Putin’s Straight Talk UN Address – Stephen Lendman

In stark contrast to duplicitous Western politicians, notable US ones, especially its White House incumbent, Putin’s remarks feature straight talk, saying what he means and meaning what he says.

Always refreshingly straightforward, what he says is important to hear.

On Tuesday, during the UN’s 75th anniversary year, he delivered a pre-recorded address to the General Assembly, some of its highlights below.

Noting the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 at an enormous cost in vast destruction, loss of human lives and suffering, Putin stressed that the post-war world order was built on the UN Charter’s foundation.

Representing core post-WW II international law, it’s repeatedly breached by the US, its imperial partners, and Israel in pursuit of their imperial agendas.

Russia operates by a higher standard, supporting world peace, stability, cooperation among all nations, and confrontation with none — differences and disagreements when exist resolved diplomatically.

Putin stressed that UN Charter principles “include the equality of sovereign states, non-interference with their domestic affairs, the right of peoples to determine their own future, non-use of force or the threat of force, and political settlement of disputes.”

Russia under his leadership observes the letter and spirit of the above principles — polar operates how US-dominated NATO states operate, breaching the rule of law, smashing nations to control them, a force of pure evil, not good.

Established in 1945 to prevent the scourge of another devastating global war, the world body was largely co-opted to serve US-led Western interests.

Its secretary general and other key officials are installed by Washington with input from its imperial partners.

Instead of pursuing a new era of world peace and stability, endless wars by hot and other means raged with no end of them in prospect since establishment of the world body.

Instead of adhering to UN Charter principles, its secretariat, other organs, and key departments consistently breach them.

Instead of opposing US-led aggression, key UN officials support it by failing to denounce what no one should be silent about.

Instead of supporting victims of aggression, they tacitly back perpetrators by failing to demand accountability for their high crimes.

Instead of demanding respect for the sovereign rights of all nations,  free from foreign interference according to international law, the UN secretary general and other key officials ignore US/NATO/Israeli aggression, state terror, and other high crimes of war and against humanity — tacitly supporting what demands condemnation.

My views above differ from Putin’s, saying “the UN has been ably fulfilling its mission of protecting peace, promoting sustainable development of the peoples and continents, and providing assistance in mitigating local crises.”

If only it was so. It hasn’t been throughout most of the post-WW II period because of US use of the world body to pursue its hegemonic aims, its secretaries general and other key officials operating as US imperial tools.

Putin’s Straight Talk UN Address

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