The World’s Money Pit

The United Nations, an intergovernmental organization to promote international cooperation,  was formed to replace the ineffective League of Nations in 1945 after WWII to prevent another world war.  It had 51 member nations when it was founded, it now has 193.  The UN is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions of it’s member nations, of course, the richest nations, especially America pays the most.  After the Cold War, the UN became mainly an international peace-keeping body, sending military and security details to many parts of the world.  Evaluations of the success of many UN endeavors are mixed.

For those of us who remember the Cold War, we remember Dag Hammarskjold, the Secretary General of the UN from 1953 to 1961.  He was considered one of the most effective Secretaries General of the UN, but died in a plane crash in 1961 in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia).  Just the year before Hammarskjold deployed the largest peace-keeping force ever to the Congo to restore control of the breakaway State of Katanga to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  That was accomplished in 1964 under U Thant, who was the next Secretary General.  Thant is known for the deployment of UN troops to Cyprus, which became one of the longest-running peacekeeping missions of the UN.

Now the UN is no closer to solving the world’s problems.   There continues to be a stream of “treaties” coming out of the UN that are more about gaining control over member-nation populations.  One such treaty is called The Small Arms treaty, which is about disarming citizens of any country they can get to agree to it.

More than that, we hear how the UN is for human rights.  They have a committee on womens rights, called the Commission on the Status of Women.  Saudi Arabia has been named to set on that council!

Just last year, 2016, Saudi women were finally given the right to vote.  But they still can’t drive themselves to the polls because it’s against the law for a woman to drive!

Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America was asked why Saudi Arabia wanted to be on that human rights panel.  She said “it’s always better to be on the inside.  When there are reports that are coming out from the UN that are going to be critical, it’s helpful to be on the inside and be able to clean up your name.”

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, said there is no evidence Saudi Arabia is changing their views toward women.  She said “It’s unfortunate at the United Nations you have the Organization of Islamic Countries, which pretty much rules what goes on at the U.N.”  She goes on to say that since President Trump is in office and Nikki Haley is now the U.S. ambassador to the UN, things are beginning to change.

The United Nations is the World’s Money Pit.  Located in New York City, the amount of unpaid parking tickets, traffic tickets, and other fines alone run in the millions every year.  Ambassadors and staff from other countries are “protected” by diplomatic immunity, they can’t be arrested.

The United States pays over 28 percent of the peacekeeping costs of the United nations, three times more than the next highest paying country, and ten times more than other countries.  The UN peacekeeping budget last year was $8.27 Billion dollars.

It’s time to stop paying for the avarice and corruption of “world leaders.”  It’s way past time to move the United Nations OUT of the United States of America, and get the United States out of the World’s Money Pit.