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  • Bush, Roh have testy exchange at summit

    09/07/2007 5:43:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 1,514+ views
    Bush, Roh have testy exchange at summit By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer President Bush's talks with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun ended on a sour note Friday not over the war in Iraq, but rather the Korean conflict that ended with a truce more than five decades ago. As Bush began to wind down his stay at the Asia-Pacific summit, Roh challenged him to make a declaration to end the Korean War. That conflict ended in a truce in 1953, not a peace treaty, so the two sides technically remain at war. The awkward exchange occurred during the first...
  • Ex-UN President Arrested, Charged For Accepting $1.3MM in Bribes

    10/06/2015 1:36:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/6/15 | Amy Miller
    Today US authorities charged former United Nations General Assembly President John Ashe with accepting over a million dollars in bribes from Chinese real estate mogul Ng Lap Seng in exchange for lucrative government contracts. More via Fox News: In exchange for the money, federal prosecutors say Ashe used his position as Permanent Resident to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda and General Assembly head to introduce a U.N. document in support of a real estate project being developed by Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng.Prosecutors say some of the bribe money was used to pay for Ashe’s family vacation and...
  • U.N. General Assembly president John Ashe accepted over $1M bribes: authorities 

    10/06/2015 1:20:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies ^ | october 6, 2015 | Stephen rex brown
    The former United Nations General Assembly president accepted over $1 million in bribes from Chinese execs that scored him a pricey private basketball court at his Westchester home, authorities charged Tuesday. John Ashe, the former ambassador for Antigua and ceremonial head of the General Assembly accepted at least $500,000 from billionaire Macau developer Ng Lap Seng and $800,000 from Chinese executives in the tech and media industry, according to a criminal complaint.  In addition to the $30,000 basketball court at his Dobbs Ferry home, Ashe spent the dirty money on $50,000 in Rolex watches, and $59,000 in tailored suits ,...
  • A New Global Police to Fight “Violent Extremism” in the U.S.?

    10/06/2015 7:28:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Why exactly does Obama want the “Strong Cities Network”? The Obama administration plans to create a global police force that counters “violent extremism” in the United States and elsewhere. The problem is that in Obama-speak “violent extremism” refers not only to jihadists wishing to harm Americans but also to conservatives and Tea Party activists. Just ask all the law-abiding right-of-center nonprofit groups targeted by Lois Lerner’s IRS during the Obama presidency. Ominously, President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch unveiled the Strong Cities Network last week at the United Nations. America’s chief executive, who speaks in hushed and reverent...
  • Blue Helmets to Supplant America’s Blue Line

    10/04/2015 7:45:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/15 | Judi McLeod
    Hey, America! There's a new Marshal in town Blue Helmet United Nations personnel will be replacing municipal police forces whose ranks have been harassed and hollowed out over the last year by Obama activists in groups like #BlackLivesMatter. Marxism always moves in to fill the vacuum left behind by anarchy. Like all things named by the UN, the ‘Strong Cities Network’ (SCN) sounds benign and good for society, a society distracted from what is really going on by their own self-serving governments. The Strong Cities Network is being launched in a day when millions of illegal aliens are flooding American...
  • The U.N. is an Endtimes Player...Armeggeddon pt 3

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. (Joel 3:1-3)This past week has been incredibly compelling from a biblical Prophecy perspective. So much...
  • Obama Administration and UN Announce Global Police Force to Fight ‘Extremism’ In U.S.

    10/02/2015 10:32:10 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 104 replies ^ | 10-2-15 | Pamela Geller
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced at the United Nations that her office would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe. This amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all. The United Nations is a sharia-compliant world body, and Obama, speaking there just days ago, insisted that...
  • Scientist leading effort to prosecute climate skeptics under RICO

    10/02/2015 8:44:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/2/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    “The letter by global warming scientists calling on President Obama to look into prosecuting climate skeptics has prompted international outcry. Debate no more! Jailed for scientific dissent?! Twenty climate scientists, including Top UN scientist, call for RICO investigation of climate skeptics in letter to Obama The uproar over the effort to enact racketeering charges against those who disagree with the view of dangerous man-made global warming has just added a new twist. Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., professor of environmental studies at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has revealed the leader...
  • Obama Ignored Reid’s Request to Reject Resolution for Palestinian State – Twice

    10/02/2015 5:58:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    A new report confirms more White House woes with our ally Israel. A Politico exclusive reveals that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid confronted White House chief of staff Denis McDonough on two occasions to ask President Obama to reject a UN resolution that would grant Palestine statehood. Both times, Obama gave him the silent treatment. While Reid has previously shown his support for Israel, his latest request may not exactly have been for the Middle Eastern country’s best interests. The timing suggested he was trying to secure passage for the Iran Deal: The requests from Reid came as he was...
  • Text, video of Israel PM Netanyahu Speech At UN

    10/01/2015 6:19:57 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 5 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 1, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    Edited by Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York — October 1, 2015 … Following is Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly: “Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you greetings from Jerusalem. The city in which the Jewish People’s hopes and prayers for peace for all of humanity have echoed throughout the ages. Thirty-one years ago, as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, I stood at this podium for the first time. I spoke that day against a resolution sponsored by Iran to expel Israel from the United Nations. Then as now, the UN was obsessively...
  • Obama Twice Refused to Block Palestinian State

    10/01/2015 4:13:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 10/1/2015, 6:26 PM | Nitsan Keidar
    While the hostilities between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama have long been an open secret, the depth of the breakdown in relations between the two was demonstrated on Wednesday, as it was revealed Obama twice refused to veto a UN resolution establishing a Palestinian state. Politico revealed Thursday that Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid asked White House chief of staff Denis McDonough twice this year to have Obama publicly announce he would veto a UN Security Council call establishing “Palestine.” On both occasions, Obama flatly ignored the request. Reid had made the requests in an...
  • Netanyahu glares at the UN

