Thursday, January 15, 2015

Another Massacre in Nigeria; Shame on the UN and the International Community; Blood Oil.

Amnesty International has revealed new satellite images about the destructive level of the latest Boko Haram attacks on two towns of Baqa and Doron in Nigeria. It should be mentioned that during this horrific event, hundreds of innocent people (some claim nearly two thousands) have been massacred; thousands of houses have been burnt or razed and nearly 500,000 people have fled the area.

I'm wondering: Where is the United Nations? What are the reaction and responsibility of the international community? Should we wait for more massacre and destruction in Nigeria in order to understand that Nigeria is on the verge of total collapse in different terms?

Note: Based on the total lack of effective, appropriate and professional reaction in response to various conflict and problem around the world, I think this is the time that the international community completely dismantle the UN. In this way, at least, the international community do not waste money, time and energy for a huge useless international institute. Those states and non-state actors that have any problem and conflict with each other, can arrange a meeting in a cafe somewhere around the world and discuss their problem, while they are fighting and killing each other. This is the best solution as long as the international community have not understood that: 1- the UN might have functioned during the Cold War era, but not anymore. 2- Because, we have entered in a new era in different terms. 3- Different examples show that the UN is completely disabled to solve most of the conflict in the regional and international level. 4- As such, we need new laws, conventions and institutes, which would be able and have enough power and authority to solve these problems. We should not be genius to understand that the UN as an old international institute does not function properly anymore.    

M. Sirani                                  15.01.2015

The Guardian (2015).