Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
11 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies


(16,818 posts)
2. As Permanent Member of the Security Council this is not possible
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 05:19 AM
Sep 2022

And if it was, would be a very complicated process and not happen easily or quickly


(5,189 posts)
5. and would not be useful anyway
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 05:33 AM
Sep 2022

strange as this may seem russia is a great help in peace keeping in africa, the middle east, and in the former yugoslavia and ussr.

in a (we all hope soon) post putin russia we will want them IN the security council.

ditto china, whatever happens on taiwan.


(51,017 posts)
6. Do you think Russia "is a great help in peace keeping" in Syria?
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 06:18 AM
Sep 2022


Russia has supported President Bashar al-Assad of Syria since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011: politically, with military aid, and (since September 2015) with direct military involvement. Russian soldiers personally killed 6,928 Syrian civilians, including 2,042 children. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Syrian_civil_war

And how was Russia "a great help in peace keeping" in the former Yugoslavia? Russia gave Miloshevic false hope that they would support him militarily (even though they never did) thus emboldening Miloshevic, which extended and worsened the conflict.


(43,769 posts)
7. Institutions don't seem to be set up to deal with leaders who are ruthless sociopaths.
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 06:34 AM
Sep 2022

Institutions just let them carry on and commit crimes.


(43,769 posts)
11. Yes the US is not able to deal with emergency situations caused by criminal leaders.
Wed Sep 21, 2022, 01:56 PM
Sep 2022

If this were an audit, we would be flunking it.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»The UN Security Council