What it boils down to is that the UN Security Council will consider a completely worthless resolution that has no teeth and offers only the hollow threat of drafting another worthless resolution if this one doesn't have them shaking. This is the same pattern we have seen continuously from that worthless organization.
Historically, UN resolutions do little more than constitute an international finger wag. The overwhelming majority of resolutions go unenforced and are summarily ignored by the offenders. No wonder so many nations were shocked when we actually enforced UN Resolution 1441 against Iraq. Had they known we would actually enforce the clause that threatened serious consequences, there's little doubt that the Chapter 7 clause would never have made it into the final draft.
So the pattern continues. Syria will be threatened with the diplomatic equivalent of a time out, but nothing of consequence will ever come of it. The UN will once again turn a blind eye to a nation that openly sponsors terrorism, conducts assassinations against other heads of state, and provides safe harbor for insurgents disrupting the peace process in Iraq. Once again, the UN has proven to be worthless. Two months ago I questioned why we spend a dime on UN dues when they are clearly a waste of money. That question is still valid today.
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