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The International Community:

Terminology And Performance, part III:

Past Legacy Prevails

By Ali Al-Hail, December 3, 2009

The performance consistent pattern of the subjugating concept of "The International Community", by the Security Council's five member states - is by no means, an outcome of recent unilateral resolutions, by the five member states. It, as a matter of fact, owes its 'ugly' roots to the legacy of World War I (WWI, 1914 1918).

WWI, was fought unilaterally, by the U.K. and its allies (by and large, the same junta of the Security
Council, nowadays). Since there was no United Nations, then, the U.K. and its allies went alone into a horrible war (to say the least), riding the same wave, more or less, they ride these days, i.e. "The International Community."    

History does, sometimes, repeats itself. Although time has moved on, the objective has
remained, almost entirely, the same.

The names of "The International Community's" "asinine generals," as described by Dr. Dan Todman (2009). Generals in Afghanistan and Iraq, are different from the "asinine" generals' names, then, during WWI. But, the same military rank and mindset still prevail, after 95 years on.*

According to Todman (2009), "'Everybody knows' what World War One was like and what it meant. Modern Britons think of the war as a muddy, bloody mess, a futile massacre in which a generation of young men were slaughtered at the behest of asinine generals" *

"The International Community" of the old \ new colonial powers, by the same token, launched WWII (1938 -1945) unilaterally. In both wars, more than a hundred million people were killed.

Many more were injured and maimed. Those who survived, according to Todman, either ended in
psychiatry clinics, committed suicide, or spent what was left of their life, writing poetry. 

Thus, the victorious emerging states, in 1945, determined the fate of the World. For instance, under
the umbrella of "The International Community" i.e., which is still an exclusive community, gave (literally gave) Palestine to the Zionists.

The U.K., which led the jungle's orchestra, was present in Palestine as an occupying force. Therefore, it
was not that hard to hand Palestine to the Zionists, based on Balfour's all but disgraceful promise to the Jews.

Even at the time of writing, "The International Community"  of the five permanent member states in the Security Council, pressurize Palestinians to resume 'peace' negotiations with Israel "with or without" freezing Illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands, albeit, President Obama has made "freezing settlements" his main foreign policy in the Middle East since he took office a year ago.

Nevertheless, since "The International community" is absolutely, undemocratic, completely, intergovernmental, a total abuse of power, and a blatant naked rip off, the World is expected to see more surprises.

Reference Note:

Todman, 2009, WWI in Depth, BBC on Line.

Professor, Dr. Ali Al-Hail, Professor of Mass Communication, Twice Fulbright Award Winner, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Vice-President Of Qatar Fulbright Group, CSR Award Judge, Lecturer in Psychosomatics, Management Trainer and Board Member of AUSACE, ASC, IABD, NEBAA, BEA, IMDA and EAJMC American Associations.                 





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