By Nicole Cennamo
NEW YORK - The United Nations Security Council was briefed by the American CIA regarding the movement of an unknown organization in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Although the council agreed that further investigation was crucial, a chasm soon emerged and polarized the committee into two ideological blocs over determining the best course of action. Due to the ambiguity of information provided by the briefing, Uruguay, Egypt, and China believed that a diplomatic solution would best ensure that the situation did not escalate into one of heated conflict.
However, not all countries were content with a diplomacy. After employing its own intelligence agencies to evaluate the claims made by the CIA, the Russian Federation advised the Security Council to act both firmly and decisively by militarizing troops in these regions, a sentiment strongly supported by New Zealand and Japan. According to these delegates, “soft actions are ineffective” and a “multilateral push” is imperative to prevent potential civilian casualties.
But following New Zealand's discovery that this unknown organization bears a black flag limned with arabic writing, the former hesitation of the Security Council to take military action dissipated. Emphasizing the necessity of the newly formed military coalition between the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and itself, the United States reminded its fellow delegates that the increasing tension in the Middle East is evidence that the committee must respond immediately in order to stop a coup d'etat from occurring in Turkey and Syria. The Russian Federation added to the United States’ proposal, arguing that this is “not does not seem to be a coup d’etat, but an invasion.”
Before the conclusion of Thursday night’s committee session, a representative of the Syrian government informed the Security Council that President Bashar al-Assad “will not condone any interference of Syrian autonomy” and is prepared to take “swift and brutal” action against Western countries who indeed choose to deploy troops. Refusing to answer any questions voiced by the United States, the representative left the committee in protest, stressing to the council that Syria intends to solve the problem “with peace and freedom for all.”