A once noble organization (that was a long time ago), the United Nations had the distinct duty to prevent conflicts across the globe so that we may never have to endure the horrors of another global war.
But like its predecessor The League of Nations, it has failed miserably.
Actually, it has gone far beyond failure. With their actions this past week, the UN has now switched sides and has become the antithesis of what its designers intended. Last Thursday, the UN voted to give non-member Observer Status to a terrorist group. It has given the same position that it granted the Vatican. But instead of taking umbrage at the move, the Vatican applauded the vote … which is beyond disturbing.
Some fun facts about Hamas:
— Hamas is a terror group, founded in 1987 and created by former Muslim Brotherhood members Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and Mahmoud al-Zahar. Abdullah Azzam, an Arab Islamist from the West Bank city of Jenin.
— The US State Department categorizes Hamas as a Terror group.
— Similar to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, Hamas is funded, armed and trained by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
— Iran provides hundreds of millions of dollars in support to Hamas and other proxy groups. And Hamas militants are trained in Iran.
— Weapons supplied by Iran are consistently smuggled into Gaza.
— Since 2007, Hamas has controlled Gaza, when it violently forced out Fatah, the political party of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. During that year, Hamas killed more than 600 Palestinians and wounded over 1000.
— Hamas has confirmed operational links to al Qaeda. Jonathan Schanzer, ( Middle East expert at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies), has confirmed that the two groups trained together in the 1990s in Sudan. In the 1990’s he wrote, “Hamas members received paramilitary training and attended Islamist conferences in Sudan, alongside bin Laden and his supporters.”
— In 2002, even the Liberal Washington Post quoted official U.S. government sources as confirming a quiet alliance between al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah.
Additionally, in April of 2011, the U.S. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said: “The United States supports Palestinian reconciliation on terms which promote the cause of peace? Hamas, however, is a terrorist organization which targets civilians. To play a constructive role in achieving peace, any Palestinian government must … renounce violence, abide by past agreements, and recognize Israel’s right to exist.”
And what’s worse … the Middle East Quartet, comprised of the EU, the U.S., the United Nations and Russia, has declared that any future peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians requires the PA and its political affiliates renounce violence as part of Phase I. This has been roundly ignored by the PA, the media … and now the UN.
The UN has outlived its usefulness to the world, surrendering its established mission of arbitration, and traded it for a political power-grab.
The late Senator Jesse Helms once said:
“America’s strength is rooted in America’s independence and we must always be wary of attempts to compromise our sovereignty…Can we use our moral and strategic leadership at the UN for good without compromising or risking our freedom? That is a question we must ask again and again.”
Here we have failed, as well. Failing to exert ourselves as a force for good in that body. And now, the UN stinks up the East River like a carcass that someone hid in a wall for years, and now the neighbors are beginning to notice. Our government has hid this body of decaying flesh for far too long … paid its expenses, hoping no one would notice.
The people notice. Time to save millions and toss this carcass.
Shalom through strength…
Image: Sri Lankan natives with sloth bear carcass; courtesy of Hunting & shooting in Ceylon; author: Harry Storey; public domain