Skip to comments.Annan asks US and EU to act on global security
Posted on 02/14/2005 5:46:11 AM PST by Alex Marko
The United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has called on the US and the EU to do more for the world's long-term collective security.
Speaking at a security conference in Munich on Sunday (13 February), the UN chief praised co-operation between American and European allies in post-war Iraq, but suggested that they should "do something more this year: to think ahead, and to help plant the seeds of long term collective security".
The request was related to Mr Annan's own blueprint for "the most far-reaching reform of the international security system since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945".
The changes should match a transformed security environment in the world and make the UN more capable in tackling new global threats. Mr Annan suggested that given the cross-border and instant character of the current dangers, the participating states should realise their mutual vulnerability.
"So, in this era of interdependence, let us banish from our minds the thought that some threats affect only some of us. We all share a responsibility for each other's security, and we must work together to build a safer world. Indeed, in strengthening the security of others, we protect the security of our own".
New UN strategy against terrorism The UN chief proposed action in strengthening world collective defences mainly in relation to nuclear proliferation, where the plan is to introduce tougher inspection rules and other concrete steps on disarmament.
He is also set to present a new UN strategy against terrorism, including a proposal to set up a trust fund for member states to meet their anti-terrorism obligations and a new globally accepted definition of terrorism.
Mr Annan is planning to introduce the strategy in March in Madrid, a year after the deadly terrorist attacks in the city.
The UN reforms will also include proposals for new collective tools to "win peace" in post-conflict areas and improve the bodys capability of peacekeeping.
A serious situation in Sudan was singled out as on the highest alert for the international community.
"Those organizations with real capacity and NATO as well as the EU are well represented in this room must give serious consideration to what in practical terms they can do to help end this tragedy", said Mr Annan.
The annual security conference in Munich was dominated by the relationship between the United States and Europe, with a focus upon future links between NATO and the EU's developing security capability.
Thus the smoke screen begins! He's trying to divert attention from the Oil for Food Scam!
THROW THE UN OUT OF THE US!
Will someone please tell me just when the hell
Kofi Annan will finally just shut the feck up.
Stuff it, Coughie. We're not the world's policemen.
Wasn't this the same guy who called the war to enforce UN Resolution 1441 "illegal?" And weren't the guys who were going to veto its enforcement the French? Somebody needs to work a little harder here, but it isn't the U.S.
A little late ain't he?
Yeah, well, when we finally did do something about it, Kofi called it illegitimate. Sorry Kofi, you're a day late and a dollar short. (Maybe you can dip into those Oil For Food funds and come up with some more)
Collective U.S. Memo to Annan: "Bite me and get out of US"
I personally feel quite secure now that His Excellence is FINALLY going to offer a definition for terrorism! I mean, it must be real frustrating for the UN-o-crats to be fighting something which they can't even define!
Struggling for relevance.
I think the UN may buckle under the weight of all the scandal.
Annan . . . the Chief Gear-Mucker-Upper at the UN . . . doesn't want us to ACT.
He just wants our . . .
THIS IS HUGH!!!!!!!
Kofi should go on TV today and announce that all Marxist/Islamofascist terror organizations and their supporting states are now illegal and all efforts to defang the dogs will commence in two weeks.
The UN will then throw out all states sponsoring terrorism starting with Iran, Syria and North Korea. Next, all totalitarian regimes will be removed unless there are democratic elections in the next 120 days. Finally, all functions outside of UNICEF and the innoculation programs will be disbanded.
Hey, that works for me. Finally, Gaza will be the new home of the UN.
Good luck getting the EU to do any world "policing".
As seen, anytime the EU acts with the UN, it turns into a pedophile child sex ring, along with child-slave marketing, and the usual UN corruption.
When the USA acts, the EU and UN fear their corruption rings will be exposed, as was clearly exposed in Iraq.
What Kofi really means, is he wants the USA to provide all the person and equipment power, but be ordered around by the UN, and the EU.
The UN story hasn't changed. They've always wanted control of the world's military forces.
The difference is that now Europe has very little in the way of military forces, so basically what they want now is control of the US military.
Bingo. The misguided reference to the EU, a group whose main purpose is trade and economic integration and which, with the exception of Britain, doesn't have the military muscle to handle problems on its own door step, indicates that he's a little bit panicked about the scandal. And he should be.
Free countries cannot peacefully co-exist with dictatorships. The UN is a futile and naive attempt to square that circle. A proper agenda for the free world is to organise how they're going to crush the dictatorships, before the dictatorships crush them.
The idiot heading the UN should take a AK-47 and go police his own world....coward that he is....OUT OF THE US. UN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By his statements he seems to think that John Kerry won the election and we'll only act when and where he tells us.
In short, he and the EU and go pound sand.
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