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  •   67 years the US has pursued its own interests (9+ / 0-)

    now that I found out how good George Monbiot is, I looked back and found this from Sept 4 of this year

    You could almost pity these people. For 67 years successive US governments have resisted calls to reform the UN security council. They've defended a system which grants five nations a veto over world affairs, reducing all others to impotent spectators. They have abused the powers and trust with which they have been vested. They have collaborated with the other four permanent members (the UK, Russia, China and France) in a colonial carve-up, through which these nations can pursue their own corrupt interests at the expense of peace and global justice
    ....They (US)  have bullied the rest of the world into silence.
    Through this tyrannical dispensation – created at a time when other nations were either broken or voiceless – the great warmongers of the past 60 years remain responsible for global peace. The biggest weapons traders are tasked with global disarmament. Those who trample international law control the administration of justice.
    can't go on forever
    But now as the veto powers of two permanent members (Russia and China) obstruct its attempt to pour petrol on another Middle Eastern fire, the US suddenly decides that the system is illegitimate. Obama says: "If we end up using the UN security council not as a means of enforcing international norms and international law, but rather as a barrier … then I think people rightly are going to be pretty skeptical about the system." Well, yes
    Obama's rogue state tramples over every law it demands others uphold
    For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice – no wonder people are sceptical now

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