| Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 08:11 pm |
Quote: 'Without the UN, all of the things that have been averted over the years ie Wars, famines, genocides and pollution disasters would be still here.'
What I meant by 'would still be here' was the effects of the problems that would have occured if the UN had not have intervened to have stopped them would still be here.
Not that the UN has irradicated all of these problems.
Quote: 'Unfortunately it's hard to judge the positive effects of the UN because we can't say what would have happened if it had not been around.'
I agree. The whole point of stopping something from happening is to keep the staus quo. If the status quo is kept, then no one will be any the wiser to the actions taken to keep the status quo.
Quote: 'If we would've left it to the UN, Iraq would've taken Kuwait and who knows what else. It took a bunch of nations to bring in their armies, not the UN, to take care of the problem.'
I wonder if Sadam knew about the Americans plot to use Kuwait as a base for their already planned invasion of Iraq?
Maybe he decided to take it before the American's started to roll out their own plan's for Kuwait?
Maybe that was why the American responce was so sharpe?
Maybe the US told the UN down the dark corridors of power, that they were going to deal with it?
I see too many maybe's for me to condemn the UN over Kuwait.