Cornell University political scientist.
Obama Nominee Has No
U.N. or Diplomatic Experience
. Twenty-two months into his administration and almost a year since
a previous effort failed, President Obama has nominated an envoy to the United Nations with a mandate focusing
on reform. The delay in putting in place a U.S. permanent representative for U.N. management and reform
has drawn fire over the past year. Critics said the delay suggested the administration does not prioritize
reform of the organization that gets more than one-fifth of its operating budget from the U.S.
Watch out for "Ecocide"
a term coined by the former British barrister Polly Higgins, comes with a proposal that asks the United Nations
to recognize it as a fifth "crime against peace" — one that could be prosecuted by the International Criminal
Court alongside "genocide," "war crimes," "ethnic cleansing," and "crimes against humanity." Higgins defines
ecocide as: "The extensive destruction, damage to or loss of ecosystem(s) or a given territory, whether by
human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory
has been severely diminished." For this purpose, the definition of "inhabitants" includes plants and animals,
as well as human populations.
Want Human Rights? Leave the United Nations
Good news, everybody. Saudi Arabia now has a seat on the women's board at the United Nations. That's
right, a regime where it's illegal for women to drive or leave the house without being accompanied by a male guardian,
where girls were pushed into a burning building because they were trying to flee without covering their 'obscene'
female faces... will be a key player in the international effort to empower women.
Time for a Tea Party at
. Let's hope the new Congress, whatever its configuration, will take a serious interest
in at least trying to resume some oversight of how American tax dollars get spent at that international colosseum
known as the United Nations. The issue is not solely the billions of dollars Washington pours annually into
the UN — providing roughly one-quarter of a system-wide UN budget that now comes to well over $20 billion.
The problem is also that along with the usual waste and fraud, the UN spends some of those American billions
on activities hostile to U.S. values and interests.
Years of Circling the Drain
. This week, 65 years ago, the United Nations officially came into
existence. It has experienced ups and downs, but never has looked to be a greater a failure than it does
today. Its founders would be amazed at the Frankenstein creation that now sits on Manhattan's East River.
No Profile in
Courage at U.N.
We saw no profile in courage on the world stage this week. The Secretary
General of the UN, South Korean diplomat, Ban Ki-moon, traveled to China. He met in Beijing with Chinese
Peoples Republic President Hu Jintao. Although the Secretary General says he has made human rights a
priority for the world body, he did not take up the case of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo,
reports the New York Times. This is odd. Since China sits on the UN Human Rights Council, you
would think it the most natural thing in the world for the UN official to raise the issue with Liu Xiaobo's
imprisonment with his jailers.
Can the UN Come Clean on
The United Nations has been plagued at the core and from the beginning with huge problems
of exactly the kind one might expect from a diplomatically immune, consensus-centered multilateral collective
in which some of the world's worst governments have a say in making policy and spending someone else's money
(especially yours, dear U.S. taxpayer). These problems have turned up in the form of such scandals as
Oil-for-Food and rape by UN peacekeepers. They manifest themselves in the form of exploding UN budgets,
accompanied by a continuing lack of accountability, and feckless promises of reform. From the morally
bankrupt Human Rights Council (which this year welcomed Libya to take one of the 47 seats) to a General
Assembly presided over last year by Libya, and increasingly a creature of the Jeddah-based Organization of
the Islamic Conference, the UN is an institution with deep and serious flaws — and these translate
into real trouble not just for the U.S., but for the people living under the jackboots of many of the UN's
less attractive member governments.
Rangel Should Have Worked
for the UN
. For UN senior staff members, as long as they don't get carried away and attempt an act
of genuine transparency, it is virtually impossible to fail to properly disclose their personal financial assets to
the public. That's not because they are all paragons of disclosure. The reason they can hardly fail is
that the UN has redefined the procedure of "public disclosure" to mean that UN officials do not need to disclose
to the public anything whatsoever. This is the twisted product of the 2006 "reforms," in which the
Oil-for-Food-tainted UN promised greater transparency.
The U.N. at 65
. October 24 is
the 65th birthday of the United Nations; a great age for retirement. This institution has consistently
failed to achieve the objectives for which it told the world it was created, and has just as consistently
drained the coffers of developed nations under the guise of eliminating poverty and maintaining the peace.
What a joke. Global poverty is just as rampant today as it was in 1945 — probably worse.
U.N. Peacekeepers are routinely caught exploiting the very people they are supposed to protect.
How to Really Reform the U.N.
The U.N. was originally supposed to be a world body, a forum for the prevention of war and the maintenance of a
just and durable peace. That was FDR's great vision. But it never achieved that lofty goal.
It never has come close.
Whatever Happened to the United Nations?
How did such a respectable international governmental organization, one that fought a bloody war including 16-member
states which beat back a Communist invasion of South Korea from 1950-1953, come to symbolize little more than a
leftist think tank embracing a platform for anti-Western rhetoric?
The United Nations' Socialist Land Redistribution
. Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, is the
author of a report presented on October 20, 2010 to the United Nations General Assembly, which perfectly
illustrates the socialist ideology that is all too prevalent amongst United Nations bureaucrats and its
so-called 'experts.' The report constitutes little more than an assault on free market capitalism.
U.N. official: U.S. is $1.2 billion in
arrears at U.N.
The United States owes $1.2 billion to the United Nations, more than a
quarter of the payments owed the world body by all member states, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday [10/14/2010].
Course Obama Hasn't Yielded to Americans' Will
. Obama agreed to donate $100 billion to
the United Nations. Andrea Lafferty of The Traditional Values Coalition wrote, "The U.S. taxpayer is
forced to pay billions to an inefficient organization run by world leaders who hate America and the free
Commits Billions Of American Tax Dollars To United Nations
. President Obama has decided that
the United States is the world's piggy bank for every U.N.-inspired project on the planet. In a
speech before the U.N. General Assembly on September 22, Obama promised the United Nations that
the U.S. is fully committed to helping fund eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals by a
target date of 2015.
UN's Taiwan Travesty
. Taiwan, a
democratic nation of 23 million, has rule of law, religious freedom, and the 20th largest economy in the
world (ironically, just behind Iran) — but, it doesn't have membership in the UN.
U.N. Environmental Extortion
There are few subtler ways to blatantly extort the world than under the guise of the U.N. Contributions are
rarely directly funded, therefore the 2009 budget — 22% of which is funded by U.S. taxpayers —
rarely gets dissected, scrutinized, and exhibited. Who wants to read about their constant stupidity and
inefficiency? But this new fiasco is worth learning. The Yasuni-ITT Initiative, co-opted by the
UNDP, requires 50% of the foregone value of the reserves to be paid by a collaboration of industrialized
countries directly to Ecuador... or they will move forward with drilling. At a rough estimate of $76 a
barrel, that's almost $32 billion due Ecuador for the pleasure of not becoming an oil producer.
A Vote For A Liberal Democrat Is A Vote For UN
Control Of America
. Please! Fellow citizens, do not give the corrupt, power-mad liberals more
time in Congress -- their goal is to destroy our Constitution, and our Country and be ruled by United Nations
tyrants. And this message is also for the other members of the Democratic Party that do not necessarily
believe in the unorthodox methods and beliefs of their three radical leaders, Obama, Pelosi and Reid.
UN is to appoint an astrophysicist to be the first contact for any aliens
. When aliens arrive on
Earth, they will no longer have to worry about who will greet them. The United Nations, tackling head-on
the problem of what to do if an alien says "take me to your leader", is poised to designate a specific individual
for the task.
to appoint Earth contact for aliens
. The United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian
astrophysicist to act as Earth's first contact for any aliens that may come visiting. Mazlan Othman, the
head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role
next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society's Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire.
United Nation Appointing Ambassador to
Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman may add a new job to her resume. She is
currently director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), which deals space-related
issues, ranging from international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space to managing the growing problem
of space debris. According to numerous reports, Othman will be named as the UN ambassador to
extraterrestrials, if and when they contact humanity.
Addresses the U.N. and Blames...Wall Street?!
President Barack Obama told the United Nations General
Assembly on Thursday [9/23/2010] that America's financial crisis was the reason their economies were suffering
and promised to not rest until people around the globe prosper.
Obama 'Pontificus Magnus' Descends Upon UN
Before Obama took the floor, Ban Ki-Moon continued to attempt to justify his salary and perks against the backdrop
of a laugh track in my head when he issued the prime directive: "Let us remember, the world still looks to
the United Nations for moral and political leadership." And with that, Pontificus Magnus appeared, brushing
aside the 15-minute speech limit Fidel Castro style, and doubling his time allowance.
President Barack Obama Coddles International
Outlaws At the United Nations
. President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that "Normal
practices of diplomacy ... are of no possible use in dealing with international outlaws." Rather than
listen to FDR's advice, President Barack Obama squandered yet another opportunity to confront today's
international outlaws during his annual visit to the United Nations. Instead, Obama delivered
meaningless platitudes to the United Nations General Assembly during his speech on September 23,
2010 — just like he did last year.
Broken Moral Compass On Display at the U.N.
Today, the United Nations opens its annual debate at
the General Assembly with President Obama making every effort to appear statesmanlike as he faces increasing
criticism in his own backyard. ... At $20 billion dollars a year, the U.N. has become the world's most
expensive hot air balloon, with American taxpayers funding a quarter of the bill.
Psycho in Town
. The United
Nations played host to the latest version of the president of Iran's road show yesterday [9/23/2010]. This was a
subtly different Ahmadinejad than we've seen addressing world leaders in New York heretofore. His
trademark mixture of insufferable smugness and blustering defiance was on display to be sure, but this
speech was more about the former than the latter and that's something of a change.
Obama Endorses Global Taxes on Eve of U.N.
. In a classic case of misdirection, while the media are preoccupied with the fate of
the Bush tax cuts, President Obama is preparing to attend a United Nations summit next week to endorse "innovative
finance mechanisms" — global taxes — to drain even more wealth out of the U.S. economy.
U.N. calls for sustainable development, global
. The 65th meeting of the U.N. General Assembly kicked off this week with a call from
its new president, Joseph Deiss, for the 192-nation body to reclaim the "center of global governance," in order
to achieve sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000.
decide: U.N. or U.S.?
As if we haven't enough problems to deal with these days, there is
lurking in the background a host of sinister issues that will have to be dealt with. The main problem
is the United Nations. That organization, overrun with tyrants, dictators and brutal despots, is
surviving on the huge dues the U.S. taxpayers provide.
Hillary Clinton: United Nations Is 'Single Most
Important Global Institution'
. In a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on
Wednesday [9/8/2010], Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the work of the United Nations and said it is "the
single most important global institution."
an Agency of the U.N. More Important Than an Agency of the U.S.?
The administration's report to
the U.N. High Commissioner on Human Rights is disgraceful for reasons beyond simple enumeration. Not only
does it read like a high school term paper based on a Howard Zinn textbook, but it also conflates America's
human rights successes with Obama hagiography.
What American President
Would Do That?
Other presidents have been wrong. Other presidents have been misguided.
Other presidents have been weak and pusillanimous and pathetic. Only one truly disdains America. His
name is Barack Obama. How else to explain his latest outrage against the country that elevated him to the
ranks of world leadership? Last week, the Obama State Department submitted a report to the U.N. High
Commissioner for Human Rights on the supposed human rights violations taking place in the United States.
State Dept.'s Campaign Brochure
. When the president violated all traditional comportment and
protocol in his State of the Union address in January by blasting Supreme Court justices sitting a few feet
away from him, he said he didn't think "American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful
interests, or worse by foreign entities." Now his administration has reversed that image. Our own
State Department has had the taxpayers bankroll what amounts to an Obama campaign pamphlet concocted for the
consumption of a foreign entity: the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
. President Obama and his State Department have been widely criticized for downplaying
human rights in their efforts to engage abusive regimes in Iran, China, Russia, Burma and even Sudan. But
there's at least one country whose human rights record merits the Administration's minute scrutiny:
the United States.
America to Be
Reviewed by Thugs of U.N. Human Rights Council
. [Scroll down] The [United Nations Human
Rights] Council also comprises Malaysia, Mauritania, Uganda, Angola, and Qatar. In Uganda, "wife-beating
[is] a husband's prerogative." Monitoring of internet chat rooms and widespread rape of inmates occurs
in Angola, while "in Malaysia, religious authorities arrest 'deviants' in order to return them to the 'true
path of Islam.'" In Qatar, "the law calls for 10 year sentences for individuals proselytizing
anything but Islam, [and] conversion away from Islam is a capital offense."
Human Rights through
the Looking Glass
. During this past year, under the guidance of our HRC, Hillary Rodham Clinton,
"senior representatives" from "more than a dozen" federal entities wandered the country listening to the
self-serving laments of various liberal pressure groups. At the end of the process, they compiled these
gripes into a 29-page report and sent it to the U.N. HRC for review. Among the reviewing states of the
HRC are human rights luminaries like Cuba, Russia, Red China, Saudi Arabia, and — when not busy sending
"emergency transaction" e-mails — Nigeria. Our State Department calls the UPR [Universal
Periodic Review] process "a unique avenue for the global community to discuss human rights around the
world." Any sane person would call it a self-deluding boondoggle and, if its recommendations are
followed, a self-destructive one as well.
Full text of the US human rights report
to the UN
U.N. report clearly
not treason, just treasonous
. Apparently the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's State
Department consider our republican form of government a human rights deficiency.
Asks Thug Nations To Judge America
. Does America engage in massive and widespread violations of
human rights? The Obama administration thinks so. That's the takeaway of the "Report of the United
States of America Submitted to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights." The introduction says it
"gives a partial snapshot of the current human rights situation in the United States, including some of the
areas where problems persist in our society." What human rights problems?
Islamic Body Wants U.N. to Outlaw 'Offenses Against Religion'
Following the uproar over the threatened burning of the Quran by a small Florida church, a leading international
Islamic body said Thursday [9/9/20120] that the United Nations should outlaw "all forms of offense against religions."
"The Florida Dove World Outreach Center Church's plan to burn copies of the Holy Quran on September 11 ... requires
immediate action to outlaw all acts of defamation of religions and religious sanctities," the Morocco-based
Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) said in a communique.
Global currency coming
. If the
International Monetary Fund gets its way, the U.S. dollar will be replaced by the "bancor" as the world's
reserve currency. According to a report published April 13, the IMF would like to adopt a plan of
action that would expand the use of SDRs (Special Drawing Rights) to replace the U.S. dollar as the
storehouse of value, and eventually create a global currency called the "bancor."
Time to leave Human Rights Council
Among the first things the Obama administration did to break from the "unilateral" policies of the Bush
administration was to join the United Nations Human Rights Council, which the U.S. shunned when it was formed
Sen. DeMint Warns Against Ratifying U.N. Children's Rights
. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said that if President Barack Obama gets his way and the Senate
ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the precedent would be set to place parental
rights under the jurisdiction of the international community.
Helen Thomas' Exquisite 'Weimar
Moment' Reflects Progressive America
. There is never a call for an emergency session of
the UN Security Council after a suicide bomb goes off in Israel or after a deluge of Hamas-fired rockets
falls on Sderot. After Chinese riot police randomly shot 140 Muslims last month, no one called
for a Security Council meeting, a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, or even an international
investigation. The day-to-day executions in the Islamic world because of sexual preference do not
rise to the UN's level of outrage. The treatment of women has raised such concern in the UN that
Iran has been placed on the UN Commission on the Status of Women. As Dennis Prager said, you can't
draw an absurd analogy to that because it is the ultimate absurdity.
UN panel: New taxes needed for
a climate fund
. Carbon taxes, add-ons to international air fares and a levy on cross-border
money movements are among ways being considered by a panel of the world's leading economists to raise a
staggering $100 billion a year to fight climate change.
What Is Done Cannot Be
. [The United Nations] should have been put out of its misery long ago, perhaps euthanized
by U Thant. It is hard to imagine a great good emerging from the U.N. today on any front. ... Without
falling into the facile equation of Ahmadinejad=Hitler, it is fair to use Hitler as an example of why the U.N.
is rigged wrong for resisting monstrosity. If Hitler were alive there would be no basis on which to deny
him a vote. The most anyone could do is boycott his speech as the United States did to Ahmadinejad.
declares access to clean water a human right
. The United Nations on Wednesday [7/28/2010]
declared access to clean water a human right. The 192-nation body approved a resolution put forward
by Bolivia and signed by 33 other states to add access to water to its human rights declaration.
U.N. Internet Tax Dead — For
. A controversial United Nations plan to impose consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity
and paying bills online in order to drastically restructure the world drug industry hit a wall of disagreement on
Friday [5/21/2010], and is likely dead — for now.
Determined to Destroy America's Second Amendment
. The United Nations wants to control small
arms in order to promote peace and security, but their own research contradicts this rhetoric.
Why Do We Need
The United Nations?
When did the United Nations become the League of Nations? This
intergovernmental agency is just as totally inept as the League yet for some strange reason continues to have
far too much influence over the United States. For that matter why do we care so much about what the
international community thinks of us?
Joining the Jackals: The Obama
administration abandons Israel
. At the United Nations, a lynch mob for Israel is always
just a moment away. The Islamic countries are a reliable source of venom, led by the Arab bloc;
what we used to call the "non-aligned" are all aligned against Israel and happy to join the fun; and
the Europeans can be counted on for hand-wringing rather than staunch resistance. Only the United
States, and a few brave allies like Canada and Australia, can be counted upon to oppose diplomatic
lynchings year after year; and only the United States can stop them in the Security Council.
fish stocks may vanish in 40 years
. More than 20 million people employed in the fishing
industry may need to be retrained for other work over the next 40 years if the final collapse of fish
stocks in the world's oceans is to be avoided, the United Nations has warned.
The Editor says...
There has never been a shortage of fish, nor is there one today, but apparently the UN bureaucrats
want you to believe that it is possible to catch every fish in the ocean, and that when all the fish
are gone, everybody in the fishing industry can find work elsewhere... with the help of the UN.
It is time to kiss off the U.N.
U.N. is mostly anti Semitic, anti American and anti Sovereignty. They are universalistic, controlling, greedy
and masters at redistributing wealth. Even with the largely socialist, Islamic push, directing the focus and
decisions of the UN, we still give them 3 billion a year with all the money we don't have.
Global Governance is here!
