The UN Promotes War, Not Peace

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

April 1, 2013

Fifty-three years ago, the United Nations created a multinational military force to carry out ?peacekeeping? operations in the Republic of theCongoat the request of socialist president Patrice Lumumba. Residents of a small, mineral-rich province calledKatanga, not eager to be ruled by the Soviet-aligned leftist government, declared their independence under the leadership of pro-western president Moise Tshombe. 

UN military forces were deployed to Katanga, where they carried out bloody punitive actions that killed scores of innocent people and prompted a widespread international outcry. Echoes of that decades-old tragedy were heard last week when UN officials reported that armed separatists in Katanga had attacked army and police personnel before forcing their way into a UN compound in the city of Lubumbashi. The UN Security Council responded by passing a Chapter Seven resolution ? the world body?s equivalent of a declaration of war ? authorizing the deployment of a multinational military brigade to disarm and ?neutralize? rebel groups in Congo.

The United Nations has never been a peace organization. Its advertised purpose is to enforce collective security ? and war is implicit in that self-assigned mandate. The world would be immeasurably better off were the UN to disappear.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free. 

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