The double standard nature of the United Nations Organization (UNO) has been put under the microscope one more time. With the massacre of civilians in Southern Cameroons that started sometime in September 2016 and currently going on, the UN has vehemently decided to look the other way while calling on the entire world to vote for the recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital city of Israel.
The number of persons killed and displaced by the crisis in Southern Cameroons has never been recorded since after the great wars. If the world can’t show concern about the crisis, it only goes to tell Cameroonians that it is time for the DIALOGUE TABLE. All the separatists groups trying to form camps withing the different villages will only lead to more destruction and eventually get the western world richer by sales of arms.
President Trump openly threatened the entire world on Wednesday to cut off American aid to any country that votes for a resolution at the United Nations condemning his recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In a cabinet meeting, Mr. Trump said;
All of these nations that take our money and then they vote against us at the Security Council or they vote against us, potentially, at the Assembly, they take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us; we’ll save a lot. We don’t care.
The General Assembly is scheduled to vote today Thursday on a resolution that would express “deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem,” according to a draft text. It would urge other countries not to move their embassies there from Tel Aviv.
On Monday, the United States used a rare veto to block a resolution in the Security Council calling for the administration to reverse its decision on Jerusalem. The vote on the resolution, which was drafted by Egypt, was 14 to 1, implying there could be such a wide margin against the United States in the 193-member General Assembly.
President Barack Obama withheld Harpoon missiles and F-16 fighter jets from Egypt in 2013 after the country’s army ousted President Mohamed Morsi. But Mr. Obama did not try to kill the overall aid program, even though some officials argued that the army’s action constituted a coup, grounds for cutting off the aid. In 2015, he reinstated the aid.
“The idea that you can use foreign assistance as a lever to influence the behavior of countries is not a not new one,” Mr. Chollet said. “But this is bluster that other countries will see right through.”
Mr. Trump has threatened to hold up aid to Pakistan if it does not cooperate more with the United States on counterterrorism operations. During the 2016 presidential election, he warned that the United States might pull out of NATO because it shouldered an unfair burden in paying for the alliance.
It was also not the first time that Ms. Haley has used this language at the United Nations. Soon after taking her post, she said, “You’re going to see a change in the way we do business.” The United States, she said, would back its allies and expected their backing in return. “For those who don’t have our back,” she added, “we’re taking names.”
Canada, the Czech Republic and Hungary might abstain from the vote, according to diplomats. Days after the United States, the Czech Republic recognized West Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, though it said it would not move its embassy before negotiating with countries in the region.
This shows how complex the world in which we find ourselves in functions. In an era when everyone looks up on democracy, democracy spits on the faces of Africans calling them whores, morons, senseless buffoons, and many more degrading names. With the number of deaths registered in Africa due to political conflicts increasing yearly, the so call UN is becoming worst than the toothless bulldog; the League of Nations, from which it was created. This is the time for Africa’s Heads of State, the citizens, to sit back, have a rethink and forge a new continent amidst their differences. No one cares about how many Africans die a day. They are bent on doing business. They will keep selling guns and chemical weapons to you as long as you keep the conflicts alive.
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