[Scroll down] Global governance has grown up around us. Except for the Reagan administration,
both Democrat and Republican administrations have supported this push toward global governance. The
current global economic crises are fueling the construction of the new global economic system that will
swallow the U.S. economic system and make it subservient to the new global system. This new
international institution, working in conjunction with a strengthened WTO and IMF, and World Bank,
will result in de facto Global Governance.
U.N. Treaty to Give American Land Back to Indians
The Obama Administration is weighing whether to sign off on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples, which could pose a problem to anyone who's purchased property in the United States in the
past several centuries.
bailing out Greece
. US taxpayers will be helping to foot the bill for the Greek bailout,
via the Interna tional Monetary Fund. And if the Obama administration doesn't draw a clear line,
Uncle Sam may soon be on the line for even more and larger European "rescues."
The Big Fat Greek Bailout
Obama Administration on Sunday approved U.S. participation in an international bailout of Greece that will
cost American taxpayers billions of dollars. ... [T]he President's willingness to pump billions into a small
European country such as Greece makes it more likely that other European countries with similar problems —
namely, Spain, Portugal, and Italy — will be coming to the United States soon looking for even
Who Will Bail Out America?
Social Security, Medicare and the retirement of the baby boom generation wasn't enough of a burden for the
American taxpayer. We will now be paying as well for the generous pensions of Greek bureaucrats retiring
in the warm Mediterranean sun at age 55, thanks to the foresighted leadership of our very own international
statesman, Barack Obama.
Cap-and-Trade: A Scam Based on a
. The United Nations has been the locus of the greatest hoax perpetrated in the modern era,
codified in the bogus Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement that many nations signed onto in 1997.
The Clinton administration signed the agreement, but did not implement it due to a Senate resolution that
unanimously rejected it. The real aim of the global warming scam is the prospect of selling "carbon
credits" in exchanges around the world, in effect selling air!
$732 Million Haiti Peacekeeping Budget Goes Mostly to Its Own Personnel
. The United Nations
has quietly upped this year's peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with
two-thirds of that amount going for the salary, perks and upkeep of its own personnel, not residents of the
Favors Global Governance
. The President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, told Forbes
that global governance is extremely necessary if we want to prevent another financial crisis.
campaigner urges UN to accept 'ecocide' as international crime
. A campaign to declare the mass
destruction of ecosystems an international crime against peace — alongside genocide and crimes against
humanity — is being launched in the UK. ... The radical idea would have a profound effect on industries
blamed for widespread damage to the environment like fossil fuels, mining, agriculture, chemicals and forestry.
denied for polar bears, bluefin tuna
. A U.N. organization that regulates wildlife trade voted
Thursday [3/18/2010] against bans on hunting polar bears threatened by shrinking Arctic ice and on fishing for
the Atlantic bluefin tuna, a species that can grow to nearly 1,400 pounds and is prized in Japan for sushi and
sashimi. The U.S. government backed both proposals at a meeting in Doha, Qatar, of the 175-nation
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Can the EPA Rely on UN Science?
When did America risk coming to be ruled by foreign scientists and apparatchiks at the United Nations? The
answer, it would seem, is ever since Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
under President Obama, chose to issue a rule determining that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases endanger
the public health and welfare.
When Freedom Fails:
The Myth of Decolonization
. The British Empire is gone forever. But those Caribbean
colonies that resisted the liberalist temptations of independence so ballyhooed by progressive United Nations
thinkers clearly dodged a bullet. West Indian independence movements, which yet survive, are in full
retreat as the vaunted promises of self-determination have been proven bogus. Today, the security of
the entire Caribbean Basin is under threat from burly nations that are increasingly hostile to America,
England, capitalism, and the freedom that these little nations thought they had achieved.
I'll never buy another cookie from these hapless pawns.
Girl Scouts Distribute Planned
Parenthood Sex Guide at UN Meeting
. The World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides
hosted a no-adults-welcome panel at the United Nations this week where Planned Parenthood was allowed to
distribute a brochure entitled "Healthy, Happy and Hot." The event was part of the annual United
Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which concludes this week.
Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of illicit sex.
The Girl Scout Sex Guide
Sharon Slater, a mother of seven, innocently walked into a panel sponsored by the Girl Scouts USA at the United
Nations Commission on the Status of Women a few weeks ago. Almost immediately she was asked to leave.
All non-Scout adults were kicked out of the room, which was packed with adolescent girls.
Swirl Around U.N.'s Climate Auditors
. A little-known group called the InterAcademy Council
has been made the voice of authority on the credibility of climate change, leaving critics scratching their
heads — and some key questions unanswered.
UN bans use of cluster
. The United Nations has passed a convention banning cluster bombs, the controversial
weapon that opponents claim cause indiscriminate civilian casualties in old war zones. The ban, which
comes into force on 1 August, follows a global campaign against the munitions: the production,
stockpiling and use of cluster bombs will be prohibited, and it obliges states that have used them to
The Editor says...
Once again, the U.N. is solving a problem that doesn't exist. Cluster bombs are dropped only on
military targets. There are no "indiscriminate civilian casualties." It's easy to see what
the U.N. is after: "Compensation" is a code word for redistributing wealth.
United Nations' global warming chief is resigning. Now how about firing the head of its Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change and dismantling that worthless agency?
U.N Still Pushing for Global Environmental
. Despite the debacle of the failed Copenhagen climate change conference last December,
the United Nations is pressing full speed ahead with a plan for a greatly expanded system of global environmental
governance and for a multitrillion-dollar economic transfer scheme to ignite the creation of a "global green
economy." In other words: Copenhagen without the authority — yet — of
IMF on Climate Change:
We Want to Play
. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is attempting to do what couldn't be done
at the international climate change conference in Copenhagen last December: Transfer large sums of
wealth from developed countries to developing ones in the name of climate change.
World should at least halve CO2 by 2050 — U.N. draft
The world should at least halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with rich nations taking the lead, according
to a first draft text on Friday [12/11/2009] seeking to break deadlock on a new climate pact at U.N. talks.
Thatcher adviser: Copenhagen
goal is 1-world government
. A former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret
Thatcher says the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 7-18
is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government.
have seen the future and it stinks!
Copenhagen was intended as an important advance toward
world governance. ... It's very clear that under global government — because of its size and
natural inefficiencies — accountability is nigh on to impossible, transparency nothing but a
distant dream, very often not even desired. In short, it's 1984. And COP15 was just
that — legions staring at world leaders on Jumbotrons as they blathered platitudes, while
negotiations were conducted behind closed doors.
someone mention Copenhagen?
United Nations' Climate Chief
. If we're serious about restoring science to its rightful place, the head of the
U.N.'s panel on climate change should step down. Evidence shows he quarterbacked a deliberate
and premeditated fraud.
Who Commands Obama?
The ideology that Obama subscribes to is global socialism and communism. He takes his cues from many
different special interests who all share his Marxist ideology and desire for global socialism. Nobody
tells Obama what to do, instead they tell him what he should do to promote the ideology. His objective
is the same as the UN's objective — global socialism and the destruction of capitalism and the American
value system. And if Islam can be a part of that plan then more power to them. Islam is a useful
tool in destroying American Christian values.
Fake Its Own Death in 1991?
Put simply, [Anatoliy] Golitsyn's argument was that beginning
in about 1960, the Soviet Union embarked on a strategy of massive long-range strategic deception which
would span several decades and result in the destruction of Western capitalism and the erection of a
communist world government.
U.N.'s World Health Organization Eyeing
Global Tax on Banking, Internet Activity
. The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering
a plan to ask governments to impose a global consumer tax on such things as Internet activity or everyday
financial transactions like paying bills online. Such a scheme could raise "tens of billions of
dollars" on behalf of the United Nations' public health arm from a broad base of consumers...
UN wrongly linked global warming
to natural disasters
. The United Nations climate science panel faces new controversy for wrongly
linking global warming to an increase in the number and severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes and
floods. It based the claims on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific
scrutiny — and ignored warnings from scientific advisers that the evidence supporting the link too
weak. The report's own authors later withdrew the claim because they felt the evidence was not strong enough.
. As the economic crisis has eased in recent months, a questionable
international consensus has emerged: The global economy needs to be rebalanced. "We cannot follow
the same policies that led to such imbalanced growth," President Barack Obama said during his Asia trip last
The Secret Plan to Pass a
. With President Barack Obama attacking "fat cat bankers on Wall Street," left-wing
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) see a great opportunity to pass a global tax on financial transactions
that could generate at least $700 billion a year from the U.S. and other "rich" countries. They
are expecting Obama's support.
Get the U.N. Out
of the Climate Business
. In the aftermath of the Copenhagen Climate conference, it is clear
that the United Nations-driven process is a bust, and that any similar process requiring economic suicide
and massive wealth transfers will go nowhere. It is long since time to drop this charade, take the
question of climate change out of the hands of the U.N., and implement more reasonable policies.
warming just another statist hoax
. [Scroll down] The anti-liberty statists began some years
ago screaming that the earth was heating up unnaturally and rapidly because of human activity. They swore
that the "science" and the "data" were irrefutable. They told us that unless we stopped driving cars and
eating beef and using ice cubes then we would either bake or drown or get blown away in a hurricane. Those
who oppose individual freedom and favor government usurpation of your rights soon worshipped at the global warming
altar. Global warming mythology also conveniently served the cause of global governance because, after
all, how can you stop a global problem if you have independent nations?
. In the 1970s and early '80s, having seized control of the U.N. apparatus (by
power of numbers), Third World countries decided to cash in. OPEC was pulling off the greatest
wealth transfer from rich to poor in history. Why not them? So in grand U.N. declarations
and conferences, they began calling for a "New International Economic Order."
U.N. Bodies Want Up to $60 Billion to
Monitor ... Everything
. An organization representing the grandest ambitions of climate
scientists wants Western nations to spend at least $2.1 billion a year for the next five
years — and as much as $60 billion overall during that period — to glean huge
troves of still undiscovered climate information from the world's land, air and seas.
Socialists Demand Trillions in
. You don't need to attend the United Nations climate change conference to know what's really
going on. Ignoring the fallacies behind the "science" of man-made global warming, a new U.N. report on "climate
justice" says the U.S. and other countries owe $24 trillion in "climate debt" to the rest of the world.
Government? Globe may not be big enough
. Even Americans who don't come from the grassy-knoll
tradition tend not to regard the United Nations with great confidence. A Gallup poll earlier this year
found that 65 percent of respondents thought it was doing a bad job, compared with 26 percent who
think it is doing a good job. Ban himself is not terribly nefarious, if only because he is unknown.
A Wall Street Journal poll found that 81 percent of those surveyed didn't know who he was.
US sovereignty and the
. Not content with his humiliation at Copenhagen this past September, President
Obama will be traveling again to the Danish capital in December to attend the U.N. COP15 Climate Change
Conference. This agreement would commit the United States to punitive and expensive greenhouse gas
regulations dictated by the United Nations without recourse.
the UN investigation will be a whitewash
. Forgive my scepticism over this, but the United Nations
happens to be one of the most inefficient, corruption-riddled, unaccountable and untransparent entities on the
face of the earth. It is hard to see how the UN is going to conduct this kind of inquiry with a
straight face, let alone an ounce of credibility.
Climategate's Hidden Decline
. As the mainstream media move from abject denial to dismissive
whitewashing, CRU co-conspirators move to Copenhagen for tomorrow's UN climate meeting, intent on changing
the world as we know it based primarily on their now exposed trickery. Add yesterday's [12/5/2009]
announcement of a UN investigation into the matter, which will no doubt be no less corrupt than those
being investigated, and public awareness of how and why that trick was performed is now more vital
On December 7, 2009, President Obama will send a delegation to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the U.N. Climate
Conference. So what exactly is the goal of this conference? A few months ago Al Gore explained
the ultimate goal: Global Governance
. If the climate alarmists get their way, the U.S.
economy would be subject to the whims of a U.N.-led climate government, unaccountable to American taxpayers,
but most certainly using American taxpayer funds to operate.
Proposed emissions cuts aren't enough, U.N.
. Promises by the U.S. and other industrialized countries to cut the emissions causing
global warming are insufficient to avoid the worst effects of climate change, the United Nations climate
chief said Wednesday [12/2/2009]. The international climate talks, which begin Monday in Copenhagen, are a chance
to "finally get climate change under control" and put all countries on a path of sustainable growth, said
Yvo de Boer, the U.N. official overseeing the meeting.
The Editor says...
The climate is not, has never has been, and will never be under our control.
Copenhagen Climate Con
. The whole point of the exercise is to transfer a trillion bucks from the
economies of the world's developed nations to Third World kleptocrats — with [considerable] cash
sticking to the fingers of well-connected UN bureaucrats. (Remember Oil For Food? Chump change compared
to what the world body could be up to this time.)
The Myth of the World Community
Americans have been imprinted as never before from a very early age with the idea that they are part of a
global community, rather than merely one nation. But behind the olive branches and the posters of
smiling children, lies a very different truth entirely. The entire notion that there is a world
community is itself mostly a myth.
There May Be No Coping with Copenhagen
Obama's signature on a climate treaty in December could irretrievably compromise American sovereignty.
The Editor says...
It's not a treaty unless it is ratified by the Senate. But now the bad news: The Senate is full
Green world government
Environmental alarmism is being exploited to chip away at national sovereignty. The latest threat to American
liberties may be found in the innocuous sounding Copenhagen Climate Treaty, which will be discussed at the United Nations
climate-change conference in mid-December. ... The treaty's text is not yet finalized but its principles are aimed at
regulating all economic activity in the name of climate security, with a side effect that billions of dollars would be
transferred from productive countries to the unproductive.
International Law has "Absolute Authority"
. [Scroll down] But that is not all. In response
to my question whether the United Nations' view of international law would trump a contrary decision by the highest
court of a functioning democracy with an independent judiciary such as the United States, [Manfred] Nowak
said that international law has "absolute priority." His rationale was that a UN member state that
voluntarily decides to sign and ratify a treaty is bound by the obligations of that treaty.
Power Derives from
. The President of the United States has no more legal right to sign a treaty
that turns legislative, executive, and judicial functions of our national government over to the United
Nations than he has to declare the United States an Islamic Republic and its people henceforward subject to
Sharia. Nevertheless, that would be the effect of the proposed United Nations Climate Change Treaty
awaiting Mr. Obama's signature in Copenhagen this coming December.
. As part of our public-service reports on the workings of your favorite world
body, allow us to introduce you to Anne Bayefsky. The Toronto native is an expert on human-rights law
and an accredited United Nations observer. She is also a friend of Israel, which makes her persona
non grata as far as the folks at Turtle Bay are concerned.
. Do counter-terrorism measures targeting bombers who dress as women
offend the rights of transexuals? This is one of the pressing questions addressed in a new United Nations
report on "Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism." The 23-page
document is the ultimate politically correct guide to combating terrorism.
The Copenhagen Climate
. If the upcoming Copenhagen climate change summit fails to result in substantive
agreements, as increasingly seems likely, look for the global warming lobby to turn up the extortion heat.
Agenda 21's New World Serfs
Barack Obama is not only out to destroy America, but out to destroy the Free World. So far nothing
seems to be stopping him from getting on with his giddy path of destruction. Barack Obama is the now
the leading agent of a One World Government originated and manufactured down to the last detail by the United
Nations. ... It's called UN Agenda 21 Sustainable Development, and just two of its cornerstones are the
elimination of private property and vehicle ownership.
Agenda 21: The Death Knell of Liberty
Liberty, after all, is an aberration in mankind's history — a light that has flared here and there over the
centuries, only to dissolve back into the darkness. America is barreling towards becoming a bit player on the
world's stage, and its vaunted middle class — once the envy of the world — is on the verge of
being eliminated. For the good of the planet, for the good of Gaia.
It's never been about global warming
whole global warming craze is a massive Ponzi scheme designed to separate wealthy nations from their wealth and pass it
over to developing nations without them having to actually go through the process of creating and earning that wealth.
It's a gigantic global welfare scheme that if it comes to fruition, will equalize the wealth of all nations, making poor
nations wealthier. It will also make wealthy nations poorer. ... It's about the Third World fleecing the West
without actually having to create that wealth for itself.
'Kick Me' — Again
to the fanciful image the U.N. would like the world to believe, it is an elitist establishment of dictators and governmental
panhandlers with their hands in the pockets of U.S. taxpayers. It is also corrupt. The U.N.'s Oil-for-Food
Program provided, according to Paul Volcker's investigation, food "unfit for human consumption" while lining the pockets of
the secretary general's son. And U.N. "peacekeeping" troops in Africa are as much remembered for their rapes of young
girls as for any peace they kept.
The new world devised by Maurice Strong
and George Soros
. Have you ever wondered how capitalism was pushed over the edge of the cliff
just six weeks before the American presidential election? ... The story of the economic meltdown of 2008 begins
and ends with the United Nations and its carefully managed One World Order. Behind the curtain of this
dark chapter in human misery are ogres Maurice Strong and George Soros. It is both power lust and an
all-consuming hatred of the United States of America that elevated this deadly duo to ogre status.
. Six months ago, President Obama re versed his predecessor's boycott and accepted a seat for the
United States on the vile UN Human Rights Council. As UN Ambassador Susan Rice explained: "We do not see
any inherent benefit ... in being outside the tent and simply being critical without having significant influence."
So what exactly has Obama's "significant influence" managed to accomplish?
at the UN
. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the assembled representatives of the UN member
states in New York this week, "Have you no shame? No decency?" The answer is no. For in inviting
once again holocaust-denier and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to address the General Assembly, the majority
of member states confirmed how greatly anti-Semitism is now institutionalized at the UN.
Detente? Be Careful What You Wish For
. As the dust settles with an eerie hazmat glitter on this
year's opening of the United Nations General Assembly, I'm finally ready to give up on that Bush-coined phrase, "axis
of evil." It's not an axis anymore. It's turning into a global conglomerate.
. It's amazing how simple moral clarity slices through the toxic drivel that has come to
define the United Nations. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strode into the world's billion-dollar
debating society yesterday [9/24/2009] and, in calm, deliberate tones, reminded us all of the real purpose for the UN's
existence — so long forgotten.
