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United Nations Peacemaker turned warmongers’ tool

The United Nations made a mockery of itself with its May 2010 Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran, fourth in the series, for not halting its nuclear program. This is yet another demonstration of UN Security Council being exploited by the United States led Europe to implement their evil designs on countries, especially Muslim countries, which fail to toe their line.

The injustice and hypocrisy of UNSC remain clear to the entire world.

The UNSC imposed sanctions on fiercely independent Iran which is proud in calling itself an Islamic Republic is yet to develop a nuclear weapon. However no such sanctions on Israel which possesses around 400 nuclear warheads with all the potentials to turn the Middle East into a graveyard.

Sanction was imposed on Iran despite its peaceful overtures with its May 17, 2010 initiative with Brazil and Turkey demonstrating its desire to ship bulk of its enriched uranium to Turkey and thus complying with some of the demands of US and its European allies.

Iranian leadership

Instead of reciprocating to Iran’s peace overtures, US officials dismissed the Iran-Brazil-Turkey agreement and insulted the Iranian leadership by describing it as ‘Unworthy of Trust’.

President Barack Obama exploited the Security Council to impose sanctions aimed at crippling Iran’s military, energy and financial arteries. President Obama on July 1 signed into law new sanctions against Iran and measures, which penalise foreign companies that trade with Iran.


US soldier patrolling the streets of Al Asiriyah, Iraq. Pic. courtesy: Google

These were overwhelmingly approved by the US Congress which dance to the tune of Jewish lobbies.

The irony is that Russia and China too joined this US sponsored move against Iran backed by the other members of the Security Council Britain, France and Germany.

With these sanctions, the US and its war partners appear to have started preparing the ground to destroy Iran in the same way they destroyed Iraq by imposing sanction after sanction followed by the US led invasion of Iraq on March 2003.

This illegal invasion, described by the late British Nobel laureate playwright Harold Pinter as an act of banditry, turned Iraq, an almost developed country where the people enjoyed a very high standard of living, into a virtual killing field enabling US, British, French and other European oil companies to loot the Iraqi oil wealth. The invasion killed almost 1.4 million innocent Iraqis, virtually destroyed the country’s infrastructure and turned millions of Iraqis into refugees both within and outside the country living in appalling conditions.

In the case of Iraq too the Jewish controlled US dismissed all peaceful overtures.

The US and Europe committed this crime with the collaboration of Arab dictators to please Israel which wanted Iraqi war machine, gained experience in its eight year war with Iran, destroyed to eliminate any perceived threat.

Same old conspiracy is being hatched to destroy Iran which made remarkable progress in almost every possible field since the end of the war in 1988. Under the circumstances even if Iran complies with all demands the US will discover some pretext for a massive military strike on Iran in keeping with the current policy of neo cons who hijacked US politics to control the world by military means - with an annual military budget of $750 billion.

In an article under the title ‘Itching to Fight Another Muslim Enemy’ in the Consortium News columnist Robert Parry said; “it’s pretty clear that the US foreign policy establishment is again spoiling for a fight, this time in Iran. Just as Iraq’s Saddam Hussein was the designated target of American hate in 2002 and 2003, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is playing that role now. Back then, any event in Iraq was cast in the harshest possible light; today, the same is done with Iran.”

UN sanctions

It is common knowledge that it is the Zionist Jews who set the agenda and the neo con warmongers in Washington, London, France and Berlin implement it to the benefit of weapons industry, oil companies and other vultures that prey on the flesh, blood, pain and the sufferings of innocent people.

In these designs US has been shamelessly exploiting the UNSC to legalize its wars while hoodwinking the world with the pro Jewish Western media.

It is worth recalling the devastating impacts of UN sanctions on Iraq which virtually destroyed the Iraqi people as a nation. By the end of the Clinton administration in 1999, his war against the Iraqi people resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, cleaned out Iraq of more than US$140 billion in oil revenue and saddled the country with hyper-inflation.

This inevitably resulted in mass poverty, deprived millions of families of food for young children or nutritional supplements necessary for treatment of malnourishment and caused social and economic dislocation which resulted in an intolerable rate of unemployment as high as seventy percent.

Absence of consistent electricity and clean water supplies too contributed to the massive increase in child malnutrition and disease.

There is a parallel with the effects of the nuclear holocaust of Hiroshima and Iraq with an increased percentage of congenital malformation, an increase of malignancy, leukaemia and brain tumours. A study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) found that between 1991 and 1998, there were 500,000 deaths above the anticipated rate among Iraqi children fewer than five years of age.

This was the scale of the suffering and yet former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in an interview with CBS in May 1996, that the “death of more than half a million children was worth the price”. What a compassionate woman! She was not alone in her contempt for human life in Iraq.

To protest against the effects of the embargo on the civilian population the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Denis Halliday described sanctions as a form of ‘genocide’ on the people of Iraq and resigned from his job in 1998, after 34 years with the UN. He wrote, “Because the policy of economic sanctions is totally bankrupt, we are in the process of destroying an entire society. It is as simple as that. Five thousand children are dying every month...I don’t want to administer a program that results in figures like these”.

He added that “I had been instructed to implement a policy that satisfies the definition of genocide: a deliberate policy that has effectively killed well over a million individuals, children and adults. We all know that the regime - Saddam Hussein - is not paying the price for economic sanctions; on the contrary, he has been strengthened by them. It is the little people who are losing their children or their parents for lack of untreated water. What is clear is that the Security Council is now out of control, for its actions here undermine its own Charter and the Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Convention. History will slaughter those responsible”.

World War II

Halliday’s successor as Humanitarian Coordinator in Baghdad Hans Von Sponeck who too had been with the UN for more than 30 years also resigned on February 13, 2000 asking, “how long the civilian population of Iraq should be exposed to such punishment for something they have never done?” Two days later, Jutta Burghardt, Head of the World Food Program in Iraq, another UN agency, resigned saying that she, too, could no longer tolerate what was being done to the Iraqi people.

The resignations were unprecedented. All three were saying the unsayable: “that the US- and UK-led West was responsible for mass deaths”.

Today these very same architects of mass killings of Muslims have once again used the UNSC to impose sanctions on yet another Muslim country - Iran. Perhaps it is Iranians turn to pay the price after Bosnia, Kosovo, Chechenya, Algeria, Somalia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the list continues.

The United Nations was established in the aftermath of World War II to maintain peace. The irony is instead the UN has become the instrument to impose sanctions and legalise illegal wars only causing deaths and misery to millions on countries that fail to toe US line.

In fact the UN collapsed and lost its soul on May 14, 1948 when Palestine was partitioned and the State of Israel was established for migrant Jews in the lands robbed from Palestinians.

With the admission of Israel as a UN member while the Palestinians languish in refugee camps in appalling conditions justice and all cherished human values collapsed.

The UN is now being manipulated by US and Europe to serve their war agenda which is fast turning planet earth into a killing field.

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