Ever notice how a child, when they misbehave, looks around with a sense of foreboding or fear? They know they have done wrong and are waiting for the expected consequences. Present and aware parents are there to respond...the child suffers the consequences that the child expects, and the learning about life in civilized society continues.
But...what about families where that doesn't happen? No consequences. Soon the child comes to believe that whatever instincts he or she was born with can be discounted as inconvenient and an impediment to doing whatever it is he or she wants. Is it any surprise when those children break the law, both in their early as well as later years?
And...what about countries and ideological groups? Does the same apply?
When, as an example, Hamas launches missiles at Israel, and the United Nations and others defend the practice...is that not the same as not visiting consequences for "bad" behavior? And...I would suggest...that to allow that to happen over time, is to invite the presumption that there are no consequences and thus invite an escalation of such unacceptable behavior.
Hamas must be punished...or eliminated. Which is not clear, but one or the other will happen. But...I think that the United Nations is complicit in encouraging Hamas to believe that they would not suffer consequences for the killing of Israelis or for the destruction of the Israeli State.
Such thinking and behavior should never be rewarded or approved. The United States of America should cease funding the U.N. Other nations routinely fail to pay their dues; America should stop paying money to an organization that encourages violence toward others.