By YENA SEO, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (expository)
While the Historical United Nations Security Council has struggled to address growing tensions in the Iran-Azerbaijan conflict, issues relating to communism have continued to emerge in Greece, drawing the council’s attention towards the Mediterranean once again.
The Historical UNSC was informed of two incidents that angered communist citizenry in Greece. A Greek communist bed and breakfast was targeted and blown up, while another explosion destroyed an oil rig off the Greek coast.
Several countries recommended that the observational forces previously created by the Historical UNSC should be used to control the quickly unraveling conflict in Greece. However, some countries noted that the conflict needed to settle before the committee took action, stating that the Historical UNSC would not be able to facilitate progress in the areas until the conflicts were resolved.
Unfortunately, the Historical UNSC was unable to pass a directive taking tangible action against the attacks due to a lack of consensus among the member nations, particularly the Permanent 5 states. In response to the committee’s lack of progress, the United Kingdom noted that it would be taking unilateral action on the crisis in Greece.
“I am tired of explosions in Greece,” the delegate from the United Kingdom said. “I’m not tired of people being blamed for them, I’m tired of them happening.”
Some member nations were sympathetic towards the Communists who were targeted in the attacks. The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) has been at odds with the Greek government for years, with both sides committing atrocities against the other. Several nations noted that it was the failure of the Historical UNSC that led to the growth of the communist issue, stating that the international community neglected to pay attention.
“We also need to remember to respect and consider the rights of the Communists in Greece,” the delegate from Poland said. “Communists still have human rights and should have access to justice.”
Despite intense debate, the Historical UNSC failed to address issues quickly, as they soon became privy to the tragic assassination of Josip Broz Tito, the President of Yugoslavia. As Tito addressed the committee, he drank from a cup which turned out to be poisoned, and fell dead in front of the members of the Historical UNSC.
With anti-Communist sentiment on the rise throughout Europe and the tragic death of President Tito, it is more crucial now than ever before that the Historical United Nations Security Council put aside their differences to address the ongoing crisis in Greece. The Greek citizenry has called for international action to protect their livelihoods and countries from future bombing attacks and assassination attempts.
The Historical United Nations Security Council must address anti-Communist sentiment that has sowed conflict in Greece and across Europe.