A One World Army

'President Clinton recently tagged 'unilateralism' in foreign policy (once known as doing what is in the national interest) with the prime epithet of globalists: 'isolationism.' 'We don't want to run off into the future all by ourselves,' warned the President. 'And that means we have to work responsibly through these international organizations.

'The ongoing attempt to turn American military personnel into targets in an international 'peacekeeping' force in Bosnia indicates that this particular goal is on fast tract. Remember that previous Administrations said it was not in the U.S. interest to fight in Bosnia; yet 'peacekeeping' (where there is no peace) is now of vital enough interest that Defense Secretary William Perry claimed before a congressional hearing that it would be worth the lives of hundreds of U.S. servicemen.

'UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali supports 'universal' sovereignty -- which he would use to justify interference in the internal affairs of nations. In his 1992 Agenda for Peace, he called for 'preventive deployment' of UN troops and an international standing army of well-armed 'peace enforcement units.'

'Some nations are complying. For example, as the October 21st issue of The Economist reported, the Dutch agree the UN should have an independent force, and the Canadians 'propose a rapidly deployable headquarters that would be wholly at the UN's command.' The magazine explained: 'Officers seconded from national armies would form an advance planning cell at the UN, excused from day-to-day duties, finding out things such as the capacity of ports and runways at potential danger spots. When a crisis broke, the cell would convert itself immediately to an operational headquarters.'

'President Clinton has issued a still-classified directive about how to 'reform' multilateral peacekeeping operations. Why keep it secret? Already, the U.S. Army has a field manual on 'peace operations,' and American troops are now in Macedonia under UN auspices. Columnist Phyllis Schafly is one of many critics of such UN intrigues, pointing out that these peacekeepers are actually involved in fighting:

'The United States has no business engaging our military forces in the fights in Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda or Haiti. U.N. 'peacekeeping' operations now cost more than $3 billion a year. The only tangible result is subordinating U.S. armed forces to foreign commanders and foreign rules of engagement. That's obviously a Bill Clinton goal, which he set forth in his still-secret Presidential Decision Directive 25. That's obviously a U.N. goal, whose bureaucrats seek to set up the United Nations as a WORLD GOVERNMENT with its own POLICE FORCE.'

-- The New American, November 27, 1995.