Stooges — Ahmadinejad, Chávez, and Qaddafi
. Last week, three dictators —
from Iran, Libya, and Venezuela — delivered lunatic hate-speeches at the General Assembly of the
United Nations. ... Take away oil and the money it garners — Iran, Libya, and Venezuela are all
large petroleum exporters — and these strongmen would never receive high-profile television venues
at the U.N. Oil props up all three economies, which have largely been wrecked by their own incompetence.
is the point of the United Nations?
So the circus has come to town again. The unspeakable Gaddafi is
given a reasonable 15 minutes to speak, and goes on for an hour and three quarters of clowning, tearing up the
UN charter and talking complete nonsense about swine flu. Well, you might say, that's what Gaddafi does.
But why do they let him?
UN loves Barack Obama because he is weak
. Barack Obama's Gallup approval rating of 52 percent
may well be lower at this stage of his presidency than any US leader in recent times with the exception of Bill
Clinton. But he is still worshipped with messiah-like adoration at the United Nations, and is considerably
more popular with many of the 192 members of the UN than he is with the American people.
at the UN: Was this Obama's most naïve speech ever?
It's always a bad sign when a US
president gets several rounds of heavy applause at the UN General Assembly, as Barack Obama did this morning in
New York. Needless to say, the loudest cheers from the gathering of world leaders came when he condemned
the actions of a close US ally, Israel, in continuing to build settlements in the West Bank. You can
always rely on attacks on the Israelis to generate the biggest roars of approval at any meeting of the
United Nations, and Obama dutifully obliged.
And the Winner Is ... Moammar
Each year we have one — some world leader becomes the stand-out speaker at the United Nations
General Assembly for both his antics and his message: Kruschev with his shoe; Arafat with his
gun; Castro, Chavez, Ahmadinejad. It never fails. This year's winner is ... Moammar Qaddafi.
100 minutes in the life of Muammar
. [Scroll down] "Terrorism is not just al-Qaida, it takes many forms." In case
the point was lost on anyone, he tore up his copy of the UN rule book. Having thus abused and alienated
99.99% of the world's top diplomats, he suddenly changed tack, heaping praise and devotion on the one man he
appears to respect. "Now the black man doesn't have to sit in the back of the bus, the American people
made him president and we are proud of that. We would be happy if Obama stayed president of America
U.N. climate meeting was
propaganda: Czech president
. Czech President Vaclav Klaus sharply criticized a
U.N. meeting on climate change on Tuesday [9/22/2009] at which U.S. President Barack Obama was among the top
speakers, describing it as propagandistic and undignified. "It was sad and it was frustrating," said
Klaus, one of the world's most vocal skeptics on the topic of global warming.
U.N. Strikes Again
. Though the UN has a disturbing history of cozying up to thugs and
tyrants — each dictator has an vote in the General Assembly equal to the United States — it is
the international body's unrelenting obsession with Israel that reveals its moral bankruptcy.
members are envious, arrogant beggars
. The diplomats representing the envious countries, some of them little
more than tribes with flags and an embassy in a rooming house on a side street in Washington, have cooked up an interesting
week to blunt the skepticism of a growing number of scientists who are finding the courage to say what they believed all
along, even as Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations, and others insist that time is running out to make
the sun change its spots, the tides recede and the weather behave itself.
With the collapse of the former Soviet Union, many former communists became "environmentalists," often playing major roles
in the many organizations serving that cause. Among President Obama's ever-expanding circle of "czars" is Carol
Browner, the former Clinton-era director of the Environmental Protection Agency (1993-2000), whose latest appointment
also revealed that she served on the Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which is part of Socialist International.
Her association with the group has since been scrubbed from their website. Most obvious and notorious is Van Jones,
who has never made a secret of his political preference for communism and is Obama's new "Green Jobs" czar. The links
between the environmental movement and communist goals are numerous; it should not surprise anyone that the "global warming"
hoax was birthed in the bowels of the United Nations.
Obama at the UN:
Hazards Large and Small
. President Obama's UN debut is fast approaching. But as he looks forward to his
makeover as global conciliator and potentate, all the signs point to a train wreck that has the potential of making
health-care reform look easy. Two problems are putting a wrench in his plans: Iranian president Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad and Libyan president Col. Moammar Qaddafi. Both are coming to the UN's New York headquarters in less
than two weeks with to-do lists that don't include improving Obama's poll numbers.
wants new global currency to replace dollar
. The dollar should be replaced with a global
currency, the United Nations has said, proposing the biggest overhaul of the world's monetary system
since the Second World War.
the American Flag Go?
The United States Mission to the United Nations has a new look online.
If you check out the redesigned site, you see it's decked out in United Nations blue, with the U.N. logo
prominently displayed. Fine, the U.N. logo is there. But where is the United States flag?
The UN speaks, and the world listens. Are we nuts?
One of the
wonders of the world is the reputation of the United Nations. There are many people in many countries who believe
(or claim to believe) that it can be relied on for fairness, honesty and competence. Year after year it
embarrasses itself through everything from deep bureaucratic corruption to utter failure in dealing with global
crises like the genocide in Darfur. Yet somehow its opinions and "facts" still carry weight.
Varieties of Nothing
. On the
international stage, the great arena for doing nothing is the United Nations. ... Had there been no United
Nations, it would have been obvious to all and sundry that we were doing nothing — and that could
have had dire political consequences at election time. However, thanks to the United Nations, there is
a place where political leaders can go to do nothing, with a flurry of highly visible activity — and
the media will cover it in detail, with a straight face, so that people will think that something is
actually being done.
can't spell unproductive without the letters "U" and "N"...
. In essence, the new tough stand of
the UN, orchestrated by the United States, has two parts. In the first, we essentially reiterate what
we've said in the past about interdicting shipments of weapons materials. But this time, folks, we say
it with feeling. There is no commitment by anyone to actually stop or inspect North Korean ships and
there is no UN mechanism obligating or even sanctioning the use of force.
Gambit: King of the Universe and the Polls
. Looking for a quick and easy boost in the polls,
President Obama has decided to go to the one place where merit bears no relationship to adulation: the United
Nations. On September 24, the president will take the unprecedented step of presiding over a meeting of the
UN Security Council. No American president has ever attempted to acquire the image of King of the Universe
by officiating at a meeting of the UN's highest body.
Obama's Titanic arrogance and the folly of ignoring the
masses on 9/12
. Obama has now also undertaken another unprecedented political move. This from The
Financial Times: "Obama will cement the New Cooperative relationship between the US and the United Nations when
he becomes THE FIRST AMERICAN PRESIDENT to Chair the 15-member Security Council." Apparently Obama will enlist
the corrupt Third World cesspool and Dictators Club AKA the UN to "help" him with his plans. It begs the
question, what exactly DOES the Dear Leader have in store for us, and what will the "International Community" do to
Obama's big UN adventure
. President Obama's upcoming visit to the 64th UN General Assembly, which
opened yesterday [9/15/2009], will be nothing if not entertaining. Substantively, Obama should be delighted. A
confluence of recent events has brought to fruition his campaign promises to launch diplomacy with our adversaries:
Negotiations without preconditions are blooming everywhere. Whether these negotiations will benefit the
United States is, of course, a different question.
Does 'King of the World' need a birth certificate?
Diplomatic Immunity, which could only have originated at the UN, has created virtual untouchables. According
to Reader's Digest, "The UN rarely gets much done, but somehow its officials are still too busy to park legally.
Between 1997 and the end of 2002, foreign diplomats racked up more than 150,000 unpaid parking tickets -- totaling
a staggering $17 million. But thanks to diplomatic immunity, the city has no power to collect.
The Plan For Socialist
. While meaningless United Nations hand-wringing over the North Korean nuclear
weapons program garnered the headlines, the world body is moving ahead with a global conference to lay the
groundwork for world government financed by global taxes. The communist head of the U.N. General
Assembly is leading the effort, but he is getting crucial support from "progressive" economists who advise
the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party.
UN Turns off Lights, Pretends
. Wherever you turn today, the free world is allowing bad actors to define the rules of
the game and call the shots. In Latin America, Hugo Chavez signs off on Manuel Zelaya's assault on Honduran
democracy and the American administration concurs. In the Middle East, the Iranian regime murders civil
protesters and tells us to butt out, so we do. In the Pacific, Kim Jong Il says that a sneeze will be
considered an act of war, so the UN pinches its nose.
UN boss Ban Ki-Moon 'passive, throws
. A senior Norwegian diplomat has slammed Ban Ki-Moon as lacking leadership, ineffectual and prone to
angry outbursts, a daily reported today [8/19/2009], just two weeks ahead of the UN chief's visit to Oslo.
Still Going Nowhere Man
A brutally frank memo from a high-ranking Norwegian diplomat to the United Nations leaked this week, ripping Ban Ki-moon's
performance to shreds. The evidence against the U.N.'s feckless leader is mounting.
program to save children didn't work
. The U.N. unveiled a multimillion dollar strategy a dozen
years ago to save children worldwide, but a new study has found the program had surprisingly little effect in
Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries.
Why Should WE Pay For Free Health Insurance for
[Scroll down] There is no getting around the mounting evidence that the
liberal Democrats in our Congress are no longer serving the American people; they are instead assisting Obama
in his quest to destroy this country and deliver it into the hands of the corrupt and incompetent United
Nations. There is some indication in polls that even the real American Democrats are in agreement with
that. They now have the votes necessary to carry out just about any vicious and damaging plan they
wish and with the concurrent approval and shepherding from the White House, it can be a done deal.
Obama: U.S. to sign
U.N. disabilities rights pact
. Marking the 19th anniversary of a landmark U.S. law barring
discrimination against people with disabilities, President Obama said Friday [7/24/2009] that the United
States will sign a United Nations treaty urging countries around the world to do the same. Obama said
he had instructed U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to sign the document next week, joining 140 other nations.
Pope Endorses "World Political
. Some in the media are calling it just a statement about "economic justice." But
Pope Benedict XVI's "Charity in Truth" statement, also known as an encyclical, is a radical document that puts
the Roman Catholic Church firmly on the side of an emerging world government.
Who Will Investigate
the U.N.-Vatican Connection?
There is a Pulitzer Prize waiting for the reporter who can figure out
why the [Pope] has emerged as an advocate of one of the most corrupt and non-Christian organizations on the face
of the earth — the United Nations. The U.N. has been rocked by scandals involving U.N. "peacekeepers" who
sexually abuse women and children, the failure to protect populations in danger of genocide, and financial
corruption. It is an anti-American institution founded by a Soviet spy that is currently headed by a
Communist Catholic Priest, U.N. General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto, who recently gave a speech at
a U.N. financial conference on the need to protect "Mother Earth."
Ignores Inconvenient Truths
. John Hinderaker of Poweline has alerted everyone to the release of the
suppressed EPA Carlin/Davidson report along with incriminating emails by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
President Obama and his administration have again been appropriately exposed. Obama's intent can no longer be in
question, and his deceptive activities are instructive as to the role the United Nations will play in his plan to
address the use of American wealth.
U.N. to Emerge as Global IRS
While our media sleep, the United Nations is proceeding, with President Obama's acquiescence, to implement a
global plan to create a new international socialist order financed by global taxes on the American people.
The Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development that begins on Wednesday [6/24/2009]
will consider adoption of a document calling for "new voluntary and innovative sources of financing initiatives
to provide additional stable sources of development finance..." This is U.N.-speak for global taxes.
They are anything but "voluntary" for the people forced to pay them.
Communist U.N. Boss
Praises "Mother Earth"
. Our media haven't found much time to cover the U.N. Conference on the
World Financial and Economic Crisis underway at the world organization's headquarters in New York. But
the Obama White House is working hand-in-glove with a Communist Catholic Priest who gave a bizarre speech on
Wednesday devoted to saving "Mother Earth" from evil capitalists.
The U.N. bows to the anti-insecticide lobby.
Malaria, Politics and DDT
2006, after 25 years and 50 million preventable deaths, the World Health Organization reversed course and
endorsed widespread use of the insecticide DDT to combat malaria. So much for that. Earlier this month, the
U.N. agency quietly reverted to promoting less effective methods for attacking the disease. The result is a
victory for politics over public health, and millions of the world's poor will suffer as a result. The U.N.
now plans to advocate for drastic reductions in the use of DDT, which kills or repels the mosquitoes that spread
someone mention DDT?
$196 billion; little proof UN health
. In the last two decades, the world has spent more than $196 billion trying to save people from
death and disease in poor countries. But just what the world's gotten for its money isn't clear, according to two
studies published Friday in the medical journal Lancet. Millions of people are now protected against diseases like
yellow fever, sleeping under anti-malaria bed nets and taking AIDS drugs. Much beyond that, it's tough to gauge the
effectiveness of pricey programs led by the United Nations and its partners, and in some cases, big spending may even be
counterproductive, the studies say.
A Closer Look at
. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is widely regarded in the media as the
ultimate authority on climate change. ... The sponsors of the IPCC, the United Nations, and liberal American politicians
all share the goal of reducing Americans' wealth by capping our consumption of energy with a binding international climate
change treaty. They are willing to resort to scientific fraud to further their goal.
Putting Our Faith in the UN Cesspool
The keystone to Barack Obama's foreign policy is a revived faith in international institutions such as the United Nations and
deference to the opinion of the same. But despite the seeming popularity of this policy, reasons for disgust at the
current state of the UN and its agencies continues to build up.
U.N. Red and U.S. "Progressives" Plan Socialist World
. While meaningless United Nations hand-wringing over the North Korean nuclear weapons program
garners the headlines, the world body is moving ahead with a global conference to lay the groundwork for world government
financed by global taxes. The communist head of the U.N. General Assembly is leading the effort, but he is getting
crucial support from "progressive" economists who advise the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party.
U.N. environment chief urges global ban on plastic
. Single-use plastic bags, a staple of American life, have got to go, the United Nations' top
environmental official said Monday. ... [A total] ban is already being tested in China, where retailers giving
out thin bags can be fined up to $1,464. ... In the United States, only San Francisco has completely banned
The Editor says...
Hmmm... Do the governments of San Francisco and China have a lot in common?
'Hebrew book-burning' minister
Farouk Hosni is front-runner to head Unesco
. An Egyptian Cabinet minister who offered to burn Hebrew books
last year enters the final straight as favourite for leadership of Unesco today in the face of fierce opposition from
Jewish groups and intellectuals in Europe. Farouk Hosni, 71, an artist who has served as Culture Minister for
21 years, apologised this week for his book-burning call and is still deemed front-runner among seven contenders for
the post of director-general of the Paris-based UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
Obama Endorses Soros Plan to
. At the G 20 summit in London, President Barack Obama won rave reviews from reporters,
many of whom clamored like school kids for the chance to ask him a question at his news conference, but the official
conference document proves that plans are being made for what can only be described as the further looting of
American taxpayers in order to feed unaccountable and corrupt global entities. This is not "global
cooperation," as so many in the media described it, but a massive new expansion of the power and authority
of international agencies and institutions such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and
the World Bank.
IMF role grows with
. Japan was the first wealthy country to write a $100 billion check to the IMF. The
United States and the European Union subsequently pledged $100 billion each as well. The principal
beneficiary of this unprecedented funding will be the IMF. Its primary lending program will grow by
$500 billion, tripling in size from $250 billion to $750 billion. As recently as last
June, the IMF had less than $20 billion in loans outstanding.
World Bank to fund
. The World Bank announced on Wednesday [12/9/2009] $5.5 billion would be
invested in solar energy projects in five countries of the Middle East and North Africa in a bid to combat
The UN's Platform
. On the eve of the United Nations World Conference on Racism, Navi Pillay, UN High
Commissioner for Human Rights, delivered a sharp warning about the problem of racially motivated hate
speech. ... "Hate speech and racist insults will be banned at the UN conference against racism and
intolerance." Hate speech and racist insults, of course, were not banned — they were exalted. On
Monday [4/20/2009], the day after Pillay's vacuous pledge, the United Nations offered a prime-time
platform to the Holocaust-denying Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
United Nations building receives makeover money
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday [4/21/2009] that the United Nations Plaza Federal Building has received
$121 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to modernize and renovate the structure, which
will be used as a General Services Administration regional headquarters.
. Like any good circus, the Durban II show shocked right from the beginning. The
first representative to speak on racism was the world's most prominent Holocaust denier and anti-Semite,
Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran.
The UN's defining role is as enabler of repression and prejudice. Whether protecting Sudanese butchers
on behalf of Chinese autocrats, or Iranian theocrats on behalf of Russian autocrats, the UN has inverted the
definition of human rights with stunning finality. One can argue about the restorative ideological
pendulum that swings inside the United States. But the UN only moves in one direction —
anti-Western — by small steps and great leaps.
slides into the sewer
. While American Jews and many Israelis still have their heads stuck firmly
in the sand about Obama, there is huge and growing concern in more informed Israeli governmental circles that
Israel faces the most unfriendly or even hostile President that anyone can recall — and this at a
time when the drums of Iranian genocide are beating ever more loudly. Such concern has been deepened by
his decision at the weekend to 'help plan' the 'Durban 2' UN conference. This event ... is a re-run
of the UN's anti-Jew hate-fest that was held a few days before 9/11 under the grotesque misnomer of a human
Obama throws Durban II under
the bus — finally
. The UN Conference on racism is a thinly disguised conclave that will bash
Israel and the US. That the Obama administration insisted on taking a part in planning this insult to both
countries revealed either a naivete breathtaking in its scope or just plain idiocy.
Not So Crazy After All
. There is a certain satisfying sense of vindication when the labelers
finally admit that maybe you weren't really crazy after all. Maybe your warnings about the dangers of
the steady transfers of power and money to an ever-proliferating international bureaucracy weren't so far
out. Maybe the United Nations really is being built into an all-powerful world government. And — maybe
we should finally get concerned about all of that!
With The Dregs
. The UN Human Rights Council might well be the most vile of all the world body's
panels. So why does the Obama administration want in? UN Ambassador Susan Rice announced this week
that the United States will seek a seat on the 47-member body — which is dominated by such human-rights
exemplars as China, Cuba, Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia — when elections are held next month.
company: U.S. is foolishly joining UN council of hatemongers
. President Obama has decided
that the U.S. should seek a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council under the thinking that America will
use its presence to redeem this determinedly irredeemable outfit. We'll refrain from declaring that he's
doomed to fail. Suffice it to say, Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are putting the U.S. at risk of
legitimizing the group's odious workings. That must not happen.
suicide of American sovereignty
. As London locks down in feverish anticipation of the arrival
of The One, Commentary publishes an important essay by John Bolton on an academic paper articulating what he
correctly perceives to be the underlying rationale for Obama's foreign policy — nothing less than
the ending of American sovereignty. The progressive classes in Britain and Europe have signed up to this
idea for years. Dubbed 'transnational progressivism', it is based on the belief that the nation state
is in and of itself the cause of all the ills of the world, from prejudice to war.
