Monday 20 November 2017

World government a must

Madam -- In his column, (Sunday Independent, June 17) Eoghan Harris wrote of the need for a federal world government, "the kind that will be fast to use force against sadistic dictators like those in Syria".

I agree wholeheartedly. It is disgraceful that the international community stands idly by while Syrian people are routinely butchered by their own government.

For its part, the United Nations appears content to merely file reports for the media, and issue condemnatory statements. Sadly, one has come to expect little else from the UN. It has been apparent for years that it is not up to the task of protecting the innocent from brutal dictators.

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