UN BIAS – Why doesn’t UN call for Accountability from US/NATO for bombing countries and killing people?
Posted on September 9th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge

If the UN claims to be a body held together to maintain global peace and claims to treat all UN member states equally, then the UN cannot have one law for some and no law for others. This is precisely what we see happening. One country has been bombing countries together with partner countries since 1945 and nothing is being done against them. UN cannot wash its hands by saying these crimes happened before UN was implemented. All the crimes have occurred under the UN’s watch and some of these crimes the UN has been complicit in helping justify invasions and occupations. UN cannot create tribunals and investigations against some countries and ignore the need for greater actions against countries that manufacture arms and create conflicts and even the terrorists so as to sell their arms by arming both sides and thereafter to add to injury send off their missionaries in the form of NGOs to further destabalize countries. This farce must stop. We have seen enough bloodshed and put up with UN lies enough.

The countries that the US and allies have bombed represent 1/3 of the people on this earth. The UN must explain its silence and inaction.

A senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Micah Zenko, noted that the United States has dropped an estimated 23,144 bombs in the Muslim-majority countries of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 alone. What has UN done about this? However, if any other country is defending itself as Syria has done the UN is quick to come up with reports finding fault with Syria. What kind of double standard is this?

Saudi Arabia was put on the UN shamelist for bombing children and one call threatening to remove funds to the UN was enough for Saudi to be removed from the list! This means money dictates who UN takes action against. Why is Africa and Asia remaining in the UN to be treated like shit.

William Blums’ list of US bombings

  1. Afghanistan 1998
  1. Afghanistan 2001-2015
  1. Bosnia 1994, 1995
  1. Cambodia 1969-70
  1. China 1999 – US/NATO heavily bombed Chinese embassy in Belgrade is legally Chinese territory, and it appears rather certain that the bombing was no accident (see chapter 25 of Rogue State)
  1. Congo 1964
  1. Cuba 1959-1961
  1. El Salvador 1980s
  1. France – 1986, after French refused to use its air space for US war planes they were forced to take a longer route, US bombed the French embassy in Libya as punishment.
  1. Grenada 1983
  1. Guatemala 1954
  1. Guatemala 1960
  1. Guatemala 1967-69
  1. Indonesia 1958
  1. Iran 1987
  1. Iraq 1991 (Persian Gulf War)
  1. Iraq 1991-2003 (US/UK on regular basis)
  1. Iraq 2003-2015
  1. Korea and China 1950-53 (Korean War)
  1. Kuwait 1991
  1. Laos 1964-73
  1. Lebanon 1983, 1984 (both Lebanese and Syrian targets)
  1. Libya 1986
  1. Libya 2011, 2015
  1. Nicaragua 1980s
  1. Pakistan 2007-2015
  1. Panama 1989
  1. Somalia 1993
  1. Somalia 2007-8, 2011
  1. Sudan 1998
  1. Syria 2014-2015
  1. Vietnam 1961-73
  1. Yemen 2002
  1. Yemen 2009, 2011
  1. Yugoslavia 1999

US also dropped a bomb in Philadelphia, USA burning down an entire block and destroying 60 homes. 11 died including children. The aim was to evict a black organization called MOVE.

US has invaded 70 countries since 1776 which excludes the covert operations of US/CIA.

Since 1945 US has invaded/missions deployed/occupations – Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Cuba, Laos, Congo (Zaire), Cambodia, Turkey, El Salvador, Libya, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Serbia, Honduras, Panama, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Haiti, Liberia, Central African Republic, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, East Timor, Nigeria, Yemen, Ivory Coast, Georgia, Djibuti, Pakistan, Uganda, Jordan, Chad (OVER 20 COUNTRIES INVADED IN 20 YEARS)

The US President Obama visiting Laos acknowledged US bombings in Laos but did not apologize or even speak a word on compensating for the destruction and deaths. Laos is a poor land-locked country of 6million people. It was no threat to US yet America bombed Laos more than the bombs dropped on Germany during World War. American public to this day do not know why the US bombed Laos and many of them do not even care.

A small insurrection between poor peasants against the King and crooks who were controlling Laos was enough for US to attack the peasants siding the crooks.

Between 1964-1973, two hundred and ten million bombs were dropped on Laos – (Legacies of War), 270million cluster bombs dropped, 80million cluster bombs did not detonate and are still buried in farmland.

According to Ben Williams US is currently bombing – Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and now Syria. If US didn’t unnecessarily bomb countries it would not have to spend money on military budgets which has kept the nation and people in debt.

Before 9/11 America’s debt was 6trillion. It is now just over 19trillion. The American people are funding the wars and the American corporates are getting richer from these wars.

Moreover, the US is creating enemies by bombing countries and people who have done no harm to America or Americans.

