The UN has lost all credibility and many real victims now suffer.
Most are familiar with the famous child's tale about the boy who cried wolf. On too many occasions he would claim that he was being endangered by a wolf and fool the well-meaning village folks who came running to his aid. They would be met with the boy giggling at their gullibility. Alas, when his life was really in jeopardy by a wolf and he cried out for help, none came to assist him. He had totally destroyed his credibility and the good-will of his neighbors by his repeated lies.
Today we are witnessing a tragic expression of this lesson on a global scale. And what makes is all the more distressing is that the victims generally are not the perpetrators of the lie; they do not deserve the punishment, as the boy in the fable did.