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Clinton, military leaders plead for sea treaty
CNS News (AP) ^ | 5/23/2012 | Donna Cassata (AP)

Posted on 05/23/2012 1:31:23 PM PDT by IbJensen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and military leaders implored conservative Republicans on Wednesday to approve a long-spurned high seas treaty, saying it would create jobs, open a new path to oil, gas and other resources and bolster national security.

Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a rare joint appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to make the case for the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. The United States is the only major nation that has refused to sign the treaty, which was concluded in 1982 and been in force since 1994.

But the committee chairman announced at the start of the hearing that he would not push for a Senate vote before the November elections. Still, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., insisted that approval of the treaty is necessary because the United States "has lived by the rules, but we don't shape the rules."

Since the Reagan administration, the U.S. has abided by the rules of the treaty, which is endorsed by 161 countries and the European Union.

Clinton and the military leaders said it was now time for the U.S. to grab a seat at the table in international negotiations on navigational rights and seabed mining.

"One hundred and sixty nations have acceded to it, and we say, 'To hell with them, we're not going to participate in that,'" Panetta said. "Then 160 nations are going to determine what happens" and the U.S. is on the sidelines.

He said the United States repeatedly insists that Iran and North Korea follow international rules. Failing to approve the sea treaty, Panetta said, undermines U.S. authority.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; clinton; corruption; democrats; fuun; getunoutofus; globalistdemocrats; hilary; hitlery; lawofthesea; liberalfascism; lost; obama; socialistdemocrats; un; ussovereinty
We need to be at the table to discuss which country, other than the US, should have complete right to drill off our shores. Then, let's take that one step farther. Maybe we can even have those other countries drill right here in the US. After all isn't that what all good Socialists crave for.... total equality (control). Why should we Americans continue to determine our own destiny. It has worked for 230+ years.... But, it may fail any day now.

This is a total BS in support of the Soros One World Order! This seems like High Seas Piracy. I trust Jim DeMint! NO TREATY!

Here's what the traitorous Bill Nelson (D) FL says to his constituents:

Dear Mr.XXXXXX:

Thank you for contacting me regarding the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. I appreciate your concerns about this treaty's impact on the sovereignty of the United States.

I believe our membership in the United Nations serves an important strategic purpose in advancing U.S. policies and interests. The Convention on the Law of the Sea has received broad support and has been endorsed by the oil, gas, and shipping industries, as well as environmental groups.

The treaty is critical to supporting the national security of the United States and ensuring our access to waterways around the world. The treaty also supports our work in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction through the Proliferation Security Initiative. Thus far, over 150 countries have ratified this treaty; if the U.S. is not party to this agreement our country will not have a seat at the table during future negotiations.

If this treaty is considered by the full Senate, I will make sure to keep your views in mind. If you have any additional concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me again.

Sincerely,

Bill Nelson

1 posted on 05/23/2012 1:31:35 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Another move to yield up America’s national sovereignty!


2 posted on 05/23/2012 1:34:42 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: IbJensen
Sell Out to Agenda 21!!!
3 posted on 05/23/2012 1:35:19 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: IbJensen
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and military leaders implored conservative Republicans on Wednesday to approve a long-spurned high seas treaty, saying it would create jobs, open a new path to oil, gas and other resources and bolster national security.

Code for expensive, intrusive, progressive, freedom taking, and government promoting.

4 posted on 05/23/2012 1:35:53 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: IbJensen
Shut up Hillary!! You screwed up military retiree benefits with TriCare (called HillaryCare) and now you're trying to screw up free sea lanes.
5 posted on 05/23/2012 1:36:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: IbJensen
The treaty is critical to supporting the national security of the United States...

Bu!!sh!t!

6 posted on 05/23/2012 1:37:32 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: IbJensen
But the committee chairman announced at the start of the hearing that he would not push for a Senate vote before the November elections.

Another Lame Duck vote to pass the treaty. Guaranteed lock lame duck Lugar, and KBH will vote yes. There is no reason in this modern age of transportation to have lame duck sessions.

7 posted on 05/23/2012 1:39:21 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: IbJensen

“Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff”

And FReepers think the US military aregoing to help us restore a constitutional form of government, this man has committed treason IMHO.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 1:40:51 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: EGPWS

It will also do away with our sovergincy as a Nation but if military leaders are for it, I suppose that it is good.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 1:40:51 PM PDT by sport
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To: loveliberty2

If Hillary is for it, I’m pretty sure I should be against it.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 1:48:57 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: IbJensen; EGPWS
"Failing to approve the sea treaty, Panetta said, undermines U.S. authority."

