The party line is that the UN is an organization dedicated to bringing about international peace for all. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it. Of course, with some objective research and observation one finds that it doesn’t quite work out that way.
One way to find out is to check out the words of the UN itself. So, let’s take a look at the UN Charter to see if we can get some clues as to what this “peace keeping” organization is really about.
The UN Charter is a 27 page document which you can easily find online with a google search. It starts out sounding quite wonderful. In the first 2 articles of the UN Charter it mentions the words “peace” or “peaceful” 8 times:
The Purposes of the United Nations are:
- To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;
- All Members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.
Sounds pretty peaceful huh? But does it stay that way? Well let’s look a little further.
All is Not as It Seems
In article 23 we are introduced to the Security Council and its 5 permanent members
- The Security Council shall consist of fifteen Members of the United Nations. The Republic of China, France, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America shall be permanent members of the Security Council.
The 5 permanent members have veto power over any decisions of the council BTW so they are pretty powerful in the UN peacekeeping hierarchy. However here where things get a little dodgy as they say in Britain.
The 5 permanent members of the Security Council are also the 5 largest arms producing nations in the world.
Two of them represent nations which operate under Communist tyrannies regardless of what they claim who have a track record for being the two leading democide nations (death by government). That of course would be China and Russia. Think Mao, Stalin, Lenin et al.
4 of the 5 are heavily influenced by Socialist style governments or declared Socialist such as the aforementioned Communist nations. We (the U.S.) are moving quite rapidly these days to join these 4 under the socialist model and tyranny is not as remote a possibility as one might think after the lock down in Boston and the TSA gropings every time you board a plane.
But hey, not to worry, this is after all as UN Charter Articles 1 and 2 maintain all about peace right? Watch the UN Deception below to see how peace is really defined and carried out by the peaceful UN:
Peace alright, unless you breach a peace as defined by the UN. Well, then Articles 41 and 42 kick in and…..the game changes markedly. Let’s see what Articles 41 and 42 have to say about who decides what is peaceful.
Chapter VII- Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace and Acts of Aggression
The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions, and it may call upon the Members of the United Nations to apply such measures. These may include complete or partial interruption of economic relations and of rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations.
Should the Security Council consider that measures provided for in Article 41 would be inadequate or have proved to be inadequate, it may take such action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security. [texthighlight color=”red-vibrant” ]Such action may include demonstrations, blockade, and other operations by air, sea, or land forces of Members of the United Nations.[/texthighlight]
Wait a minute run that by me once again- “0ther operations by air, sea or land forces of Members of the United Nations.” Gee I wonder who the leading supplier of those air, sea or land forces is and nearly all of their support forces and materials? (Which end up creating massive debt for the citizens of that nation BTW.)
Uh, that would be the U.S. under NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) these days as in Afghanistan and Iraq or perhaps SEATO (Southeastern Asia Treaty Organization) under whose authority our troops operated in VietNam.
Next, we’ll take a look at some of the major conflicts under which the U.S. operated and their connections to the United Nations.