Bill: Well, in some ways, Yes. But people are also arguing that sometimes the United Nations should take into account population size and not just the political power. A nd remember China and India have huge populations.
Emmanuelle: But I think they are going to change their position on their composition of the Security Council.
Bill: People have been talking about that for a long time.
Scott: There are only 5 countries in that now.
Timothy: Yeah, but the S ecurity C ouncil cannot work because there are like five people who have veto power and if one of these 5 countries find that they will not profit from (an agreement) they could say "no." So".
Emmanuelle: Look what happened with Syria.
Timothy: Yeah, that's what happened with Syria. That's what happened with Tibet.
Scott: They're in danger of slipping into irrelevancy because they're not the five major powers anymore.
Bill: So then other world bodies will assume some of the responsibilities. For example, NATO, which was originally a military organization, is now carrying other functions. For example, it's still a military power in Afghanistan even though it's still largely an American force, but they're other countries who are also sending forces. And the interesting thing is that because the leadership is still largely American some of the other countries who are uncomfortable with the way decisions are made have decided to withdraw their forces. Which means that America is contemplating or compromising some of its decisions.
Emmanuelle: The French, now with their new president, Hollande, has announced that by the end of the year they will be out.
Timothy: Well, the only reason they are in Afghanistan is for oil. And the oil will largely go to America.
Scott: They have other minerals too.
Timothy: But, it's not a major threat. They're not fighting for survival of America. They are fighting for oil. They're not fighting for survival. They're fighting so some of the other countries could get a little more powerful.
Bill: Or, some of the commercial corporations will be able to move in.