The only thing that undermines US authority is having spineless usurpers and pretenders in office without the will to use our power to enforce it.
11 posted on 05/23/2012 1:49:15 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: IbJensen
WHO'S MILITARY

you know how clintons parse words

12 posted on 05/23/2012 1:49:24 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: IbJensen
Frank Gaffney: False Flag Operation on L.O.S.T.
13 posted on 05/23/2012 1:54:12 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Party like it's 1860. www.SelfGovernment.US)
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To: Doogle
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to (have their citizens and military suffer and) repeat it."
George Santayana


14 posted on 05/23/2012 1:59:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SandRat
Hillary also has promoted the Muslim Brotherhood. Wiener's wife comes from a family of Muslim Brotherhood. Clinton's priorities are aligned with Soros. Bill Clinton has a global initiative organization.

John Podesta is one of her advisers.

15 posted on 05/23/2012 2:01:52 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: IbJensen

Senators Lee and DeMint did a great job with questioning. Lee knew more than Hillary or Panetta.


16 posted on 05/23/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by w4women (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: IbJensen

161 countries on board. Which ones aren’t? I don’t much care what Liechtenstein did,what about Russia and China?


17 posted on 05/23/2012 2:12:05 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: IbJensen

161 countries on board. Which ones aren’t? I don’t much care what Liechtenstein did,what about Russia and China?


18 posted on 05/23/2012 2:12:19 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: opentalk

I have other words for Podesta and any one of them would get me baned from FR.


19 posted on 05/23/2012 2:28:56 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: IbJensen
"One hundred and sixty nations have acceded to it, and we say, 'To hell with them, we're not going to participate in that,'" Panetta said.

Hey Leon, I'm A-OK with it!

20 posted on 05/23/2012 2:33:53 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: sport
It will also do away with our sovergincy as a Nation but if military leaders are for it, I suppose that it is good.

If military leaders are for it it's good?

Explain your logic please.

21 posted on 05/23/2012 3:01:28 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: IbJensen
"Then 160 nations are going to determine what happens" and the U.S. is on the sidelines.

If we don't sign, we don't have to abide. Who will enforce it? FU 160 nations!

22 posted on 05/23/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: IbJensen

I say screw the UN. Someone else will have to fall on their sword and do the same to Hillary though.


23 posted on 05/23/2012 3:08:46 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't take life too seriously; No one gets out alive.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Yeah. And how about Zimbabwe? (or is it Zimbabme or Zimbabyou?).


24 posted on 05/23/2012 3:17:37 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: EGPWS

To hell with his logic. What exactly is sovergincy?


25 posted on 05/23/2012 3:18:54 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: IbJensen
the U.S. has abided by the rules of the treaty

We may live by them but we are not bound by them. That's the difference.

26 posted on 05/23/2012 3:55:10 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: EGPWS
Explain your logic please.

I believe that was sarcasm

27 posted on 05/23/2012 5:19:55 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: IbJensen

The Clintons are uber globalists. Bill implemented Agenda 21 administratively under his reign and now Obama tightens the noose.

http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/spec/aress19-2.htm
UN General Assembly
September 17, 1997
RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Oceans and seas (Excerpted)

36. “...There is a need to continue to improve decision-making at the national, regional and global levels. To address the need for improving global decision-making on the marine environment, there is an urgent need for Governments to implement decision 4/15 of the Commission on Sustainable Development, 23/ in which the Commission, inter alia, called for a periodic intergovernmental review by the Commission of all aspects of the marine environment and its related issues, as described in chapter 17 of Agenda 21, and for which the overall legal framework was provided by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. There is a need for concerted action by all countries and for improved cooperation to assist developing countries in implementing the relevant agreements and instruments in order that they may participate effectively in the sustainable use, conservation and management of their fishery resources, as provided for in the Convention and other international legal instruments, and achieve integrated coastal zone management. In that context, there is an urgent need for:

(a) All Governments to ratify or to accede to the relevant agreements as soon as possible and to implement effectively such agreements as well as relevant voluntary instruments;

(b) All Governments to implement General Assembly resolution 51/189 of 16 December 1996, including the strengthening of institutional links to be established between the relevant intergovernmental mechanisms involved in the development and implementation of integrated coastal zone management. Following progress on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and bearing in mind Principle 13 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, there is a need to strengthen the implementation of existing international and regional agreements on marine pollution, with a view in particular to ensuring better contingency planning, response, and liability and compensation mechanisms;...”

Here is agenda 21 on oceans http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/res_agenda21_17.shtml


28 posted on 05/23/2012 6:22:32 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: marsh2

bttt


29 posted on 05/23/2012 6:59:41 PM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, and is a worse human being than F.D.R., on multiple levels.)
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