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Iraq asks U.N. to end US Immunity

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by mikey, Jul 10, 2006.

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    But if the UN agreed to such a thing, who the heck do they think they're going to find to enforce...? They always come running to us when they need something enforced... I suppose the Belgians and French will put on those powder blue helmets and teach our soldiers a thing or two about military action...?
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    That's the point.
    The UN is only capable of what the US decides it is. That makes the UN impotent and moot as a world governing body. The veto powers of the permanent members is also a farce. The UN is a friggin joke! :cool:
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    Why wistahpatsfan, my good friend, we finally found something we agree upon..!!

    Speaking of veto powers... how the heck did France end up with a position on the security council..? I mean, what's the rule...? Surrender your country a couple times and you get a seat..? It is almost the literal truth to say the rain slowed Hitler down more than the French army did.
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    The U.N. is a farce and should be remodeled as a humanitarian orginization...nothing more.
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    We probably agree on more than you think. I'm a libertarian, though, so my political opinions are wierder than most because they're modelled after Jefferson and Washington. Most people think their ideas are wacked in modern context, but I think they were right for the most part (except the slave thing)
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    France was the fourth nuclear power and opposed Russia (the second nuclear power) after WWII. Nuclear stockpiles can make strange friends.
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    France was put on the Security council with veto power at the end of WW2. When you look at the 'permant' members of the UNSC they are the 5 principal allied powers at the end of WW2: US, Russia, Great Britian, China and France. The Nationalist Chinese were replaced by the Chicoms a couple of decades after WW2.

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