U.N. accuses Islamic State of mass killings

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Stivg wrote:

What…no mass demonstrations against this? You’d think Reuters would be reporting this aspect of the story with the proper distress and personal anecdotes.

Aug 25, 2014 10:22am EDT  --  Report as abuse
KaosRex wrote:

OK? Very nice noticing that fact. What now? What action are you going to take besides just talking about it. United Nations is the most dysfunctional organization in the world. Waste of money, especially for USA taxpayers who foot most the bill.

Aug 25, 2014 10:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Volcilord wrote:

Its nice to know that the UN is against ISIS. But then not many like President Assad either.

Aug 25, 2014 10:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
gentalman wrote:

Only words.No action!

Aug 25, 2014 10:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
chaemeleo wrote:

The UN is so cute, criticizing a criminal organization about committing war crimes. ISIS is not a signatory to Geneva or the UN (or anything else) and aren’t bound by any conventions that so-called ‘civilized’ states are.

Aug 25, 2014 11:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Loucleve wrote:

“May amount to war crimes”? May?

This has only been going on now for about 2 months. Where the heck have they been, Pluto?

Aug 25, 2014 12:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Epurifier wrote:

Did the UN and the rest of the world forget about the 500 Yazidis that were buries alive? What? No mention of that by the United Nations?

How come the United nations does not recognize 30 million Kurdish nation?
Give me a break for wanting to destroy UN. Will You?

Aug 25, 2014 12:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mustafaspeaks wrote:

What about the war crimes of the United States and its allies in the area? Those go far beyond anything that ISIS could possibly do.

Aug 25, 2014 12:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnGlobe wrote:

Calling terrorism in Syria as a “civil war” is an insult to humanity. The majority of the terrorists are either members of ISIS or other Al Qaeda affiliated groups such as Jabhit Al Nasrah. Politicians in the West appear to lack moral clarity and are selective in labeling any group a terrorist one.

Aug 25, 2014 12:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

Brought to you by… The United Nations… ‘Stating the obvious and doing nothing about it, for over 50 years’

Aug 25, 2014 12:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Oh – so the UN finally noticed – only took them like 50 years… ?

Aug 25, 2014 1:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SenileSilly wrote:

Ooohh … I feel a strongly worded letter coming! Just like the Israelis, ISIS will drop their weapons and voluntarily walk into the Hague for prosecution…

Hey UN, here’s an idea. Why not start with the people funding IS – the Saudis and Qataris ???

Aug 25, 2014 1:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

The UN is a joke. ISIS are criminal Sunnis. The inmates will make great terrorists. ISIS means business and it’s time to slaughter islamic radicals for a change. Let’s “Git Er Done” -Larry the C.

Aug 25, 2014 2:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
laserron wrote:

Really shocking that the UN actually made a declaration against an actual terrorist group. As a US Citizen I think any support for the UN is a waste of my tax dollars. Captain Obvious at work here.

Aug 25, 2014 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
speakfreely wrote:

The UN is only making its obligatory peace statement. Nothing is going to come out of the UN because Russia will veto any actions….except ones it proposes.

Let’s see. Russia invaded E. Ukraine with their heavy weaponry saying it was the rebels. Who’s to know which country bombs N. Syria where ISIS/ISIL has safe havens? It could be the anti-ISIS/ISIL Muslims from other Arab countries bordering Syria. You’d think they’d welcome ISIS/ISIL being eliminated.

Besides, what will Syria do? Send fighter jets to protect ISIS/ISIL? Maybe Syria’s true goal in a secret pact is to let ISIS/ISIL eliminate the Muslims that Syria wants eliminated. Why would it matter to Syria that ISIS/ISIL is bombed and the lands it captured are freed from ISIS/ISIL control?

Aug 25, 2014 3:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reality2Day wrote:

@dd606 wrote:

Brought to you by… The United Nations… ‘Stating the obvious and doing nothing about it, for over 50 years’

The UN is grand notion, but quite impotent. Citizens of member countries pay to support it and all it can do is issue a weak statement “accusing” the Islamic State of “mass killings”, not “murder”, “religious purges” or “ethnic cleansing” Killing is a pretty lame word in their condemnation.

They can barely supply and support their peacekeeping missions abroad at present, little only agree to create an UN expeditionary force to go fight and destroy the Islamic State. Oh, that’s right, they protect innocent people in war ravaged regions by the peaceful means of keeping the warring parties apart. The UN has lost credibility.

Aug 25, 2014 3:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hedonikos wrote:

I get the feeling that Nations are not United. Instead of making really dumb statements like “MAY have committed war crimes” how about doing something really far fetched and do what you are designed to do. Unite nations so that we can actually take care of this cancer. Here’s an idea. Unite the Mideast and let them take care of the feces called ISIS. It’s in their toilet anyway.

Aug 25, 2014 4:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

The UN! ISIL must really be scared now.

Aug 25, 2014 4:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Factoidz wrote:

Ha ha, the UN helped carve out a piece of Palestine and start calling it “ISrael” in 1948, they are responsible!

Aug 25, 2014 4:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JozJag wrote:

Ok, now this will spell the end of ISIS! The all powerful UN, has spoken. It will only be a few days before ISIS changes it’s ways. Thank UN for doing another great job!

Aug 25, 2014 6:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SoutherRican wrote:

Yes War Crimes, but what we forget is that worst a conviction will get you at International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands is life. With life some political solution maybe arrived at in the future where the criminal may get a pardon, and free to repeat the offense again. On the other hand Hanging like those found guilty of Crimes against Humanity after World War2, left them unable to reopen their Butcher shop again.

Aug 25, 2014 6:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MaskOfZero wrote:

“may” have committed war crimes?

The reason the UN does not work is because includes every state in the world, regardless of their politics.

A noble notion in theory, but in practice–unworkable.

It’s very obvious why it does not work: nations such as China and the Soviet Russia have veto powers and permanent seats on the Security Council.

There should a United Democratic Nations of the World organization–cut out the dictatorships, and suddenly the organization has the semblance of a chance at working.

As for Syria, Libya and Iraq–who do you back when so many of the main players are brutal murderers?

It’s a Hobson’s choice–and whatever choice is made may backfire.

Aug 25, 2014 10:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jane24 wrote:

And the UN “condemning” something is going to achieve what? Totally ineffectual organization imo.

Aug 25, 2014 11:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnJohn70 wrote:

Well, Israel is doing mass killings in Gaza, why put all the blame on the IS?

Aug 26, 2014 4:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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