U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations slammed the U.N. while speaking at a Columbia Law School symposium....
The United Nations replaced the League of Nations, the forerunner of the U.N., because of the League's irrelevance. However, the League of Nations never evolved into the anti-U.S. corrupt, subversive, secretive and unaccountable organization that the U.N. now is.
Bolton is pushing hard for reform and rehabilitation. However, it seems to me the U.N., in general, is like the sex-predators on the U.N. payroll---in both high office in New York and among U.N. "peacekeeping" forces in various parts of the world. Darfhur comes to mind, where "peacekeepers" consort with prostitutes, rape little children and engage in filmed and shared pedophelia---victimizing the very people they are charged with protecting.
Just as the U.N. "peacekeeper" pedophiles and rapers of children cannot be rehabilitated, neither can the sick and totally corrupt U.N.
I agree with Ambassador Bolton about the effect of lopping of the top ten stories at Turtle Bay. Only, I would lop off the rest of the stories as well---and drain the cesspool that is now home base for corrupt parasites who drain American taxpayers dry.
And like Japan, I am revolted by the fact that 2/3 of the U.N. member nations pay only a total of 20% of the U.N.'s total budget. The U.S. and Japan get stuck with the vast majority of the tab. I'd like to get my hands on the nitwits who came up with that unequal and unjust formula for assessing costs---and the U.S. nitwits who went along with it.
It's time the United States had the cajones to "just say no" to being used as a perpetual teat from which third-world tinpot nations can suckle as they undermine and work against our country at every bend and turn.
U.S. continuance in such an organization is an up-the-down-staircase exercise in futility.
Read more below and here. You can also read "Japan Warns U.N. of Funding Cut" here.
"Bolton Blasts U.N. 'Sex and Corruption'"
"The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Saturday that the world body is hobbled "by bad management, by sex and corruption" and a lack of confidence in its ability to carry out missions.
John Bolton also criticized the U.N.'s budget, noting that two-thirds of members pay only 20 percent of the cost.
"We find an organization that is deeply troubled by bad management, by sex and corruption and by a growing lack of confidence in its ability to carry out missions that are given to them," Bolton told an audience at a Columbia Law School symposium....
Bolton, a longtime critic of the U.N., has been leading U.S. efforts to reform the United Nations after the oil-for-food scandal and sex scandals involving U.N. peacekeepers....
Bolton on Saturday also described the U.N. as inept for not being able to stop Iran's nuclear development and "devaluing the IAEA," the International Atomic Energy Agency. "Through all of this, the U.S. has been encouraged by Europe to pursue action through the U.N.," Bolton said, adding that patience of the administration was wearing thin.
Bolton — who has a reputation for brilliance, obstinacy and speaking his mind — said in 1994 that it wouldn't make a "bit of difference" if the United Nations lost the top 10 stories from its 39-story headquarters...."