Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Mar 29, 2006.
The UN hath spoken! I sure feel better now!
I feel like it's IraqII. Can't wait for the resolutions.
I am curious, what would you have them do. Seriously speaking what would your idea of an effective UN response be.
Seriously, the UN would bring all it's power down on Iran, to keep the US from acting unilaterally. They might actually be able to do that, but won't.
What exactly does "all of the UN's power" entail? Sending in troops? Regime change? Harsh trade sanctions? All of the above?
Well in my way of thinking, their ability towards enforcement are nil, but that is where the US/coalitions could play a part. The strength possibilities of the UN lie in the idea that as a body, the world could come down on rogue nations. Not going to happen, not with an organization that has brought us the oil for food and rapists to guard and Syria in charge of human rights. Wish the world were different.
The UN does tend to get bogged down in buracracy, however you did say that the UN could come down on Iran with a great deal of power (just that they won't), and in all actuallity I think that you are correct. The UN has the potential to flex the miltary capabilities of the US, the UK, and the Peoples Republic of China along with the economic capabilities of the US China and the whole of the European Union. This would require cooperation from each and everyone of those member countries (which is not likely).
Here is what I would like to see (there may well be a flood of problems with this idea but that is why I have you people to point them out to me.) UN peace keepers and funding sent in to help rebuild and stableize Iraq. This would alow the US military to divert manpower and resources to aiding Isrealies in finding and destroying Irans Nuclear Facilities via air strikes. Problem solved.
I hate to disagree with your basic points, but RWA is correct in his :rotflmao:
there are no UN peacekeepers, and the US is not putting blue helmets on our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan. We did it in Bosnia and are still there, with little being done to bring an end to the problems. The UN could never 'free' the US for something else, much less Iran. The most we could hope for from UN is an enforcement/sanctions regarding their resolutions-which never happens.
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