The UN is worthless

"A long trail of tears", US News and World Report, 2005-07-25:

On July 11, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces overtook the 370 Dutch peacekeepers and stripped them of their uniforms, vehicles, and weapons. And what was supposed to have been a U.N. safe haven became the site of the worst massacre in Europe since World War II, a bloody extermination of some 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serbs. "These past 10 years, we've been looking for the answer to why the U.N. didn't protect us," Dozic says. "We never believed they would allow the Serbs to come in."

Sejdefa Dozic was 10 years old at the time; her father was executed in the massacre.

What kind of "peacekeepers" were they?

...Dutch United Nations peacekeepers--arms too light and troops too few--stood helplessly by.

The United Nations could not prevent a massacre in civilized Europe. Why does anyone consider them a force for good?

Written by Andrew Ittner in misc on Mon 10 October 2005. Tags: international