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The U.S. pays more than its ‘fair share’ to the UN

Posted: May 5, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: May 5, 2014 2:00 a.m.

On Sunday, The Signal posted a letter from Dan Frye lauding the UN and supporting our country’s participation in that organization. 

As part of that letter he wrote, “The U.S. has fallen behind on its dues to UN peacekeeping ...”

As far as I’m concerned, “UN” stands for Useless Nations.

It’s nothing but a “We Hate America” club, heavily funded by us and located in our country, allowing tin-pot dictators and banana republics a forum in which they can excoriate us to their hearts’ content while at the same time trying to figure out some way to get their mitts on even more of our money.

As to “peacekeeping dues,” if anything underlines the uselessness of the UN, it’s its “peacekeeping” efforts.

Those blue-helmeted troops in war zones don’t do anything other than stand there impotently while the country they’re in burns to the ground around them.

Rwanda, Somalia, Angola, Afghanistan ... there’s a long list of “peacekeeping” failures.

The very few times they actually do accomplish anything occur because this country — the USofAthat’s supposedly “behind” on its peacekeeping dues — foots the bill to put in place our own military forces willing and able to actually engage anyone. 

Further, we alone fund 22 percent of the UN’s budget and 28 percent of its “peacekeeping” budget, not inclusive of our own military expenditures.

I think we’re paying far more than our “fair share” for such a ridiculous and hostile organization; we pay twice as much as the next largest “contributor,” Japan, at 10.8 percent.

Frankly, I’d like to see them kicked out of this country, “relocated” to Geneva, maybe.

Let them hate us from somewhere else.


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