UNO is an anachronism, and does not serve any more the purpose for which it was established.
Posted on September 30th, 2009

By Charles.S.Perera

United Nations Organisation “had been ” a symbol of equality and Unity of  Nations of the World. But to-day the UN does not symbolise  either  the Unity or the equality of Nations.  The developed countries dominate the World Forum and the Chief Executive the Secretary General  of the UNO  is only a ” puppet ” of the rich Nations, who are  determined to use the UNO for their political strategy to dominate the world.

 The United Nations representing  the  Nations of the World is nominally , the  Forum to settle conflicts, encouraging  dialogue between Nations  avoiding armed confrontation.  But despite the UNO, America  declared war against Iraq, hanged in “public”  its  Head of State and continues a war  allegedly to eliminate the  Al Qaeda terrorists.

 The powerful Nations have no concern for the UN and aggresses and takes covert action of all sorts against developing Nations, who are nevertheless,  members of the  UNO with equal rights.  Despite the UNO- the forum of world Nations, the developed Nations other than being Members of the UN,   run parallel Administrative Organs to control and take punitive actions against developing Nations by way of  withdrawal of special trade concessions and imposing  trade embargos, making reports discrediting governments on hearsay evidence  to US Congress Committees.

 Thus the rich and developed countries have  reduced the UNO to a banal talk shop, a biannual meeting place to  make resounding speeches of hope and glory by World Leaders.  UNO is no more what it was meant to be when its founding fathers with all sincerity  launched it with the hope of  make it a forum for Nations to debate and find solutions  to make  the world a safe and peaceful place for the humanity.

 The UNO was recognised by all Nations as an Organisation of consultation for settlement of conflicts avoiding armed confrontation. America should not have gone to war in Iraq without the approval of the UN Security Council.  If the UNO was meant to stop conflicts between Nations, the US State Department  should not be taking unilateral action to control nuclear  proliferation.  It should been referred to the UNO, as a decision making body for world affairs to establish peace and harmony  among the  Nations of the World, to take up the matter  directly with errant nations and  to be debated in its  respective Committees.

 If UNO  is the  recognised Organisation of  its Member States,  a Forum for Nations  to come together  and decide  collectively  before  any  action is taken by one Member State  against another, America as a Member State of the UNO should not  threaten Iran or North Korea with consequence of war if  they continue with their nuclear programmes.

 That issue should be debated even before a  meeting of the Security Council is called  to decide  punitive action  against Iran or North Korea for continuing  its nuclear programme.

 But  as it is UNO is skipped over by America to take unilateral decisions against a Member State.  President Obama’s America while denouncing the Bush Administration for going to war with Iraq, pursues the same hackneyed old  dangerous  methods of  the Bush Administration, to stop Iran from continuing its nuclear programme.

 If USA, Russia, France, China, India and Pakistan have nuclear weapons, why should America go all out to stop Iran developing a nuclear weapons in its turn.  What is the difference between Iran and other Nations who have  developed  nuclear weapons ?

 It is time for America and its European allies to decide whether they want the UNO to continue for the purpose for which it was established or leave it to take  their own unilateral decision against member states and suffer the consequences. 

 No Government would subjugate their sovereignty without making an attempt to defend itself.  A time may come when all those countries that do not toe the American and European  line may  unite to rise against them. In such an event even a nuclear warfare cannot be ruled out.

 The election of the Heads of UNO, and its sister Organisations such as UNESCO are a mockery of democratic principles.  It is the rich countries who get a “puppet” candidate appointed to the Organisation, by political manoeuvres to win over  smaller  member state to vote for the  “puppet” selected by them.  Therefore, the more qualified and suitable candidates put forward by poorer countries are voted out in the first few round of voting.

 The UNO has set up its  Commission of human rights, and the present High Commissioner does not take any objective and independent decisions.   We have seen it happening recently in  Geneva, where the UN HCHR, was working hand in hand with the powerful Member States of the West who were making an all out effort to discredit the  government of Sri Lanka and accuse its armed forces for  war crimes, simply because it  eliminated the ruthless group of terrorists, with whom they Western Countries were conniving to break up Sri Lanka.

 When the High Commissioner found that  the aims of the anti-Sri Lanka Western Member States were foiled,  Navi Pillai the UNHigh Commissioner for Human Rights went all out to  call for another vote to over rule the decision of the Human Rights Council.

 The UNO should be an organisation of Nations where they help each other, and take concerted decisions  to  help and develop the poorer nations,  and settle conflicts .  The UNO looses its right to exist as an  Organisation of the Nations of the World if  the  ” junior official ” of the Organisation are allowed to make individual statements against a member State.  

 Any criticism of  a member state should normally be made to the  UNO and placed  before a special General Assembly or a Committee of the Organisation  called to debate on  the matter to  settle it, and any statements pertaining to the subject of criticism should be issued by the Secretary General.

 The Security Council should be the ultimate  resort for any serious decision to be taken against a member state. 

 UNO cannot serve any useful purpose as long as the powerful Member States have their own Agenda. As it is,  they are there to use the UNO  to serve their own political ends.   The powerful nations are not interested in the welfare and development of  the smaller member states seeking the help of the rich  to rise out of their poverty or underdevelopment, but they are interested in setting up their political strategies to maintain their political leadership among Nations.

