October 28, 2005
The Poodle's UNcle
Incidentally, the last time that Iran made a major military move against another country was, I think, in 1738 (yes, almost three hundred years ago) when it invaded India. To find the next example before that one, we would probably have to go back to Xerxes’ invasion of Greece in 480 BC! I think the Poodle and his Master alone have committed more murder and aggression than Iran has committed in the entire three millennia of its history.
Meanwhile, UNcle Tom Annan was busy doing what he is best at, that is, turning a blind eye to violations of historical proportions of international law, and simultaneously condemning anyone who endangers the status quo. UNcle Tom Annan: “Under the United Nations Charter, all members have undertaken to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State.” I guess the Iraq invasion that has resulted in up to a quarter million deaths does not measure up to UNcle Tom’s criteria of what constitutes a “threat or use of force.”
Meanwhile the Poodle: “There has been a long time in which everyone has been saying to me 'tell us you are not going to do anything about Iran'. If they carry on like this, the question people are going to be asking is 'when are you going to do something'.”
Do you think UNcle Tom is thinking about condemning the Poodle’s statement? Don’t hold your breath.
The usual definition is "one not recognised by the UN", but of course, we rcognise a number of states that are not acepted by the UN.
Equally, at what point will the UN decide that it will not allow contires to remain members if they refuse to pay their dues, and kick out the USA (currently $6billion behind I think).
The comments were abhorrant & inflamatory, but I agree, they were not a declaration of war, or even a statement of intent.
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