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America angry over "hypocrites" remark [Bolton got into it with British UN official.]
Guardian Newspapers Limited by way of The Hindu ^ | 09JUN06 | Oliver Burkeman

Posted on 06/09/2006 12:04:26 AM PDT by familyop

Edited on 06/09/2006 10:00:31 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

New York: Deputy Secretary-General of the U.N. was on Wednesday night accused of making ``a very, very grave mistake'' after calling the Bush administration hypocrites who were feeding a right-wing anti-U.N. frenzy in middle America.

Washington's Ambassador to the U.N. responded with undisguised fury to a speech by Mark Malloch Brown, the Deputy Secretary-General, in which he accused Washington of using the international body ``almost by stealth as a diplomatic tool'' while failing to defend it at home.


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1 posted on 06/09/2006 12:04:29 AM PDT by familyop
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To: familyop

BTW, you'll see many omissions and obfuscations from the British press on the issue in the days to come.


2 posted on 06/09/2006 12:05:25 AM PDT by familyop ("Either you're with us, or your with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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To: familyop
Time to either kick some a$$ in the UN or else get the hell out.

It doesn't take an seventh grade civics class to figure out that this organization is basically useless.
3 posted on 06/09/2006 12:10:26 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (There's nothing like hearing someone say thank you for your help.)
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To: familyop
``You will lose the U.N. one way or another.''

Oh, yes, please! Can it be tomorrow? Off to Africa with you! Or France. Or Algiers. Anywhere else. Don't hesitate; don't delay; and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

4 posted on 06/09/2006 12:10:48 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: familyop

It's bad enough I have to wet-nurse Montgomery,I don't have to stand for that!
-George Patton, "Patton"


5 posted on 06/09/2006 12:11:05 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Americans need to remember Osama's "strong horse" -"weak horse" analogy. Let's stop acting weak.)
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To: familyop

Mr. Brown, you will notice, was very careful to "side step" any possible notion that "middle America" might have REASONS not to support the UN. Just an observation.


6 posted on 06/09/2006 12:14:43 AM PDT by singfreedom ("Victory at all costs,.......for without victory there is no survival."--Churchill--that's "Winston")
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To: familyop
Well there is a lot of anti- us sentiment over here pushed mostly by the Independent and other MSM, but note a very supportive Times editorial the other day.

Yet at the moment it seems most papers are with the USA on this one - it is 'unBritish' to talk openly like this (even if he thought it).

There is also a lot of suspicion of the 'UN' over here, so most people would see it as the pot calling the kettle black.

I understand the US has threatened to withhold UN funds over this. Good on you. The UN is anti-American and has got away with the bias far too long.

kind regards
7 posted on 06/09/2006 12:18:09 AM PDT by vimto ("I've seen the future of Islam, Guess what? We won!")
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To: familyop
Let's compare the list of good and bad about the UN:

Good: Nothing.

Bad: Everything.

The UN has no morale ground to stand on, what with their corrupt staff, raping children for exchange of food, etc etc etc, to be pointing fingers at America.

All the UN has done now is expose how anti-America to the core that they are. What we see is unbridled hatred of America from the UN.
8 posted on 06/09/2006 12:24:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: vimto
"There is also a lot of suspicion of the 'UN' over here, so most people would see it as the pot calling the kettle black."

Really...? Thank you for bringing that to our attention. I hope to see more information on Britons' perceptions of the UN and will do a search or two.

And yes, I agree that most popular opinion media are behind most of the anti-western sentiment we're seeing. The propaganda campaign has been ongoing for decades. Lack of good education and upbringing resulting, in part, from fatherlessness in our countries will likely propagate the trend in years to come.
9 posted on 06/09/2006 12:30:35 AM PDT by familyop ("Either you're with us, or your with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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To: familyop

U.N.= Ultimate Nothing


10 posted on 06/09/2006 12:37:38 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: familyop

By the way, the U.S. will stay in the U.N. because Bill Clinton wants to be the king of the U.N. and will probably be someday, sadly.


11 posted on 06/09/2006 12:39:00 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: familyop
and the new Human Rights Council

Who did the UN decide to name as head of their "Human Rights" Council?

Let me guess... Zimbabwe? Sudan? North Korea?

