UN Withdrawal: Never Wound a King

AmericanThinker: America should not withdraw from the United Nations without first ensuring that the organization cannot retaliate.

“Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.”
–Niccolò Machiavelli

The recent actions of the Obama administration and the UN Security Council have renewed calls for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations.  The arguments for withdrawal are compelling and based on firm moral and practical considerations, but, so long as they leave the United Nations’ various organs intact, they will continue to wreak havoc in the world, unencumbered by our veto.  American withdrawal will not reduce the United Nations’ mischief, but unleash it.  Machiavelli addressed this when he wrote the passage quoted above, which can be summed up as, “never do an enemy a minor injury.”

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12 Comments on UN Withdrawal: Never Wound a King

  1. We can stay a part of the UN, kick the buggars out of the US, which would force them to relocate to Switzerland. Reduce our “contribution” from 22% to 1/2 of 1%.
    See if they have any teeth then.

  2. The “best” and first response to it SAY IT ALL:

    SHARRUKIN – “The UN only has power because of Russia, China, India, Japan, Europe, and the United States.

    If the US leaves it takes with it the alliances, power relations, and the money that gives the UN power.

    Neither Russia nor China care about the UN or their resolutions. The major powers already deal with each other outside the UN for anything of real importance. US absence would be the death knell of the UN.

    As for Korea, the US and its allies sent troops and the UN had little to do with it. They gave their stamp of approval, that’s all. If that approval had been blocked, the ships and troop transports would have sailed anyway. They didn’t give their stamp of approval on Vietnam, Suez, Grenada, etc. Didn’t matter either way.

    There is no need to wait.”

    1st RESPONSE BY CAREY ALLISON – “The unnecessarily long article by Odysseus detailing “what we should do in preparation for leaving the U.N.” strikes me, at best, as a lot of wasted words, and at worst as a “concern troll” comment that will paralyze us from ever actually leaving while we try to meet all the preparations he suggests. The U.N. cannot really hurt us. The chance of blue-helmeted U.N. peacekeepers being inserted into this continent is similar to the survival rate of those “peacekeeping troops” at the hands of the U.S. Army with the stragglers scattered amongst armed U.S. citizens – ZERO. And any changes, i.e., “defanging” that we succeed in accomplishing prior to our departure can be promptly undone once we are gone. I think any delay caused by our “preparation” to leave the U.N. is wasted time – leave now.”

  3. All we have to do is stop contributing the lion’s share of money to the UN, that will defang and declaw them to the point that a troop of girl scouts could beat their asses.

  4. The U.N. is just another layer of parasites. Defund it and it will be like spraying Raid on a bunch of bloodsucking leaches.

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