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Beware the siren call for UN "reform"

By Tom DeWeese
web posted May 5, 2003

"Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none…" ~ Thomas Jefferson

The forces of evil were stunned and temporarily silenced as U.S. bombs began to drop over Baghdad. For a few precious moments the clowns at the UN were challenged for a response. Now that the shooting has stopped and Kofi Annan's favorite dictator, Saddam Hussein, is no more, the boys in the global back room are starting to rework their strategy to regain the upper hand over the United States.

Articles are surfacing and pundits are pondering, questioning the future of the UN. To sidestep the obvious; that the UN utterly failed to have even a hint of influence during the resulting overthrow of Saddam, voices are beginning to suggest the word "reform" to make it more "workable."

American leaders, looking for a way to get around the growing argument to dump the UN, may latch on to such a reform movement, but they should be careful what they wish for because they will not get the kind of reform they are expecting. The UN is never without a contingency plan for its well-prepared agenda of global governance.

A major obstacle for those who seek to drive the UN to a position of international power is the Security Council and the veto power of its permanent members. Many say the United States controls the UN with its veto power. The UN's reform solution is to take it away.

Surfacing prior to the UN's Millennium Summit in 2000, one of the twelve points of the Charter for Global Democracy was a plan to "reform" the UN by doing away with the Security Council and replacing it with an "Assembly of the People."

The Assembly would be made up of "people from the world" in the form of non-elected, non-governmental organizations (NGO's). Take note, these are the same NGO's which write the background material for most of the UN treaties like Agenda 21, the Biodiversity treaty, Rights of the Child, and even the Kyoto Global Warming treaty. NGO's are leftist special interest groups seeking to create the UN as a global government. They are the ones pushing for UN tax schemes, standing armies and the Criminal Court.

While the average citizen focuses on the Security Council and its dramatic image, NGO's have become the driving force in setting UN policy. It would be a dream come true for the NGO's if the UN scrapped the Security Council. They would then be free to install the Assembly of the People through which their drive for UN power could accelerate unabated by pesky U.S. vetoes.

Both American leaders and citizens must fully understand that the UN offers this nation nothing but misery. The UN is not an instrument for guarding the peace. History and recent events have amply demonstrated that the UN is the source for international unrest and "reform" will not fix it.

American leadership has, to its credit, not fallen into the trap set by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to allow the UN to take the lead in rebuilding Iraq. Blair continues to bully the United States into embracing the Kyoto Climate Change Protocol. Such a foolish move would be a disaster to the U.S. economy. Despite his welcome support of the war to liberate Iraq, Blair continues to be a strong advocate of bad leftist schemes.

For the past fifty years, as the UN lived off the perception that it provided a forum where nations could air their differences off the battlefield, countless wars have been fought. Instead of removing the threat to peace, the UN has encouraged, even nurtured, regimes that waged violence on their neighbors, and oppressed and tortured their own people. Most of these international thugs have two things in common. 1) Each has a voice and a vote in the United Nations. 2) None would be a threat to U.S. interests if they didn't.

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations, petty and tarnished former superpowers and self-ordained special interest groups. Each promotes a socialist agenda that seeks to redistribute the world's wealth into their coffers as they diminish the power of the United States and enslave the citizens of every nation in a new Dark Age of poverty and misery. This explains why terrorist states like Libya, Syria and Cuba are allowed to serve on the UN's Human Rights Commission. It's the reason why a prosperous, industrious nation like Taiwan is refused membership in the UN while a murderous thug like Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe is given a prominent voice at UN conferences.

The world of the UN is a bizarre parallel reality. The United Nations is not "dysfunctional," as some "reformists" have claimed. It is a criminal enterprise in which no moral nation should ever participate, let alone perpetuate. The time has long since passed when the U.S. should stop funding this corrupt international institution.

Tom DeWeese is the publisher/editor of The DeWeese Report and President of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warrenton, Virginia. The Center maintains an Internet site at www.americanpolicy.org. © Tom DeWeese, 2003

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