— Ian56 (@Ian56789) October 3, 2017
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Here we go again…
U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley is escalating the rhetoric from Trump’s “we’ll see” comment and aggressive tweets as she tells an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council, that “enough is enough” and that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, is “begging for war” with his “abusive use of missiles.”
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– Former Director Of Operations In The Hungarian Intelligence Agency: “The Situation is catastrophic” – “We’re Talking About An Invasion” – “Tens Of Thousands Of Muslim Migrants Prepare For Civil War In Germany” (Video)
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It must now be a prerequisite of those who become an American ambassador to the UN to possess certain characteristics and traits, the most important of which are rabid warmonger, child killer, and outright liar.
Remember it was Madeleine Albright when asked about the US blockading Iraq which prevented medicine and medical equipment from entering the country that resulted in the estimated death of a half a million children who coldly responded: “I think that is a very hard choice, but the price, we think, the price is worth it.” Then there is Colin “Weapons of Mass Destruction” Powell who told a bald-face lie about Iraq’s nuclear capabilities which paved the way for the US destruction of the country.
In her brief tenure as UN ambassador, Nikki Haley is fulfilling these requirements quite nicely. Her latest crazed outburst came on the heels of the bizarre White House press release about another supposed Syrian government gas attack which warned President Assad that he would “pay a heavy price” if carried out.
“The demand … is, in our view, an unacceptable attack on the right to freedom of expression and opinion.”
(MEE) — A demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its Al Jazeera TV channel is an “unacceptable attack” on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion, the United Nations human rights chief said on Friday.
Scores of foreign Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters, determined to come back to Europe, are “more dangerous” than previous waves of returnees, Jean-Paul Laborde told reporters on Thursday. Some may be eager to seek revenge after defeats on the battlefield, including in recent confrontations in Mosul.
Sweden’s “feminist government” admits Sweden did not vote against Saudi Arabia for UN women’s rights commission.https://t.co/HwY7EJCOFH
— Paulina Neuding (@paulinaneuding) 2 mei 2017
Of the UN’s 54-nation Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), 47 voted ‘yes’ by a secret ballot last week to elect Saudi Arabia to the UN Women’s Commission. 7 countries abstained from voting, which means none of the countries voted no to appointing a country which has, according to UN watch “the world’s most misogynistic regime.” Amongst the abstainers; Sweden, which prides itself on having the world’s first “feminist government“. Press secretary Erik Wirkensjö of Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallströms defended the action by stating that:
h/t Kate G
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H/t reader squodgy:
“Presumably the term “impoverished” also encompasses U.K. & U.S.A.”
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A new bill has been introduced which would allow the United States to withdraw from the United Nations, and is now beginning to turns heads.
Representative Mike Rogers from Alabama introduced H.R. 193 American Sovereignty Act of 2017 in early January but is just now getting media exposure. The full bill can be seen here on congress.gov.
The bill repeals the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws.
The United Nations is making a lot of enemies.
Yesterday, when the Obama administration refused to veto a UN vote over Isreal settlements, one which provoked Israel to lash out at the Obama administration saying “friends don’t act that way”, but more importantly defied Trump who in a previous tweet urged Obama to veto the resolution, the President-elect had one message, or rather tweet, to the UN:
As to the U.N., things will be different after Jan. 20th.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
However, Trump is not the only one to hold a prominent grudge against the international organization, which many have accused of being nothing but an ineffective, if material, waste of taxpayer funds: taking Obama’s threat several steps further, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to “burn down” the United Nations headquarters in New York, in response to mounting international criticism over his bloody crackdown on suspected drug dealers.
“You go and file a complaint in the United Nations, I will burn down the United Nations if you want,” Duterte said, quoted by the New York Times. “I will burn it down if I go to America,” he added during a speech at an army base in the country’s southern city of Zamboanga.