The Clash is blasting in the background…..
The United Nations has been a source of ridicule for Neocons for decades.
The Trump Administration has been pulling out of the major functions of the United Nations since they came to power….plus there are several functions that we have never signed up for in the past.
FYI, Politico has a slide show of all the treaties the US has not signed…..
I bring this up at this time because of something that the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has said……
As Nikki Haley finishes her tenure this month, the woman who has spent the last two years representing the U.S. at the United Nations has a question for the American public: Should the U.S. remain a member?
“The American people need to decide if it’s worth it,” she said in an interview with a small group of journalists this week. There is a lot of waste and abuse at the UN, she said, and it is often “politically unfair” to the U.S. and its allies. That said, she also noted that the UN was the vehicle for imposing tough sanctions on North Korea and an arms embargo on South Sudan.
“There are rays of light,” she said. “But the verdict is still out.”
It’s easy to see where Haley is coming from — during her tenure, the UN has had to deal with scandals of the self-inflicted and political variety. It continues to suffer the repercussions of child sex abuse by UN peacekeepers. Meanwhile Russia’s veto at the Security Council, “one of the most frustrating things about the UN,” continues to protect Syria from facing accountability for chemical weapons attacks.
It is a great question.
The UN was a grand idea that the US did not take seriously out of ignorance and arrogance.
The whole idea of the Security Council with 5 permanent members that can veto anything put before it…..a stupid idea!
So I think we should consider our membership….either take the grand plan seriously or bow out and let the rest of the world get down to business.
What say you?