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The United Nations is a paper tiger : Comments

By Peter Bowden, published 2/11/2020

The Armenia and Azerbaijan war is a superb example of the UN's problems. This war is a territorial dispute over the Armenia-backed breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, located inside Azerbaijan.

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I don't see a need for U.N involvement here. Which would probably delay a resolution?

Let the protagonists duke it out and wear whatever consequences that follow. And limit the bloodshed and financial debt burden to them and them alone!

Were the U.N adequately funded? Perhaps there would be a case for a blue helmet peacekeeper role that would need to remain for decades and at a huge cost! But given it's not adequately funded!?

And guess who decided to pull their (main portion) funding contribution? D.T., Delerium Tremors? No, surely not him again?

Or perhaps it's those virtual dictators/unelected swill, behind the scene, who never ever have to face the peoples' judgement on anything, could be there for life, decide what laws we must obey, what rights we have and what the funding priorities are, via, yes minister advice? Just a thought.
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Monday, 2 November 2020 11:16:44 AM
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This is all a bit absurd. All of those countries in the region are composed of many, many different ethnic, religious and linguistic groups, and they always have been for millenia.

But I suppose there is bound to be some dumb-arse who says, "I know, let each ethnic group have its own country."

One problem is that peasant societies historically are fragmented, small and scattered and interwoven. Hence the dozens of 'republics' in Russia now. Check out countries like Georgia and Turkey for their ethnic mix: people have come from all over. There is a Polish village outside of Istanbul; a German 'republic' in Russia. Kurds everywhere: the opera by Armenian Khatchaturian, 'Gayaneh', is set in a Kurdish village in Armenia. That's how it is: mixed to buggery.

So each of those countries has to get used to the idea of equal rights and obligations for all manner of ethnic groups within their borders.

Joe
Posted by loudmouth2, Monday, 2 November 2020 1:23:28 PM
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Armenians are into BLM and arguing against the term white as a reference to Caucasianís.

The American version of the White Australian Policy, ( tut, tut), which was around in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, necessitated an application before the local magistrate for immigrant Arminians to qualify for US citizenship.

Armenians are still resentful their applications required two court appearances to qualify.

Seems to me they are a bit suspect to expect sympathy from white Caucasianís for their cause.

Dan.
Posted by diver dan, Monday, 2 November 2020 1:58:29 PM
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The United Nations is a paper tiger:

Yes, an insanely costly one at that !
Posted by individual, Monday, 2 November 2020 1:59:35 PM
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