Daniele Ganser, Friedensforschung

Stop Lying: Why The United Nations Must Fail If Member States Mislead The Security Council. A Case Study Of The Bay Of Pigs Invasion And The Cuban Missile Crisis back

Title
Stop Lying: Why The United Nations Must Fail If Member States Mislead The Security Council. A Case Study Of The Bay Of Pigs Invasion And The Cuban Missile Crisis
Date
01. 12. 2010
Erschienen bei
Revue de l'Association Française pour les Nations Unies, 2010 - 2, Volume 29, publiziert im Dezember 2010
Pages
20
ISSN
ISSN 1281-3389
Language
english
Country
France
PDF
open article
This paper presents specific cases when UN members were lying in the Security Council and in the General Assembly. The paper argues that lies are not harmless. Much to the contrary. Lies can cause very serious damage to the functioning of the UN and destroy trust and peaceful coexistence among nations. The paper, based on an analysis of official UN records, presents data from the conflict between the US and Cuba between 1959 and 1962 in the context of the Bay of Pigs invasion and the missile crisis. The paper concludes, with reference to the lies which preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2003, that the problem persists to this present day.