|English: Emblem of the United Nations. Color is #d69d36 from the image at http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/maplib/flag.htm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
“The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942, during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers. States first established international organizations to cooperate on specific matters. The International Telecommunication Union was founded in 1865 as the International Telegraph Union, and the Universal Postal Union was established in 1874. Both are now United Nations specialized agencies.
In 1899, the International Peace Conference was held in The Hague to elaborate instruments for settling crises peacefully, preventing wars and codifying rules of warfare. It adopted the Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes and established the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which began work in 1902.
The forerunner of the United Nations was the League of Nations, an organization conceived in similar circumstances during the First World War, and established in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles "to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security." The International Labor Organization was also created under the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliated agency of the League. The League of Nations ceased its activities after failing to prevent the Second World War.
In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organization to draw up the United Nations Charter. Those delegates deliberated on the basis of proposals worked out by the representatives of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States at Dumbarton Oaks, United States in August-October 1944. The Charter was signed on 26 June 1945 by the representatives of the 50 countries. Poland, which was not represented at the Conference, signed it later and became one of the original 51 Member States.
The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter had been ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a majority of other signatories. United Nations Day is celebrated on 24 October each year”. (From http://www.un.org/en/aboutun/history/)
When we study the history of the UN, we observe that the idea behind its establishment was a noble one: "to promote international cooperation and to achieve peace and security." If we examine the UN today, we find that on that score it has failed in the Middle East entirely. It has not promoted peace or security there and with the establishment of the Islamist terror groups Al Qaeda, Jabhat al Nusra, Boko Haram, Hamas (they are not freedom fighters as many of their supporters’ claim), Salafis and Hezbollah (Iran’s proxy terrorist organization) and the most cruel of them all - Daesh (ISIS).
Since the toppling of the regimes of the cruel dictators such as Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya (to name but a few), civil war and anarchy has replaced these evil dictators, while the cruel Bashar al Assad of Syria is still hanging on propped by Russia and Iran, but in practice has lost all his power. All the above mentioned countries are being overtaken by savage, cruel, Islamist organizations that are the height of evil and the old dictators that were overthrown are “angels” in comparison.
The only nation that is fighting the Daesh savages with bravery is the stateless Kurds that Turkey is trying to destroy. The beheadings, genocide (massacre of Yazidis, Christians and Muslims who oppose them), raping of non-Muslim women and trafficking women that are held up to ransom continues without even a squeak of protest from most members of the UN. There are no emergency UN Security Council meetings to form a strategy to combat this savagery committed by extremist Islamist groups rampaging the Middle East and threatening the Arab States as well as Israel.
The majority of UN member states are not even democratic and they are also very anti-Israel. 56 members of the UN are also members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. They call the tune when it comes to voting against Israel and hardly any condemnation of the atrocities committed by Daesh in the Middle East. The result is plain for all to see. The pillage and bloodshed goes on almost unheeded! The resolutions passed against Israel, because of the occupation, are out of all proportion. Double standards are trademarks of most members of the UN and the energy spent on condemning Israel for “human rights abuses” in the occupied territories is well recorded. The occupation is problematic and needs a solution that is just to all sides. This is an issue that I have written about in the past and I shall not go into that here. What needs to be addressed urgently is the total destruction of Islamist terrorism and Daesh.
DAESH MUST BE ANNIHILATED AND ITS MEMBERS BROUGHT TO TRIAL AND BE HANGED! The UN should be in the forefront of this battle, but it is so impotent and all it does is utter pathetic rhetoric plupperings that nobody heeds because the mainstream members are dictatorships, where human rights are non-existent. “Israel is a danger to world peace, but the Islamist terrorist savages are not” by innuendo and actions according to the Islamist-dominated UN. The western nations, who are members, have no backbone or guts to oppose this domination. They are playing the game of expediency and appeasement of Iran rather than take a stand to safeguard their own interests and culture.
|Where are the UN Condemnations of Daesh? Israel bashing instead!|
They have created the refugee problem by their spinelessness in not pressuring the UN to form a military force that will oppose Daesh and its ever growing allies. Daesh has never had it so good under UN apathy. The P5+1 will pay the price for their folly. Their energies should have been involved in eradicating Daesh and the Islamist terrorist groups under the UN banner, rather than the pathetic Iran Nuclear Treaty.
It would be prudent at this stage for the US and its allies, including Israel, to leave the UN as it is an impotent, futile organization that gets most of its financial subsidies from the US for doing nothing but carrying out the will of Islamist dictatorships in its passing of resolutions against Israel - a member state, in order to delegitimize it.