“In a sane world, the UN would be expelling Iran from the UN…” — Robert Spencer
In a sane — and well-ordered — world, with government by the well-prepared, those in positions of power in the West would have long ago understood that while the Soviet bloc does not exist, and the Western bloc does not exist, one bloc does exist: the bloc of Islam. While, in the case of Iran’s nuclear project, it may be possible to divide that bloc — that is, to get the Sunni Arab states to mute their opposition to any anti-Iran resolutions as long as they can continue to push their “we need to disarm Israel in order to disarm Iran” nonsense, on every other issue there is solidarity of almost all the Muslim states.
And of course, the idea that “we need to disarm Israel in order to disarm Iran” is the kind of thing that outside the offices of the Arab League only someone like Lt. Gen. William Odom (ret’d.) would dare to suggest and allow himself to believe that the obvious deep malevolence of such a suggestion would not be recognized. (About Lt. Gen. William Odom, ret.d, see here.) A few may not feel as strongly as do the Muslim Arabs, but they mimic at the U.N. the hierarchy within supposedly “universalist” Islam — that is, the hierarchy by which Arabs lord it over non-Arab Muslims, and expect to be obeyed. And they are obeyed, all too often, by all too many.
For the past forty years there has been a steady rise in the power of what has been called here the Islamintern International, which is today far better financed and focused than the Comintern ever was. Its personnel dominate the U.N., and affect not just the U.N. on the East River, but the different committees of the U.N., such as the one that is supposedly devoted to human rights that meets in Geneva. Member of the Islamintern International have risen high in the Secretariat of the U.N. They blackball some non-Muslims, and are careful to hire or promote others whose views they find accommodating — such as the sinister though also comical Edward Mortimer, “Chief Speech Writer” and Head of the Office of Communications and self-described “Senior Adviser” to Kofi Annan, a man who was dazzled by the Ayatollah Khomeini (see another article, “A Tribute to Edward Mortimer,” at this site). They outnumber and outmaneuver the Europeans, the Asians, and the black Africans. Look at how Arab Muslims have stoutly defended and protected the government of Sudan, fending off for so long — for twenty years now — any criticism of the genocidal campaign responsible for 1.8 million black African deaths in the southern Sudan, and managing, after an additional 400,000 black Africans were killed in Darfur, to still prevent any effective U.N. action.
The workings of the U.N. are morally unacceptable. It is a corrupt and corrupting organization. It should be mocked and belittled at every turn. And it should be seen for exactly what it is: something that started out with high hopes, and with intelligent representatives of the advanced world in charge. It became something different, over time, to end up, as it now has, as a semi-succursale of the Arab League.
It is absurd to put faith, or waste much time, on an organization that is mostly in the hands of the very people, or perhaps it is fairer to say has its hands always tied by the very people, who are the carriers of the menace of Jihad. For any informed observer knows by now that that Jihad involves a worldwide and world-without-end campaign to make the whole world a place, slowly but surely, where Islam dominates everywhere, and everywhere, ultimately, Muslims rule. It seems to be a fantastic goal, as fantastic as that of Adolf Hitler, or of what some of the more enthusiastic Soviet Communists thought might be possible. But it is not the likelihood of the goal that matters.
In the case of such threats, it is not so much the arrival, but the horrifying journey, that matters.
And upon that journey we are all now embarked, whether we realize it or not.