Unrequited UN Love Affair
: The United Nations "can be an extraordinarily constructive, important partner in
bringing about peace and stability and security to people around the world": So said President Obama last Tuesday
[3/10/2009], with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at his side. The day after Obama praise on the UN, Ban returned the
favor by complaining to Congress members that the United States is a "deadbeat" that doesn't pay its UN bills.
Become "Deadbeat" on the UN
. Only in the alternate reality that prevails at the United Nations
can its greatest contributor be considered a "deadbeat." United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
tarred the United States with that pejorative during a meeting with Congressional leaders on March 11. ... This
seems like cold gratitude for the immense contribution the United States has made to the ineffective world
body. The U.S. has been the largest financial contributor to the UN every year since its creation in 1945.
Time for Obama to stop stalling about UN's hateful
. Under the growing threat of a boycott by the United States and European countries,
negotiators planning the U.N.'s Durban II "anti-racism" conference made a new move in Geneva Tuesday. ... The draft
jettisons much of the extra baggage Islamic states had piled on throughout the 10-month drafting process (for the sole
purpose of "compromising" at the end). The improvements, however, do not meet the minimal conditions that the Obama
administration delineated for U.S. participation. It is time to end the equivocation and get out.
Obama Endorses U.N. Declaration Calling for Decriminalization of
. The Obama administration on Wednesday [3/18/2009] formally endorsed a U.N.
statement calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure that former President
George W. Bush had refused to sign. The move was the administration's latest in reversing
Bush-era decisions that have been heavily criticized by human rights and other groups. The United States
was the only western nation not to sign onto the declaration when it came up at the U.N. General Assembly in December.
Coming War on Sovereignty
. While the term "sovereignty" has acquired many, often inconsistent,
definitions, Americans have historically understood it to mean our collective right to govern ourselves within
our Constitutional framework. Today's liberal elite, by contrast, sees sovereignty as something much
more abstract and less tangible, and thus a prize of less value to individual citizens than it once might
The United Nations Loves Hillary and Bill
The Clintons' books are sold at the UN bookstore.
Durban II — That's One Step Forward
. Yes, here's a chance to applaud Obama for taking
a step in the right direction. In the UN arena, such good news is rare enough that I'm tempted to leave
it there. ... But let's also beware the danger here of one step forward, two steps back.
Totalitarianism at the U.N.
Last Wednesday, CNN's Kitty Pilgrim reported that a coalition of 57 Islamic nations will introduce a U.N.
anti-blasphemy resolution soon, perhaps as early as this month. If enacted, the resolution would require
all member states to prevent defamation of Islam. ... Of course, the Islamic nations cannot succeed in getting
the U.N. to adopt a binding resolution that Christopher Hitchens has rightly called "totalitarianism defined"
and "a rape and butchery of the First Amendment of our Constitution." Therefore, we can, if we so choose,
continue to ignore the antics taking place at the so-called Parliament of Man.
Islamic Nations Seek Legally Binding Way to Counter
. As support wanes for its campaign to secure controversial but
non-binding "defamation of religion" resolutions at the United Nations, the Islamic bloc is pushing
ahead with an alternative route — one that would carry the weight of international law.
United States rejoins
U.N. rights council
. The United States returned Wednesday to the U.N. Human Rights Council, a
body it left nine months ago saying it was biased against Israel and had failed to confront notorious rights
abusers. The United States informed the council it will resume participating in meetings as an active
observer. Observer status means the United States can engage in debate but not vote.
Obama Administration Double-Deals On Israel
. Barack Obama just added double-dealing to his
foreign policy repertoire. On Friday [2/27/2009], administration officials led many Jewish leaders
to believe that the president had decided to boycott the United Nation's "anti-racism" conference known as
Durban II. At the same time, however, human rights organizations were being led to believe that
the administration was not pulling out and was looking for a way to "re-engage."
Ban Ki-moon's bigotry
During his 2007 Mideast visit ... he laid a wreath of white flowers on the grave of serial killer Yasir Arafat
and met with the parents of young Palestinians serving time in prison for terrorism. He did not lay
wreaths on the graves of Arafat's victims, nor did he meet with their families. If Ban Ki-moon is not
infected by the world's most ancient form of bigotry, what other explanation is there for his behavior?
A $300 Million Throwaway
Last May the United Nations broke ground on a $300 million, 175,000-square-foot building on the North
Lawn of its property on the East River, to house the Security Council, the U.N. conference organizations, the
General Assembly and the organization's eclectic art collection. Yet that new structure, designed by
HLW Architects LLP, is scheduled to disappear in as little as five years.
UN ordered to pay legal fees
of oil-for-food chief
. The U.N.'s highest internal judicial body has ordered the United Nations to pay legal
fees to the former chief of its oil-for-food program, who has been accused of accepting money to illegally influence the
$64 billion humanitarian program in Iraq. The program was the biggest humanitarian program in U.N. history, but
a U.N.-sanctioned investigation found widespread corruption, involving thousands of parties, that bilked the
humanitarian program of $1.8 billion.
The U.S. Votes 'Present' at the U.N.
Last week, the United Nations Security Council adopted a British resolution calling for a cease-fire in the Gaza
Strip. Resolution 1860 was a slap at Israel's self-defense, but, unusually, the United States abstained on
the vote. That's no way to lead. If Washington concluded that a harsh resolution on Gaza was warranted,
the proper course was to vote for it.
: At what point
do we realize that the United Nations causes (or, at least, tolerates and foments) far more trouble in the world than
it prevents? When do we decide to reclaim that very valuable hunk of real estate on Manhattan and tell this fetid
collection of tyrants and parasites to shove off? When do we work on a new international body, composed of actual
democracies and genuinely interested in human rights and freedom?
Off the Table
Islam was born as a religion spread through violence. There is a direct line from the prophet Muhammad to
today's Islamic terrorists, whose latest deadly attacks wreaked havoc in Mumbai, India. The ongoing
effort in the United Nations and the politically correct media to disassociate Islam from terrorism is a sham.
United Nations forbids defaming religion,
. In a 83-to-53 vote, with 42 abstentions, the U.N. General Assembly urges
nations to provide "adequate protections" in their laws or constitutions against "acts of hatred, discrimination,
intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general."
Only Islam and Muslims are specifically named in this resolution against religious defamation sponsored by
Uganda — on behalf of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference — with
co-sponsors Belarus and Venezuela.
The U.N.'s Global Warming Muzzle
When the United Nations insists that man-made global warming is now proved beyond doubt, it's practicing one of the few
things it has proved itself good at: censorship of dissenting viewpoints.
Obama Nominees Signal Radical
. [Scroll down] [Ed] Rollins replied, in part: "I think that's one of the greatest compliments to him,
is that he's not afraid of smart, strong people around him." This is what passes for media scrutiny of Obama's foreign
policy picks. In fact, there is much to question. Two nominees in particular — Senator Hillary Clinton
and Susan Rice — were close associates of Brookings Institution president Strobe Talbott, an advocate of world
government who was named as a trusted contact of the Russian Intelligence service while he was in the Clinton Administration.
Your U.N. at Work
The General Assembly of the United Nations voted this week to elect Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann as its new president.
Readers with a long memory will recall Father D'Escoto (he's a Catholic priest) as Nicaragua's foreign minister during the
Sandinista regime of the 1980s. He's also the winner of the 1985 Lenin Prize. Only at the U.N. does that count
as a recommendation.
At the U.N., Many Hope
for an Obama Win
. There are no "Obama 2008" buttons, banners or T-shirts visible here
at U.N. headquarters, but it might be difficult to find a sliver of territory in the United States
more enthusiastic over the prospect of the Illinois senator winning the White House.
The U.N.'s Candidate
The definition of socialism includes government ownership and control of the means of production, and the
Obama administration is prepared to sign agreements and carry out policies that in effect will do just that.
The U.N. couldn't be happier. An informal survey of U.N. officials by the Washington Post found overwhelming
support for the former Illinois state senator.
Obama & the
: One of the biggest winners of a Barack Obama victory on Election Day [was] the
United Nations. And the biggest losers [were] Americans, who inevitably [will] come under the fat thumb
of Turtle Bay. Topping an agenda that will subject U.S. interests to U.N. whimsy is the world body's
business-killing climate-control campaign. The operative word here is "control," which is precisely
what the U.N. hopes to achieve over the U.S.
. Nobody is happier about the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United
States than the folks at the United Nations. ... The U.N. is an uncomplicated place. Every sick,
unsatiated tyrant, European has-been, or miserable wretch brainwashed about the Great Satan wants to take
America down — unless they are able to immigrate of course.
Mixing It Up With
. If I had to describe liberals in a single word it would probably be "feminine." In most
cases, I wouldn't regard that word as a pejorative. In its best sense, it conveys sensitivity and an emphasis on the
emotional. As it relates to liberals, it simply means that feelings trump everything else. So it is that
liberals love the idea of the U.N., excited by the notion of a lot of nations sitting down and talking out their
problems, as if to a marriage counselor. Unfortunately, when dealing with evil nations with evil intentions, the
U.N. is nothing better than a bad joke.
'Defamation' of Islam Resolution
Set to Pass, but Losing Ground
. A United Nations committee has passed a controversial "defamation
of religions" draft resolution but, amid freedom of expression concerns, the measure looks set to get less support
when it comes to a final vote next month, than in previous years. Monday's vote in the
General Assembly's Third Committee, which deals with social, cultural, and humanitarian issues, saw more countries
either abstain or oppose the resolution than vote in favor — an indication, critics say, that the
push back against the Islamic bloc-driven campaign is gaining traction.
Congresswoman Confident Obama
Will Fund UNFPA, Which Supports China's Coercive Abortion Program
. Rep. Carolyn Maloney
(D-N.Y.) said she is confident that President-elect Barack Obama will reverse the Bush administration's
decision six years ago to stop the $40 million in annual funding to the United Nations Population
Fund (UNFPA) because of its support of China's one-child policy — a policy that includes
'One-Child' Expert Urges Investigation Before
UNFPA Funding Resumes
. An American expert on China's "one-child" population control policy is urging President
Obama to delay restoring funding to the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) pending an independent investigation into whether U.S.
taxpayers' money will support coerced abortions in China.
unveils new ceiling with price tag that soars
. A $23 million ceiling painting featuring
hundreds of dangling icicle shapes that has been criticized for its hefty price tag was unveiled Tuesday
[11/18/2008] at the United Nations. The 16,000-square-foot (1,500-square-meter) elliptical dome full
of bright colors and torn aluminum took over a year to produce.
U.S. Expected to Reverse Course
on United Nations
. The United States' relationship with the United Nations faces a major change
under the next administration. Those advocating greater U.S. engagement with the world body are lining
up with advice for President-elect Barack Obama.
The U.N.'s Man of
: Often described as an "international man of mystery," [Maurice] Strong during his
long, globe-trotting career has been one of the most influential architects of the opaque cross-border
bureaucracy that is today's United Nations. He is probably best known as godfather of the U.N.'s 1997
Kyoto treaty, and as a former U.N. top adviser who in that same year received a check for almost
$1 million, bankrolled by the U.N.-sanctioned regime of Saddam Hussein. (Mr. Strong told
me that at the time he did not know the money came from Baghdad.)
U.N.'s Anti-Poverty Program Wants Unlimited
. The United Nations Development Program, the U.N.'s anti-poverty agency, which
systematically ignored its own financial rules and regulations while funneling millions of dollars to North
Korea, wants to give its chief operating officer the right to make out discretionary checks of unlimited
amounts, without normal budgetary approval. That's up from the current limit of $50,000 which can
be dispersed without regulatory oversight.
Poverty at the UN
: The United Nations' World Food Summit held in Rome in 2002 to discuss how to
cut world hunger in half by 2015 came under heavy criticism for the lavish feasts held during that
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, which planned this year's food summit,
provided political cover for two of the cruelest dictators in the world today.
The new world devised by Maurice Strong and George
. In spite of the hype coming out of the Office of the President-elect, Obama is merely a fop
for the global elite. He is their, and not the people's true agent of change. The January 20
inauguration with its promise of 5 million observers in Washington, D.C. will be the extravaganza of a
lifetime, deepening recession notwithstanding. It is Obama's job to demoralize the 58 million people
who did not buy into his campaign and for all of those who do not want One World Order. Starring among
all the glitterati at the Inauguration Ball, Barack and Michelle are like the stick figures from a
kindergartener's drawing, for this is an emperor who truly has no clothes.
institutions can bring out the worst in people. For the professional peddlers of anti-Americanism, haters
of free enterprise, and true believers in global government, there is only one place that it really pays to
perform: the United Nations. The U.N. headquarters, in Manhattan, has become the venue of choice
for "diplomats" and foreign leaders to condemn America, our values and our virtues. Since the 1960s,
star billing has been promised to any dictator or despot who takes to this "world stage" for the purpose of
denigrating the United States and our bounty, wealth and power.
The U.N. Monkeys
. There is a concerted advocacy campaign underway across several disciplines aimed at
knocking human beings off our pedestal of moral exceptionalism and redefining us as merely another animal
in the forest.
The point of this ideological drive is to degrade our perceived self-worth so much
that we will readily sacrifice human prosperity and welfare "to save the planet" or "for the animals," while
undercutting the power of theistic religion in general, and Judeo-Christian moral teaching in particular, to
influence public policies.
U.S. Must Give U.N. the
. I've demanded it before, to no avail. Now, the U.S. should again consider getting
out of the U.N., and the U.N. out of the U.S. What better timing than in a transitional election year?
Nothing of lasting importance ever happens at the U.N. Why throw good money after bad? The straw that broke
this camel's back has been the U.N. refusal (or inability) to do anything about the brutal dictatorship in
Dems Endorse Expansion of U.N.
. Our media are running stories about the planks in the new 2008 Democratic Party platform
but they've missed a big one — expansion of the power of the United Nations, and especially more
U.S. involvement in U.N.-authorized military operations. In another bow to the world organization,
the platform indirectly endorses Senator Barack Obama's controversial pro-U.N. Global Poverty Act. "It
is time to make the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, which aim to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015,
America's goals as well," the document says. It leaves out the estimated cost — $845 billion over
The Editor asks...
What is "extreme" poverty, and how do you cut it in half? More importantly, what part
of the US Constitution authorizes the eradication of poverty in other countries?
How to Account for the United Nations?
In February 2007, Mayor Michael Bloomberg — worried by a statement issued by the Secretary General's office
speculating that if the United Nations couldn't expand its historic New York headquarters, it might look for
a permanent home elsewhere — met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to argue for keeping the UN in
Gotham. Losing the UN would be a "disaster," Bloomberg said
. Support for Israel has never ranked high on the United Nations' agenda. And the
upcoming World Conference Against Racism, scheduled for early 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland, presents a valid
case. Many observers are concerned that the UN-sponsored event will simply serve as yet another a
platform to launch attacks against Israel — as the previous world anti-racism conference did
in Durban, South Africa, seven years ago.
Ambassador Bolton shows U.N. no quarter in speech at PU
. In a Monday [10/13/2008] speech at Princeton
University, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton offered an unsparing critique of his former
workplace and rejected the notion that the United States must adjust its practices to suit the U.N.'s views.
Iran and Iceland Fail to Win U.N. Security Council
. Iran, a country under U.N. sanctions, and Iceland, which has been battered by the recent credit
crisis, failed Friday to win nonpermanent seats on the powerful U.N. Security Council. Austria and Turkey beat
Iceland in the battle for the two nonpermanent European seats on the 15-member council in voting at a meeting of the
U.N. General Assembly while Iran lost out to Japan for the council's Asian seat.
Inturrupt This Program'
. Some of the monks wept as they told the foreigners their stories.
They said they'd been held in the temple for weeks while the Tibetan capital was jolted by the violent protests
that had finally made the world news. Naturally the UN's "Human Rights" Council — long
dominated by exemplars of freedom like Cuba, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Vietnam and
Zimbabwe — declined to debate the Chinese clampdown on the demonstrations.
So Popular and So
. Welcome to a world of too much Russian and Chinese power. I am neither a
Russia-basher nor a China-basher. But there was something truly filthy about Russia's and China's
vetoes of the American-led U.N. Security Council effort to impose targeted sanctions on Robert Mugabe's
ruling clique in Zimbabwe.
The UN fails again.
says sanctions failure a victory over racism
. Zimbabwe on Saturday [7/12/2008] welcomed the failure of a
Western-backed U.N. Security Council resolution to impose sanctions over its violent presidential elections, calling it a
victory over racism and meddling in its affairs. Russia and China on Friday vetoed the resolution, which would have
imposed an arms embargo on the southern African country and financial and travel restrictions on President Robert Mugabe
and 13 other officials.
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U.N. says poor
nations need $130B for climate change
. The U.N. climate change organization has said the world's poor
countries will need $130 billion a year by 2030 to help them adapt to global warming and curb their carbon
emissions. ... The figures were presented Thursday [12/4/2008] during a conference of 190 nations on a new
Environment Day calls for end to CO2 addiction
. The United Nations urged the
world on Thursday [6/4/2008] to kick the habit of producing carbon dioxide, saying everyone must act to fight
climate change. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said global warming was becoming the era's defining
issue and would hurt rich and poor.
The Editor says...
It's only natural that he would say such a thing, since he has so much to gain. In reality, carbon
dioxide is not addictive inasmuch as it is not something habitually consumed. Inflammatory
rhetoric can only go so far — I hope everyone recognizes this as unmitigated propaganda.
This sums up the global warming issue pretty well...
Baby, Baby It's a Cold
. Global warming has nothing to do with climate or science. What it is all about is the great,
historic class struggle between working people and the ruling classes. Global warming is a great excuse for a massive
expansion of government power. That, not science, is why the overlords, from the New York Times to the United Nations
to Al Gore, so heartily embrace it. The U.N. thinks global warming is a perfect reason for the U.N. to be
transformed into a world government.
