - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 Published at
12:20 GMT 13:20 UK - The United States, Belgium, France and
the UN Security Council all had prior warning about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda
and could have prevented it, says a new report published by the US-based Human
Rights Watch group.
the Cloaking Device
Michael W. Stowell - The
International War Crimes Tribunal (IWCT) was founded in 1993 by the United
Nations Security Council on the insistence of permanent U.S.
representative to the United Nations, Madeline Albright (President of the
Tribunal Gabriella Kirk McDonald often refers to Albright as the
"mother of the Tribunal").
U.N.'s Record Vis A Vis Israel
the Road to Hell: The Failure of U.N. Peacekeeping - by
Max Boot - From Foreign Affairs,