Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yet another example of the worthlessness of the UN

The UN has investigated claims of civilian deaths caused by US forces in Afghanistan.

In a statement Tuesday, the U.N. put its weight behind the Afghan government claim of civilian deaths in Herat, saying its investigators "found convincing evidence, based on the testimony of eyewitnesses, and others, that some 90 civilians were killed, including 60 children, 15 women and 15 men."

The U.N. did not provide photos or evidence that its investigators who went to the scene saw any graves or that any militants were among those killed. Instead it relied on statements of villagers, local officials and eyewitnesses.
That's right, they didn't even ask to at least see the graves, or the bodies of the dead. How utterly incompetent. I'll also note that it's interesting to see that they're investigating a claim against the US. How about claims against the Russian and Georgian governments? Claims against Sudan? The dictatorship in Burma? Chinese actions in Tibet? I bet those won't be forthcoming.

Why are we giving them prime real estate in Manhattan? Why are we giving them money? Surely wew could do something better with the money, such as build more Lawrence Welk Mueseums.

4 comments:

Pastor_Jeff said...

What exactly is the UN doing about Georgia, again?

The UN is worse than worthless. It's a syndicate run by crooks and tyrants to provide them legitimacy. It's an expensive and pitiful boondoggle which often diminishes security, freedom, and justice around the world.

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

I think if the UN broke up into smaller, more specific offices they may be more successful instead of being a worthless conglomerate.

Icepick said...

But it already is broken up into smaller parts: WHO, UNESCO, etc. I'm willing to pay into those bodies even if I don't agree with everything they do. There are net gains in some of those. I don't see what purpose the UN General Assembly and Security Council serve anymore.

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

Outis said...
But it already is broken up into smaller parts: WHO, UNESCO, etc. I'm willing to pay into those bodies even if I don't agree with everything they do. There are net gains in some of those. I don't see what purpose the UN General Assembly and Security Council serve anymore.

I couldn't agree with you more!