Even 9/11 is now appearing to be an inside job though Afghanistan was bombed and occupied for no reason. Bombing Afghanistan for one day is what cost to build the entire Pentagon building! Guess how many more buildings could have been built for that money and US has been occupying Afghanistan since 2001.

When attention to law and order is needed in America, why should American Governments want to liberate and free people in other countries by demonizing leaders their people have elected? If countries love their ‘dictators’ what is America’s problem?

Lets get this straight – we have a global ‘war on terror’ those going out to war have created the terrorists they are going after and the ordinary people of America and NATO countries & UK are funding these games?

Surely the UN must know this but the puzzling question is what are they doing about it?

None of the US/NATO bombings are winning the hearts of any of the people in the countries the US claims to want to liberate and bring democracy to. Who gave America the role of global policeman? What is the diplomacy US is promoting – threats, ultimatums, sanctions and bombings hardly look democratic!

According to Nick Turse 134 countries have been victim of America’s secret wars.  https://www.thenation.com/article/americas-secret-war-134-countries/ Has the UN been asleep throughout?

It is not only the US/NATO troops who are committing war crimes. War has become a business and plenty of military contractors are now in all of the countries US/NATO have invaded and occupied. Private military and security companies are in reality non-state actors as they are armed but are not soldiers – employees of the US-based firm XE/Blackwater killed 17 civilians in Iraq in 2007. GlobalResearch has done a study of the crimes they have committed http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-privatization-of-war-mercenaries-private-military-and-security-companies-pmsc/21826

http://www.crimesofwar.org/a-z-guide/787/

http://psm.du.edu/articles_reports_statistics/data_and_statistics.html

The UN/UNSG & UNHRC heads and countless other UN officials are interfering into the internal affairs of sovereign nations by asking them to close down military camps inside their own nations but the UN is silent on over 1000 US bases in nearly 130 nations.

While US spent $600m for the first week of airstrikes on Libya, Russian President Putin says ISIS is funded by 40 countries including G20 http://www.anonews.co/putin-reveals-isis-fundings/ while  Julian Assange claims Hillary Clinton and her State Department have been actively arming Islamic jihadists, which includes the Islamic State in Syria — ISIS. http://wearechange.org/busted-hillary-clinton-and-obama-administration-supply-u-s-weapons-to-isis/ and GlobalResearch claim all Islamic groups have been created, funded, armed and trained by the West http://www.globalresearch.ca/america-created-al-qaeda-and-the-isis-terror-group/5402881

Obviously UN not doing anything against the perpetrators of the perpetrators because the UN officials may lose their jobs and UN knows who butters their bread. If the UN is doing nothing about the nations that are destabalizing the world then the UN has to jolly well shut up without going after selected nations only. Coincidentally, the nations that the UN is going after are also in the gamut of the geopolitical endeavors of the US/NATO and other alliances and while they are busy bombing nations, UN appears to be tasked to do a non-military takeover of sorts.

US & NATO claimed Yugoslavia was a ‘peacekeeping operation’.

  • ‘Peace’ resulted in dividing Yugoslavia to pieces and left 5700 dead including 400 children, over 7000 civilians wounded 30% of whom were children, 821 people are missing – UN nowhere to be seen with resolutions, war crimes tribunals against US & NATO, no UNSG PoE on what happened to the ‘peace operation’, no reports on why UN ‘failed Yugoslavia’. http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/nato/Natbm200-01.htm
  • Similarly the ‘peace operation’ in Afghanistan was no different – over 35,000 dead, over 500,000 refugees, increase in drug trafficking (quite strange), more terror attacks http://abcnews.go.com/International
  • Next came Libya again to get rid of 1 man over 20,000 people have ended up dead with over 350,000 refugees! Once more UN/UNSG and UNHRC looking the other way ignoring US/NATO crimes even after NATO Gen Sec Fogh Rasmussen claimed NATO airstrikes in Libya did not result in any civilian casualties (Aug 2011)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/

http://www.un.org/ru/rights/issues/

US & NATO have been deceiving the world  

Gulf of Tonkin lie of 1964 led to Vietnam claiming Vietnam speedboats attacked US fleet. Declassified documents now confirms the lie. US used napalm bombs which literally burns people alive.

