It has stood ineffectually by while massacres took place; it has allowed a sponsor of terrorism to chair it’s security council, it has constantly condemned the sole bastion of democracy in the middle east, it has been home to massive corruption and sexual abuse scandals, it has whined and dined in luxury as others shouldered the real burden of Tsunami cleanup… but still, shreds of legitimacy have clung, at least in the eyes of some, to the United Nations. But no more. No longer should anyone look to the UN and see it for anything more than it is – an utterly hypocritical forum who’s soul purpose is to allow world leaders to absolve themselves from any sense of responsibility.
I think this quote from the article pretty much sums up why:
Where genocide is found to have taken place, signatories to a UN convention are legally obliged to act to end it.
No legitimacy, no respect, no credence deserve to be conferred on this organization any more. Fuck the UN.