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The UN's Global Malfeasance
Toogood Reports ^ | February 19, 2003 | Tom DeWeese

Posted on 02/19/2003 3:43:15 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Anyone who has submitted themselves to the agony of watching the US Security Council debate has surely concluded the UN is not only incapable of fulfilling its primary mission to avert wars, but is criminally negligent.

UN supporters have accused their opponents of over-stating the case about the threat it poses to national sovereignty, the right of ours and other nations to self-governance. They dismiss documents like the Charter for Global Democracy as merely a "wish list" of private organizations that do not reflect the true UN agenda.

If, however, one accepts UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as the official voice of the UN, then it is useful, if not essential, to listen to what he says regarding the Charter. You be the judge of what is official UN policy.

Principle 1 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Consolidation of all international agencies under direct authority of the United Nations.

Position of Kofi Annan: "Formal institutional arrangements may often lack the scope, speed and informational capacity to keep up with the rapidly changing global agenda. Mobilizing the skills and other resources of diverse global actors, therefore, may increasingly involve forming loose and temporary global policy networks that cut across national, institutional and disciplinary lines. The United Nations is well situated to nurture such informal ‘coalitions for change´ across various areas of responsibility." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "Globalization and Governance," page 14.

Principle 2 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Regulation by the UN of all transnational corporations and financial institutions.

Position of Kofi Annan: "Global companies occupy a critical place in this new constellation. They, more than anyone, have created the single economic space in which we live; their decisions have implications for the economic prospects of people and even nations around the world. Their rights to operate globally have been greatly expanded by international agreements and national policies, but those rights must be accompanied by greater responsibilities – by the concept and practice of global corporation citizenship. The marks of good citizenship may vary depending upon circumstances, but they will exhibit one common feature: the willingness by firms, whenever possible and appropriate, to pursue "good practice" as defined by the broader community, rather than taking advantage of the weaker regulatory systems or unequal bargaining positions of host countries." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "Globalization and Governance," pages 13-14.

Principle 3 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Demands an independent source of revenue for the UN.

Position of Kofi Annan: Knowing it is the single most controversial issue facing the UN, Kofi Annan was being extremely cautious to avoid making any concrete statements in his Millennium Summit report concerning UN taxes other than to plead, "to ensure that the Organization is given the necessary resources to carry out its mandate." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "for consideration by the Summit, "page 80.

Principle 4 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Eliminate the veto power and permanent member status of the Security Council.

Position of Kofi Annan: "The United Nations must also adapt itself to the changing times. One critical area to which I have already referred is reform of the Security Council." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "Renewing the United Nations," page 69.

Principle 5 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Authorize a standing UN army.

Position of Kofi Annan: "Although we have understandings for military standby arrangements with Member States, the availability of the designated forces is unpredictable and very few are in a state of high readiness. Resource constraints preclude us even from being able to deploy a mission headquarters rapidly." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "Freedom from Fear," page 49.

Principle 6 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Require UN registration of all arms and the reduction of all national armies.

Position of Kofi Annan: "Let us resolve, therefore: To take energetic action to curb the illegal traffic in small arms, notably by…Creating greater transparency in arms transfers…Supporting regional disarmament measures, such as the moratorium on the importing, exporting or manufacturing of light weapons..." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "for consideration by the Summit," page 79.

Principle 7 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Require individual and national compliance with all UN "Human Rights" treaties.

Position of Kofi Annan: "Let us resolve, therefore: To strengthen respect for law, in international as in national affairs, in particular the agreed provisions of treaties on the control of armaments, and international humanitarian and human rights laws." Secretary General Kofu Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "for consideration by the Summit," page 79.

Principle 8 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Activate the International Court of Justice and make it compulsory for all nations.

Position of Kofi Annan: "I strongly urge all countries to sign and ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court…" Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under section titled "Renewing the United Nations," page 69.

Principle 9 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Calls for new institution to establish economic and environmental Sustainable Development.

