What mandate does the UN carry, outside of sanctions. What would it take for the UN to exercise military might in a country? How many deaths are needed to justify something more than sanctions? Is there a chart?
Stern Warning - 15,000 deaths.
Sanctions - 50,000 deaths.
Military Action - 1,000,000 deaths.
actually, looking at the iraq its
Sanctions - 250000 direct result of regime, hundreds of thousands directly effected by sanctions
Military action - 10 000 or so, the majorty not a result of occupating forces