12 posted on 06/09/2006 12:43:20 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: hsalaw
Oh, yes, please! Can it be tomorrow? Off to Africa with you! Or France. Or Algiers. Anywhere else. Don't hesitate; don't delay; and don't let the door hit you on the way out. You know, the John Birch Society was a bunch of loonies. But they were right about two things. The UN and Earl Warren.
13 posted on 06/09/2006 12:45:01 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: familyop
I just read this guy's speech. What an absolute load of crap. He is one indicator of why the UN has long ago doomed itself to failure. And of course he wants to blame the US for the problem. Why not? We get blamed for everything else by the UN. He's just being consistent. Well it is time for us to respond openly and clearly. The UN needs us a lot more than we need it, and we clearly DO NOT need it at all. So let's put it out of all our misery and throw it in the trash with all the other feel good nonsense that does nothing but burn our money.
14 posted on 06/09/2006 12:50:11 AM PDT by Rokke
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To: OKIEDOC
Time to either kick some a$$ in the UN or else get the hell out.

If you really want to see it hit the fan, order the UN out of the US. We cannot tell them where to go, but we could say "Not Here!" And we would not pay for the relocation either.

15 posted on 06/09/2006 1:09:28 AM PDT by Rapscallion (They're not Americans; they're democrats.)
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To: vimto
Well there is a lot of anti- us sentiment over here pushed mostly by the Independent and other MSM, but note a very supportive Times editorial the other day.

If the US President had a good speech writer, we could answer the UN Deputy in kind. Mr. Bush cannot articulate complex concepts off the cuff but the UN really needs a shot across the bow from someone who can.

16 posted on 06/09/2006 1:13:33 AM PDT by Rapscallion (They're not Americans; they're democrats.)
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To: Rapscallion
We cannot tell them where to go, but we could say "Not Here!"

On another thread of a similar topic, a Freeper was kind enough to post a quote someting to the affect of

"I would rather have in my tent pissing out than outside my tent pissing in".

Regardless of your feelings about the UN, as long as it exists, it is to US advantage to have them in New York.

17 posted on 06/09/2006 1:24:48 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (The earth is an endowment. We should take care to spend the interest, not the principle)
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To: familyop
The U.N. became irrelevant back in 1948, once the state of Israel was established. They have done nothing since.
18 posted on 06/09/2006 1:29:05 AM PDT by skimask (People who care what you do don't matter.......People who matter don't care what you do.)
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To: familyop
Regarding the UN - many on the liberal left support it because they don't support America (if you see what I mean).

The recent UN scandals (sex for protection, Anan's son's fortune and the mess in Sudan) has opened eye's. But Don't want to overstate the case. There will always be some who refuse to look reality in the eye.
19 posted on 06/09/2006 1:47:12 AM PDT by vimto ("I've seen the future of Islam, Guess what? We won!")
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To: familyop
``Much of the public discourse that reaches the U.S. heartland has been largely abandoned to its loudest detractors, such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox News,'' Mr. Malloch Brown said in a speech in New York on Tuesday.

Malloch, you are a pathetic socialist lapdog who's only benefit at the UN is that it keeps you occupied, off British streets and away from small children. I'm sure the entire Island sleeps easier on that thought.

20 posted on 06/09/2006 2:00:51 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: familyop
Ooo. Maybe the petulant Leftist swine will save the world without the evil United States.

Or maybe the entire thing is a slush fund for totalitarian nutjobs the world over, anyway.

21 posted on 06/09/2006 2:16:30 AM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: familyop
And yes, I agree that most popular opinion media are behind most of the anti-western sentiment we're seeing.

"Popular opinion media," or the Whore of Babylon, as I like to call it, is a major CAUSE. They are not "behind" it. They are right up front with it. It is not that media is for one side or the other. It is what they can do to keep people divided against themselves. THAT is what makes news.

The real sad story is that for those who take in the Whore are bound to catch an STD (Sensually Transmitted Disease). It spreads among the viewers like an AIDS virus. Worse yet, are those who use the media to legitimize a certain world view, a perspective, or situation....mostly based on a 15 second soundbite.

The Whore may be one problem, but the harlots who lay down for her is what gives her her power.

Boycott mainstream media.

Arrowhead>>>---MSM-->

22 posted on 06/09/2006 2:20:57 AM PDT by Arrowhead
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To: Arrowhead

What about the harlots who pay for the advertising and dictate the opinions? For about a decade, I worked quite a few office contracts for corporations that pay for the advertising. Before that, I attended some English classes with relatives (now journalists) of some of the corporate bosses. They are far worse than what they publicly reveal through the popular, so-called "news" media that they pay.


23 posted on 06/09/2006 2:35:31 AM PDT by familyop ("Either you're with us, or your with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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To: familyop

Free speech in the US is so inconvenient. The world would be better off if all the EU smartypants and the UN ran everything.


24 posted on 06/09/2006 2:54:30 AM PDT by hershey
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To: familyop

The UN is a bunch of third world thugs. Period.


