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Is U.N. democratic? (english)
05 Feb 2003
Modified: 07 Feb 2003
Responses made to PowellÕs spin without hearing other side.
Today, I had the opportunity to listen do some of the speeches at the UN Security Council today. It seem to me that the format of this meeting, called by th U.S. was rather undemocratic. Who makes the rules? First Powell is allowed 90 minutes to give his spin of events. Then all members responded, about 10 minutes each. Germany who presides this month made the last speech. It was only then, that Iraq was given only about 10-15 minutes to respond to the many charges made by Powell in 90 minutes.

In an American court of law the defense is allowed an equal time to respond to the prosecution charges, immediately after they have been made. The jury does not make their comments or decision until then. That seems to me to be a fair and perhaps the best way of arriving at the truth. Also while the full 90 minutes of the Powell speech is carried lives on all stations, the short Iraqi response is not even shown. I understand, thatÕs how propaganda works in repressive countries.

For your interest, below is a copy of my comment to the Windsor Council in support of an anti-war resolution.

Peace
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Sure is! (english)
06 Feb 2003
The UN Scurity council passes many resolutions agaisnt Israel yet Israel is the only country that cant sit on the UN security council...Thats Undemocratic!
Poor little Israel (english)
06 Feb 2003
so Jay believes, should have a seat on the Security Council. Maybe Jay can explain who should be removed to make place for Israel. Also, maybe he can tell us the rules for membership to the Secutity Council--if he knows anything about it.
fool (english)
07 Feb 2003
All nations rotate and take turns sitting on th security councill If you rememer Syria recently did. the only country thats not allowed to sit on the security council is Israel
the fool is puzzled (english)
07 Feb 2003
Jay says he knows how the Secutity Council works. That all nations rotate. Perhaps Jay can explain this works with his prior nutty comment, that Israel can't sit on the Council.

Maybe you have yet another intelligent thing to write? Or is your face red enough yet.