Friday, March 18, 2011

Year of the Weird

This year is boggling the minds of those who have followed international organizations for any length of time. First, the Arab League voted to call for the use of force against one of its members for violently suppressing protest (while using force in another country - Bahrain - to suppress protests). Now, according to Drudge a crazed dictator in the throes of a civil war immediately ceased military operations IN RESPONSE TO A U.N. RESOLUTION!?!?!?!?!

Prior to this, no dictator has ever done anything in response to a U.N. resolution. The U.N. matters? What's the world coming to? And why can't I still be involved in Model UN and Model Arab League - they finally became cool!

3 comments:

Chops said...

Apparently FRANCE was ready to launch strikes "within hours", although the USA was days away from acting. When was the last time the French military intimidated anyone?

Matthew said...

Apparently it didn't last long...

Chops said...

No indeed.