Such as the US decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, a fatal blow to the Security Council.
Since the San Francisco Conference at the end of the Second World War and the United Nations, it has ensured collective security worldwide, through a hybrid system that blends the General Assembly, where each State has one vote, and the Security Council, In the war, and then when the word of the five permanent members of the Council is not respected, the entire system collapses, and this is what happened recently.
The representatives of all United Nations Member States were astounded by this decision. Here we must understand what has happened and not interact with it emotionally, by interpreting the event through personal friendship between US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, or even evoking the weight of evangelical Christians in the circle Voters to tramp in the upcoming presidential election.
The United States now looks less than its main rivals, Russia and China, and has retreated from its “extraordinary” doctrine. This is not the first time and will not be the last, whatever the consequences.
The United States has a special history that it always pays to think of as members of a hardline religious sect expelled from Europe and brought into the new world to establish what the world’s first democratic nation, the Fathers of the Pilgrims, considers Mayflower. They consider themselves a beacon of light and a model for all who have the task of embracing the world for the concept of divine will.
Indeed, former President Woodrow Wilson negotiated the establishment of the League of Nations in Paris in 1919. The first collective security organization was established by French Nobel laureates Aristide Bryan and Leon Bourgois.
The League of Nations affirmed the equality of each state, but failed to recognize the equality of peoples, which allowed colonialism to continue in the form of instruments of mandate. Former US President Wilson returned to the United States after long negotiations, which shocked Congress. He overwhelmingly refused to join the League , The same shock today after a century.
Contrary to popular belief, the United States has values ​​and ideals of democracy over its territory, but refuses to consider itself equal. By their supposed exception, they are not, and do not want to be, like other nations.
This doctrine has been a reference for all presidents of the United States, without exception, both Republicans and Democrats over the past two centuries, a common doctrine of the two parties, which they share with other countries such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and South Africa.
But these elements need to be integrated and prepared for their consequences, as Russia and China have long expected.
The United Nations will certainly be torn apart in the coming years, but this will not, as happened during the Cold War, divide the world into two camps through a new iron curtain, but a legal divide between the United States and its allies, On the other hand, Russia, China and their allies, who control international law. Negotiating the relationship between the two blocs that will come to light is only for Washington, Moscow and Beijing.

Translated from Alwatan News Syria

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