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thermostat to be set higher
. Everyone complains about climate change, and the United Nations is
finally doing something about it — on Friday [8/1/2008], the temperature inside U.N. headquarters
in New York will rise by 5 degrees. Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations' self-professed
environmental secretary-general, ordered the "In-House Climate Change Initiative" to save energy, cut
carbon emissions and try to mitigate climate change.
Supports Global Tax From United Nations
. Barack Obama and his liberal allies such as Senator
Biden have signed on to a bill that would allow the U.N. to tax America (and Americans) an estimated
$845 billion over the next 13 years. Obama's plan represents perhaps the greatest affront
to our national sovereignty since the War of 1812.
Global Taxes and Global TV Now on the
. President Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, is being urged
to lay the foundation for "global governance" by considering "international taxation" measures to loot
more money from U.S. taxpayers.
Progressives Back Obama Push for
. While policymakers debate a few million dollars for ACORN and a few hundred billion dollars more
for health care reform, those committed to one-world government are moving ahead with plans for a global tax that could
extract trillions of dollars out of Americans' already depleted IRAs and stock holdings. One can't exclude the
possibility of such a tax being slipped into a health care or cap-and-trade bill that the Congress or the public could
not have time to read before passage.
The UN Stops Pretending
Several years ago, when the notoriously anti-Israel United Nations Human Rights Committee was replaced by the
Human Rights Council, there were some who actually harbored hopes that the Jewish state might get a bit more
of a fair shake. That that was just wishful naivete became painfully evident this month when the "human
rights" apparatus in Turtle Bay and its Geneva outpost (where the Council sits) revealed its true colors by
selecting two outspoken Israel-bashers to serve in significant positions.
The U.N. Human Rights Council was supposed to improve upon the general discredit of its predecessor, the U.N. Commission
on Human Rights. Instead, two years after its creation, it continues much the same: Verbiage in homage to human rights
is issued at great length while the council excuses the world's worst human-rights abusers. It then proceeds to target
Western countries which mostly uphold human rights.
Religious speech debated
Late last week, I attended a Capitol Hill briefing about an obscure United Nations resolution on "defamation of
religions" that some call the "soft jihad."
The chief topic of discussion was a U.N. Commission on Human Rights
resolution, backed by the Organization of the Islamic Conference, that addresses "the campaign to defame religions and
the ethnic and religious profiling of Muslim minorities" since Sept. 11, 2001. Freedom of expression, the
resolution says, would be "subject to limitations" to guard the "respect of the rights and reputations of others;
protection of national security or of public order, public health or morals and respect for religions and beliefs."
U.N. Urged to Stop 'Defamation of Islam' Campaign
Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition urging top United Nations officials to oppose a drive by
Islamic governments to outlaw the ?defamation? of Islam. Critics say the move is aimed at shutting down
legitimate debate and restricting the freedom to share other faiths.
U.N. scheme to make Christians criminals
Dozens of nations dominated by Islam are pressing the United Nations to adopt an anti-"defamation" plan that
would make Christians criminals under international law, according to a United States organization that has
launched a campaign to defend freedom of religion worldwide.
United Nations Assaults Free Speech —
Moves To Protect Islam
. The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) is an Islam-Marxist-dominated
entity that is working to criminalize or suppress any public criticism of Islam around the world. In a
recently-concluded session, the Council ruled that any criticism of Islam in the Council proceedings was to
be off limits.
Religious "Defamation" on Agenda
at UN Rights Session
. The United Nations' Human Rights Council kicks off a new session in Geneva
on Monday [9/8/2008], and a controversial push by Islamic states to outlaw religious "defamation" is high on
the agenda. In recent months, debate has swirled over efforts to limit freedom of expression in the
context of religious discussion. That debate is now moving beyond a small group of concerned
non-governmental and legal organizations to a wider audience.
Especially since 9/11, Islam has been publicly scrutinized, criticized, and
sometimes ridiculed in the West to an extent never seen (or permitted) in Muslim lands. Many Muslims
feel deeply offended by this, as well as troubled by the violent responses the criticism has sometimes drawn
from Muslims — riots, death threats, even murders. Their leaders' solution is to try to halt
the cycle by demanding an end to criticism of Islam, even in private speech. For the past decade, the
Saudi-based Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has pushed the U.N. to adopt a universal ban on
defaming Islam. This measure would aim to curb the freedom not only of Danish cartoonists but also of
scholars, writers, dissidents, religious reformers, human rights activists, and anyone at all anywhere in the
world who criticizes Islam.
The Editor says...
Even if I end up in the United Nations Sharia prison camp, I will not stop telling others the truth about
Islam. Silencing me will not change the facts. Ten thousand years from now, we'll all know
whether Islam had any merits.
Move the Useless Notion to
. The United Nations has become a useless notion occupying valuable real estate on the East
River. Why do we put up with this consortium of petty dictators and corrupt oligarchies? The recent
election of the new president of the General Assembly confirms my suspicion that to achieve success in the United
Nations, one must hate the United States.
The Editor says...
Why not move the UN to Venezuela, Nicaragua or Iran? Maybe the problems
would get some attention if the
UN moved there.
Taking [insolence] from the UN is hard at the best of times, given it's the most monumentally corrupt and ineffective
political body since the court of Louis XVI. It elects representatives from some of the world's most
vicious, totalitarian governments to its human rights council, where they issue proclamations so anti-Semitic
Joseph Goebbels is nudging Hitler in hell and grinning. Its oil-for-food program ensured Saddam Hussein
and his psychopathic spawn never ran short of high-performance automobiles or fresh porn during the
international embargo against Iraqi oil.
. When the
so-called mainstream media don't want you to know something, they simply spike the story — meaning they just
don't cover it.
First there's the strange case of Doudou Diene, the United Nations "Special Rapporteur" on "contemporary
forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance." He's really a lawyer from Senegal,
traveling first-class on a U.N. ticket, and he arrived in the U.S. May 19 for a three-week "fact-finding trip."
The United Nations Will
Investigate America for Racism
. As an African American politician is set to assume for the first time in the
country's history the leadership of a major political party, a Geneva-based United Nations human rights investigator plans
to come here next week to investigate whether racism plays a role in the presidential campaign, according to a statement
released yesterday [5/16/2008].
The Editor says...
Racism has nothing to do with
to Barack Obama. I don't care if
he's black, but I do care if he's a Socialist, or a Marxist, or worse. Will the UN investigate Jeremiah
Wright's all-black church and Obama's membership in it? And what if racism does "play a role" in
politics? What is the UN going to do about it?
Theater of the Absurd:
We're under investigation — by the U.N.
. While hundreds of thousands are dying due to the callous
indifference of the military junta in Burma and millions are fleeing oppression and hunger in Robert Mugabe's brutal Zimbabwe,
the U.N.'s farcical Human Rights Council (HRC) is focusing its attention elsewhere — the United States, the freest
nation on the face of the earth.
UN Hatemongers to
Investigate U.S. "Racism"
. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on "contemporary forms of racism, racial
discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance", Dr. Doudou Diéne, has been invited by the U.S. government
gather first-hand information on racism in America.
This unwelcome visitor is hardly an objective reporter or
impartial judge of racial conditions anywhere.
His cultural and religious biases have led to his obsession with
Islamophobia, which he has called "the most serious form of religious defamation."
Texas still plans to execute killer
despite U.N. order
. Texas will go ahead with the scheduled Aug. 5 execution of Houston
rapist-killer Jose Medellin despite Wednesday's United Nations world court order for a stay, a spokesman
for Gov. Rick Perry said.
Assembly Approves UN Budget
. The General Assembly approved a two-year U.N. budget of
$4.17 billion Saturday [11/22/2007], with the United States casting the only "no" vote because of
objections to funding for a follow-up to a conference it considered anti-Israel.
In Burma, a
U.N. Promise Not Kept
. Who steps in when government abuses or neglects its people? Nearly
three years ago, the United Nations announced an answer to that question: It would. At a summit
celebrating the organization's 60th birthday, 171 nations agreed that they would intervene, forcefully if
necessary, if a state failed to protect its own people.
Kick Burma Out of
. The United Nations this week said the refusal of Burma's government to allow workers into the
country's devastated agricultural region was unprecedented in the history of humanitarian relief. The human
catastrophe produced by Burma's refusal to permit aid in the wake of Cyclone Nargis has stunned the senses of a world
that has watched this spectacle for a week.
[Why expel only Burma? What's the difference between Burma
, or Cuba, or North Korea?]
At U.N. Balloon 25 Percent
. Despite long-standing efforts by successive U.S. administrations to
rein in U.N. spending, the United Nations this month presented its top donors with a request for nearly
$1.1 billion in additional funds over the next two years — boosting current U.N. expenses
by 25 percent and marking the global body's highest-ever administrative budget, according to internal
U.N. headquarters renovation
launched in New York
. Officials in blue U.N. hard hats broke ground on Monday for a temporary
building at the United Nations, launching a $1.9 billion renovation project to make U.N. headquarters
safer, more comfortable and greener.
breaks ground for headquarters overhaul, greening
. The renovation will take at least five years
to complete, which will mean the relocation of most of the 4,500 UN personnel to office spaces already rented
in New York City. The costs will be 1.8 billion dollars, supported by UN members as long-term, low
interest loans. It will involve the relocation of hundreds of journalists from world media covering the
UN to temporary space office within the compound, unlike UN staff who will have to work in buildings away from
eye restoring funds to U.N. agency
. Congress may have found a way to fund the U.N. Population
Fund for the first time in seven years, with many lawmakers anticipating that the next U.S. president may have
a different view of an organization accused by conservatives of abetting coerced abortion in the developing
world. The House Appropriations state, foreign operations and related programs subcommittee last week
appropriated $60 million for the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) as part of a $600 million package
for international family planning and reproductive health for fiscal 2009.
U.N. food program
. A United Nations food program has issued an emergency appeal for donations as the
amount of food aid sent abroad from the United States is plunging. The World Food Program, which feeds
about 73 million people worldwide, is seeking funding to close a $500 million gap caused by global
spikes in food and fuel prices, the United Nations said in a release issued in New York.
. More than one American has tried to make the United Nations live up to its
original ideals — Pat Moynihan, Jeane Kirkpatrick, John Bolton. We'd add to that distinguished
list the name of Mark Wallace, an ambassador to the U.S. mission at Turtle Bay who resigned yesterday having
tried for two years to make the U.N. a more transparent place.
Ex-U.N. official sentenced to
8 years for corruption
. A former U.N. procurement official was sentenced to 8 years and one
month in prison on Tuesday for helping a friend secure at least $50 million in contracts in return for
financial favors including a luxury apartment.
appointment infuriates Israel
. The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday [3/26/2008]
appointed American Jewish law professor Richard A. Falk — who has compared Israel to the
Nazis — as special investigator on Israeli actions in the territories for a six-year term.
U.S., Israel wary of second
U.N. anti-racism event
. The U.N. 2001 anti-racism conference in Durban, South Africa, provoked
a walkout by the United States and Israel, with both nations saying it had been overtaken by anti-Semitism
and some in Congress claiming it had cemented the world body's shame in the eyes of America.
Waste, Fraud and UN Headquarters
UN is embarking on a multi-billion construction project and the timing could not be better for those who like to
waste taxpayer dollars. … The project is the renovation of the United Nations headquarters in New York City
and the building is a metaphor for the UN itself. It is outdated, falling apart, and no longer useful.
It has never had a major renovation, is full of asbestos, and is energy inefficient. And while it won't
pass a fire inspection, it is one of the only buildings in New York where smokers are still allowed to
The Oil Connection
interesting that Hillary Clinton not only was behind the formation of the oil-for-food program, but that it was a
direct contact with an agent of Saddam that accomplished the task. So, fast forward a few years. Baghdad
has fallen, the doors have been kicked open, and the oil-for-food program has become the oil-for-food scandal. What
seems amazing now is not only the extent of the corruption, but how little most Americans even know about it. The
left is often proud of its hatred for Enron and the $1.5 billion in corruption it represents. Rightly
so — but they so easily excuse nearly 40 billion in corruption in a single UN program.
Volvo to Pay $19.6M in Oil-For-Food
. AB Volvo will return nearly $9 million in profits that two of its subsidiaries made
under the oil-for-food program in Iraq plus pay fines totaling $11 million in order to avoid prosecution,
the truck maker said Thursday. The company said it has entered agreements with the Securities and
Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice, resolving issues related to the oil-for-food program.
Iraq lodges $10bn lawsuit over
. The Iraqi Government is suing dozens of companies for $10 billion
(£5 billion) after they allegedly defrauded the country's citizens out of food and medical
provisions during Saddam Hussein's rule. Iraq has hired Maney and Purrington, a law firm from Texas, to
sue 70 corporations such as Chevron, the oil company, GlaxoSmithKline, the drugs group, BNP Paribas, the
French bank, and Chrsyler, the car manufacturer, for allegedly paying bribes to the dictator to secure
business contracts under the United Nations Oil-for-Food programme.
Sid: spy who siphoned off $500 million from Iraq Oil-for-Food deal
. A UN official
who held a pivotal post in the Oil-for-Food programme for Iraq has been exposed by a defector as a Russian
spy who diverted almost half a billion dollars to top Russian officials in "one of the richest heists in
while the United Nations bankrolls dictators
. For two of Paul Wolfowitz's most prominent
critics, Mark Malloch Brown and Ad Melkert, the war over the World Bank presidency could not have come
at a better time. Whatever else the ousting of Wolfowitz has achieved, it has done plenty to distract
from the North Korea Cash-for-Kim scandal that just four months ago was threatening to engulf the United
Nations agency piloted for the past eight years first by Malloch Brown and now largely by Melkert.
. In what surely qualifies as the single-most-promising United Nations reform effort to
date, federal prosecutors in New York, jointly with the New York District Attorney, have just announced
the indictment of the man who ran the U.N.'s former Oil-for-Food program: Benon Sevan. Charged
with conspiring to commit fraud and taking close to $160,000 in bribes related to Oil-for-Food deals,
Sevan, if convicted, could face a prison sentence of up to 50 years.
Americans Pay for Emerging World Government
In its new Human Development Report calling for another $86 billion in aid to the rest of the world,
supposedly to fight the effects of climate change, the United Nations acts distressed that people in "rich"
countries like the U.S. don't take the theory of man-made global warming more seriously. Its
answer — and this is actually spelled out in the report — is that too much "editorial
balance" in the media has prevented "informed debate" about the need for "urgent action" in the form of higher
taxes on energy.
Blue Helmet Bigotry
predictable as the sun rising in the east, the United Nations has voted to assault religious liberty.
Islam, however, is to be protected from criticism since Muslims are said to be under vicious attack in the
West. The offending resolution, which denounces the "defamation of religions," had its genesis in the
UN Human Rights Council, created in 2006 to replace the long-discredited Commission on Human Rights.
. The public housing in question includes the notorious 1930s-era St. Bernard complex,
which was already in a bad state before Katrina hit and an even worse state after it. The local housing
authority intends to replace the complex with mixed-income housing developments, and in the meantime is granting
housing vouchers to former tenants. But some of the new housing will be offered at —
horrors! — a "market rate," to which the U.N. naturally objects. We don't remember the
U.N.'s human-rights czars being quite so vocal when Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe evicted 200,000 people
from their homes in 2005.
UN Enters the War on Terror — On Whose Side?
After years of speaking out of both sides of its mouth on the issue of terrorism, the United Nations has finally
staked out a clear position: Any negative portrayal of Islam will not be tolerated. The General
Assembly has just passed a resolution entitled "Combating Defamation of Religions" which deals exclusively
with perceived slights committed against the Islamic faith.
UN tells Kosovo to fly a new flag
Kosovo must give up the black-on-red, double-headed eagle of the Albanian national flag and reflect the multi-ethnicity
of the region. The province, most of whose population is ethnic Albanian, has used the flag since NATO
drove out Serb forces in 1999.
UN celebrates disability treaty
UN is celebrating the coming into force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) —
a landmark agreement that aims to give the world's 650m disabled people full equality.
. Authorities are considering emptying the massive U.N. headquarters
building for at least three years to get a long-delayed renovation project back on track and
on budget, according to people who have been briefed on the plan. Member states' deliberations
and security considerations have left the $1.8 billion renovation a year behind schedule, with
every month adding roughly $10 million to the overall cost of the project.
The Editor says...
Here's a better idea: Spend that $1.8 billion moving the UN to Paris or Cairo or Havana.
U.N. May Give Black Gold at North Pole to Russia
The failure by the U.S. State Department to cite historical evidence that American explorers actually discovered
the North Pole, in the wake of Russian claims to the oil-rich region, has had the desired effect. Our media
are declaring that the matter has to be resolved by the United Nations. One writer, Eric
Margolis, even proposes that the U.N. take complete control of the region.
: The removal of the diseased commission two years ago was heralded by U.N.
officials as "the dawn of a new era." Its replacement was designed to have stricter standards for
membership, and rules to prevent politicized voting. But such safeguards were neutered by the time the new
Human Rights Council was approved, and the results are that the council is no better than its predecessor.
Free Press Stifled
at United Nations, Reporters Say
. Reporters covering the United Nations complain that the organization,
whose Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls for freedom of the press, has been trying to stifle reporters
covering the U.N. itself. This month, for example, U.N. officials reportedly seized videotapes from journalists
who recorded the site of a U.N. helicopter crash in Nepal. In addition, the group Reporters Without Borders says the
U.N. yielded to pressure from certain member countries in refusing to recognize "Freedom of Expression Day."
The UN Climate Change Conference in Bali
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Playing on both sides of the fence:
It's an endless cycle! The conflict in Darfur is either the cause or the effect of
climate change, or maybe it's both! It just depends on where you get your information.
conflict hurting environment
. Decades of drought helped trigger Darfur's violence as rival
groups fought over scarce water and arable land. Now, experts fear the war and its refugee crisis
are making the environment even worse, leaving the land increasingly uninhabitable and intensifying
tensions with no end to the drought in sight.
behind Darfur killing: UN's Ban
. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that the slaughter
in Darfur was triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizon, in an
article published Saturday. "The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part
from climate change," Ban said in a Washington Post opinion column.
A Disarming Election:
Iran and Syria lead the U.N. Disarmament Commission
. On April 9, 2007 there was a United Nations
believe-it-or-not moment extraordinaire. At the same time that Iran's President Ahmadinejad declared his country was
now capable of industrial-scale uranium enrichment, the U.N. reelected Iran as a vice chairman of the U.N. Disarmament
Commission. Yes Ripley, the very U.N. body charged with promoting nuclear nonproliferation installed in a senior
position the state that the Security Council recently declared violated its nonproliferation resolutions.
