Friday, July 9, 2010

UN = Worse than Useless

BBC News
North Korea has hailed as a "victory" a UN Security Council statement that condemns the sinking of a South Korean warship but avoids blaming Pyongyang.

The statement expresses "deep concern" over the finding by a South Korean-led inquiry that a North Korean torpedo had struck the Cheonan, killing 46 sailors.

But it also "takes note" of Pyongyang's insistence that "it had nothing to do with the incident" in the Yellow Sea.

Correspondents say the omission of blame helped ensure China's support.

So the UN condemns the sinking but they don't name anyone responsible? Did the ship sink on its own? Did aliens blow up the Cheonan? What an utterly useless chickensh*it resolution. Tell me again why my tax dollars goes to support these bureaucrats?

Why do countries bring stuff up at the UN anyway? South Korea (and the US) wanted this resolution but for what? If they're not going to do anything about it, then why issue a useless statement. The article also says that China protested the wording so they removed references to North Korea. Lame... both China and the UN.

1 comment:

Dragon Slayer said...

If you are big on "Resolutions" here is a very similar one that may give you huge satisfaction. "Gulf of Tonkin Resolution". It stated that US warships including the USS Maddox, a destroyer, were attacked by N Vietnamese patrol boats on August 2 and August 5, 1964. President Johnson, using the resolution, began bombing N Vietnam and escalated the war. Unfortunately the attack never happened and many people including Johnson knew it. After his retirement Johnson said, "my speech repeated the theme that "dramatized Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh as the aggressor and which put the U.S. into a more acceptable defensive posture." So they all lied about the resolution to get the power to start the Vietnam War. Hmmmmmm 9-11, does any of this sound familiar to you?