Using your own words: “I am – also -- beyond being shocked” of how little and stupid is the mind of some people, arriving to so extreme limits of writing “things” like your “comments” …If you can decode what is fraudulently trying to pass as a sentence in English then I think Oscar is saying that he's beyond being shocked by my being beyond being shocked.
First of all, “corruption” -- as many other tares -- was not originated in the Third World. They were “imported”. “Imposed” to be more exact.Poor Oscar doesn't get to first base by trotting out the old "all things bad that happen in the developing/Third World are because we 'imposed' them." It's a pity that Oscar is about as familiar with the history of these places as he is with the English language. If you've ever lived in developing countries, as I have for nearly 10 years in Africa and SE Asia, then it is as plain as the nose on your face the advantages British colonialism left for her former colonies. The same can't be said for French, Italian, Portugese or Spanish involvement with only the rare exception. Notice the the United States isn't on the list. Oops. A bit inconvenient, really.
Since “discovering” and/or “colonization” times, most of that tares where typical “rules” of the “discoverers” and/or “colonizators” … right ? The ones which did not accept them, were – simply -- “eliminated”, “disappeared” , … etc. (I mean: tortures, killed,… etc.); using the long “experience” and all unimaginable “methods” the “discoverers” and/or “colonizators” had in these domains. .. doesn’t it ?What the heck is this man babbling on about? If he thinks that human rights abuses, labour abuses, environmental damage and corruption are due to Western involvement then he's living in a parallel universe. The most destructive force in these areas over the last one hundred years has been socialism. Point blank.
As of today, all this, it is still valid, … correct ? … and … in all “areas” (human rights, labour standards, environment protection, anti-corruption,...) ...true ?
In conclusion, by now, terrorism and dictatorial regimes, are only simple, effective and efficient consequence of that “rules”. And, ONLY for all these reasons, any action to avoid that “rules” may, should, must be fully encouraged. In the current and/or so terrible “world (or “humanity”) situation”, if an international organization, like the United Nations, is not able to do it, who – in your “opinion” – will be able ?Oscar. Oscar. Oscar. How do you think these sorts of disputes were handled before the United Nations and League of Nations existed? Hmm? Affected countries either sat down and hashed out a political solution or, in the rare circumstances that didn't work out, went to war.
Moreover, for many “First” and “Second” World’s geo-politicians, all this, is the “normal” consequence of that “rules”.Kofi Annan. One of his predecessors, Boutros Boutros Ghali and a host of countries (particularly the world's worst country, France). There's a big list that Saddam was bribing.
“Who” you think are the real “profiteers” ? … of what really happened with the so famous “Oil for Food” Program and related … funds ? I am sure, you will be completely surprised to know “who” really are the ones who really profit all that “corruption”, “extortion”, “bribery”, … etc.
“Who” you think are “ruling” the United Nations ? … the Third World Countries ?...Third World Countries have the same power as First World Countries. One country, one vote. They've put together voting blocs that have resulted in the UN Human Rights Council only passing resolutions against one country in the last 12 months - Israel - while pretty much ignoring the slaughter in Darfur, the concentration camp that is North Korea and the subjugation of women in most of the Arab world. They recently appointed Zimbabwe to Chair the Development and Sustainability Council. Zimbabwe!
“What” it is the real power – and use -- of the “veto” ?...If you can give me ONE example of UN peacekeepers bringing peace to a region in the entire history of the organisation then I'll give you a brownie point.
Please, read a little bit about, before proposing so stupid principles and/or lists...
Now, about all the current “corruption”, “incompetence”, “favouritism”, “nepotism”,... in United Nations, it is another – and completely different – story, specially in peace keeping activities. We should do whatever necessary to avoid, all of them.
Having all this well in mind, please think twice, before writing so stupid and so clearly oriented, 'concerned', 'deeply concerned' and 'gravely concerned' comments...Why not go to the UN website and do a search through their archives for the word 'concerned' or the other phrases above. You will be truly astonished at how much time the UN spends being concerned while sitting on its hands doing absolutely nothing.
Thanks, Oscar, for dropping by and demonstrating that wisdom and leftism are mutually incompatible concepts. Look forward to more amusing, intellectually vapid contributions from you. Please, though, get a proof-reader.