Last Best Dope of Mankind
. And you thought the United Nations had a serious double-speak problem
before? Look at what happened yesterday, as the world body was forced to backtrack from an
official transcript that sent alarm bells ringing around the world. The document, released Tuesday
[10/16/2007], quoted Syria's U.N. ambassador as confirming that the site attacked by Israeli jets last
month was, in fact, a nuclear facility.
Iran, Syria, Zimbabwe:
are you laughing yet?
If you randomly drew 100 names from the phone book, those people would be a
better guide to how to draw the many debatable and contentious rights-respecting lines that need drawing than
anything likely to emerge from the UN or "the international community".
More Differences Between Liberals And Conservatives
. Conservatives believe that the United Nations
is a corrupt, anti-American, anti-Semitic talking shop that is largely hostile to American interests and is too
incompetent to be much of use in areas where it's not.
Congo ruler runs up £207,000
. In two short visits to New York last year the leader of one of Africa's poorest
countries spent $400,000 (£207,000) on hotel bills as members of his entourage drank Cristal champagne
and charged tens of thousands of dollars of room service to accounts paid by the Republic of Congo's mission
to the United Nations.
This "Congo ruler" link goes to a 404 page. Thanks to a reader by the name of Muscle Daddy for
reporting the broken link. The only other source for the story (that I have found so far)
is this site
, which requires registration
to read the whole article. (Not recommended.)
charged in immigration scam
. A United Nations employee was arrested Monday on
charges that he and two others used U.N. stationery in a visa fraud scheme, prosecutors said.
Vyacheslav Manokhin, a U.N. employee based in Manhattan, was accused of helping numerous
non-U.S. citizens enter the country illegally by providing fraudulent documents so they could
obtain visas to attend conferences that either did not exist or which they did not attend.
Despair at UN over selection
of 'faceless' Ban Ki-moon as general secretary
. Senior officials at the United Nations expressed
despair yesterday at the prospect of Kofi Annan being succeeded as secretary general by Ban Ki-moon, the South
Korean foreign minister. "The mood among staff is glum," one of the officials said. "We are not
very excited about the outcome."
UN is rotten to
. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is a prime example, I wrote last week, of
Peter's Principle — "an individual in a hierarchical organization rises to the level of his
incompetence" — at work. Now, just weeks before his departure from the United Nations, Annan
revealed how utterly depraved his politics are when he stated in a BBC interview Iraq is now worse than it was
under Saddam Hussein. Annan is of course the ethically void Secretary-General under whose watch the
Oil-for-Food program, with Iraq's old regime, turned out to be the worst financial scam in the history
of the United Nations.
U.N. Oil-For-Food Sentence Reduced
A judge has reduced the sentence of South Korean businessman Tongsun Park, who accepted more than $2.5 million to
secretly work on Iraq's behalf to influence the United Nations oil-for-food program.
Obama's Iraqi Oil for
. Rezko's relationship with Barack Obama goes back to at least 1990, when Obama's
law firm did work relating to a Rezko housing development. Rezko was a key early-money fund raiser in
Obama's state Senate campaigns and his failed run at the US Congress. In June 2005, when the mansion
was purchased, Rezko was widely known to be under federal investigation. Rezko also is a key fundraiser
for Illinois Democratic Governor Rod Blagojevich.
Former Russian Spy Says
Government Stole $500 Million From U.N.'s Oil-For-Food Program in Iraq
Tretyakov, who defected to the United States in 2000 as a double agent, says he oversaw an
operation that helped Saddam's regime manipulate the price of Iraqi oil sold under the
program — and allow Russia to skim profits. Tretyakov, former deputy head of
intelligence at Russia's U.N. mission from 1995 to 2000, names some names, but sticks mainly
to code names.
UN denies helping Zimbabwe
. The United Nations said today an independent probe was being conducted into
whether UN vehicles were used to smuggle diamonds from a mine in Zimbabwe. Spokeswoman Michele Montas
confirmed that Larry Johnson, the deputy legal counsel, had received a letter alleging that at least one
vehicle from the UN Development Fund (UNDP) was involved in the smuggling.
The case of Sanjaya Bahel:
Former U.N. official convicted
former United Nations official was convicted Thursday of charges that he helped a friend secure $100 million
in U.N. contracts in exchange for a huge discount on two luxury Manhattan apartments and cash.
U.N. sees failings in probe of graft
U.N. officials acknowledge their internal investigation failed to produce evidence against a U.N. procurement officer
who was convicted of taking kickbacks in federal court last week, and say U.N. oversight procedures still must be improved.
'UN is human rights
. The UN's Human Rights Commission has been told it is a hypocritical and prejudiced
body which does nothing to help millions of people in need, due to its obsessive focus on demonizing Israel.
In a speech given during a session of the Human Rights Commission on March 23rd, Hillel Neuer, Director of
UN Watch, delivered a scathing attack on the commission's track record, describing it as a "human rights
oilman Wyatt sentenced in corruption scandal
. Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr. was
sentenced to a year in prison Tuesday [11/27/2007] for his role in corrupting the UN
oil-for-food program, winning leniency from a judge who cited his military service
during World War II and his many good deeds during his lifetime.
Oscar Wyatt reports to prison in
. Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt began his one-year prison sentence shortly before noon
today when he reported to a federal prison in Beaumont.
Wyatt pleaded guilty on Oct. 1 to a single
count of conspiring to make illegal payments for Iraqi oil under the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program.
The minimum security federal prison in Beaumont, part of a federal prison complex, is the closest to Wyatt's
The Editor says...
Having lived in Beaumont for most of the 1970s, I can tell you that Beaumont is a great place for a
prison. A prison would be an improvement in almost any area of the city, even if only as a
reminder to all who pass by, that plenty of prison space is available.
El Paso Corp. settles oil-for-food
. Houston pipeline giant El Paso Corp. will pay more than $7.7 million to settle
claims that it helped the former Iraqi regime receive millions in kickbacks through a U.N.-sponsored humanitarian
Houston men plead guilty in oil-for-food
. Houston oilman David Chalmers, accused of funneling illegal payments to Saddam Hussein's regime
at at time when Iraq was the target of strict economic sanctions, pleaded guilty today to a conspiracy charge.
Wyatt Pleads Guilty in
. Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to a federal conspiracy
charge, abruptly ending his trial by admitting he approved a $200,000 payment directly to an Iraqi bank
account knowing it violated the rules of the U.N. oil-for-food program. Under the plea agreement, Wyatt,
83, will be sentenced to 18 to 24 months in prison and forfeit $11 million.
Oil for Hussein
front pages report every bit of bad news on the Iraqi war front in bold type, newspapers are giving precious
little ink to what could be the biggest kickback scheme in world history. Call it: How Saddam
Hussein siphoned $10.1 billion for his regime — thanks to the United Nations.
Annan orders probe of U.N.
. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, reacting to an article in The Washington Times, asked
U.N. investigators yesterday [12/13/2006] to look into claims of fraud, favoritism and intimidation inside the
U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
laments oil-for-food charges mar his legacy
. Secretary-General Kofi Annan lamented on Tuesday
[12/19/2006] that his 10 years as U.N. leader may end up being remembered only for the oil-for-food program
for Iraq, saying blame for a financial scandal was misdirected. One of his top regrets as secretary-general,
he said, was that the allegations of U.N. mismanagement of the $64 billion Iraqi humanitarian program had
been "exploited to undermine the organisation."
Just as with other such ethicists as a lip-biting Bill Clinton or creased-browed Jimmy
Carter, [Kofi] Annan is as publicly acclaimed as he is privately ignored. We like such itinerant
moralists — more when they are off the job than on, and always in retrospect rather than
contemporaneously. As we watch them hedge, we somehow feel apologetic rather than outraged over
their latest deception.
Uganda terrorizes its own citizens under the auspices
of UN gun control mandate
. For months now, Ugandan army troops have been garrisoned in the
northeast part of the country under orders to disarm the local populace ... But in its effort to
"disarm," the Ugandan army, supported by tanks and helicopter gunships, is burning down villages,
sexually torturing men, raping women, and plundering what few possessions the tribespeople own. Tens
of thousands of victims have been turned into refugees.
United Nations abortion dilemma
: Let's briefly review two contradictory United Nations (U.N.)
talking points. (1) Abortion is a matter of "women's rights;" (2) Killing a "girl child"
in the womb is "the most extreme form of violence against women." To hold both of these beliefs at the
same time means to live with constant cognitive dissonance. It doesn't take a genius to realize that
the U.N. is on the horns of a dilemma; that is, the two alternatives are mutually exclusive.
women doing fine without International Violence Against Women Act
. Feminists have
cooked up a new plan to raid the U.S. Treasury for more feminist pork. They want Congress to
pass the International Violence Against Women Act. … Who better to introduce the act than
Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., the leading advocate of ratification of the United Nations Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women? Biden never saw a U.N. treaty
or a radical feminist spending bill that he didn't like.
on the Democrats' Violence Against Women Act Hoax
. We noted yesterday [3/15/2012] that the Democrats have continued
their phony "war against women" campaign by alleging in fundraising appeals that Senate Republicans "will oppose
re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act," thereby "put[ting] women's lives in danger." This is just
one more in a series of Democrat scams, intended to 1) divert attention from the Obama administration's
record of failure, and 2) raise money from the Democrats' gullible base.
Re-brand global warming as economic
woe: U.N. draft
. A fight against global warming could work better if viewed as part of the world's
economic problems and not a purely environmental headache, a draft United Nations report says. The report, due for
release in Bangkok on May 4, says economic policies for everything from forestry to insurance can have big spinoffs
in limiting greenhouse gas emissions.
Media Promote Global Warming Fraud
the matter of global intervention to stop global warming, there seems to be no need for scientific evidence to
justify what is shaping up as a global carbon tax of 35 cents a gallon of gas on the American people.
Our media want the public to believe that the same organization that gave us the oil-for-food scandal can be
trusted on its dire predictions of calamity from alleged man-made global warming.
Scandal number N+1
United Nations Dictator's Program
Saddam Hussein managed to pull off the $100 billion Oil for Food scam right under the noses of the United
Nations officials charged with administering it. Now another dictator with nuclear ambitions has succeeded
in a similar trick, this time manipulating the United Nations Development Program in North Korea.
Scandal number N+2
Mystery Surfaces Over Apartment of Kofi Annan
apartment was where Mr. Annan and his wife lived before 1997, when he became secretary-general. The
Roosevelt Island home is part of an estate of low-rent state-regulated housing. For years, the Annans
saved considerable sums by occupying an apartment meant to help financially strapped low- to moderate-income
New York families.
Kofi Annan Sidesteps Questions About Roosevelt Island
. In his last U.N. press conference, Secretary-General Annan yesterday [12/19/2006]
sidestepped a question about how the lease of a sought-after low-income residence he once lived in came to be
held by a member of his family.
Scandal number N+3
U.N. Official Uses Two Birthdates
Kamil Idris, has for almost 24 years been using two different birthdates, nine years apart. In recently
amending the discrepancy, Idris has changed his current age in U.N. records from 61 to 52. That
would be bizarre in any context, but it is an alarming discovery at the World Intellectual Property Organization,
or WIPO, a U.N. agency with an annual budget of more than $200 million that is supposed to be one of the
world's great bastions of accurate record-keeping.
Scandal number N+4
Head of UN patent
agency to quit after row over alleged falsified documents
. The head of the U.N. patent agency is
to leave his post a year early, officials said Thursday [12/6/2007]. Kamil Idris, who was due to step down
from his post as director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization in 2009, had faced pressure to
resign after using an apparently false birth date to get jobs and win promotions.
Scandal number N+5
Bribery, bid-rigging found in
U.N. peacekeeping contracts
. A United Nations task force has uncovered a pervasive pattern of
corruption and mismanagement involving hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts for fuel, food,
construction and other materials used by U.N. peacekeeping operations, which are in the midst of
their largest expansion in 15 years.
Scandal number N+6
U.N.'s World Food Program Sitting on Cash Stockpile
Just weeks before it announced the onset of a global food crisis and the urgent need for donors to provide at least $775 million
in additional funding, the World Food Program was sitting on a cash and near-cash stockpile of more than $1.22 billion.
Scandal number N+7
Central: UN Corruption Seethes On
. The United Nations likes to sell itself as a mentor of
good governance. But the recent deep-sixing of a damning in-house report suggests it might more honestly
advertise itself as an example of how to foster bad governance — and
get away with it. The
report in question, labeled "strictly confidential," centers on alleged transgressions by longtime UN staffer
Guido Bertucci, the director of — what else? — the UN good-governance office, the Division
of Public Administration and Development Management.
Scandal number N+8
In just the last month, an unusual number of what were formerly regarded as scandals went unnoticed and
largely unreported by the old media, to wit: ... A report detailing how UN workers are actually stealing
food from the starving people for whom it was intended and selling it on the black market was merely a
blip on the radar. The UN said it had no idea that the food wasn't getting to the starving people of
Somalia until shown pictures of UN-packaged goods on sale.
Journalist Who Exposes U.N. Corruption
Disappears From Google
. How big do you have to be to earn the wrath of the United Nations and
Internet giant Google? If you're journalist Matthew Lee, all it takes are some critical articles and a
scrappy little Web site. Lee is the editor-in-chief, Webmaster and pretty much the only reporter for
Inner City Press, a pint-sized Internet news operation that's taken on Goliath-sized entities like Citigroup
Requiem for a welterweight
concern swirls around this heavily subsidized Roosevelt Island apartment, which was passed on to his brother
and his family after the dapper little mouthpiece moved into his UN supplied multi-million dollar mansion, where
we contribute some 40% of its operating costs, all courtesy of the monies we shovel into the slavering maw of that
failing body of abject sycophants, bandits, and tin pot tyrants. And the main question centers on whether
Kobina Annan, some sort of an ambassador to Ghana, and his wife, will remain on our public dole forever.
Kofi and U.N. 'Ideals'
When Mr. Annan was named Secretary General 10 years ago, he did so as the U.S.-backed candidate of
reform. Jesse Helms, then-chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Mr. Annan that "if
you choose to be an agent of real and deep-seated change, you will find many supporters — and
even allies — here in the U.S. Congress." Senator Helms's expectations were not met. Seven
years later — thanks to U.S. military action that Mr. Annan did everything in his power to
prevent — we learned that he had presided over the greatest bribery scheme in history,
known as Oil for Food.
United Nation's Chief Kofi Annan's Legacy of
: United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan delivered his swan song last week at the
Truman Presidential Library in Missouri. It was a thinly veiled parting shot at U.S. foreign policy
delivered by an embittered U.N. leader seething with self-righteous indignation and resentment.
Annan's Missouri speech will go down in history as one of the most blatant assaults on a U.S.
administration by a serving U.N. official.
In recent years, the United Nations has often gone out of its way to avoid getting involved in the world's
trouble spots. It ignored genocide in Darfur. Pulled out of Iraq in 2003. Done nothing
to stem Iran's nuclear ambitions. Can an organization this compromised do much to improve things?
America Pull out of the United Nations?
I once worked at the United Nations and have vowed that
someday I will write about what a soul-scorching experience it was — especially for someone who was and still
is a white Jewish-American feminist and Zionist. I had to absorb the most virulent, almost surreal hatred
because of who I am and for the views that I hold. This happened long before I was perceived to have
crossed any political aisle.
General Assembly OKs U.N.
. The General Assembly finally gave a green light to start a $1.9 billion
renovation of the U.N.'s landmark headquarters in New York after years of delays, a move welcomed
Saturday [12/23/2006] by outgoing Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
. America has seen
this before, seen Krushchev bang his shoe on the table and say "We will bury you." We grew up watching
our flag being burned on TV. So it's tempting to think this is part of a meaningless continuum. But
the temperature of the world is very high, and maybe we're not stuck in a continuum but barreling down a dark
corridor. The problem with heated words now is that it's not the old world anymore. In the old world,
incompetent governments dragged cannons through the mud to set up a ragged front. Now every nut and nation
wants, has or is trying to develop nukes.
. Last week the impotence of the world Jewish community was on display for all to
see. For all the talk of how the Jews control the media, the banks and the American government, a man
whose declared intention it is to wipe Israel off the map was treated as an international dignitary in the
city that contains more Jews than any other on earth. ... So now the world Jewish community must contend
with the sad truth that 60 years after the Holocaust, a man can declare himself the new exterminator of
the Jews and still be treated with respect.
Nations 'army' proposed
. International rapid reaction force could be deployed within 48 hours
of a UN green light.
UN Labels on US Parks
. U.N. designations
such as "World Heritage Site" and "Biosphere Reserve" are being placed on dozens of U.S parks and
monuments, including Independence Hall, the Statue of Liberty and Yellowstone National Park.
And That's the Way It Is
To my great surprise, I received a form letter from Walter Cronkite inviting me to contribute to the
Campaign for Global Change, sponsored by the World Federalist Association. Walter Cronkite has long
since identified himself as a liberal, but I didn't know until this letter that he was so committed
to plunging America into world government.
Video: Hillary Clinton and
at the World Federalist Association meeting, 1999, where Mr. Crokite was
awarded the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award.
The Editor says...
This is a rather alarming piece of video, in which Walter Crokite mocks the idea of a world government
ruled by Jesus Christ, and then actually says, "Join me. I'm glad to sit here at the right hand
about Walter Crokite.
Throw the U.N. on the Ash Heap of
. In his book, "The U.N. Exposed: How the United Nations Sabotages America's
Security", Eric Shawn, a senior correspondent and anchor for the Fox News Channel, takes the reader behind the
scenes to reveal an utterly corrupt international institution. Like its predecessor, the League of
Nations, the U.N. has demonstrated the maniacal insanity of expecting nations to cooperate with one another
for any other reason than self-interest.
The Curse of
: [President] Bush is embracing the international system, which liberals consider to be
Woodrow Wilson's gift to mankind. Wilson was the guiding spirit of the Treaty of Versailles and the
League of Nations. … Of the many bad habits Woodrow Wilson bequeathed to America, one of the worst
was his penchant for talking about countries as if they were people.
