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An assesment of the United Nations and why it has failed in its duties.

Date Submitted: 07/29/2001 18:36:13
Category: / Law & Government / International
Length: 2 pages (598 words)
The UN is meaningless, weak, completely ineffectual and doomed to the fate of its forerunner, the League of Nations. After the Gulf War, the UN imposed conditions on Iraq that demanded full cooperation with weapons inspectors. Since then, the UN has renewed that demand more than a dozen times due to Iraqi lack of cooperation. What does the UN do? In 1998 its inspectors leave Iraq. In a horrifying addition to this, Iraq is soon to …
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…reason for them to pay membership fees. General Assembly resolutions are often ignored, most noticeably, a multitude of resolutions citing or condemning Israel, from resolution 242 in 1967 to 1402 last March, which have never so much as raised an eyebrow in Tel Aviv, and as mentioned previously resolutions demanding Iraqi cooperation with weapons inspectors. The UN is not a panacea to all the world's ills and obviously cannot be relied upon to bring peace in our time.
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