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United Nations (U.N.) Is Useless

Posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2023
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The United Nations is useless.

The United States is pouring more than $12 billion a year of our tax money down the U.N. rathole and squandering a better opportunity.

The dream behind the U.N.’s founding, to provide an international forum for peaceful cooperation and the prevention of war, doesn’t have to be discarded.

America should lead the democratic nations to establish a new forum and junk the U.N. Those two letters have come to stand for Useless Nations, or worse, Unethical Nations.

The U.N. lends legitimacy to ruthless, despotic regimes and even a terrorist organization, Hamas.

The current crisis in Gaza shows the U.N.’s true colors. For years, the U.N. refused to label Hamas what it is — a terrorist organization like ISIS or Al Qaeda. In 2018, then-U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley sounded the alarm about Hamas’ plans to attack Israeli communities, even alleging evidence of maps and raid plans. Haley urged the terrorist designation, but the U.N. refused to act.

Last week, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Hamas’ terror attack. But Guterres has also aggressively criticized Israel’s impending invasion of Gaza to rout out Hamas.

That’s no surprise. The U.N. has long been biased against Israel and captive of the world’s most despotic regimes.

What is surprising is how President Joe Biden kowtows to the U.N., as if it merits respect. In 2021, soon after entering the White House, Biden told the U.N. General Assembly the U.S. is “back at the table,” pursuing “relentless diplomacy” and embracing globalist goals.

And he came bearing money. The U.S. provides one-fifth of the international organization’s budget, the largest contributor. Biden restored funding for U.N. agencies cut under President Donald Trump, including more than $600 million a year for the pro-Palestinian U.N. Relief and Works Agency.

UNRWA supports the annihilation of Israel. Haley protested that UNRWA “uses American money to feed Palestinian hatred of the Jewish state.” UNRWA pays for printed school materials that teach Palestinian children to kill Jews. Maps for Palestinian children don’t even show Israel as a country.

Apparently, that’s not a problem for the Biden administration.

In its eagerness to be “back at the table,” Team Biden is making the U.S. into a patsy.

Start with COVID. The U.N.’s own health agency, the World Health Organization, allowed China to wage the biggest cover-up in history. Trump suspended WHO funding, demanding “independence from China.” Biden restored the money on day 1 of his presidency.

For nearly four years, as 7 million people died worldwide, the U.N. watched China block independent researchers from investigating the virus’s origin, almost certainly a leak at the Wuhan lab.

On climate change, the U.N. fleeces wealthy Western countries, while tolerating ever-increasing pollution from China. In March, the U.N. announced wealthier nations — meaning the U.S. — would have to shell out three to six times their current expenditures on global climate action. It’s a heist.

As for human rights, Biden vowed in 2021 that the U.S. rejoin the U.N.’s 47-member Human Rights Council. That’s some aspiration to be in the company of hardened abusers like Cuba and China.

Meanwhile, the powerhouse at the U.N. — the Security Council — is a house of thugs, with Russia and China both holding veto powers. Russia bombs Ukrainian hospitals and kidnaps children with impunity. No wonder Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the U.N. Security Council useless. This is the same council considering a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Haley, now a presidential contender, has long protested the U.N.’s anti-Israel bias and corruption. Hers is a voice of moral clarity. She tweeted, “Hamas is evil & must be eradicated. We must stand with Israel — not just when it is hit, but also when it hits back.”

Ever since the Holocaust, the world has vowed, “Never again.” The U.N. is not up to keeping that promise.

The world needs a new international organization dominated by democratic leaders, instead of thugs and despots. Biden is incapable, but our next president should get it done.

Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey. To find out more about Betsy McCaughey and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website.

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Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
6 months ago

Very important article Betsy , Praise for what you wrote here. And praise for what Nikki Haley did when she was at the United Nations. She demonstrated a high level of intelligence, courage, and great moral judgement . I reckon the U.N. started with honorable intentions but has gone way off course since the 1940’s. I agree that the world needs a new international organization that will stand for what is in keeping with what is Good — such as the principles of Honor , Honesty , Integrity, Courage and Loyalty. Well Done with this work Betsy ,this article should be appreciated by everyone who has a sense of responsibility , believes in the values of Faith, Family and Freedom and has a sense of purpose in life and lives according to a code of conduct.

anna hubert
anna hubert
6 months ago

This criminal organization should have been dismantled right after the WW2 Instead it was allowed to grow into a giant octopus whose tentacles are strangling the world

PaulE
PaulE
6 months ago

Wow! Hold the presses… The U.N. is useless. What a shocking revelation…NOT! When was the last time that the United Nations performed a truly useful and proactive service involving any international issue? Answer: NEVER.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
6 months ago

I once asked Senator John McCain what he thought of the UN. His reply was that the US should withdraw and establish a different international organization of nations.

Pat R
Pat R
6 months ago

And we physically house as well as being the largest donor to the organization who wishes to destroy us. According to an Epoch Times article in the spring, the UN encourages illegal entry over US southern border, and our own State Dept helps finance it. How’s that for destroying sovereignty of our nation?

Jeannie Huppert
Jeannie Huppert
6 months ago

Title & first line “un is worthless”: TRUE! I pray that God 100% Dismantles u.n., leaving NOTHING of it but a bad memory. How corrupt they’ve been!

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Get USA out of UN and UN out of USA.

DAE
DAE
6 months ago

I nominate Iceland as the New Home for The UN.

DAE
DAE
6 months ago

I agree the UN is useless! A lot of the Countries are Not Friends of the United States. In a Few cases there’s Laughter as Our President Speaks at the UN’s Podium!

Roger Wiley
Roger Wiley
6 months ago

Let us please, Banish anything U.N. from American soil. I think, today that U. N. Headquarters should be moved permanently to Gaza.

Lieutenant Beale
Lieutenant Beale
6 months ago

You’re one to talk, troll of many names, you’ve never had a career, but not to worry, it’s not to late (yet). GET A JOB

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