From the PJ Tatler:
Did someone secretly swap reality with what the Onion writes as a parody of reality? There’s this little story about Maxine Waters apologizing to Castro (but the Tea Party can still “go to hell” since they’re the real enemy), and now this story about the UN’s nuclear watchdog swapping hands from Kim Jong-Il to the the world’s other rogue Communist family dynasty.
A top House lawmaker ridiculed the United Nations after Cuba assumed the rotating presidency of a nuclear arms control panel, replacing North Korea at the helm of the group.
Cuba succeeded North Korea on the 65-member U.N. Disarmament Conference in Geneva.
“It’s hard to fathom a more ludicrous image than Kim Jong Il passing the chair of the Conference on Disarmament to the Castro brothers, but that’s what passes for change at the U.N.,” said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee…
In reality there is no place in a global body for any nation not governed under American principals of government – most importantly that government obtains its power by the consent of the governed. If a nation doesn’t have that, then it isn’t a real nation…the government isn’t a real government; such a ruling body is nothing more than a group of armed thugs latched upon a body of slaves. Such ruling bodies have no moral authority whatsoever…not to even issue a parking ticket, let alone dealing with armament issues.
The whole concept of the UN is a fraud – cooked up by rather short-sighted bureaucrats in the waning days of World War Two where the four pillars of the global order were to be the United States, Great Britain, Chiang’s China and Stalin’s Russia – with France added in as an afterthought. It was absurd from the get-go, and all that perpetuating it has done is create a gigantic amount of hypocrisy and lies regarding international affairs. The actions of decent players in world affairs are hamstrung by a UN at the beck and call of tyrants.
That is not a world body for a nation with a sense of honor to belong to – get U.S. out of UN and have done with it.