 We have seen it happening  in Chile, where  America used  CIA operations  to organise manifestations  and a military coup against its first Democratically  elected President Salvador Allende, and set up the Western “puppet” Augusto Pinochet the Military Commander , as the President of Chile.

  America was determined to oust Allende, whom they called a pro  Soviet Communist. His close friendship  with  the  Cuban leader Fidel Castro did not please them either. It is said that the CIA spent over one million Dollars for the Anti Allende  propaganda Campaign, and  to aid  his opponents.

 (In the light of this,  can we accept  that Pakiasothy Saravanamuttu and Jehan Perera went to meet O’Blake at the American State Department for nothing  ?)

 We saw  unilateral  action taken by America against Cuba in 1961 with the failed  Bay of Pigs Invasion. Another  one of the CIA operations. It tried  to use  these same tactics  again in  Tiamenan in China, but failed.  All that, while the UNO which had been set up to settle conflicts between Nations stood helplessly inactive.

 America was out to rid the  developing Nations with their forward looking  progressive National leaders.  as  far back as in 1950s.  Jacobo Arbenz  President of Guatamala, and Mossadegh the Prime Linister of Iran were ousted by CIA Operations.

 The powerful Nations are again back on their  “war path” against developing Nations.

 All the while  these nefarious activities of American CIA were going on, UNO  remained   a silent observer ?

 UNO has become an Organisation of inaction, the Secretary General merely parroting the words of the  powerful nations.  The rich Member States  disregarding  the UNO continue to create chaos in  smaller  Member States.  UNO wakes up only when the powerful Nations accuses a developing Nation,   not to defend it, but to join with the powerful nations to accuse the developing nation in its turn.

 Sri Lanka is a case study of the powerful states moves to break up developing countries and  use them for their political end.  Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, is a country with a high percentage of literacy and a  skilful population. It has all the potentials to rise above its underdevelopment to become a self sufficient Nation. It  would be able to stand proudly along with the Nations  of the rest of the world despite its “size”, and contribute for the peace and development of the World.

 Unfortunately, to-day the Western Powers have become  dangerous ” terrorists” against the developing countries. In Sri Lanka while the terrorists openly declared their intention to break up the  country to set up  an Eelam State, the Western Nations  carry out undercover operations  for the same purpose.  

 Sri Lanka’s  development was hampered by a group of terrorists that had been trained by the RAW of the Indian Government and sent to Sri Lanka in the early 1980s.  This band of terrorists continued a campaign of terror  assassinating all their opponents, and government officials.  They were financially assisted by a large expatriate Tamil community .  With the funds provided   by the expatriate Tamils the terrorists built a strong armed force.

 They were helped by a former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka with a CFA which enabled them to strengthen their military capabilities.  These terrorists were utilised by  an interested group of Western Countries such as the USA, UK, France, Germany, and  Canada, with Norway as their “anchor man” to be in secret contact with the terrorists.

 Their object was to use the LTTE terrorists to break up Sri Lanka and use its  strategic position for their political leadership, and use it as a barrier against China and Russia.  With that objective they manoeuvred from the beginning to discourage the military operations against the terrorists by the Sri Lanka Government, insisting that the government should negotiate for a political settlement.

 The terrorists became more  ruthless massacring  innocent people and assassinating  politicians .  They were finally banned as a terrorist organisation in 33 countries around the world.  Despite the terrorists of Sri Lanka being  band , the USA and the European Countries, secretly assisted the terrorists to continue terrorism, to arrive at their  object of breaking up Sri Lanka following their new policy  of Balkanisation as another form of colonization to keep the poor nations poor, and for the powerful nations to lead the world in the  guise of benefactors of developing nations.

 However, the Sri Lanka Armed Forces determined to end  terrorism in Sri Lanka, which had hampered its development for thirty years, conducted a systematic,  disciplined, humane military operations against the terrorists and eliminated  terrorism completely by killing the terrorist leadership in a final military operation on the 19th May,2009.

 For the first time  a small nation-  that is Sri Lanka, vanquished  terrorism, while the powerful Nations are still embroiled in their attempt to eliminate terrorism they have vowed to do.  But their war against Talibans and Al Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan continues without an end in sight.

 This great feat of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces against  terrorism should have been applauded and Sri Lanka Government and its Armed Forces felicitated  by all peace loving Nations of the  World, and specially by those  intelligent powerful Nations.

 But what happened is the opposite.  The International Community have changed rolls and treat the  Government of Sri Lanka and its armed Forces the terrorists, and  the terrorists and their sympathisers the innocent victims of the Governments military operations against terrorism.

 This hypocrisy of the West the USA, UK, France, Norway and the rest will remain the most heinous political crime against a developing Nation.  On the 11 September, 2001, the world changed. The West took arms against terrorism vowing to fight terrorism any where it exists. But paradoxically  on the 19 May, 2009 the same West,  changed again  vowing  this time to take Sri Lanka Armed Forces that successfully eliminated  ruthless terrorism from its soil,  to a tribunal accused of war crimes !!!

 UNO being what it is, we understand why the President Mahinda Rajapakse preferred to send his Prime Minister to the UNGeneral Assembly. 

 Even then the Secretary General Ban Ki Moon meeting the Prime Minister had  ” underlined the importance of winning the trust and confidence of the population in the North, especially those in the IDP camps, as failure to do so could undermine the prospects for reconciliation”. These  are the  words of  Robert O’Blake, which Ban Ki Moon had shamelessly repeated.

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