Much like Stephen Colbert, I'm forced to give a tip of the hat and wag of my finger today. The UN has called for an investigation into the human rights abuses by "universally respected experts".
WTF? Why investigate something you already know? Seriously … this is like investigating why grass is green.
The situation in Sudan has been building for years. There are two million refugees that have been displaced, tens of thousands of women and children gang-raped, and mass murders. This has happened so many times in the last 50 years, and each time, the world has just let it happen.
I've had alot of respect for what the UN has done in my lifetime for millions around the world, but I'm very disappointed by the constant lack of action played by this "world council". It seems that whenever anything deemed as morally wrong is committed on a grand scale, the UN bitches and moans but never follows through on any real action plan. Sanctions wouldn't really do much against a country like Sudan as there isn't much of an international economy there at all. I highly doubt anything short of physical retaliation will actually reduce the violence and human injustice that is plaguing that nation.
I hate to say it, but the UN needs to be more like the US in terms of military strength and reaction time. If there is injustice, it should be stomped out before it gets out of hand. How many millions need to suffer before the world takes notice? How many women and children need to be brutalized and scarred before someone defends them?
I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Kofi Annan and several dozen other representatives at the UN. But I am extremely disappointed with the unworkable "process" that is followed in the halls of that building.
Advanced civilization is over 7,000 years old. In that time we've conquered the earth and sent out probes to examine the universe. We've fought wars like children, and saved countless millions with selfless acts. We agree that we're all human. Most of us believe that we should all have the same inalienable rights and freedoms. It's time to defend these ideals and send a message to the world's leaders: "Play time is over. Grow up, or get out."