In case anyone still takes the UN seriously, Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald has a few words:
The League of Nations was not a mess in the 1920s. It became a mess when, in the 1930s, it could not handle Mussolini or Hitler, and failed. The U.N. was not originally a mess when founded, with such tutelary spirits as Rene Cassin and Eleanor Roosevelt. It became a mess sometime after Bandung, when more and more “countries” that were primitive despotisms became members. The only two blocs that came to matter were first the Soviet bloc (where Ukraine and Byelorussia also had votes) of the captive or subjugated (by Communism, backed up by the Red Army) nations of Eastern and Central Europe, and the Arab bloc which in turn manipulated and directed a larger Muslim bloc. That Muslim bloc bullied or threatened or inveigled even non-Muslim states (such as those of black Africa after the Six-Day War) into doing the Muslim bidding, under the guise of fake “third-world” solidarity. Thus did the fabulously rich plutocrats of Arabia present themselves, dripping with gold, as representatives of the “Third-World” — a Halloween joke, a Ballo-in-Maschera fantasia.
The Soviet bloc is gone. For the past 30 years the U.N. has been steadily taken over by the Islamintern. The Arabs, the Muslims, the Islamintern international, controls levers and fills the lunchrooms and the corridors of power everywhere at the U.N., and at its constituent organizations worldwide. How else does the matter of “Palestine” fill up one-third of the time of the UN.? Apologists for Islam, by no means all of them Muslims, defenders of the Arab Muslim world-view and promoters of its political agenda, repackage the relentless Jihad against Israel as merely a conflict resulting from an “occupation” (nice neutral word, that, evoking — quite inaccurately, given Israel’s legal and historic claim to the lands that came into its possession in 1967 — goose-stepping Nazis marching, eyes right, under the Arc de Triomphe). How is it that the behavior of tiny Israel has become the Central Question of the Age, while the Jihad is pursued in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kashmir, the Sudan, the Balkans, Central Asia, West Africa, everywhere, everywhere, without a single resolution denouncing that Jihad, denouncing even within Islam the Arab supremacist ideology, the Arab imperialism, that lies behind and under and beside the vehicle of Islam and islamization?
Little in the years since 1967 has been done about any Muslim attacks on non-Muslims. Nothing was done, of course, about the Jihad against Israel, including attacks on schools (Ma’alot), schoolbuses, buses, airplanes, schoolgirls, the inhabitants of old-age homes in Vienna, Russian Jewish refugees coming by train to what they thought was a new life from the Soviet Union, Israeli athletes at the Olympics, Israeli diplomats in London — no, not a peep from the U.N. except to denounce Israel. Nothing was done to come to the aid of the Christians of Biafra, subject to the genocidal assaults of the Egyptian pilots on Ibo villages, and of the Muslim northerners; 1 million people died. Nothing was done, despite the efforts of Rapporteur Gaspard Biro, to stop the 20-year effort by the Arab Muslim north to kill the animist and Christian blacks of the southern Sudan. Nothing was done when Indonesia took over Christian East Timor, to which it had no claim; nothing was done to protect those Christians until 1/3 of them, or 200,000 people, were murdered — and then it was the Australians alone who rescued them.
Edward Mortimer the Director of Communications at the U.N. and Kofi Annan’s chief speechwriter, is an exemplary figure of today”s U.N., joined by many others — after all, just what kind of person nowadays would join the U.N.? This is no longer the U.N. that Rene Cassin had any part in founding, not the U.N. of Mrs. Roosevelt, not the U.N. at which Shirley Hazzard and Joseph Gessen (Hessen) could work. The personnel is different; the atmosphere is different; the ideals are gone; the whole thing is even worse than the League of Nations in its dying fall.
We continue to take this most corrupt and corrupting of institutions seriously, after so much failure, when it largely protects not only war-criminals (remember one Kurt Waldheim?), although now it is clearly an obstacle to the creation of a league of victims and opponents of the Jihad. Nothing will ever happen seriously in the U.N. to stop Sudanese activities in Darfur or anywhere else. Nothing will ever happen to stop the genocidal Jihad against Israel; instead, support will be offered the invented “Palestinian people.” And nothing will be done to stop the Islamic Republic of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, any more than Iraq was being stopped back in 1981, or for that matter, in 2003, from doing whatever it could do (not always with success, but if at first you don’t succeed….) to acquire the most dangerous kinds of weapons. It took other means, and it will, as well, with Iran.
Those who still take the U.N. seriously should be asked if they think the League of Nations was right to fold its tent when it could do nothing about Hitler in the Rhineland, nothing about the Fascists in Spain, nothing about Mussolini’s invasion of Abyssinia, nothing about the Japanese invasion of Manchukuo. At a certain point, the farce has to end. That point has been reached, for sensible people who are paying attention (and in the hectic vacancy of life, it is harder to do so), with the United Nations. Only a fool nowadays would use a phrase such as “international community,” which attempts to treat Syria and Iceland as the same kind of members, or Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia, as similarly situated and behaving. What nonsense. There is no “international community.” There is no “community” which contains Iceland and Libya, Italy and Saudi Arabia, the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Some of these are our enemies; they wish us ill, they do not wish us well. Infidels and Believers cannot — according to Islam itself, according to everything about Islam — form a community. There is only the umma al-islamiyya, the Community of Believers. All others must be kept at bay, inveigled, fooled, undermined, ultimately conquered, and conclusively subjugated. No other possible outcome, according to what is contained in Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira, is possible.
The phrase “international community” is telling. Those who use it are telling us something about themselves. And what they are telling us isn’t flattering.
There are no “united” nations. There is an organization that has been undermined from within. It is now an obstacle to the wellbeing of all those who wish to see clearly what is at stake in the worldwide Jihad, and to preserve themselves, in Europe, in America, in Russia, and in the Middle East, from the imposition of a belief-system — through being overrun, slowly but surely, by adherents of that belief-system — that has left every place it has conquered intellectually impoverished, and in every other way as well. Taking the U.N. seriously is by now as absurd as, in September 1939, going to the League of Nations (or as those incurable salon-habituÃ©s, the French, liked to call it, la SociÃ©tÃ© des Nations, the “society or community of nations”), to ask it to please, please, please deal with Mr. Hitler — he is behaving so badly.