By: as Dawn sees it
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has stated that, “The world is over-armed and peace is underfunded.” Knowing the background of the United Nations I am assuming he thinks this is a bad idea. His is the opposite of the doctrine adopted around the time of the cold war known as “mutually assured destruction.” His idea essentially is “mutually assured peace?” Cute little vision you have there Ban-Ki. The million dollar question: will it work? Will Ban’s Utopian dream of a world where we all sing “Kumbaya” and live in peace work? Hate to burst your bubble, but not a chance.
In case you haven’t noticed we do have enemies that would like to see the United States cease to exist.
The notion that if you disarm the world, then some Utopian dream is going to be achieved, is simply absurd.
Here is just a portion of the goals that U.N. member states have agreed to try to achieve by 2015.
II. Peace, security and disarmament
8. We will spare no effort to free our peoples from the scourge of war, whether within or between States, which has claimed more than 5 million lives in the past decade. We will also seek to eliminate the dangers posed by weapons of mass destruction.
9. We resolve therefore:
• To strengthen respect for the rule of law in international as in national affairs and, in particular, to ensure compliance by Member States with the decisions of the International Court of Justice, in compliance with the Charter of the United Nations, in cases to which they are parties.
• To make the United Nations more effective in maintaining peace and security by giving it the resources and tools it needs for conflict prevention, peaceful resolution of disputes, peacekeeping, post-conflict peace-building and reconstruction. In this context, we take note of the report of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations and request the General Assembly to consider its recommendations expeditiously.
• To strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VIII of the Charter
• To ensure the implementation, by States Parties, of treaties in areas such as arms control and disarmament and of international humanitarian law and human rights law, and call upon all States to consider signing and ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
• To take concerted action against international terrorism, and to accede as soon as possible to all the relevant international conventions.
• To redouble our efforts to implement our commitment to counter the world drug problem.
• To intensify our efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, including trafficking as well as smuggling in human beings and money laundering.
• To minimize the adverse effects of United Nations economic sanctions on innocent populations, to subject such sanctions regimes to regular reviews and to eliminate the adverse effects of sanctions on third parties.
• To strive for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons, and to keep all options open for achieving this aim, including the possibility of convening an international conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers.
• To take concerted action to end illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons, especially by making arms transfers more transparent and supporting regional disarmament measures, taking account of all the recommendations of the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons.
• To call on all States to consider acceding to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, as well as the amended mines protocol to the Convention on conventional weapons.
10. We urge Member States to observe the Olympic Truce, individually and collectively, now and in the future, and to support the International Olympic Committee in its efforts to promote peace and human understanding through sport and the Olympic Ideal.
Our Military is being transformed into global peacekeepers. Below are a couple examples of this.
Peacekeeping & Stability Operations Institute (US Army)
The German Armed Forces Command and Staff College in conjunction with German “Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)” and the United States Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) conducted a train-the-trainer course in United Nations training programs from 30 July to 10 August 2012
Global Peace Operations Initiative
GPOI is a U.S. government-funded security assistance program intended to enhance international capacity to effectively conduct United Nations and regional peace support operations (PSOs) by building partner country capabilities to train and sustain peacekeeping proficiencies; increasing the number of capable military troops and formed police units (FPUs) available for deployment; and facilitating the preparation, logistical support, and deployment of military units and FPUs to PSOs.
I still believe the majority of Americans support our military men and women. I also believe a generation is being brought up to see our military differently. I was brought up knowing that you joined the military you pledged an oath to the Constitution for the United States of America. Our military is not here to conduct peacekeeping missions around the world under a false premise of achieving world peace via the U.N. The reality is our military is being transformed into something it is not, and is being systematically dismantled regardless of the threats posed by other countries.