Is the UN living up to its charter?
New documentary about organization raises questions
- Duration 6:14
- Date Jul 12, 2012
New documentary about organization raises questions
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-- with the United Nations -- in our organization committed to among other things peace and security.
And human rights.
But a documentary is raising some serious concerns about whether the UN is actually living up to its charter.
And the filmmaker on her -- it's asked some really tough questions about you and and -- do you think.
-- -- Take a -- I think you have to find terrorists.
Who attended -- the United Nations so far has not been able to -- fine -- -- The UN member states have not been able to agree upon -- definition of terrorism -- This initial study raises a very difficult thing and he's one of the -- -- song in the United Nations.
My own view quite frankly is that terrorism is rather elect mammography might not be able to define -- but you know it when you -- -- -- -- -- -- The man who asked that question co director writer producer star as well.
The documentary you and me which is out on dvd for all to see today so I mean why why could they define terrorism.
Well first -- thank you.
Having me and I'm glad you do -- -- -- You know John is a great anchor is a good command.
Not but not saint John's -- that's not you it's good to know that you just tell the truth from the get absolutely Santelli at this terrorism stuff why -- they define -- stuff they can't define it.
They don't want to define.
Because you define it that means you have to actually make judgments and you actually have to say -- U member state of the UN are actually committing terrorism.
And they don't want to do that.
Said they don't want to hold other member countries accountable what is emblematic of something bigger is not just about terrorists.
-- accountability is exactly right.
And that's why all the problems that we see there stem from the fact that -- it's opaque organization.
Despite the fact that should be the most you know free and open because -- management of all countries in the world.
And there's actually no accountability you put those two things together -- the insanity of the United Nations.
Being at the beginning of the documentary make it very clear this is an organization that has provided vaccinations for tens of thousands of people.
Has fed the hungry has gone into war zones where no one else wants to be.
So -- making this documentary.
Does the good outweighs some of the -- he found.
In my view now I think the good is great I think -- -- continue doing that but the core mission is really security global security.
And you were better off -- society and in almost every measurable way in terms of access to food and to medicine.
And poverty rates.
But when it comes security -- worse off than we did and why is that the United Nations core mission is to make the world more secure and they they failed miserable.
Is interesting that you bring that out because as I was watching the documentary there's a lot of big news stories that.
You really are still among us that you covered -- as you covered in this fight your journey in making this documentary we're seeing.
On the screen there I believe a reenactment of what happened in the wind -- -- like to go to another clip.
When you were asking in exploring.
The in inspecting agency.
And the UN when it comes to nuclear power nuclear weapon IE IAEA.
With -- Look at that -- I think this is established it's clear you're not doing nuclear weapons and he made the argument very fine.
But if you didn't go nuclear weapon -- country we -- first.
The question is wrong so have you word you're not -- nuclear weapons.
So attending a 100% so regulated -- and now -- -- -- like the idea that's gonna for me.
Let's go straight to the other -- as well.
When -- -- -- look at what potentially was happening inside Iran.
The levies on facility in Iran was outed as a nuclear weapons site.
The I eight.
A year and a half later.
In the -- Publicly available satellite imagery showed that the entire site was raised.
Including the removal the first six feet of topsoil eliminating all traces of evidence.
The IAEA consider the matter closed.
Eight EA is something we talk about a lot because we're still talking about whether or not some of these inspectors can get into Iran -- in your opinion.
Not worth any thing.
You know they're actually better now that this new head of the IEA -- is taken over from ElBaradei.
But the reality hasn't changed at all is that they simply don't have any kind of -- They can't get access to him even they had the best of intentions which I'm not sure they do.
They can get in there because of the system is so screwed.
So let me ask you this taxpayers contribute eight billion dollars in that in the latest check in 2000 intend to the US and we pay for next days right are taxpayers apps we're doing that right.
That's about 25%.
Of what the UN gets.
Do you think our country can effect change in the UN or do you think that the UN is just on this course and and -- can stop some of the things that in your opinion.
Are happening and counterproductive.
And -- 64000 our question really be a billion dollar question and the answer is I think that if we actually got serious about our money.
And we said where we -- it's not fund these these bodies in the UN if you continue down this path.
I think that could have an effect they can't really function that our money.
We've never gotten serious about it not with Republican administrations and certainly not do bomb registration has been trying to raise that DUS profile on the level at the human.
So I think that if we got serious about it I think that could be fundamental change but I hadn't seen in -- -- Democrats -- You knew the UN movie dot com -- out on dvd today on me.
Thank you for your time and thank you for the document -- certainly gives -- to think about -- a letter things appreciate it.
-- we have a statement as well from the United Nations spokesman for the Secretary General he says quote when asked about this documentary.
Many things are rated -- produced about the United Nations year in and year out.
And some are factual and -- others less so.
The public can judge for themselves from a variety of sources that value the entire UN family.
Brings to their lives globally and individually so that's a statement from the UN and again.
The documentary -- -- ever going to see as well John and maybe next documentary -- -- -- -- maybe we'll -- I think -- A major --