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Posted: 2/21/2006 8:56:40 PM EDT
It's time to evict the U.N.
Feb 18, 2006
Burt Prelutsky
townhall.com
www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/BurtPrelutsky/2006/02/18/187075.html
My wife would like to see us kick the United Nations out of the United States. I, for one, think it’s a swell idea. What’s more, I’m certain that most New Yorkers feel the same. After all, for the past 58 years, the gang of scofflaws have taken advantage of their diplomatic immunity to be the worst kind of guests. Double-parking is the least of it.
Probably the only people who would miss these expense account spongers are the waiters and maitre ‘d’s at the more expensive Manhattan eateries.

My own reason for wanting the U.N. padlocked is because I object to corruption and hypocrisy being passed off as high mindedness. I understand that Kofi Annan, which sounds like a 12-step program for caffeine addicts, collected a nice piece of change out of Iraq’s phony oil-for-food program. But my problem with the organization is more basic than that, although it does explain how it is that Mr. Annan seems to have a more extensive, more expensive, wardrobe than Donald Trump.

People such as John Kerry are always eager to get the U.N.’s good housekeeping seal of approval before America makes a foreign policy decision. Or at least Kerry and company do when there’s a Republican in the White House. I don’t seem to recall it’s having been quite so imperative when Clinton and Lewinsky were holding down the Oval Office.

Be that as it may, what nation in its right mind would surrender even a scintilla of its sovereignty to a group as loathsome as the member states of the U.N.? I would sooner trust the Mafia to call the shots. You think I’m indulging in hyperbole? At least I have no reason to think that, for all their faults, the Costa Nostra hates America. I mean, consider that among the regimes having votes are the likes of Cuba, China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea to you), Laos, Cambodia, Rwanda, Myanmar, Sudan, Uganda, and two dozen Muslim-dominated dictatorships running the gamut from Bahrain to Yemen. And that’s not even counting France.

Understand, the U.N., while going ballistic over America’s rescuing Iraq from Saddam Hussein’s iron grip, did nothing about genocide in Rwanda and the Sudan. The U.N., while taking every opportunity to chastise Israel, treated Yasir Arafat as if he were another Mother Teresa and his gang of suicide bombers were just so many good Samaritans going about their business.

But even aside from all that, I counted 33 member nations with populations under 1,000,000. In fact, there are a baker’s dozen with populations under 100,000! We don’t call places that size countries, we call them counties or neighborhoods. The total population of those 33 countries, ranging alphabetically from Andorra (67,509) to San Marino (24,521), is slightly in excess of 10 million, the same as Seoul, Korea, for crying- out-loud! If you can believe it, there are only 16,952 people in Palau. Palau has a seat in the United Nations, and, what’s more, their ambassador can park anywhere he damn well pleases!

You really want Palau having a say in matters of American foreign policy? On top of all that, the U.S. not only pays most of the freight for the U.N., but we don’t even charge them rent. Can you imagine what someone like Trump would pay for that piece of real estate?

So, give me one good reason why these good-for-nothing freeloaders shouldn’t be sent packing. Let them set up camp in the Hague or Geneva or Fallujah, for that matter.

If anyone feels the absolute need for America to belong to a fraternal organization, I would suggest something smaller and a tad more selective, something like the Elks or a summer bowling league.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:03:12 PM EDT
The UN is still the most cost effective way at dealing with poverty and humanitarian crises in the world... There was a quote about that the other day, about how the Bush administration may talk big about hating the UN, but even they realize that the UN can be used to do good for minimal cost.

Will search for the quote and report back.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:06:20 PM EDT
Do you really think that the un is a viable organization? Where are their successes listed?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:12:48 PM EDT
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:22:56 PM EDT
They want us to change our laws to fit their ideals, IE immigration and gun control. Now remember, there are COMMUNIST countries in the UN voting for this. Fuck the UN. It is something I can easily say is somehow too diverse for its own good... either that, or America has just become pussified.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:29:02 PM EDT
how about a van with a nuke blows up under it on the FDR
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:34:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
how about a van with a nuke blows up under it on the FDR

You just may get your wish with the Arabs running the ports.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:38:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.

The UN is an early attempt at establishing a socialist world government. We should have nothing to do with it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:40:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
The UN is still the most cost effective way at dealing with poverty and humanitarian crises in the world... There was a quote about that the other day, about how the Bush administration may talk big about hating the UN, but even they realize that the UN can be used to do good for minimal cost.

Will search for the quote and report back.



oi.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:29:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.



They don't annoy me, they are a corrupt organization that only seeks to enrich themselves at the expense of both the rich and the poor

Have you caught koffi's rants about how the US is a human rights abuser...........but he says nothing of ANY other abusers, except maybe Israel?

I DON'T THINK THAT THEY MEAN WELL, I THINK THAT THEY MEAN TO STEAL

And, are you saying that soccer moms are somehow inherently evil?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:31:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Do you really think that the un is a viable organization? Where are their successes listed?



Namibia?

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:35:44 PM EDT
I remember reading a magazine clip several years ago by a former intel agent (US) that stated the U.N. was the best place to collect information on our enemies. You know the saying, keep your enemies closer.....
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:44:48 PM EDT
"I'm sorry, I can't help you."

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:46:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By double_wielder:
"I'm sorry, I can't help you."