Position of Kofi Annan: Secretary General Annan provided no specifics on the establishment of new institutions. However, his report emphatically called for strong environmental controls, saying, "Environmental issues must be fundamentally repositioned in the policy-making process." He further called for, "Building a new ethic of global stewardship." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "Sustaining our Future," page 63.

Principle 10 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Establishment of International Environmental Court.

Position of Kofi Annan: Secretary General Annan carefully avoided providing details as to how the UN would deal with violators of UN environmental treaties even though he claimed the section of his report entitled "Sustaining our Future" was presented "with a particular sense of urgency." Secretary General Kofi Anna´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "Sustaining our Future," page 56.

Principle 11 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Declaration that climate change is an essential global security interest that requires the creation of a "high-level action team" to allocate carbon emission based on equal per-capita rights.

Position of Kofi Annan: "Implementing the 1997 Kyoto Protocol would mark a significant advance by binding the industrialized countries to verifiable emission limitation and reduction targets averaging 5 per cent below 1990 levels, to be achieved over the period 2008-2012." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Assemble under the section titled "Sustaining our Future," page 59.

Principle 12 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Calls for the cancellation of all debt owed by the poorest nations, global poverty reductions and for "equitable sharing of global resources," as allocated by the UN.

Position of Kofi Annan: "At the international level, the more fortunate countries owe a duty of solidarity to the less fortunate. Let them resolve therefore….to remove the shackles of debt which currently keep many of the poorest countries imprisoned in their poverty…" Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Assembly under the section titled "for consideration by the Summit," page 78.


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1 posted on 02/19/2003 3:43:16 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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2 posted on 02/19/2003 4:11:31 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: freedomworks
Great Post! BUMP.
5 posted on 02/19/2003 8:40:39 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: madfly
bump
6 posted on 02/19/2003 8:51:00 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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To: Lion's Cub; MsLady; smarticus; Lloyd227; Mudboy Slim; kitd-fohs; RedBloodedAmerican; dwilli; ...
UN ping
7 posted on 02/20/2003 7:29:41 AM PST by madfly
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To: Free the USA; ATOMIC_PUNK; backhoe; Carry_Okie; 4Freedom; Alamo-Girl; AnnaZ; Mercuria; Aliska; ...
UN ping
8 posted on 02/20/2003 7:36:24 AM PST by madfly
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To: freedomworks
LOL! When you do a double post, it's a doozy.
9 posted on 02/20/2003 8:20:34 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: freedomworks
PLEASE READ IT

Honestly, I read most of that stuff years ago.
Then I invented an antidote.

11 posted on 02/20/2003 8:53:25 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: madfly
In short, this says that Kofi wants to bring corporations under the United Nation's control, after which the United Nations will let us know what they mean by 'good practices'.

Of course they will need a standing army to enforce these vaguely defined 'good practices; although a glimpse of such practices are espoused in Principle 12:

Principle 12 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Calls for the cancellation of all debt owed by the poorest nations, global poverty reductions and for "equitable sharing of global resources," as allocated by the UN.

What he is advocating is a global communism; overseen of course by the "Central Committee', which we call the United Nations.

Of course the largest threat to the Central Committee would be addressed in:

Principle 6 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Require UN registration of all arms and the reduction of all national armies.

Position of Kofi Annan: "Let us resolve, therefore: To take energetic action to curb the illegal traffic in small arms, notably by…Creating greater transparency in arms transfers…Supporting regional disarmament measures, such as the moratorium on the importing, exporting or manufacturing of light weapons..." Secretary General Kofi Annan´s report to the Millennium Summit under the section titled "for consideration by the Summit," page 79.

Kofi wants to set a moritorium on the US Constitution, particularly the Second Amendment.....and for those who refuse, there will always be a trip to the 'compulsory International Court' to have your case heard. Which will be populated by the same folks who currently sit on the "Human Rights Commission"..............we all know what a sick joke that is.

Principle 10 of the Charter For Global Democracy: Establishment of International Environmental Court.

