I both laughed and cried when I heard the United Nations was going to decide what to do about Iran ["Israel praises Europe's plan to refer Iran to UN", Jerusalem Post, January 13)]. I’m sure the neo-Nazi Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would just laugh.
The UN has proven impotent in preventing dictatorships from sponsoring terrorism and committing other atrocities. That’s because, as a matter of principle, it treats dictatorships as legitimate sovereign countries and grants them voting rights — despite the fact that they deny basic rights to their own citizens, which leaves the regimes free to do evil.
The UN even allows brutal regimes to sit on and chair the UN Commission on Human Rights, which is tantamount to allowing mobsters to sit on anti-crime commissions.
When Islamic terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on 9/11, killing roughly 3,000 people, Iran was rated as the No.1 sponsor of terrorism – not only against Israel but against the US. Since then it has been allowed to continue sponsoring terrorism, conduct a proxy war against the US in Iraq and build a nuclear bomb while its mullahs chant “Death to America” and its president calls for a new holocaust against Israel while denying the existence of the last one.
Yet virtually nothing has been done to Iran to date. Rely on the UN to now do something good? The US and Israel should not wait for “global consensus” to do what’s needed to eliminate this nuclear threat and an evil regime.