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Another Day, Another War

By: Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich


President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the term “United Nations”.  A term first used in the "Declaration by United Nations" of 1 January 1942, during the Second World War when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers (Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan).  It is a tragedy that the very organization created to fight the axis of power, has been inflicted with a malignant tumor, its growth unstoppable.  The new Axis of Power,  led by the United States,  has taken over the United Nations in an unholy alliance against the weaker nations.


Indeed, it would seem as if the members of the Security Council, the five permanent members and the ten elected members are all an extension of American power house.  The veto bearing permanent members Russia, France, China, and UK, in spite of their charge to maintain peace and security, have bent to America’s will to create insecurity and war – to appease the United States quest for world domination at the expense of weakening their own status.  


Once again we are witnessing history repeat itself – Failing to learn from it, we are condemned to relive it.  For the second time in three years, the United Nations Security Council is kowtowing to the United States –  The administration that has violated Articles IV and VI of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and is about to violate Article III with its deal with India, the same axis which led an illegal war against Iraq, causing mayhem, death, and civil war, has the audacity to call for Chapter VII under Article 39, 40, and 41 of the United Nations Charter, and the Security Council, the body set up to fight against power, is accommodating it! 


Iran lacks skillful diplomacy – indeed, it is devoid of it.  However, with regards to its nuclear energy program, it is within its right.   A right recognized under international law.  Yet the Security Council, led by America, denies it.  A signatory of the NPT is referred to the UN Security Council only if it has violated the NPT provisions. A nation can violate these provisions only if, (1) it has weaponized, and (2) if has helped another nation to weaponize. Neither is the case with Iran. Therefore, sending Iran's dossier to the United Nations Security Council is itself a violation of  the NPT.

Iran has been found in breach of the Safeguard agreement. That only gets a discussion by the Board of Governors of the IAEA, and the breaching nation can only be censored.  However, regrettably for the US, a censorship is not enough to impose sanctions and declare war by warmongers.   Since Iran is too valuable to America’s imperial ambitions and Iran’s desire for sovereignty too distasteful to America,  it will go to any length, including war, to return Iran to its client-state status of pre-1979. 


And it is talking Chapter VII – sanctions that will bring death and destruction to millions – a declaration of war, followed by a military attack that will destroy a country which is defending its ‘inalienable’ right.  The Bush Whitehouse is out for yet another kill, and the United Nations Security Council is accommodating it.  There is no limit to killing – and there is no limit to shame either. 


Our proud nation will be faced with a choice – yield to the bully and the bully will invade our territory (though not with an army – just surrender our sovereignty and they  will install a puppet).  Or, stand by our principles and they will starve our women and children.  Sanctions are ineffective, of course, history has shown us that in a porous world they are just a moral-crusher.  Once they have undermined what is left of the middle-class (the backbone of democracy – what they claim they are the champions of!), they will  attack with all they have - including nuclear bombs.   


Course,  with Israel breathing down their backs, they may not starve us too long, they may just bomb us before we have to witness our children die of disease and  hunger in front of our eyes.  The flowers of tomorrow will wither and die before they have a chance to blossom.  Israel will be too impatient this time.  It openly calls for Iran’ destruction , it too uses the energy program as its pretext.


What dilemma for this proud nation!  Subservience or ….


Here is the riddle.  It is clear that the United Nations has no role other than accommodating the United States.  Why the fancy frills when America is capable of bullying its way without the United Nations.   Why the deceptive front?   The targeted audience cannot be  Americans for they have little respect for UN and favor unilateralism.   Who is being deceived?


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