Like an abomination from Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, the United Nations seems to exist mainly as an argument for why it shouldn’t exist.
Iran is the world’s top sponsor of international terrorism, it’s currently involved in conflicts in at least three countries and it’s pursuing a nuclear weapons program.
So in the United Nations, where every day is Backwards Day, it’s time to reward it with a spot on the Disarmament and International Security Committee.
Because when you think of disarmament and international security, you think of Iran, in the same way that when you think of genocide prevention, you think of Nazi Germany. If the Third Reich had only held out long enough, Hitler Jr. could have been sitting on the Genocide Prevention Committee.
The international body has chosen the Islamic Republic of Iran as rapporteur of the U.N. Disarmament and International Security Committee. While it is true that the rapporteur is not the same as the chairman, it is still a leadership position with a seat on the dais of this 193 member committee. The position also has enough teeth to cause problems.
The rapporteur of a U.N. committee is responsible for various written documents produced by the committee, it maintains the speakers list, is in charge of the roll call and has responsibility for other administrative tasks.
One should first ask how it is possible that Iran is even a member of the committee which oversees all international security matters within the purview of the U.N. Charter.
Here’s something that should tickle the irony bone of all readers. This committee oversees “the general principles of cooperation in the maintenance of international peace and security, as well as principles governing disarmament and the regulation of armaments; promotion of cooperative arrangements and measures aimed at strengthening stability through lower levels of armaments.”
How many years has it been that the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors were led down endless hallways leading to shut doors in their quest to uncover Iran’s efforts to develop nuclear weapons? And the guys who slam shut, lock the door and throw away the keys are among those in charge of those inspections?
If we ever run out of space in Bellevue, we can just send the inmates on to that ugly little skyscraper occupying Turtle Bay. There they will be immediately put in charge of the asylum.