Saturday, August 12, 2006

We're saved!

Hey guys, it's OK: having taken about three billion years to agree the wording of a short message—something along the lines of "can't we all just get along", I would imagine—the UN has finally agreed that they wouldn't mind if their was a bit of a ceasefire somewhere in Lebanon any time soon.
The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a new resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah.

Resolution 1701 calls for "a full cessation of hostilities", and UN and Lebanese troops to replace Israeli forces in southern Lebanon.

Really, what is the fucking point? I mean, what, precisely, are the UN going to do to either side if they don't comply.
The governments of both countries are expected to discuss the resolution at cabinet meetings over the weekend.

And I say again, what is the fucking point? Israel and Lebanon can discuss a ceasefire as often as they like but it ain't going to do fuck-all to stop Hezbollah continuing to launch rockets into Israel. And Hezbollah don't have a government to negotiate with. Unless, of course, you count Iran.
Mr Olmert will ask the Israeli cabinet to endorse the resolution at a meeting on Sunday, until which time the Israeli military offensive will continue.

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan opened the Security Council session with an impassioned speech, in which he lamented the UN's failure to act sooner to end fighting in the Middle East.

He said the widely perceived delay in drafting a resolution had "badly shaken" global faith in the UN.

Kofi, my son, I think that you will find that you are slightly behind the times; any credibility that the UN ever had was dispersed by its total failure in Rwanda and Bosnia not to mention in Iraq with the oil-for-food scandal and in Africa with the fucking-13-year-old-kids-for-food programmes that are still going on.

To describe the UN as corrupt would be pretty accurate but, worse than that, it is entirely toothless. This resolution will achieve fuck all.

The UN is a talking-shop and ego-massage for tinpot dictators and human rights abusers extraordinaire. What, really, is the fucking point?


The Remittance Man said...

Hell, even if Hezbollah were in a position to negotiate at the UN level, these are the kind of people who scrutinise the Quran for that one little passage that could be interpreted as saying "telling fibs to infidels is ok" and then basing their entire strategy on that premise.

"Good faith" is whatever they want it to mean and can justify by perverting the word of God.

Sadly the "let's all be nice and try to get along" crowd can't rationalise the bitter truth that not everybody wants to sit in a circle sharing a communal bong while singing Kumbayah. Some people hate singing and think bongs are immoral and they are prepared to do as much violence as it takes to get rid of both.

Anonymous said...

UN credibility is an oxymoron. It went long before Rwanda (watch out for a new film featuring the Canadian UN Forces supremo's mea culpa). The snivelling blue berets distinguished themselves in Katanga 1961.

AntiCitizenOne said...

I question the timing of this announcement, isn't it conveinient. Taking the heat of Muslims in the U.K. for this support of terorism.


Gavin said...

"The UN is the accepted forum for international hatred", as Jim Hacker said (or was it Sir H?)

Katy Newton said...

The UN is indeed rubbish.

Anonymous said...

It's time Koffing Anus and his cohorts were given their marching orders.

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