Europe Refuses to Defend Freedom of Speech

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    Europe is falling apart. Oh woe are they.
     
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    The very fact that it is the UN that should be addressed, but the European Nations are not willing to do so, speaks volumes. The US tried, but of course what would WE be doing on the Human Rights Council? Egads.
     
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    The US has spent the last few years undermining the UN. And even here I see Americans urging their country to leave.

    Fine then. Do so.
     
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    I think we should, really.
     
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    It's turning from the United Nations to the UNited Nation. No proof...just sounded cool. A play on words....LOL
     
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    It needs fixing. Leaving it will simply allow it to be controlled by forces that are antithetical to the west.
     
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    Is it possible to fix it? Many, many ineffective UNSC resolutions regarding Iraq resulted in France, Russia, and China, blocking any credible action against Saddam. In fact, UN action resulted in the oil for palaces program, while US and UK aircraft were shot at by the Iraqis. With UNSC results, that stalemate would have gone on indefinitely. How would you "fix" the UN to correct that situation? In a recent thread we learned that there have been six or seven UNSC resolutions regarding Darfur. Yet the Chinese have succeeded in blocking meaningful action and the situation in Darfur is as bad as ever. How would you "fix" that? How would you "fix" totalitarians sitting in the UNSC with veto power? When the bad guys have veto power, how do you restructure the UN?
     
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    Nope, a lot that is wrong with it includes many in the West. It's the system that is wrong. We pay too much, get nothing in return. More than that, it doesn't even address many of the human needs that our money is meant for. It's a drag on us and not in our interests.
     
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