by J. D. Heyes, NaturalNews.com
Liberal foreign policy wonks have always held up the United Nations as a model for global diplomacy and management, even touting the institution as a viable instrument of what world government can and should look like.
Only, the UN is anything but a panacea for global governance. And, while the case can legitimately be made that the traditional nation-state model has not always been successful, at least, in most cases, nation-states are held accountable.
Not so much, the UN.
Case in point: In recent days, reports have noted that in many cases UN peacekeepers — always advertised as a benevolent force for good — are not quite the virtuous souls they are often made out to be. In fact, they can be downright counterproductive and even harmful to the aggrieved populations they are tasked with protecting.
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