Friday, March 4, 2005

U.N. Peacekeeping

The United Nations has a funny way of keeping the peace. It appears that when the U.N. went into the Congo to stop a war there that the UN officials proceeded to start rapping women and children. What is even more shocking is that even though there are allegations involving hundreds of children, the UN is still saying that it’s just the work of one misguided individual.

Of course, this is neither the first nor the last event involving sexual impropriety and UN officials. Just recently a woman was fired from her position with the UN when she accused her supervisor of sexually harassing her. Only when the U.S. press started investigating, found out that it really happened, did top UN officials decided to do something. That something was of course, to ASK the supervisor to quit. He did, I just wonder what would have happened if the guy had said no.

As well, there is evidence it is happening not just in the Congo, but has occurred in Burundi, Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Haiti.

And to think, this is the organization responsible for human rights affairs. Is it no wonder that they hate Judeo-Christian ethics and the United States? It is within these two social forces which human rights originate.

Of course, I do have to admit, the UN is doing some things, such as issuing a ban on sex with minors (because we all know it was permissible before the ban), and there was the additional training (maybe this is why the UN Peacekeepers targeted the most helpless in the situations, good training), oh and we cannot forget the UN hampering third party investigations into the allegations. Also there was my personal favorite thing the UN has done in this situation, denigrate a commentator for writing on the story. Michelle Malkin wrote a commentary called “U.N.’s Rape of the Innocents” and it evoked the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations to call Mrs. Malkin “negligent” for not reporting all those wonderful things the UN has done to improve measures. You know, the UN is upset that she didn’t say how great the UN’s training programs, which turn out these rapists, are.

Of course, Mrs. Malkin is probably surprised that her commentary actually got official notice and recognition from the UN, since it is more than the poor 12 year old Congolese girl with gonorrhea is getting. Unless you count a STD as official UN Human Aid, and all things considered, it appears that the UN does.

This has been a banner year for the UN. Between the Oil-for-Food scandal, in which the UN paid Mr. Hussein billions to the uncovering of all these sexual issues, the UN’s is finally displaying exactly what type of world they are after. One does have to wonder if the UN is in bed with NAMBLA. Apparently their goals, of adults having sex with minors are compatible.

Now, the question remains, is the UN the organization that should be in charge of human rights? Does the UN have the moral ground to tell other nations how to treat women? Also there is an even bigger question of is this organization one in which the United States should be involved? After all, there is guilt through association. If we’re supplying a huge portion of the funding for the UN (and we are) then is this the return we want on our investment?

I have to say no on all counts.



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