I am not a panhandler
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:47:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 3:48:40 PM EDT by ChrisLe]

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
The UN is still the most cost effective way at dealing with poverty and humanitarian crises in the world... There was a quote about that the other day, about how the Bush administration may talk big about hating the UN, but even they realize that the UN can be used to do good for minimal cost.

Will search for the quote and report back.



Would that be before or after the useless, corrupt, self-serving scumbags who run the UN take their 50% off the top to finance their hookers, their countless shady deals, and award exorbitant contracts to relatives of former and current UN members and Presidents?

Read my lips: FUCK THE UN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:47:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By double_wielder:
"I'm sorry, I can't help you."






Whats the deal, ive seen you write that twice in the last 5 minutes. Once here and once in the Deej86 thread?

Sorry for the hijack, just pointing out the for the mods
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:49:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRC:

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Do you really think that the un is a viable organization? Where are their successes listed?



Namibia?



Is that the first one or the whole list?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:53:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By CRC:

Originally Posted By 22bad:
Do you really think that the un is a viable organization? Where are their successes listed?



Namibia?



Is that the first one or the whole list?



I believe the whole list.

I don't think Ralph Bunche and Dag Hammerjaskold did anything during the first Congo UN mission because the UN is back all these years later!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:56:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:

Originally Posted By double_wielder:
"I'm sorry, I can't help you."






Whats the deal, ive seen you write that twice in the last 5 minutes. Once here and once in the Deej86 thread?

Sorry for the hijack, just pointing out the for the mods



Dont be so helpful just testing a theory.
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=439825
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:57:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:

Originally Posted By double_wielder:
"I'm sorry, I can't help you."






Whats the deal, ive seen you write that twice in the last 5 minutes. Once here and once in the Deej86 thread?

Sorry for the hijack, just pointing out the for the mods



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=439825
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:58:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 3:58:59 PM EDT by Va_Dinger]

Originally Posted By mgw1181:

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.

The UN is an early attempt at establishing a socialist world government. We should have nothing to do with it.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many of the tin foil hat wearing paraniod guys are scared to death of the powerless U.N.

They are about as scary as a spring breeze to me.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:02:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By mgw1181:

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.

The UN is an early attempt at establishing a socialist world government. We should have nothing to do with it.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many of the tin foil hat wearing paraniod guys are scared to death of the powerless U.N.

They are about as scary as a spring breeze to me.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many people are willing to support criminals and dictators
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:05:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:

Originally Posted By BuckeyeRifleman:

Originally Posted By double_wielder:
"I'm sorry, I can't help you."






Whats the deal, ive seen you write that twice in the last 5 minutes. Once here and once in the Deej86 thread?

Sorry for the hijack, just pointing out the for the mods



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=439825



He's done it more than twice.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:06:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By mgw1181:

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.

The UN is an early attempt at establishing a socialist world government. We should have nothing to do with it.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many of the tin foil hat wearing paraniod guys are scared to death of the powerless U.N.

They are about as scary as a spring breeze to me.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many people are willing to support criminals and dictators



Try putting on your tin foil hat, that should protect you.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:14:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By mgw1181:

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.

The UN is an early attempt at establishing a socialist world government. We should have nothing to do with it.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many of the tin foil hat wearing paraniod guys are scared to death of the powerless U.N.

They are about as scary as a spring breeze to me.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many people are willing to support criminals and dictators



+1

I don't care what power they may or may not have, they shouldn't be getting a dime from us. I certainly don't want to fund a child rapist sex ring.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:19:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By mgw1181:

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.

The UN is an early attempt at establishing a socialist world government. We should have nothing to do with it.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many of the tin foil hat wearing paraniod guys are scared to death of the powerless U.N.

They are about as scary as a spring breeze to me.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many people are willing to support criminals and dictators



Try putting on your tin foil hat, that should protect you.



Are you saying that the un is not full of criminals and dictators or that you find your tinfoil hat comforting?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:22:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By mgw1181:

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.

The UN is an early attempt at establishing a socialist world government. We should have nothing to do with it.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many of the tin foil hat wearing paraniod guys are scared to death of the powerless U.N.

They are about as scary as a spring breeze to me.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many people are willing to support criminals and dictators



Try putting on your tin foil hat, that should protect you.



Are you saying that the un is not full of criminals and dictators or that you find your tinfoil hat comforting?



They sound just like every other politician. Nationality doesn't change the fact that they are all scumbags.

I just don't share your view that they are "Out to get us". The U.N. couldn't cut a tree down in there own front yard without U.S. help.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:26:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By 22bad:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By mgw1181:

Originally Posted By gordon_freeman:
landmines and helping people during disasters?

The UN is like a more political red cross in my mind. They may annoy you with their politics, but they do mean well.

However, my favorite saying is "The path to hell is paved with good intentions", ie, soccer moms.

The UN is an early attempt at establishing a socialist world government. We should have nothing to do with it.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many of the tin foil hat wearing paraniod guys are scared to death of the powerless U.N.

They are about as scary as a spring breeze to me.



It never ceases to amaze me how so many people are willing to support criminals and dictators



Try putting on your tin foil hat, that should protect you.



Are you saying that the un is not full of criminals and dictators or that you find your tinfoil hat comforting?



They sound just like every other politician. Nationality doesn't change the fact that they are all scumbags.

I just don't share your view that they are "Out to get us". The U.N. couldn't cut a tree down in there own front yard without U.S. help.



I don't recall saying "they are out to get us", I say "they are out to steal from us"
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