25 posted on 06/09/2006 2:57:11 AM PDT by hershey
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To: familyop
What about the harlots who pay for the advertising and dictate the opinions?

Agreed! In content anyway. But, not in name. They are not the harlots. They are the Pimps. ;^)

Arrowhead>>>---Pimps-->

26 posted on 06/09/2006 3:03:30 AM PDT by Arrowhead
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To: Arrowhead

That's a good point.


27 posted on 06/09/2006 3:07:22 AM PDT by familyop ("Either you're with us, or your with the terrorists." --President Bush)
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To: familyop
Mark Malloch Brown: ``You will lose the U.N. one way or another.''

I submit that "one way or another" is to continue business as ususal at the U.N.

29 posted on 06/09/2006 3:32:39 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: familyop
``Much of the public discourse that reaches the U.S. heartland has been largely abandoned to its loudest detractors, such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox News,'' Mr. Malloch Brown said in a speech in New York on Tuesday.

Let it be known that the discourse that I feel towards the UN has nothing to do with Rush Limbaugh or Fox News - the agency is beyond useless, and is simply a front used by thieves to steal money away from the US taxpayer.

Abolish it.

30 posted on 06/09/2006 3:40:35 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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To: hsalaw

Harare, Zimbabwe seems t0 be a perfect l0cati0n f0r the UN t0 me.


31 posted on 06/09/2006 3:42:45 AM PDT by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: Necronomicon
...This thread smells of geopolitic dilettantism to say the least... Today, you work togheter where agreements may be reached, and you forget about the rest, since nobody is 100% autonomous anymore.

I don't know what you're smokin' but I don't want any. To think that the UN has had a positive effect on international relations is naive at best. It is no more useful than was the league of nations.

32 posted on 06/09/2006 3:50:13 AM PDT by meyer (A vote for amnesty is a vote against America.)
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To: Necronomicon
I'm not sure it is funny how people mix two different things. The UN seems like a moribund organization showing it's decay in many and varying ways.

Bilateral agreements, and so on are important a forum for such international agreements is to be welcomed. But America was vilified for not signing up to Kyoto - while many who did were just posturing.

The nations of this world are not united - real politik tells us that.
33 posted on 06/09/2006 3:53:14 AM PDT by vimto ("I've seen the future of Islam, Guess what? We won!")
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To: Rapscallion

"Mr. Bush cannot articulate complex concepts off the cuff"

I beg to differ! "Off the cuff", IMO, is when the President is at his best! Second best is when he reads from notes. He apparently has a history of dyslexia, and I think the teleprompter format is his downfall.


34 posted on 06/09/2006 3:57:22 AM PDT by Ike (My idea of election reform - blue fingers in Philadelphia!)
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To: familyop

My first impression of Bolton was that he was a goofy looking putz with a 'carpet that doesn't match the drapes' cookie duster moustache, but after reading some of his co-workers comments I thought he might actually be the right man for the job.

Now I KNOW he is the right man for the job.

Way to go JB! Sticking up for hard working middle America.

..and why is this UK fag so upset by what Rush or Fox News has to say about the UN? Annan is a pathetic failure as head of the UN and should have stepped down long ago.


35 posted on 06/09/2006 4:01:45 AM PDT by Reform4Bush
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To: Necronomicon

I don't think you're going to fit in here.


36 posted on 06/09/2006 4:10:28 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: taxesareforever

...or Useless Nattering.


37 posted on 06/09/2006 4:13:29 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Necronomicon
The other thing is that like it or not, the UN isn't an extension of the US administration. Instead, it represents almost all nations on the planet. Therefore, the US voice is diluted in the middle of the diverging interests of everyone else.

You have a gift for stating the obvious. The General Assembly is made up of a large number of tin-pot dictatorships whose people didn't elect their representatives in the first place. The Security Council is stymied by France, Russia and China.

No one is saying we are going it alone, simply that US interests are no longer served by the UN, which is not just a little bit corrupt but corrupt from the head (Kofi and Kojo Annan) to the toe (UN peacekeepers in Rwanda). We can accomplish a lot more through bilateral efforts and NATO.

The UN has outlived its usefulness.

38 posted on 06/09/2006 4:18:38 AM PDT by Roy Tucker
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

Disagree. We've had them for 60 years. Now let's have the UN in Addis Ababa for the next 60. We may take them back after that, we'll see.

Costs would be considerably lower in Addis and it would be a real boost to the Ethiopian economy to have all those high-living UN diplomats spending tax free money.


39 posted on 06/09/2006 4:23:00 AM PDT by Roy Tucker
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To: familyop
Depending on the U.N. while tolerating ``too much unchecked U.N.-bashing and stereotyping'' was ``simply not sustainable,'' he said.