UN — The last refuge of
. Ah, the UN. We've gone from a relatively well functioning operation under
Trygvie Lie and Dag Hammarskjold to the finest of charades under Boutros Boutros Ghalli.
Last chance for
. As the United Nations looks for its next secretary-general to replace Kofi Annan at the end
of the year, the organisation is rocked by failures and scandals. One of the UN's core goals is to protect
human rights. And yet the UN Commission on Human Rights has dictators and tyrants deciding on its
Kofi's Biggest Regret:
Saddam's Rape Rooms Are Closed
. This isn't exactly the way he put it, but the fact that Kofi
Annan's "biggest regret" upon leaving the United Nations is that he didn't prevent our "invasion" of Iraq,
amounts to the same thing.
: At United Nations headquarters, Secretary General Kofi Annan likes to imply that the
Oil-for-Food era is over ("If there was a scandal" was his locution earlier this year). But Down Under,
that landmark U.N. scam is right now all over the headlines. On Monday [11/27/2006], Australia's Cole
commission released the findings of its year-long inquiry into some $220 million in kickbacks allegedly
paid by the Australian Wheat Board (AWB) to Saddam Hussein's U.N.-sanctioned regime under Oil-for-Food.
Kofi Annan's Last Cover-up
: The fact is that if
Mr. Annan departs Turtle Bay without having made his financial disclosure form public, the public will
have reason to wonder. His term at the United Nations will be remembered only for the oil-for-food
scandal, the sex-for-food scandal in the Congo, the massacres at Rwanda, Cambodia, and Srebrenica, and
inaction in the face of the genocide in Darfur — and establishing that deception, secrecy,
and patronage cannot be pierced by the reforms by which he sought to rescue his reputation.
Kofi Annan's Cover-Up
. It was big
news in the Washington Times, and the paper deserves credit for covering this important development.
Despite claims about being more open, honest and reform-minded, the United Nations will NOT be releasing the
financial disclosure form filed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The cover-up continues.
of United Nations Reform
: Sixty years ago, the United Nations was founded to maintain
international peace and security, promote self-determination and basic human rights, and protect fundamental
freedoms. Sadly, weaknesses in the organization have prevented it from fully realizing these high
aspirations. An accretion of outdated or duplicative mandates, insufficient transparency and
accountability, and the resistance of member states to reform have resulted in a system that is bureaucratic,
costly, cumbersome, lacking in oversight, and often incapable of fulfilling the responsibilities placed upon it.
Send Out the
. From the rostrum of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Hugo Chávez declared
that Bush is the devil. The lectern still smelled like sulfur, the odor left by the U.S. president, he
observed. … Not everything that Chávez said should be dismissed, however. Surprisingly,
amid that torrent of claptrap, he proposed a luminous initiative that should be immediately considered:
Take the United Nations out of New York and move it to the Third World. Bravo!
Indicting the United Nations
Largely unnoticed is the xenophobia that exists on a daily basis at the United Nations. While the UN
constantly hectors the US to send money that constitutes 25% of its budget, Americans hold only 7.2% of its
more than 56,000 jobs. A study by the General Accounting Office determined that, at the senior,
decision-making level, only 2,076 Americans, 9.5%, hold such positions. This prejudice exists
throughout the UN's operations. The World Food Program, for which the US provides more than half of its
funding, is staffed by 90% of non-American personnel who, every year, find it difficult to account for tons
of food that simply goes missing.
Welcome Back to
. With the United Nations, specifically its Security Council, demonstrating anew that
it won't or can't do much about the North Korean nuclear threat, it's back to when deterrence was the only
weapon left to us: Mutually assured destruction. Or Mini-MAD, if you prefer. That's where
we are, thanks to the Security Council, which bypassed a meaningful arms embargo proposal from the Bush
administration in favor of toothless resolution 1718, which tries to gum North Korean madman Kim Jong-il
Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General, steps down in December, and the race to succeed him is still wide
open. The process of choosing his successor is anything but clear: by tradition a candidate "emerges"
from discussion in the Security Council, and the name is then put to the General Assembly for approval. In
practice, the successful contender is chosen after heated wrangling, horse trading and threats by the
veto-wielding members to block anyone they do not like.
. Outgoing U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan traveled to the Harry Truman Library
yesterday [12/11/2006] to deliver his valedictory. It was yet another sanctimonious broadside against
the Bush administration.
: You have to wonder what Annan would have said in 1945 when [President] Truman ordered
nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instead of waiting on the possibility Japan's militarists might
surrender. Clearly, Annan, quite undiplomatically, was trying to score cheap political points while
molesting American history.
: Departing U.N. chief Kofi Annan has much to answer for during his tenure, including
his own possibly criminal behavior. Instead, in one of his final speeches, he lets loose a flood of bile,
mostly aimed at the U.S. First in an op-ed in the Washington Post and later in a farewell speech, Annan
laid out his case for what ails the world. And for the most part, it can be boiled down to five simple
words: the United States of America.
Slammed for Speech Critical of US
. Drawing a cold response from conservatives, outgoing U.N.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan Monday [12/11/2006] took a swipe at U.S. military actions abroad and rebuked the
Bush administration for abuses during the post-9/11 campaign against Islamist terrorists.
White House Considers Appointing Pro-U.N. Activist as
Ambassador to the United Nations
. Various reports indicate that liberal Republican Richard S.
Williamson is in the running for the post of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Williamson, a former U.S.
deputy ambassador at the U.N., is also a former board member of the pro-U.N. lobby group, the U.N. Association,
and favors "alternative financing mechanisms" for the world body. This is a euphemism for global taxes.
Shocking Truth Uncovered About U.N. Taxation Plan
From September 14-16, 2005, the U.N. is holding a "high-level plenary meeting" of the U.N. General Assembly to
"review progress in fulfillment of commitments" contained in the U.N. Millennium Declaration. The end
result will be more pressure on the U.S. for tens of billions of dollars in more foreign aid. In fact,
U.N. pressure is building for imposing global taxes on the U.S.
Secretary-General in Early Flap
. New U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ran into trouble on his
first day of work Tuesday [1/2/2007] over Saddam Hussein's execution when he failed to state the United Nations'
opposition to the death penalty and said capital punishment should be a decision of individual countries.
Nations' Credibility on the Line
. If the United Nations is going to be an effective broker for
peace and conduit for diplomacy, it must itself be above reproach. The United Nation's track record with
regard to Israel, specifically, is unbalanced at best; anti-Semitic at worst. In just a single session of
the UN General Assembly, it passed 21 individual resolutions criticizing Israel.
Last stand for U.N. in
. Finally, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan pulled the world's attention back to the crisis
during a summit this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As part of his legacy Annan would undoubtedly like to
see an end to the warfare. But the United Nations has been feckless and impotent as this fearsome
genocide churns on endlessly.
The UN's Dictator Tour
: Not the least unfortunate aspect of the United Nations is its habit of providing Third World
despots with a prominent pulpit to speechify against the agency's principal sponsor: the United States.
What really smells at the
: That dynamic duo of demagoguery — Presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran — visited the United Nations earlier this month. Their outrageous
addresses before the U.N. brings to mind the definition of "demagogue" proffered by H.L. Mencken. He
said a demagogue was "one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots." Thus,
any reasonable person who failed to walk out of the U.N. as these two leaders babbled on deserve the label of "idiot."
U.N. Approves Global Taxes to Fight
. There was a minor media breakthrough on this matter, with the New York Times noting, "A
group of countries led by France plan to raise at least $300 million next year, mostly through taxes on
airline tickets, to help pay for the treatment of children with AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, a senior French
official said yesterday. … The Times was careful not to describe these as international or global taxes.
But the taxes are designed to go for global purposes and finance international agencies.
United Nations' AIDS programme under
. Authors accuse agency of putting politics before health.
for the World
: The World Health Organization (WHO) is a United Nations body created, in the words
of its constitution, to "promote and protect the health of all peoples."
conflict, tyranny: would we do better without the UN?
It is funny that the acronym for the
United Nations is UN. It always makes me think of negatives. Unhelpful. Unrealistic.
Unproductive. Unhappy. … Despite all this, most people still tend to assume that the UN is the best
place to look for a solution to this latest crisis in the Middle East.
. You might be asking, "What do 'occupying forces' have to do with issues of
disability?" The answer is, "Absolutely nothing!" But Middle East Arab countries were willing to
trade off their so-called "pro-life stand" in order to see language referring to Israel and the United
States in a negative light.
: The problem with the president's warning is that the United Nations has been one
of the chief obstacles to effective action in Darfur. Its failure to stop the killing offers another case
study in the U.N.'s debilitating mix of pomposity, cynicism, and moral bewilderment.
. There is a good reason that Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has accepted
UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which sets the terms for a cease-fire between his jihad army and the
State of Israel. The resolution represents a near-total victory for Hizbullah and its state sponsors
Iran and Syria, and an unprecedented defeat for Israel and its ally the United States.
The UN Terrorist Enablers
: So the top honcho at the UN wants yet another cease-fire in the Middle East? How
brilliant! Now why didn't anyone else think of that before? Syndicated columnist and economist
Thomas Sowell said in a column Thursday: "… There have been more cease-fires in the Middle East than
anywhere else. If cease-fires actually promoted peace, the Middle East would be the most peaceful
region on the face of the earth instead of the most violent."
New Report Details U.N. Fall from
. A new study released by The National Center for Public Policy Research details an
embarrassing and alarming number of serious controversies involving the United Nations and argues for
Support for United Nations Justifiably
Weakened by Financial, Sex and Human Rights Scandals
. The esteem in which the American public
holds the U.N. is sinking. In the opinion of an increasing number of Americans, the U.N. not only
assaults U.S. national sovereignty but also is a corrupt and incompetent organization. A June 2005
survey by pollster Scott Rasmussen found 42 percent of Americans held an unfavorable view of the U.N.
U.N. Investigated Over 300 for Sex
. The United Nations has investigated more than 300 members of U.N. peacekeeping missions
for alleged sexual exploitation and abuse during the past three years and more than half were fired or sent
home, according to a senior U.N. official.
Call for ban on 'defamation of
. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf today called for a ban on the "defamation of
Islam" in a speech to the UN General Assembly in which he took a veiled swipe at Pope Benedict XVI for
his remarks linking the Muslim faith to violence.
The UN is barking but the
US can bite
. If Iran is going to worry about the prospect of sanctions, it should be those that
the US is drawing up on its own, not anything trickling out of the UN. There are hints that the US may
enforce its current sanctions laws against foreign companies dealing with Iran far more aggressively than it
has yet done — and Congress may tighten the laws further. That could hurt Iran and companies
dealing with it more than anything the UN laboriously does.
The Great U.N.
: If religion is the opiate of the masses, then the United Nations is the opiate of the
elites. Global U.N. worship is based on an odd mix of delusion and realpolitik. To self-described
internationalists, the U.N. is supposed to be a counterweight to America's "unipolar" dominance. In the
wake of the U.S.-led victory in the Cold War, America greeted an ungrateful world eager to see the remaining
superpower counterbalanced by, well, something. And the U.N. was the only viable candidate.
Kick U.N. out of New York
. Given the pathetic record of the United Nations over the last 60 years,
Bush should tell Kofi Annan and his band of thieves that he is throwing the full weight of his
administration behind a plan to remove the United Nations from its New York City digs and withdraw
U.S. funding of this corrupt, anti-American, anti-Semitic organization of terrorist
sympathizers. Give them until, say, the end of next year to clear out.
Pull Canada out of the
. Because of the tragic deaths of a Canadian peacekeeper in a UN bunker near the border,
everyone now knows that, in fact, the UN has been there for years — since 1978, in fact. It
didn't stop terrorist attacks on Israel in the past, it isn't stopping the war today, and it won't do anything
in the future, either.
: One would think that the just-released 148-page United Nations Children's
Fund (UNICEF) report, "The State of the World's Children 2007" — with its exclusive focus on gender
equality — was produced by leftists and feminists. Instead, it is the product of Ann M.
Veneman, the Executive Director of UNICEF and a Bush appointee who promised to bring back a sane perspective on
children's issues. … The 148-page UNICEF report is all about the left's "women's agenda," albeit papered
over with slogans such as "a world fit for women is a world fit for children." We expected more of a Bush
appointee who was supposed to bring a whiff of reality to UNICEF. As a result, once again we have to ask,
"Can anything good come out of Turtle Bay?"
Your Pennies at Work: UNICEF
Funds Hate TV for Palestinian Kids
. Unlike almost every other group linked to United Nations, UNICEF,
the United Nations Children's Fund, has retained much of the original goodwill associated with the praiseworthy
cause of helping poor kids around the globe. But no one should be surprised that the group, for which
American children have traditionally collected pennies on Halloween, is part and parcel of the same
international system that nurtures hatred of Israel and the West.
Feminist Scheme for U.N.
: Thank goodness the membership of the new Human Rights Council includes such upholders of
individual freedoms and civil liberties as Cuba, China, and Russia. Of course we're all supposed to stand
up, applaud, and send in our check. Just for the record, U.S. taxpayers pay $420 million a year to
the United Nations for "assessed" dues, plus billions more in "voluntary" contributions to the overall
the UN were to support Mr. Anan's proposal? What is a "stabilization" force? By definition a
stabilization force is a small contingent of so-called peace-keepers, embarked upon its mission after fighting
has ceased. We saw in the Balkans that those peace-keepers easily become hostages for an aggressor
preparing to resume military hostilities. Or worse, as we saw in Africa and the Balkans, peace-keepers
become sexual predators exploiting the plight of displaced populations.
Fox News Vs. the U.N., Part
. After the U.N.'s number two man delivered a hysterical broadside at Fox News and Rush
Limbaugh for being critical of the world body, Eric Shawn of Fox News did a story noting the involvement of
convicted inside trader and left-wing anti-Bush eccentric billionaire George Soros in the pro-U.N. event
which featured U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown. Soros is a big U.N. backer and even
helps underwrite the awards given out by the U.N. Correspondents Association.
UN Bashing is Hardly Enough
its six decades, the overall record of the United Nations has been so rife with failure, corruption and
incompetence — to say nothing of poor judgment, rudeness and condescension, as exemplified
by [deputy secretary-general Mark] Malloch Brown — that it deserves to be disdained.
Oil-for-Food scandal aired in
. A South Korean acting as a go-between with Boutros Boutros Ghali, the UN Secretary-General
at the time, asked for $10 million from Iraq to "take care of some people" before the creation of the UN
Oil-for-Food programme, a court in New York has been told. Iraq set aside $15 million for the alleged
bribery scheme and sent $3 million in cash to New York in the year that the UN's largest humanitarian
programme was set up, the court was told.
Korean convicted in oil-for-food case
. A U.S. federal court jury found South Korean lobbyist
Tongsun Park guilty of acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Iraq and money-laundering
on Thursday [7/13/2006] for his role in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal.
fails to make oil-for-food reforms, according to an investigator
. The United Nations has failed
to take on board some of the key recommendations of an investigation into corruption in its oil-for-food
programme in Iraq, an investigator told Reuters on Thursday [9/7/2006].
Exposing the U.N.
. As U.S. News and World Report senior writer Michael Barone
explained: "The U.N. Oil for Food program, we learn from the reporting of Claudia Rosett
in The Wall Street Journal, was a rip-off on the order of $21 billion — with money
intended for hungry Iraqis going instead to Saddam Hussein and his henchmen, to bribed
French and Russian businesses and, evidently, to the U.N.'s own man in charge, Benon Savan."
The article above includes links to numerous other articles about the Oil for Food scandal.
The United Nations
in your wallet
. In spite of some pretty torrid scandals in recent years, the United Nations is
far from finished. In fact, Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the U.N., is leading the gambit for perhaps
its biggest power-grab yet — independent tax-raising powers or globo-taxation.
Cashless Society "Inevitable;" a
Boost to Globalist Taxers?
Money won't be around anymore in just a few years, according to trend
watchers. And the same globalist taxers that are already trying to confiscate your hard-earned money
can't wait for the cashless era to begin.
The UN Plan for Global Migration
The dream of a New World Order was born long before socialist visionaries (including Franklin Roosevelt and
the leaders of the Federal Council of Churches) enthroned Communist Alger Hiss as the first head of the United
U.S. probe targets U.N.
. "U.N. resources are unnecessarily vulnerable to mismanagement, waste, fraud and abuse,"
the GAO report says, "because the procurement process is improperly managed; has not committed to maintaining
a professional, trained work force; and has failed to adopt a full range of ethical guidelines."
. Thirty days. That's how long the UN Security Council gave Iran last
week to stop trying to enrich uranium, which could be used for an atomic bomb. And if Iran doesn't
politely withdraw its application to join the nuclear club by the time the clock runs out, well, the UN
will just have to meet again. Doesn't sound like much of a threat, does it?
PM Denies Knowledge of Oil-for-Food Bribery Claims
. Called to answer questions about alleged
bribes paid by Australia's wheat export body to the regime of Saddam Hussein, Prime Minister John Howard
on Thursday become the country's first political leader to testify before a commission of inquiry in more
than two decades.
Saddam-Al Qaeda Link Seen in U.N. Oil-for-Food Program
. Did Saddam Hussein use any
of his ill-gotten billions filched from the United Nations Oil-for-Food program
to help fund Al Qaeda? Investigations have shown that the former Iraqi dictator grafted
and smuggled more than $10 billion from the program that for seven years prior to Saddam's
overthrow was meant to bring humanitarian aid to ordinary Iraqis.
Despite frequent declarations of reform, it seems that United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has
learned nothing from the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food scandal, in which Saddam Hussein's billions corrupted the
U.N.'s entire Iraq embargo bureaucracy. Earlier this month, Annan accepted from the ruler of Dubai an
environmental prize of $500,000 — a fat sum that represents the latest in a long series of
glaring conflicts of interest.
Environmental advocate arrived in private jet
The head of the UN's environmental program opted for one of the least environmentally friendly modes of transport to get to
this week's conference in Tromsø. He claims he had no choice.
The United States of America Should Withdraw From
the United Nations
. The United Nations, founded in 1948, is not simply incapable of stopping
wars and genocides, it is so utterly corrupt that it needs to be eliminated entirely in the hope that the
many other existing international organizations, treaties, unilateral and bilateral relations can be
allowed to do what it will not and cannot.
