The UN is as useless as Lance Armstrong’s cancerous testicle and just as dangerous.
What may have begun as a good idea for world civility and diplomacy has evolved a club for the anti-Semitic.
The United Nations (UN) began as an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. The organization replaced the ineffective League of Nations, an organization established on 24 October 1945 after World War II to prevent another world conflict.
At its founding, the UN had 51 member states. Now there are 193. Thus almost all the countries in the world are represented at the UN, yet we still have wars.
As of September 2014, there were 10 official wars and 8 active military conflicts recognized by the United States. That alone proves the UN is as useless as an escape hatch on a kayak. Moreover, consider the other violent conflicts involving 64 countries and 576 militias and separatist groups, and you get my drift.
With a record like that, we should let the UN run America’s Department of Energy Under Carter, this department was formed in 1979 to “lessen America’s dependence on foreign oil.”
“Let us make 2017 a year for peace” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres
The four ongoing conflicts with the highest number of casualties (at least 10,000 deaths per year) are the Syrian Civil War, the civil war in South Sudan, the insurgency in Iraq, and the Mexican Drug War. These are followed by the war in Ukraine, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil wars in Libya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Pakistani and Afghan governments fighting with al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist groups.
With a record like this, why don’t we scuttle the UN, and just turn the offices into condos.
Consider the headquarters of the United Nations is in Manhattan, New York City. Prime property. Also, the organization has offices situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. I’m sure these locations are in high-rent areas as well, so why not get some of that money back.
If anybody knows how to negotiate the best real-estate deal, it’s America’s incoming president, billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump. But before we rent out the buildings, let’s hope President-elect Trump works on that “fair share” payment.
According to Fox News,
Each year the United States gives approximately $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the United Nations and its affiliated organizations. The biggest portion of this money – about $3 billion this year – goes to the U.N.’s regular and peacekeeping budgets.
Here’s where the $3 billion goes:
In 2015, 35 countries will be charged the minimum regular budget assessment of 0.001 percent which works out to approximately$28,269 each. Twenty countries will be charged the minimum peacekeeping assessment of 0.0001 percent or approximately $8,470 apiece.
By contrast, the U.S. is assessed 22 percent of the regular budget (approximately $622 million) and over 28 percent of the peacekeeping budget (approximately $2.402 billion).
Put another way, the U.S. will be assessed more than 176 other member states combined for the regular budget and more than 185 countries combined for the peacekeeping budget. Who says America isn’t exceptional!
So American taxpayers tote the note, as if we have the money.
Frankly, it’s time American reduce what we pay to be in this organization. Perhaps we should even get free members fees for a few years. One thing is for sure; Trump will renegotiate our deal.