They don't seem to understand that here in America, free speech isn't "tolerated", it is protected and cherished. I would hazard a guess that, if the U.N. were to have its way, that would all end.
40 posted on 06/09/2006 4:26:47 AM PDT by deaconjim
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To: Necronomicon

The UN is a forum for the representatives of tin-pot dictators to strut around and feel important while bashing the US, which funds their paychecks. As far as foreign policy goes, the UN is useless at best, dangerous and counterproductive at worst.


42 posted on 06/09/2006 4:32:21 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: familyop
What's with this "middle america" reference?

Is he saying, "those rubes who change their own oil, watch Gilligan's Island and don't read the NY Times"?

43 posted on 06/09/2006 4:35:50 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: hsalaw
Off to Africa with you! Or France. Or Algiers. Anywhere else. Don't hesitate; don't delay; and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Haiti. That's a shining symbol of their policies...

44 posted on 06/09/2006 4:36:05 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'... till you can find a rock.)
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To: Necronomicon
If you bash UN's stances, you are simply bashing the lowest common consensus attainable among all nations togheter. And if you guys believe that you may ride alone despite the level of Globalization we are experiencing nowadays, be my guest...Do you think you would get any better treatment by sitting separately with today's big players like China, Russia, the or the EU just to name a few ?... This thread smells of geopolitic dilettantism to say the least... Today, you work togheter where agreements may be reached, and you forget about the rest, since nobody is 100% autonomous anymore.

I would admit that the short sentiments on this thread would prompt a response like yours. However, in their defense, if you understood the root of these sentiments, you might give them some more credo.

The one thing the heart of Americans will never compromise, despite what the world at large thinks is better, are the principles that constitute and foster "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." Those principles are eternal in nature; and their Author (not being associated with any one particular government, including our own, heck, maybe especially our own), has conveyed that they have a universal application to ALL people. In other words, if those principles are applied, people will live, live free, and, for the most part, be happy.

However, if those principles are violated, there is no promise.

What you are witnessing here are sentiments who have observed a "long train of abuses" from a body who tries to force peace upon nations by instigating wars. Nevermind the misuse of "oil for food" program and others like it. This kind of abuse can be expected at any level of governing power, no matter who or what it represents.

The real complaint here is the effectiveness of a world governing body that kills hundreds of thousands of peoples needlessly in the name of peace as if they should be the angst arbitor that they are of national affairs. Nations should do as they have always done throughout history: Work out their problems with whomever they have a problem with.

This would keep the greedy grubbing money hoarders and the financial/industrial cartels in check and separate governments who do espouse the principles of Life, Liberty, and Happiness from those who do not.

One of those principles is the principle that ultimately, people, individuals, are to be self-governing and independent of social structures for their sustenance. The more governing, as they suppose, they might need is a proportional admission of their lack in abiding those principles. The chief mission for any government should be to protect and defend those principles and their exercise from the evil of greed and murderous theft.

Greedy men for want of power and wealth are those who orchestrate a constant reminder that we, as a human race, are incapable of exercising those principles; of actually becoming what our divine heritage would have us become; which is why they must continue feeding the propaganda machine that we can never agree upon those universal principles if they want to keep their power.

You see Sir, whether our government is a righteous government or not is not the issue. It is what is burned within the hearts of Americans as their faith in the Almighty would have them be free. Anything less than this would be a waste of time and money. Therefore, as inept as the UN has shown the world to be-and indeed, the very instigator of that which they hypocritically oppose, can you actually blame those in this thread for their stand? Especially for a body who has exercises the very evil which seeks out and destroys those aforementioned principles of Life, Liberty, and Happiness?

No Sir, what really smells is your lack to see things as they should be, and not what they must be because that is the way they are. The UN sucks! That is a economic as well as a metaphoric fact. So, why should we keep them around?

Arrowhead>>>---United Nutcases-->

46 posted on 06/09/2006 4:52:18 AM PDT by Arrowhead
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To: Necronomicon

You're complaining now that the US uses its veto? I should hope so! We should be a lot more obstructionist than we are. Putting a stop to the more egregious UN silliness is our job, as I see it.

As far as the rest of the world subsidizing our debt, that's true. Of course, they do it at market rates and it's historically a very good investment. No foreigner is investing in the US to lose money. To the contrary.


47 posted on 06/09/2006 4:59:17 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: #1CTYankee

May 30, 2006...Why "Necro's" a newbie! (Smells of ye olde troll).


48 posted on 06/09/2006 5:16:49 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Proof against evolution:"Man is the only creature that blushes, or needs to" M.Twain)
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