UN appeases North Korea over Submarine attack

The United Nations has once again demonstrated fundamentally dysfunctional it is.  For today the UN’s Security Council has given an exhibition of appeasement to rival all others, by unanimously condemning the sinking of the South Korean warship, Cheonan – but bandying words to avoid blaming the aggressor, North Korea.

In fact appeasement is not the right word.  What the UN did today was nothing short of cowardice.  It backed down in the face of threats of further naked aggression by North Korea if blame for the sinking was laid at Pyongyang’s door.  The mighty international community has been pushed around by the playground bully, caved in and promised not to tell the teacher.  The dead members of the Cheonan crew were killed in the Yellow Sea and have now had their memories disrespected by craven yellow bellied diplomats.

The spin from the talking shop that the supposed condemnation shows the international community has taken a strong stance that no provocations against South Korea will be tolerated is just laughable.  Where is the lack of toleration of North Korea for the provocative act of sinking a South Korean Navy warship, killing 46 sailors?  Don’t do it again North Korea, or else you will be told in somewhat uncertain terms that if you do it again it won’t be tolerated, and that line will continue ad infinitum.  Yeah, that should do it.

No doubt there are some who will rail against this description of the UN’s action as cowardice.  Perhaps they will prefer to call it by its weasely alter ego currently so beloved of politicians and diplomats today, pragmatism.

4 Responses to “UN appeases North Korea over Submarine attack”


  1. 1 The Filthy Engineer 09/07/2010 at 8:09 pm

    I’ve long felt that the UN is long past it’s sell by date and should be disbanded.

  2. 2 jameshigham 10/07/2010 at 9:57 am

    The UN is a whole subject in itself and we can start in Rwanda and Darfur.

  3. 3 Rereke Whakaaro 10/07/2010 at 11:55 am

    The title of this piece is incorrect. The Cheonan was not a Submarine, but a Corvette.

    The evidence suggests that it was sunk by a Chinese or North Korean torpedo fired from a miniature submarine.

  4. 4 Autonomous Mind 10/07/2010 at 1:33 pm

    I should have been more clear that it was a sinking by Submarine. The post itself makes clear Cheonan was a warship. Thanks though.


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