Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Throw the U.N. Bums Out

The on-line version of The Weekly Standard published an article detailing how the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon published Israeli troop movements and armament for Hezbollah to see, but failed to reciprocate on Hezbollah movements. The article, What did you do in the war, UNIFIL? states:

DURING THE RECENT month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel, U.N. "peacekeeping" forces made a startling contribution: They openly published daily real-time intelligence, of obvious usefulness to Hezbollah, on the location, equipment, and force structure of Israeli troops in Lebanon.
UNIFIL--the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, a nearly 2,000-man blue-helmet contingent that has been present on the Lebanon-Israel border since 1978--is officially neutral. Yet, throughout the recent war, it posted on its website for all to see precise information about the movements of Israeli Defense Forces soldiers and the nature of their weaponry and materiel, even specifying the placement of IDF safety structures within hours of their construction. New information was sometimes only 30 minutes old when it was posted, and never more than 24 hours old.

Meanwhile, UNIFIL posted not a single item of specific intelligence regarding Hezbollah forces. Statements on the order of Hezbollah "fired rockets in large numbers from various locations" and Hezbollah's rockets "were fired in significantly larger numbers from various locations" are as precise as its coverage of the other side ever got.

When will the American public wake-up and rid itself of this corrupt and deleterious organization? The original concept was good but good has gone down the drain because the organization has been hijacked by thug nations. Since the U.S. is the only remaining superpower, we are consistently required to carry the heavy load to the benefit of the remainder of the world. Enough is enough. We are paying the price, we should start making the rules.

Throw the U.N. out of our country, and start a new organization in the same facilities comprising cooperative countries with values consistent with those of our own. The remainder of the world should be welcome to come and plead their cases, but they should not be allowed to be voting members.

The whole U.N. procedure is ignorant. It’s like inviting the mafia and local street gangs to be members on your city counsel. Then you go and make the leader of one of the gangs your mayor. How stupid is that?