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Yugoslavia has been balkanized through ‘peace keeping missions’ driving out ethnic groups to create ethnic-independent states. NATO’s role is a violation of its own charter, the Washington Treaty, 1st article which says members of the Alliance ‘must settle all international disputes in which they may be involved in by peaceful means in such a way as not to endanger international peace, security and justice and to refrain in the international relations from the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations”. NATO violated article 6 of the Treaty too as NATO is limited to the territory of members of the Alliance and Yugoslavia, Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia are not members of NATO. The 7th article of the Washington Treaty says that NATO recognizes the ‘responsibility of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security”  Weapons used by NATO on Yugoslavia are banned by the Nuremberg Charter/Geneva and Hague Conventions. UN did sweet nothing. NATO used shells with uranium which are radioactive and highly toxic affecting both humans and the environment. NATO used cluster bombs against prohibited. nato.int/cps/ru/natolive/official_texts_17120.htm

NATO is guilty of intervening in the internal affairs of a sovereign state and threatening its territorial integrity. These were violations of Article 1 of the UN Resolution 1974 Aggression is the use of armed force by a state (group of states) against the sovreighty, territorial integrity or political independence of another state or in any other manner inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations as set out in this definition” – UN deaf, dumb and blind to all these violations! politics.ru/articles/database/global/pravoviie_dokumentii/rezoliutsiia_generalnoij_assamblei_oon_%C2%ABopredelen.shtml

Iraq was invaded under the pretext of holding weapons of mass destruction and to bring democracy, Democratization of Iraq has cost 1million people’s lives. The ‘dictator’ Saddam was publicly executed but there was no WMD. UN happy to tag along with the lies. In 2004 US Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted the data was ‘inaccurate’ rather it was falsified. Is a sorry enough for killing so many people and destroying a nation when UN is calling for accountability from other nations!!!

That is not all – we cannot forget the torture and abuse of Iraqi detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison.

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US used white phosphorous during the battle for Nasiriyah in April 2003, as well as the assaults on Fallujah in April and November 2004- these burns bodies and dissolves flesh to the bone was banned by the UN Convention on certain weapons in 1980, but the US never ratified it.

US / NATO next target was Libya. NATO used cluster bombs and white phosphorous  oko-planet.su/fail/failvideo/videoweapon/86827-nato-ispolzovalo-klasternye-bomby-v-livii-hotya-otricaet-eto-smotrite-sami.html

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There is allegation that NATO dumped uranium dust – a radioactive substance again banned by UN Convention. There are also allegations of NATO using mustard gas again prohibited under UN conventions.

All these ‘democratization’ projects of the West (US/UK & EU) appear to be to fast forward the key objective of ‘access to African/Asian markets and resources’ and Middle East needs to be dealt with to realize that objective.

The message to the UN is that they cannot hound some countries only. The UN witchhunt must stop. If the UN is ignoring all of America’s and NATO crimes majority of which is the cause of the world in chaos, then there is little reason for the nations of Africa, Asia or even Latin America to continue to be members of the UN. Moreover the UN and its officials are virtual puppets of the West and will follow all of West’s instructions which explains why UN officials are taking honeymoons to Africa and Asia and slapping them with all sorts of divorce papers all of which lead to dividing their nations and breaking the nation-state system.

We must all say enough is enough and build a voice against the UN which is morally corrupt and should not be allowed to interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign nations and force nations to abdicate their sovereign powers to bring it under the control of the UN which is ruled by the West. We are now returning to modern colonial rule.

Shenali D Waduge

Other reference:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-has-killed-more-than-20-million-people-in-37-victim-nations-since-world-war-ii/5492051

http://www.globalresearch.ca/list-of-countries-the-usa-has-bombed-since-the-end-of-world-war-ii/24626

3 Responses to “UN BIAS – Why doesn’t UN call for Accountability from US/NATO for bombing countries and killing people?”

  1. Cerberus Says:

    Dear Shenali,
    Thank you for your inexhaustible support for truth and justice. When World leaders have no ethics in their actions and the UNSG who is supposed to be a policeman or judge appears to be biased to whom can we turn for justice. I think we need to point out to the World that it is the Sinhalese who need protection under the R2P from 70 million Dalits 12 miles away across the Palk Straits and the Tamil Dalits who are now forming groups such as (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naam_Tamilar_Katchi ) to create their separate state for the Tamils in Sri Lanka.

    See: http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2015/12/24/it-is-the-sinhalese-who-need-protection-under-the-r2p-of-the-un-from-77-million-tamils-across-the-palk-straits/

    Powerful countries have found it is cheaper to buy a few puppets in the countries they wish to invade and just empower those puppets to come to power and then take over countries that way. In Sri Lanka, we have two classic puppets in the President and Prime Minister who were so obsequious to Ban Ki-Moon when he was insulting Sri Lanka and our war heroes. Dr. D. Chandraratna has put the situtation Sri Lanka very well in his article. See: http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/2016/09/09/the-un-chief-comments-unfair-to-all-sri-lankans/

  2. Christie Says:

    Wwhat about the ongoing butchering of Kashmiris by the Indian imperialist forces?

  3. vyasan Says:

    The one crude answer to explain all the above is “might is right irrespective of its deceitfulness”.

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