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(Air Force Times)   Lightning-fast UN bureaucrats have decided Osama Bin Laden is no longer a threat   (airforcetimes.com) divider line 22
    More: Stupid, Osama bin Laden, persona non grata, arms embargo, World Trade Center, U.N. Security Council  
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2013-02-27 10:43:07 AM
What's the problem here, subby?  What negative event occurred as a result of them not getting around to taking him off the sanctions list?
 
2013-02-27 10:45:18 AM
That is if he is really dead.

/I didn't see any proof.
 
2013-02-27 10:46:42 AM
Can we abandon the UN yet?
 
2013-02-27 10:49:40 AM

randomjsa: Can we abandon the UN yet?


Alas, not. To useful to give legitimacy to various American imperialist projects.
 
2013-02-27 10:52:00 AM

THX 1138: What's the problem here, subby?  What negative event occurred as a result of them not getting around to taking him off the sanctions list?


No problem, as long as we use it as the indicator that it is: the UN is pretty much useless if you're trying to accomplish something at more than glacial speed. If you were a villager getting butchered by government thugs in some African dystopia, you might want a somewhat faster response time.
 
2013-02-27 10:52:05 AM

Zoomaster: That is if he is really dead.

/I didn't see any proof.


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And he's not only merely dead, he's really most sincerely dead.
 
2013-02-27 10:53:55 AM
Because he died of kidney faliure?
 
2013-02-27 10:54:44 AM
Next up: Determining that Hobbits are, indeed, not Orcs.

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/Hey, that Ent looks familiar...
 
2013-02-27 10:55:34 AM

Ned Stark: Alas, not. To useful to give legitimacy to various American imperialist projects.


Then we should really start taking advantage of that "power" since we never have before.
 
2013-02-27 10:56:35 AM

jjorsett: THX 1138: What's the problem here, subby?  What negative event occurred as a result of them not getting around to taking him off the sanctions list?

No problem, as long as we use it as the indicator that it is: the UN is pretty much useless if you're trying to accomplish something at more than glacial speed. If you were a villager getting butchered by government thugs in some African dystopia, you might want a somewhat faster response time.


But if you want some group to take over the world (say, by planting bicycles in Denver, Colorado) the UN is the place to go.
 
2013-02-27 11:12:58 AM

jjorsett: THX 1138: What's the problem here, subby?  What negative event occurred as a result of them not getting around to taking him off the sanctions list?

No problem, as long as we use it as the indicator that it is: the UN is pretty much useless if you're trying to accomplish something at more than glacial speed. If you were a villager getting butchered by government thugs in some African dystopia, you might want a somewhat faster response time.


Even France acts faster.
 
2013-02-27 11:42:54 AM
UN, slower than a Slowpoke

/that's like, real slow, man
 
2013-02-27 11:43:49 AM
The UN has many agencies which do important work, often quite competently. Being a member of these agencies is almost obligatory unless you are an outlaw nation, like North Korea. They regulate commerce, safety, the environment and a lot of other things through multilateral law and regulations. They make the world not only a little better, but possible. Until the globe becomes one giant empire, or even after that eventuality, the UN is what we have got to work with.

Despite its political flaws and traditions of nepotism and corruption, the UNO is a useful organization for multilateral communication and action.

Although it is the bête-noire of many conservatives (and radicals, and liberals, and theists, etc.), it sanctions the military operations and interventions that they so love, and the permanent members consist of the very countries that most disparage the institution, allowing them to have their cake and drink your milkshake too.

As Nietzsche put it, "we moderns must learn to wash with dirty water". It is a pragmatic political decision to stick with the UN. There simply isn't anything better to do various things (for good and for evil, with or without the approval of various stakeholders) and there isn't likely to be, because like the League of Nations which preceded it, the UN is a creature of its creators--the powers that be, the nations which are its members.

The only way to fix it would be to be better countries and better people and not pursue our perceived advantage undemocratically, selfishly, hypocritically, and the public good only when it suits us.

In other words, the UN would both need more and less power. It would need more and less politics. It would need more and less truth-speaking and straight-dealing. It would need more and less military authority and action.

It has been mathematically proven that the qualities that are desirable in a good government can not be maximized together. There are trade-offs. Trade-offs is the business of politics and politicians, and nobody is ever happy with a fair and balanced result--most of the time you can feel relatively confident that justice has been served if everybody is equally unhappy with the result and they all think they have either put something over on the others or else have been robbed.
 
2013-02-27 12:32:19 PM
In other news. Still no word from the U.N. on the whereabouts of Saddam
 
2013-02-27 01:10:58 PM
Well, to be fair (and I normally am not fair to the UN), there's always the possibility we killed a lookalike or "stunt double" for OBL and he'd pop up somewhere to laugh at us.  Getting him back on would probably have been as slow.

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2013-02-27 01:33:46 PM
Mission Accomplished.
 
2013-02-27 01:52:48 PM
Well they had to make sure he was sufficiently rotted to not come back as a Zombie subby.
 
2013-02-27 03:41:40 PM
Did the UN go full retard?

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2013-02-27 07:56:39 PM

jjorsett: THX 1138: What's the problem here, subby?  What negative event occurred as a result of them not getting around to taking him off the sanctions list?

No problem, as long as we use it as the indicator that it is: the UN is pretty much useless if you're trying to accomplish something at more than glacial speed. If you were a villager getting butchered by government thugs in some African dystopia, you might want a somewhat faster response time.


Well, the UN is still an improvement over the League of Nations.  Just ask Poland.
 
2013-02-27 08:09:58 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zoomaster: That is if he is really dead.

/I didn't see any proof.

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And he's not only merely dead, he's really most sincerely dead.


I want to see the long form death certificate.
 
2013-02-27 09:28:09 PM
I suggest that OBL be given a new alias - Ol' Fish Food.
 
2013-02-27 11:05:52 PM
Sounds like, by taking him off the list, they could un-freeze his assets. Most likely, they did this to make sure nobody else would be accessing those after his death, because anyone with such access would likely be a member of Al-Qaeda. This isn't the UN being retarded, but rather making sure all their bases are covered before those assets are made transferable. Though because "UN makes effort to prevent inadvertently financing terrorism" doesn't sell papers, they made the headline inflammatory.
 
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