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The International Community:

Terminology and Performance, Part II, The Non-Democratic Pact

By Ali Al-Hail, November 14, 2009


Ironically, the UN's Security Council's five permanent member states led International Community, have undemocratically, made up the notion of "The International Community." It's completely, intergovernmental.

Although, the governments of the five states, are democratically, to an extent, elected by the five states' voters through the ballot box, the term of "The International Community", have since its inception, never been voted for by these voters. Similarly, there is no involvement of parliaments, or other facets of democracy.

As a result, non of the civil society's organizations in the five states seem to endorse the notion. Nor, do the parliaments in the five states. 

Hence, many argue that the term of "The International Community", as such is an absolute abuse of power by the

UN's Security Council's five permanent member states. It's observably, a sheer act of dictatorship.

Critics of "The International community" (e.g., Richard Laming) maintain that, most of the International Community's performances in the World, lacked UN's mandates. Perhaps, the freshest example was the invasion of Iraq on March 20th, 2003, whereas the UN's Security Council's five member states, under the 'fabricated' banner of "The International Community" launched a war on Iraq without a mandate from the UN.

There are more recent examples such as that of Kosovo's war in 1999. There was yet again, no mandate from the UN.

The same 'illegal' "International Community" i.e., the five permanent member states of the UN's Security Council, has been hammering Iran over its alleged nuclear program. While, the Non aligned movement states which constitutes of more than 118 member states in the UN, have apparently, not opposed to Iran's peaceful nuclear program, the five states led "International Community", have persistently, been attempting to stop it, even if it's solely, utilized for peaceful purposes.

One presumes, as do many that, Israel with its powerful lobbies in the five states is behind such an indefatigable strive. The aim obviously, is for Israel to remain the only nuclear power in the region, since Israel is notoriously, renowned for possessing more than two hundred (200) nuclear heads, apart from other WMDs.

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, Psychosomatics' lecturer, Management Trainer and Board Member of AUSACE, ASC, IABD, NEBAA, BEA, IMDA and EAJMC American Associations.




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