United Nations Day – A Day to Remember UN Failures

united nations dayYesterday was United Nations Day and President Obama issued a proclamation of observance, urging all U.S. governors to do the same thing.

“I urge the Governors of the 50 States, and the officials of all other areas under the flag of the United States, to observe United Nations Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” the presidential proclamation said.

Here at OK Politechs, United Nations Day came and went, but it’s not too late to observe the day with an appropriate activity, that being a very brief list of UN failures. 

The UN turned a blind eye to Rwanda and 800,000 civilians were massacred in 1994.

From 1974 to 1979 Pol Pot killed 2 million Cambodians while the UN did nothing.

Radical Muslims killed tens of thousands in East Timor from 1975 to 1999 while the UN did nothing.

UN peacekeepers in the Congo, Kosovo, Haiti, Liberia, Sudan and Burundi were accused of raping women and children.

UN peacekeepers in Asia and Africa have been blamed for spreading AIDS.

More than twenty different cases of child sex slavery involving UN staff have been reported in southern Sudan.

The United States was one of the top five countries targeted by the UN in 2010 for Human Rights criticism, more than Nicaragua, South Africa and North Korea combined.

The United Nations Population Fund has been investigated for working with the communist dictatorship ruling mainland China to enforce its barbaric “one-child” policy — complete with forced abortions, involuntary sterilization, kidnapping of “illegal” children, and other brutal tactics

This post could be much, much longer with failure after failure and outrage after outrage. 

The United Nations ceased being a body worth funding years ago.  According to the Office of Management and Budget, in 2010 the United States contributed $7.691 billion to the United Nations. What is the US getting for our tax dollars?  What are they doing with our money?

Next year on United Nations Day I would like to be able to mark the day by posting about that organization the United States used to belong to.  But I won’t hold my breath.

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