THE UN, double standard and deadly organization

Lavrov’s speech is very important for student in international relations as he can learn something about relationships between states per definition equal within the United Nations organisation. But the real background of international relations lies on power relations and on the supremacy of western powers which created in the aftermath of the WWI the League of Nations used to legitimize and perpetuate the hegemony of the West following the dismantlement of old empires such as Ottoman Empire, Austro Hungarian empire, Tsarist Russian empire, by imposing the purported principle of self determination. Except the period of the USSR playing a counterweight to western hegemony, from 1945 to 1991, the UN was but a mere tool into the hands of the USA and its European and no European vassals, used to legitimize their endless wars and to punish through deadly economic sanctions like in Iraq after the first Gulf war in 1991, recalcitrant and disobedient regimes mostly in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Lavrov accused the United Nations of double standard in international relations, but the double standard is not new, it is inherent to the very functioning of this organisation. in his historical speech on september 19, 2007, former Libyan leader Muammar Kadafi called for the relocation of the UN and the abolition of the Security Council, the same body that voted the resolution of NO FLY ZONE in 2011 leading to NATO’s aggression against Libya and the murder of Kadaffi himself in October of that year.