Friday, October 27, 2006
# Posted 7:23 PM by Taylor Owen
The fact is that the UN works - for the world's poor, for peace, for progress and for human rights and justice.(8) opinions -- Add your opinion
As far as Ted Turner claiming a fast response to the Tsumani, the Diplomad
blog: www.diplomatic.blogspot.com January 2005 archives has some harsh words.
"The UN's performance in this disaster has been a disgrace of epic proportions; it's vastly overfunded and overstaffed agencies, allegedly established to deal with precisely this type of event, are MIA. We are now in day 16 (DAY 16!) of the crisis, and the UN is still not ready to act. It is no wonder affected countries want to deal with the US and not the UN. At a minimum, the UN owes the world an apology; the entire upper echelon of the UN and its bloated agencies should resign."
"The reality is that the UN handles humanitarian emergencies skillfully... New Orleans would have been lucky to have had such an efficient and effective response after Katrina."
The UN is not an emergency response organization. It has a well oiled spin machine ready to take credit for the efforts of others and blame any of its many failures on others.
The UN resembles a multi-national conglomerate that needs to be taken over by a corporate raider and pulled apart so its component units can deliver more value to its shareholders.
Turner's comments about the UN's performance in Indonesia in the wake of the tsunami in 2004 seem particularly distant from the reality of the situation. However Turner has a vested position given that he's donated so much money to the UN. He doesn't want to admit that he wasted it...
"The reality is that the UN has succeeded in its essential mission of preventing World War III."
Feh. Nato succeeded. The UN had just about nothing to do with it.
No David, the U.S. was there immediately, not the U.N.. Also, the failure of our media in accurate reporting about Katrina has been admitted to already. Hell, while they were carping and perpetuating rumors on highway overpasses, the U.S. Navy was busy evacuating thousands.
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