Position of Kofi Annan: Secretary General Annan carefully avoided providing details as to how the UN would deal with violators of UN environmental treaties even though he claimed the section of his report entitled "Sustaining our Future" was presented "with a particular sense of urgency."

Since the United Nations would have a standing army, member nations would have 'reduced armed forces', the citizenry would have no means to defend themselves against either if they needed to, I have a good guess.

After the United Nations invaded and took away such 'hooligans', I imagine it would mean a trip to the 'International Court', judge Josef Stalin presiding. No thanks.

Position of Kofi Annan: "At the international level, the more fortunate countries owe a duty of solidarity to the less fortunate.

I agree to some extent, Kofi.

The United States should maintain its sovereignty, and a separate, unsubjugated military. As well as a system of justice founded on Constitutional principles, not the Communist Manifesto.

As it stands, it seems that the United States does indeed feel a solidarity to what you would term less fortunate nations, or smaller nations. They have names such as 'Bulgaria', 'Latvia', 'Poland', 'Czechoslovakia'; these are nations who have lived under a system such as yours with terrible consequences.

So in short Kofi, you are welcome to continue to show solidarity with the thugs and dictators of the world......

.......and the United States will gather its friends together. We don't need the United Nations, nor would I want my security to be dependent on a group of people who can't bring themselves to stop a socialist dictator, and his Blood Ba'ath party.

Then again, I guess you would be opposing yourselves.

12 posted on 02/20/2003 9:06:07 AM PST by He Rides A White Horse (The UN is irrelevant)
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To: madfly
B U M P!!!

Thanks for the ping!

14 posted on 02/20/2003 9:54:55 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: freedomworks
"NO, PURE EVIL!"

FW, NO doubt about it! Peace and love, George.

15 posted on 02/20/2003 10:02:52 AM PST by George Frm Br00klyn Park (FREEDOM!!!!!!!)
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To: madfly
But...I am for the U.N.! I want one government in charge of everything! How else can I corrupt it and turn it into a dictatorship of me?

(/sarcasm--except compared to Kofi et al., I would be an unusually enlightened despot, I promise :)
16 posted on 02/20/2003 10:51:15 AM PST by LibertarianInExile (Albania! Albania! You border on the Adriatic!)
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To: Carry_Okie
Thanks for all your work to convey the truth about the UN and the NGO's.
17 posted on 02/20/2003 11:13:45 AM PST by madfly
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To: LibertarianInExile
Looks like you'll have to compete with Clinton for the job, according to what I read today!
18 posted on 02/20/2003 11:15:29 AM PST by madfly
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Reference Bump.
19 posted on 02/20/2003 11:19:24 AM PST by DoctorMichael (Tag THIS!)
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To: madfly
You are quite welcome.

It does take a lot of time because the government brainwashing is so broad and deep, even here.
20 posted on 02/20/2003 11:24:16 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Because there are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; freedomworks
Excellent synopsis!

I haven't been to the UN site for a long time, but I understand they realized they'd revealed too much and taken a lot of stuff down.

I think most people would be very surprised to see how much of Agenda 21 has been implemented in their own communities by their own state governors/governments and their local city councils.

21 posted on 02/20/2003 12:58:31 PM PST by Lion's Cub
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To: madfly
I totally agree, the UN is not only incapable of fulfilling its primary mission to avert wars, but is criminally negligent.
23 posted on 02/20/2003 8:09:46 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The United Nations is the World's Peacekeeper

Only the UN, guided by His Excellency Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan, can insure world peace. We just have to look to his accomplishments in Rwanda.

24 posted on 02/24/2003 7:12:00 PM PST by StopGlobalWhining
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25 posted on 03/10/2004 10:00:14 AM PST by Mikey
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To: Tailgunner Joe

UNITED NATIONS "peacekeepers" torture a Somali child over fire.

One of the many surprises in store for the people under the loving care of the UNITED NATIONS

26 posted on 03/10/2004 10:07:30 AM PST by Mikey
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