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Tue Apr 21, 2015, 01:45 PM

 

Wake-Up Call by UN: "World on Fire: Multiple Crises Raging Out-of-Control"

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It isn't just the climate that's heating up at an exponential rate, it's also an epidemic Trail of Tears, socio-political meltdowns into chaos & misery that the UN feels helpless to even begin to address. How long before this Fire reaches the USA?

Oh wait, it's already here. Never mind. What the hell was I thinking?

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World on Fire: UN Helpless as Crises Rage in 10 Critical Hot Spots
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 * Inter Press Service & by Thalif Deen, IPS News

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is fighting a losing battle against a rash of political and humanitarian crises in 10 of the world’s critical “hot spots.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says even the U.N.’s 193 member states cannot, by themselves, help resolve these widespread conflicts.

“We need more support and more financial help. But, most importantly, we need political solutions.” —U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric“Not a single country, however powerful or resourceful as it may be, including the United States, can do it,” he warned last week.

The world’s current political hotspots include Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic – not forgetting West Africa which is battling the spread of the deadly disease Ebola.

Historically, the United Nations has grappled with one or two crises at any given time. But handling 10 such crises at one and the same time, said Ban, was rare and unprecedented in the 70-year history of the United Nations.

Although the international community looks to the world body to resolve these problems, “the United Nations cannot handle it alone. We need collective power and solidarity, otherwise, our world will get more and more troubles,” Ban said.

But that collective power is conspicuous by its absence.



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msongs Apr 2015 #1
moondust Apr 2015 #3
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jtuck004 Apr 2015 #5
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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 01:57 PM

1. gee maybe more religion would solve the problems... nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 02:38 PM

3. Yes! More religious fanaticism!

More absolute theocracies with more advanced weapons systems! Yay MIC!

What a wonderful world it will be!

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 04:06 PM

4. More people would help, too.

People aren't having nearly enough babies and they're using up too many condoms.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 02:11 PM

2. That list of countries overlaps 5 out of 7 with Wes Clark's...



"Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and then finishing off Iran."

What a coincidence !

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 04:11 PM

5. including the United States, can do it> We aren't completely useless. We do seem to do well

 

at making it worse.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 09:52 PM

6. Absolutey!. More guns domestically. More wars abroad.

 

Keep the NRA and MIC fat and happy.

What could possibly go wrong?

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