The United Nations recently opened its fall session in New York and admitted three new countries. The 138 UN members certainly aren’t “united,” and many are so small that they can hardly be called “nations.”
The United Nations was founded in 1945 on a Charter which states that its first objective is “to maintain international peace and security,” Since then, we fought a three-year UN war in Korea costing 33,000 American lives, and another ten-year war in Vietnam costing 50,000 American lives.
The second purpose spelled out in the UN Charter is “to develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.” Yet the UN did nothing at all about the Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia, the Red Chinese invasion of Tibet, India’s invasion of Goa, Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus, or the repeated Arab attacks on Israel.
Whole nations have died while the diplomats in the UN talked and continued their social round of an estimated 2,000 alcoholic parties per year. There is a long list of captive nations that have been the victims of Communist aggression and in whose behalf the UN has not raised even a feeble voice. On the other hand, the UN once passed a resolution calling on little Portugal to give up its province of Angola.
As we look back over the history of the UN since its conception at the Dumbarton Oaks Conference, and its birth at the San Francisco Conference In 1945 presided over by Alger Hiss (who was also the principal author of the UN Charter), we can see plainly that the Korean War was what administered the mortal blow to the UN. Although the UN officially voted that UN war in order to prove that aggression doesn’t pay, the United States had to provide more than 95 percent of the UN money and 95 percent of the UN casualties. It has been all downhill for the UN ever since.
Any remaining claim for the UN as a moral force was abandoned when it expelled the Republic of China on Taiwan and gave its seat to the Mao-Chouregime in Red China, which has murdered at least 50 million people.
Although the United States has always paid the largest share of UN costs, the Soviet Union has always had the largest degree of control. The Soviets were given three votes in the UN while every other country is limited to one.
The first UN Secretary General, Trygve Lie, explained in his book called “In the Cause of Peace” that a secret agreement was made between Molotov and Secretary of State Edward Stettinius to assure the Soviet Union permanent control of the second most important position in the UN, the office of Under Secretary of Political and Security Council Affairs. Eleven successive Communists selected by the Soviets have held this position, namely, Arkady Sobolev, Constantin Zinchenko, Ilya Tchemychev, Dragoslav Protitch, Anatoly Dobrynin, Georgy Arkadev, Eugeny Kiselev, Vladimir Suslov, Alexi Nestrenko, Leonid Kutakov, and now Arkady Shevchenko.
The secret agreement that guarantees the Soviet Union control of this key position is the only UN promise that has been faithfully kept all these 29 years.