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Stop the next Syria, Darfur or Rwanda

It's time for a stronger U.N. Security Council to allow all members to vote on ending

I donate money to as many aid groups as possible that provide medical and food to the
parts of the World that are on fire. According to the 'International Rescue Committee",
hundreds of thousands of people have died in Darfur. People in Syria are being  murdered by their leader.

Look at the faces of people trying to flee Syria, there by the grace of God,you and I
could be those people.

Our Country has lost too many lives and spent TRILLIONS of dollars in our current
war,to even think about sending troops to save these people.This genocide in Syria
and Darfur,is the entire Worlds problem,not just ours.

The United Nations has the ability to send a force to both of these places and provide
a safety zone for the people being murdered. Morality demmands action NOW wherever
genocide is occuring, Our country pays a fifth of  the budget but is but one  vote on a
U.N. Security Council that has four other members. France and Great Britain,even
China would at leastallow some action in these Countries. Russia,the other member,is keeping the United Nations from doing anything. Veto power has been granted
to only 5Nations,

The rules have not been changed in years. It"s time to allow members of the U.N. to do
whatever is necessary to end this slaughter. The U.N. should be the body that can deal
with FUTURE situations like this.

We are a Country who needs to spend whatever is necessary to fix our roads,bridges,
buildings,etc. The Congress is in an election year,they will be useless in most situations.

If the U.N. does nothing,then we as people are saying we can"t stop evil, and it"s
too bad for the folks being killed.

Gobal, has a petiition asking for rules to be changed at the U.N. I have
signed it,I am asking you to sign it as well.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

    by Vet63 on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 03:03:20 PM PST

  •  Vet63 - I agree it breaks my heart (3+ / 0-)
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    Vet63, Vetwife, mookins

    to see civilians killed in masses by their own government. I fear that the UN is a not a viable force to stop these civil wars. As someone once said "The UN couldn't stop a cookie fight at a Brownie Scout meeting".

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 03:41:36 PM PST

  •  First, (0+ / 0-)

    there is not a genocide in Syria. Many people, reportedly between 110,000 and 150,000 people (about 0.5% of the population) have been killed in Syria during the past three years, but this is not genocide.

    Second, the Syrian opposition and many of their supporters try to make people believe that all who have died are unarmed civilians who have been killed by government forces. This is not true. According to the information available to me about 75% of those killed are armed combatants, both government and opposition. The remaining 25% are true civilian casualties and about 65% were killed by government forces and about 35% by the armed opposition.

    Third, the UN General Assembly already has the power to override a deadlocked Security Council. This power was created, after US pressure was put on the UNGA to do so, in 1950. It is called the "Uniting for peace" resolution (UNGA Resolution A/RES/377(V) A) and was passed on November 3, 1950 and has been used a few times in the past.

    Fourth, before the international community and the US try to push through a UN military intervention in Syria they could demonstrate whether or not their concern is genuine by seeing to it that the UN's humanitarian aid programs for Syrian refugees and for Syrians in need of aid in Syria are funded.

    Lamb chop, we can quibble what to call it, but I think we can both agree it's creepy.

    by InAntalya on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 10:11:16 AM PST

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