Thursday, 13 January 2011

Guardian: The UN was envisaged as a war-fighting machine

Simon Tisdall in the Guardian reminds us (some of us hadn't actually forgotten!) of the underlying military purpose of the fledgling organisation during the Second World War:

"American critics of the United Nations often zero in on its lack of serious military capacity, citing peacekeeping failures in Bosnia and more recently in central and west Africa as examples of ineffective do-goodery gone wrong. Imagine their surprise, then, to learn that the UN was born amid nude scenes in a White House bathroom and that its primary purpose was as a war-fighting machine."
 As ever, worth a read...

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