6:02 AM 9/17/2011
LUXEMBOURG has 1 vote with a population of over 1/2 million people. US has 312 million people with 1 vote.
The UN is not a Democracy and neither are many of the countries voting in the General Assembly, but they all talk about Peace, Justice and Democracy.
Canada allowed for neither talks, ballots or peaceful resolution. Lt. General Charles Bouchard is managing the air strikes for NATO. Where General Hillier called the Taliban scumbags, Bouchard calls Gadhafi a murderer. That is a legal opinion but I don’t think he or the UN General Assembly or the Security Council are qualified to make that judgement. That requires judges and an international court.
Libya conflict: Nato’s man against Gaddafi
Egypt stood in the UN and reviled Libya for human rights abuses, as its closest neighbour, then voted to recognize the NTC. There is history there because there was a war between Libya and Egypt in 1977. They both SUPPORTED US PROGRAMS OF EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION where persons were tortured? Let the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURTS decide. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
The International Court of Justice resolves disputes between CONSENTING parties by International Law. It is thus powerless and ineffectual.
AFTER MUCH WRANGLING, GENERAL ASSEMBLY SEATS NATIONAL TRANSITIONAL COUNCIL OF LIBYA AS COUNTRY’S REPRESENTATIVE FOR SIXTY-SIXTH SESSION
The UN needs reform or it will be replaced after WW3, like the League of Nations was replaced after WW2.
Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.