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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

United Nations Gatherings

Tedla Asfaw

The sixty third gatherings of nations which is underway in New York at a time of natural and man made disasters unfolding should have encouraged us to find deliberation which will guide us to safety and harmony. The fact of the matter is that there is no leadership because this body had become irrelevant long time ago.

The "superpowers" who have the right to veto will not allow anything to be done which will jeopardize their own interest and even humanitarian aid becomes victim to such big power influence. Darfur just becomes talk because of China and Ethiopia and Somalia are slowly burning thanks to the failed policy of so called "war on terror" and people are forced to choose death with bullet or hunger.

Known human right abusers and killers like Meles Zenawi are dining here in New York while others with similar record are cursed like evil forces and the country they lead are threatened by force, Iran is one of such cases. Russia publicly and China with its surrogates are playing hard ball like USA and the rest of the world is just watching.

UN is condemning the recent bombing in Pakistan while ignoring the daily killing going on in Afghanistan and Somalia in the name of fighting terrorism.

UN is an organization used by veto card members for their selfish interest and we do not expect good coming out of it as usual.