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NY Post Columnist Blasts U.N.

Friday, 21 September 2001 12:00 AM

"It's time for the United Nations to get the hell out of town," she writes, venting her fury at an organization that "functions as an international megaphone through which every Third World dictatorship vents its fury at our way of life."

Peyser wonders, in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, why the U.N. is so uncharacteristically quiet. "But where are the resolutions? The outrage? The deep, heartfelt expressions of regret? Not here. Not now. And certainly not for us."

In an op-ed piece in Friday's New York Times, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan describes the terrorist strikes as "an attack on all humanity," and he says he has expressed "the complete solidarity of the United Nations with Americans in their grief."

He notes that the U.N. Security Council and the General Assembly have joined him in condemning the attacks and voted to support actions taken against those responsible.

"Of this solidarity, let no one be in doubt."

Anan says the United Nations is "uniquely positioned" to advance the effort to defeat "common enemies."

However, he warns against targeting peoples and regions because of the "unspeakable" acts of individuals. "While the world must recognize that there are enemies common to all societies, it must equally understand that they are not, are never, defined by religion or national descent."

Healso said the world must "address the conditions that permit the growth of such hatred and depravity," and he specifically mentions "the ills of conflict, ignorance, poverty, and disease."

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