The website, Growls, says:
[…]The U.S. has been the largest financial supporter of the U.N. since the organization’s founding in 1945. The U.S. is currently assessed 22 percent of the U.N. regular budget and more than 27 percent of the U.N. peacekeeping budget. In dollar terms, the Administration’s budget for FY 2011 requested $516.3 million for the U.N. regular budget and more than $2.182 billion for the peacekeeping budget.
However, the U.S. also provides assessed financial contributions to other U.N. organizations…[…]
And so far, it looks like the United Nations won’t bite the hand that feeds it.
[ Does a thief have a right to defend stolen property? Does a country have a right to defend stolen property?
The correct answers are: No and Yes. You see a country cannot be a thief. Many countries have changed hands over the course of history. Israel is just one of the latest countries that has changed hands. In the case of Israel, there is no need to go back several hundred years. The United Nation’s acquisition of Israel was like – yesterday.
And the current war that Israel is engaged in pits standing military units against a very vulnerable organization that refuses to give in to land theft while Christians and Jews have acclimated. And the war addresses two Israeli government problems – one with its citizens and one with Hamas. Killing two birds with one stone is efficient – right?
President Jimmy Carter had a better, more civilized approach. However, we are in the Bush(George W.) era now. The difference is peace and war]