Congress Passes Ron Paul's Amendment to
Reject UN Taxes
. The US House of Representatives today [6/15/2005] unanimously passed legislation
introduced by Congressman Ron Paul that ensures no Americans will be forced to pay taxes to the United
Nations. Under Paul's amendment to a State Department funding bill, no US taxpayer dollars may be used to
develop, implement, or impose any tax on American citizens to raise revenue for the UN.
Citizen Distraction: Who's
the terrorist of the day?
The US was close to a civil tax revolt against the 16th amendment
to the Constitution when all this occurred. Now who's watching taxes when anthrax is loose? Who's
watching the government land grabs now that they're watching out for a plague? Citizen Distraction.
It's a great game of domestic subjugation of citizens while they're distracted by mass scare tactics that do
not warrant all the media attention causing the scares. And where major media is, there's something behind
that curtain they don't want us to see. It might be the UN flag.
How Communism and The U.N. Set Out to
: Any limit on UN jurisdiction was deliberately camouflaged by another public
relations campaign that painted the organization as a world body of great benevolence that must secure the
approval of its members. It is unclear if our World Heritage Sites, which put American land in the
hands of and under the control of the United Nations, are examples of such benevolence.
Kofi Annan Aide Shredded Thousands of
. The destruction of highly sensitive documents by Kofi Annan's chief aide is a
massive obstruction of justice that demands major congressional investigation. It gives the
impression of a huge cover-up at the very heart of the United Nations, and casts a dark cloud over
the credibility of the UN secretary-general. It projects an image of impunity, arrogance and
unaccountability on the part of the leadership of the United Nations.
the Oil for Food scandal unfolded
. Around four days after the Iraqi army invaded Kuwait
in August 1990, the UN imposed economic sanctions prohibiting member states from trading in Iraqi
commodities or products. These remained in place until 2003. In April 1995, the UN agreed
to let the Iraq government sell oil, with all funds to be deposited into an escrow bank account
monitored by the UN to be used for buying humanitarian goods — dubbed Oil for Food.
Oil for kickbacks
investigation of the United Nations' Oil for Food program concluded that thousands of companies and
individuals, including several in Houston, paid kickbacks to Saddam Hussein so they could purchase
underpriced Iraqi oil or sell goods to Iraq while sanctions were in place. The investigation
rightly faults the United Nations and Secretary-General Kofi Annan for not controlling or preventing
the corruption. However, the Oil for Food program was doomed to corruption the moment Saddam
was allowed to select the oil buyers and goods sellers.
Rush to Examine Oil-For-Food Documents
. In a secret and secure location, a set of
computers holds the hundreds of thousands of files that document how companies and individuals
from some 40 countries exploited the U.N. oil-for-food program in league with Saddam Hussein.
Don't Shred on
. The most urgent implication of Mr. Volcker's incomplete findings is that
his huge and expensively assembled archives must be preserved intact well beyond the Dec. 31
deadline by which Mr. Volcker now plans to start disposing of them. Above all, they must not
be handed back to the U.N., where too much related to the corrupt Oil for Food program has already
vanished — including, to a fascinating extent, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's own powers
probes may be launched
. Swiss authorities may launch criminal investigations
into the conduct of several dozen companies in connection with the United
Nations' oil-for-food program in Iraq, officials said Wednesday [11/16/2005].
to keep records an extra month
. The U.N.-appointed panel investigating the
scandal-tainted, oil-for-food program for Iraq said on Wednesday [11/16/2005] it would stay
open an extra month to help prosecutors build cases against corrupt companies and officials.
implicated in oil-for-food
. French authorities reportedly knew of fraud being committed
by government officials involved in the oil-for-food program. … A series of investigations in France
and in the United States have implicated French politicians and businessmen in a web of kickbacks
connected to the oil-for-food program.
Probe to blow the lid off massive U.N.
. Documents prove oil-for-food corruption involving world leaders.
. So, up at the United Nations, Benon Sevan is out and John Bolton
is in. That's one small step for rooting out corruption; one giant leap for American
Our man at the
: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled this morning [7/27/2006] to
consider yet again one of President Bush's most inspired nominations — the appointment of
John Bolton to the post of U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
The Anatomy of a Smear
: The U.N.
Correspondents Association (UNCA), with few exceptions, is a lapdog of the world organization and its
anti-American majority. But Warren Hoge's July 23 hit-piece on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John
Bolton represented a new low. Hoge, a member of UNCA who covers the U.N. for the New York Times,
resorted to using anonymous sources to smear Bolton.
Bravo for Bolton
Perhaps the best reason to support John Bolton's confirmation as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is that
his approach to foreign policy is radically different from John Kerry's, as shown by their exchange during
Mr. Bolton's confirmation hearings. It is a shame anyone missed this delicious slap-down.
Oil for Food comes to
. The U.N. oil-for-food program's many threads continue to unravel, and
the latest leads to the Washington area. New York prosecutors announced [10/20/2005] that Reston-based
Midway Trading, an oil-trading company, told the New York State Supreme Court that it gave $440,000 to
the Saddam Hussein's regime in connection with the U.N. oil-for-food program.
UN team links more oil cash to
Galloway wife's bank account
. George Galloway faced new questions last night after a UN
inquiry tracked additional payments of Iraqi oil money into his wife's bank account.
and the Oil-for-Food Scandal: Time for U.S. and British Inquiries
Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) today [10/25/2005] unveiled new evidence
on British Member of Parliament George Galloway's involvement in the Iraqi Oil-for-Food scandal.
I would have said "canned".
must be sacked
. World leaders will assemble in New York this week to talk about the
urgent task of reforming the UN. Unfortunately, it is likely that talk is all they will
do: there is no sign that they will be able to agree on any of the concrete reforms that the
UN so desperately needs.
U.N. Procurement Scandal: The
Case of the Official Who Never Was
. Trouble in the United Nations Procurement Division
is now well established as the world organization's successor scandal to Oil-for-Food.
UN Allows Corruption While
. American taxpayers entrust billions of dollars in aid each year
to the United Nations and its various agencies that are supposed to alleviate [poverty and
starvation], but the organization wants even more. What is worse, is that the UN is
mired in corruption and beleaguered by poor management.
Shows the Limits of UN Ability
. The latest news from Paul Volcker's Independent
Inquiry Committee reveals what independent observers of the United Nations have long
understood — that there are "serious instances of illicit, unethical, and
corrupt behavior within the United Nations," and there was "wholesale corruption" within
the Oil-for-Food program.
. Maybe [Heather] Locklear could play the part of Claudia
Rosett, who, almost alone among the fearlessly non-partisan band of investigative
journalists, delved deeply into the sleazy details of the oil-for-food program when
the establishment media were dismissing it as a storm in an oil can.
This was the most
glaring scandal of all
. The US Congress is incensed about a scandal. From
1996 to 2003 the UN's oil-for-food program allegedly enabled Saddam Hussein to misappropriate
hundreds of millions of dollars. Certain UN officials – particularly Benon Sevan, the man
in charge of the program – are alleged to have pocketed large kickbacks. It is also claimed
that foreign politicians took similar advantage of the system. These are serious accusations
that warrant detailed investigation.
what use is the United Nations?
Sometimes, it seems the answer is: none
at all. The U.N. Oil for Food program, we learn from the reporting of Claudia
Rosett in The Wall Street Journal, was a rip-off on the order of $21 billion — with
money intended for hungry Iraqis going instead to Saddam Hussein and his henchmen, to bribed French
and Russian businesses and, evidently, to the U.N.'s own man in charge, Benon Savan.
Oil-for-Food Revisited: The U.N.
Should Not Pay Benon Sevan's Legal Fees
. According to media reports, the United Nations' own internal judicial
body, the Administrative Tribunal (UNAT), has ordered the U.N. to pay "all reasonable legal fees" to Benon Sevan, the
disgraced former chief of the disastrous Iraqi Oil-for-Food Program. Sevan's lawyers are seeking 880,300 U.S. dollars
plus interest from the United Nations.
Hungry for answers
you leave a fox in charge of the henhouse, don't expect many eggs. That nicely sums up the United Nations
Oil-for-Food program. It was supposed to feed starving people in Iraq. Instead, a handful of corrupt
bureaucrats in Baghdad and at the U.N. were in charge of the program and pocketed billions of dollars, while
innocent Iraqis starved to death.
The UN's Claim to Moral
. Back in 2001, the United States was voted off the UN's Human Rights Commission for the
first time since its inception in 1947. When that happened, a variety of reasons were given as to why such
a vote occurred: the U.S. opposed the Kyoto treaty on climate change; the U.S. insisted upon creating a
missile defense system; the U.S. had the death penalty; the U.S. imposed trade sanctions on Iraq after the Gulf
War. The countries voting against the U.S. deemed these actions to be human rights violations.
raps U.N. "brainwashing" on climate
. The U.S. Senate's most vocal global warming skeptic, James
Inhofe, on Thursday [11/16/2006] dismissed a U.N. meeting on climate change as a "brainwashing" session.
Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican who will step down as chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee in
January, told a news conference, "The idea that the science (on global warming) is settled is altogether
What the United Nations Stands For
U.N. does not stand for freedom and peace. The U.N. stands for moral equivalency: for pretending that free
countries and violent dictatorships are one and the same. Allowed to lead us, the U.N. will be the death
of us all.
to Fund Forced Abortions is Controversial?
On July 16, 2004, President Bush for
the third straight year steadfastly declined to make Americans complicit in China's coercive
abortive practices. Despite opposition from abortion organizations and media, the Bush
administration withheld taxpayer funds from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) because
it is connected to China's population control programs.
Loving Thy Enemy
: When will most of us
wake up to the fact that the U.N. (and groups like it) are not on our side? Everything they do supports
the opposite of freedom, individual rights, and rational values. Never has this been clearer than
now. The very idea of U.N. people inspecting American facilities to make sure we treat these war
criminals "humanely" is incomprehensible. Now, when freedom and civilization need advocates of
individual rights more than ever, the U.N. places the personal comforts of terrorists on an even (or greater)
level with the pursuit of justice and safety.
up to 1/3 of tsunami funds
. Up to about a third of the $590 million U.N. fund spent
for the Indian Ocean tsunami relief may have gone to pay for overhead. The Financial Times
says its two-month investigation showed the money appears to have been spent on administration,
staff and related costs. The $590 million was part of the United Nation's $1.1 billion
disaster flash appeal.
Tsunami aid 'spent on
. Three years after Australians donated $400 million to rebuild Asian lives
devastated by the 2004 tsunami, aid groups are under attack for spending much of the money on social and
political engineering. A survey by The Australian of the contributions by non-government organisations
to the relief effort found the donations had been spent on politically correct projects promoting left-wing
Western values over traditional Asian culture.
The U.N.'s Distortion of
: The "positive rights" championed by the U.N. Declaration are
neither positive nor rights. They mandate a profound negative — the initiation
of force against the individual — and they are the enemies of genuine rights.
International Coalition Against Terrorism is a Terrible
: There may be instances when some of its closest allies (certainly the United Kingdom
and perhaps even other NATO allies) will join its military operations, but the price of entry must be unreserved
support for America's political and military objectives to eradicate terrorism.
What the Constitution giveth, the UN taketh
: The United Nations in their infinite arrogance, and self-assured pomposity have once again
found a way to attempt to determine American domestic policy.
Also of interest:
It's time to evict the
My wife would like to see us kick the United Nations out
of the United States. I, for one, think it's a swell idea. What's more, I'm certain
that most New Yorkers feel the same. After all, for the past 58 years, the gang of
scofflaws have taken advantage of their diplomatic immunity to be the worst kind of
guests. Double-parking is the least of it.
Bush Supports Incompetent
. The United States expressed confidence in Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday
[12/9/2004] and said he should remain at the helm of the United Nations, an abrupt turnaround from its refusal
to back him last week after a U.S. senator called for his resignation.
A Crude Fraud
. The first interim
report on the oil-for-food scandal is out, and it isn't pretty. It implicates a top U.N. official, and
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has yet to be cleared.
Suspends Two Officials– With Pay! – in the Oil-for-Food Scandal
United Nations has suspended the former head of the oil-for-food aid program
in Iraq and another senior official who helped select the program's contractors. The
move comes after an interim report by an independent commission on Thursday
[2/3/2005] that severely criticized the conduct of both men.
: Senate hearings in mid-November 2004 revealed that Iraq's Saddam
Hussein skimmed over $21 billion from the UN "oil-for-food" program that was supposed to
feed and provide medicine for the Iraqi people — and used the money to
bribe UN and European officials.
. Is the
United Nations attempting self-parody? How else to explain the announcement that a panel has been elected
to decide which complaints will be heard by the U.N. Human Rights Commission at its annual meeting in Geneva this
spring — and that three of the five members are Cuba, Zimbabwe and Saudi Arabia?
Fears of top UN role for Zimbabwe
Western countries are concerned about the expected appointment of Zimbabwe to head a key UN body, the Commission
on Sustainable Development.
Millions missing, but UN
ignores Zimbabwe's quiet genocide
. Suffer the little children is a phrase never far from your
mind in today's Zimbabwe. The horde of painfully thin street kids milling around you at traffic lights is
almost the least of it: in a population now down to 11 million or less, there are an estimated
1.3 million orphans. Go to one of the overflowing cemeteries in Bulawayo or Beit Bridge, and you are
struck by the long lines of tiny graves for babies and toddlers. Hyena attacks on humans, previously
unheard of, are increasingly common.
someone mention Zimbabwe?
Get Out Of The U.N., Start
. The U.N. is involved in a huge scandal which has the potential to escalate beyond anything
we have known to date. At a minimum U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan presided over the misappropriations
of billions of dollars in the oil-for-food program designed to help poor Iraqis. Instead, the money never
reached the poor. It was used to finance new weapons programs for Saddam Hussein, weapons which were
manufactured by those who opposed U.S. intervention in Iraq, namely France, Germany and Russia.
The high price of Kofi:
U.S. out of U.N. - now!
The United Nations does not serve the interests of the United States or the objectives of democracies. The
oil-for-food scandal, in which billions of dollars were misappropriated in Iraq, exposed a corrupt bureaucracy,
rotting from the head.
Condi's First Test: The
. Although the Iraqi elections on January 30  will top her incoming
agenda, the first real indicator of Condi Rice's tenure as Secretary of State will be how she handles something
most in her new department would rather ignore: the United Nations' oil-for-food scandal.
Just scrap it and start over
In wine, the experts say, vintage is everything. If that's the case, 2004 has turned out to be a very bad
year for the United Nations. But the United Nations' vinegar may yet prove to be a very good thing for the
rest of us — particularly if the decision is made to break open the casks, pour out the putrid
contents and start over.
U.N. Money-for-Peace Scam May Force Annan to
. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan today vigorously denied allegations that he has overseen
a complex, fraudulent scheme to pilfer billions of dollars from 191 nations under the guise of providing "global
Dare We Surrender America's Future to the UN?
The future of the United States of America cannot be surrendered to the United Nations.
The United Nations: A Totalitarian Appeasing
. The United States provides 22 percent of the U.N.'s general operating
budget. By contrast, France, Great Britain, China and Russia combined contribute less than 15 percent.
However, as members of the Security Council, each of those nations enjoys veto power over the U.S.
The United Nations has sovereign control ( = ownership)
of Yellowstone Park
The United Nations Versus The United States
According to this author, the UN intends to secure the power to tax all financial transactions and control the
taxation policies of all nations; the UN intends to exercise power over land use throughout the world; the UN
already has control over major U.S. historical sites and natural wonders including the Statute of Liberty and
Yellowstone National Park; the UN intends to restrict gun ownership worldwide.
Kiss your rights
Will the International Criminal Court have the ability to preempt and eliminate the
hard-won rights of U.S. citizens? A treaty signed by former-President Clinton
-- that is now being
reviewed by President Bush -- could easily lead to the destruction of U.S. sovereignty and constitutionally
guaranteed protections, warns one veteran U.S. congressman.
The UN: United in Opposition to
. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan continues to claim that only the UN can grant
legitimacy to the United States' successful war to topple Saddam Hussein. Rationally, that claim can be
viewed as little more than a pathetic, baseless whine from those clinging to a dying dream of global power.
Role of the UN
: Globalism is out of
control and it's far passed time for the United States to secede from the United Nations in its present form
unless we intend to ultimately surrender our national sovereignty and be ruled by an omnipotent world government.
Bush did not seek the expected congressional declaration of war as required by the U.S. Constitution.
Instead, our commander in chief sought permission and approval from the United Nations. Dragging its feet,
the U.N. Security Council finally passed Resolution 1373, authorizing America to fight the "war on terrorism."
The UN Is NOT Your
: Behind the mask of peace, brotherhood, and universal understanding, the United Nations
promotes terror and tyranny in order to achieve its real objective: world government.
Bristle at 'United Nations Day'
: According to a proclamation released by the White House Wednesday,
Oct. 24, 2001, was recognized as United Nations Day, a day to celebrate the U.S. relationship with the U.N.
But not everyone was celebrating, especially some conservatives who believe that in light of U.N. treatment of
the U.S., America should sever all ties with the organization.
The Immorality of a Self-Defense Consensus
Do people who value life, liberty, and the pursuit of prosperity understand that they have a right to defend
themselves against people who want to kill them? If the answer is yes, then a powerful, free country
defends itself. If no, then it seeks consensus, at first with allies and then with enemies, and it
proceeds only with their agreement. So far, America has taken the latter path.
Related material: Environmentalism: A
Globalist Tool for Tyranny
. There are plenty of good reasons for a freedom loving people to steer
clear of the United Nations, one of the chief ones being the fanatical zeal with which the UN and Friends grasp
hold of every worry and woe, make it their own, blow it out of proportion, and insist that they and only they
can provide a solution, a solution which must be imposed by force upon the world.
Globalist Tool for Tyranny
. There are plenty of good reasons for a freedom loving people to steer
clear of the United Nations, one of the chief ones being the fanatical zeal with which the UN and Friends grasp
hold of every worry and woe, make it their own, blow it out of proportion, and insist that they and only they
can provide a solution, a solution which must be imposed by force upon the world.
Daniel New's essay on UN world government
Get Ready to Fork Over Your Money to
America's Survival Inc. argues that we do not owe any money to the U.N. in the first place.
Thank Clinton for New UNESCO
Blame Bill Clinton for America's return to UNESCO, the anti-American, corruption-riddled
U.N. agency that is allegedly for education, culture, science and communication.
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