Relying on International Law, or some other “internationalist” construct to adjudicate conflict and promote “world-peace” is a silly fantasy. Think about it. The UN is simply a collection of individual countries, each with their own set of intrigues and self-interested motivations; the UN can never be disinterested, or “objective.”
Sadly, Barack Obama appears not to have figured this out. Reuters reports that in Obama’s most recent statement regarding the Russian bombing of Georgia, he calls on the UN Security Council to “try to help bring about a peaceful resolution.”
Someone should tell Obama how ridiculous he sounds. The UN cannot facilitate “peace talks” between Russia and Georgia; Russia has a permanent seat on the Security Council and exercises veto power over any United Nations action.