Monday, March 21, 2011

Has the UN committed an irreparable blunder?

Has the UN that was created to prevent wars, started one that might lead to something much bigger and more wide spread? The consequences of this Libyan fiasco is going to be deadly not only for Obama but also for all  politicians responsible for involving their countries in this mess.

There doesn’t seem to be a single regional bloc, political party, organisation or household in the world that isn’t divided over Libya......

Read the comments to the article by Ed West of The Telegraph, from an "edithcrowther" ..... very interesting. Here is the start of one of the comments.

I do think any intervention by anyone is or would be against international law.

36/103 United Nations Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention and Interference in the Internal Affairs of States 1981:

“1. No State or group of States has the right to intervene or interfere in any form or for any reason whatsoever in the internal and external affairs of other States.

2. The principle of non-intervention and non-interference in the internal and external affairs of States comprehends the following rights and duties …….. “

The Declaration then lists 3 rights, 15 duties, and 5 combined rights/duties. One of the duties (they are all similar, and the rights are inverse to them) is:

“The duty of a State to refrain from the promotion, encouragement or support, direct or indirect, of rebellious or secessionist activities within other States, under any pretext whatsoever, or any action which seeks to disrupt the unity or to undermine or subvert the political order of other States;"...............

The commentor goes on with much more. Go to the link above to read it all.

More and more, it's looking like the UN alongwith the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France and others have committed a gross and deadly mistake by interfering in Libya's affairs. 

More and more, this situation is beginning to look like and smell like the Iraqi one.  More and more, all the talking heads talking to Gaddafi critics are beginning to look like and sound like the critics that were coming to preen in front of the camera during the Iraqi episode.

And Canada is mixed up in this shit now..... for crying out loud !!!

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