Collective failure: Ban Ki Moon and Syria
“Our collective failure to prevent atrocity crimes in Syria over the past two and a half years will remain a heavy burden on the standing of the United Nations and its member states.”
Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General of the United Nations, September 10, 2013
“The United States and the Russian Federation concur that this UN Security Council resolution should provide for review on a regular basis the implementation in Syria of the decision of the Executive Council of the OPCW, and in the event of non-compliance, including unauthorized transfer, or any use of chemical weapons by anyone in Syria, the UN Security Council should impose measures under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.”
Ban Ki Moon Secretary-General’s remarks to the Security Council on the report of the United Nations Missions to Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons on the incident that occurred on 21 August 2013 in the Ghouta area of Damascus
Should the Security Council consider that measures provided for in Article 41 would be inadequate or have proved to be inadequate, it may take such action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security. Such action may include demonstrations, blockade, and other operations by air, sea, or land forces of Members of the United Nations.
UN Charter – Chapter 7 Article 42
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The UN is even more worthless that Obama’s “Red Line.”
More worthless? Or one and the same?
Larry Johnson today:
I won’t disagree with the last part of Larry Johnson’s assessment but Brown-Moses disagrees with the first part.
Under advisement. I’d like some solid facts and transparent rationale before we do anything in Syria. My family isn’t in the military to help jihadists.
Well, since we’re talking about South Korea, where we have many military bases, the South Koreans hate our military. Not that they’d mind Americans shedding blood when the “families” of North and South go after each other.
Probably, the biggest threat in South Korea is that “some day” the “wall of separation” will come down. Or apart. And, the entire north will flood into the south. Akin to what happened in Germany, when “east met west.” And, west had to absorb the new with a “state of welfare.” (Just in case you thought it was a rosy picture.) Not.