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Just to repeat my words. I only got home today so I might have missed things. :)

Still, you wanna give Sudan or Burma a veto power on how we might deploy troops?

NATO certainly isn´t perfect but at least every NATO government is responsible to its voters. Am I wrong to assume that this isn´t the case in most countries now members of the UN?

by Detlef (Detlef1961_at_yahoo_dot_de) on Sat Jul 22nd, 2006 at 04:25:20 PM EST
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In NATO nothing matters except the opinion of the US. NATO also represents the interests of "the West". It is not neutral. The UN is neutral. Most UN members are, in fact, formal democracies:
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And Sudan or Burma don't have veto. That is an American anti-UN talking point. They can't block General Assembly resolutions or Security Council resolutions, should they get to sit on the Security Council. The last time Sudan was in the UNSC was in 1973, and Burma/Myanmar has never been.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jul 22nd, 2006 at 04:51:38 PM EST
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