    10/01/2015 3:09:34 PM PDT · by knarf · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | October 1, 2015 | knarf
    Look at the Afghani girls at the 20 second mark, after PM Netanyahu reminds the audience that Israel was threatened to be erased in 25 years ...
  • US Attorney General, US Cities, Join UN To Create Global Police Force Intiative (Agenda 21)

    10/01/2015 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 55 replies
    KrisAnne Hall ^ | Sept 30 2015 | krisanne hall.
    Yesterday, Loretta Lynch announced before the United Nations that the Attorney General's Office, in collaboration with several US Cities will for a global law enforcement initiative called the Strong Cities Network. This is the implementation of UN rules and laws on US soil bypassing Congress and circumventing the Constitution. Find the transcript here, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Announces the Launch of the Strong Cities Network at the United Nations General Assembly Launch of Strong Cities Network to Strengthen Community Resilience Against Violent Extremism
  • US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN (VIDEO)

    10/01/2015 11:11:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly today in New York City. At one point the auditorium broke out is applause after Netanyahu’s comments on Iranian threats. The US delegates refused to applaud. Netanyahu told the General Assembly: “Here’s a general rule that I learned and you must have learned in your lifetime. When bad behavior is rewarded it only gets worse.” The General Assembly audience broke out in applause. The US delegates sat silent.
  • Chilling: Netanyahu Glares at UN Delegates for 45 Seconds for Their 'Deafening Silence' on Iran Deal

    10/01/2015 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    At the United Nations General Assembly Thursday in New York City, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his warning about Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb. Considering the recent passage of the nuclear agreement with Iran, the prime minister’s comments were especially powerful. “Iran is setting up dozens of terror cells,” Netanyahu said. “Imagine what they will do after the sanctions are lifted.” “Unmuzzled,” Iran will “go on the prowl, devouring more and more prey,” he said. In the wake of the nuclear deal, Netanyahu remarked, Iran is spending billions on weapons and satellites. “Do you think Iran is doing that...
  • US Delegates Refuse to Applaud Netanyahu at UN (VIDEO)

    10/01/2015 11:09:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly today in New York City. At one point the auditorium broke out is applause after Netanyahu’s comments on Iranian threats. The US delegates refused to applaud.
  • Live Thread: Benjamin Netanyahu's 2015 UN Address (approx 12pm on FOX News)

    10/01/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 127 replies
    UN ^ | 10/1/15 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu is the 11th scheduled speaker, after Georgia (9th) and Lesotho (10th). Live stream at link.
  • Palestinian Flag Raised at United Nations Headquarters for 1st Time in New York City

    09/30/2015 11:40:12 AM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/30/15
    The Palestinian flag was raised at the U.N. in a ceremony attended by President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, who said it was "a most emotional and proud day..." ...Speaking to the crowd, Abbas dedicated the ceremony to “the martyrs, the prisoners and the wounded, and to those who gave their lives while trying to raise this flag”. Hundreds of Palestinians assembled in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, where they watched the flag-raising on a large screen set up in Yasser Arafat Square. “The mood is festive,” reported Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, adding that “families sang along...
  • Are You Over 70? Are You Ready To Die?

    09/30/2015 8:47:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/30/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Where did this headline come from, you may ask. All in good time, my little pretty. All in good time. We must start with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, coming out of the United Nations. A few months ago, this column examined the dubious and somewhat contradictory notion of “sustainability,” shortened from the original 1987 version “sustainable development.” The best working definition of this term, which is then invoked countless times in hundreds of documents, is “Sustainability calls for a decent standard of living for everyone today without compromising the needs of future generations.” Good luck finding any further clarification...
  • Racist Tyrants, Polygamist Islamists, Despots of Every Stripe: Why Are We Funding the U.N.?

    09/30/2015 6:37:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/30/2015 | by ANNE BAYEFSKY
    The parade of dictators and despots taking the U.N. stage on Monday, as the organization marks its 70th anniversary, was nothing short of spectacular. As were the lies they told without batting an eye to a friendly and respectful audience. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has his hand out for an additional $20 billion this year, so let’s look at what American taxpayers are getting for their large chunk (one-quarter) of the U.N’s bills. Xi Jinping, President of China, said “we must endeavor to meet” the goals of “democracy and freedom.” Meanwhile, he is an iron-fisted ruler of an undemocratic state...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLM’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • Obama’s Global Warming, Syria Push at United Nations Skips Congress (Bypassing U.S. Constitution)

    09/28/2015 5:51:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 09/28/15 | Steven Dennis
    At the United Nations Monday, President Barack Obama touted what are probably the two biggest items left on his to-do list before leaving office — a global warming agreement later this year in Paris and a settlement to the Syria conflict. Congress barely got a mention. The Paris accord, like the Iran deal before it, will be strictly an executive agreement, given that Obama wouldn’t have the votes to pass anything in either chamber. Prospects seem to have improved for getting a deal after last week’s agreement with China, which has announced plans to implement a cap-and-trade scheme and push...
  • At UN Summit, World Rulers Adopt Agenda for Global Socialism

    09/28/2015 1:19:19 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | September 28, 2015 | Alex Newman
    A far-reaching United Nations plot to re-engineer civilization and impose global socialism on humanity, variously dubbed “Agenda 2030” and the “Sustainable Development Agenda,” was ushered in on Friday with a “thunderous standing ovation,” the UN Department of Public Information reported. Every one of the 193 UN member governments on the planet — from communist and Islamist dictatorships to those ruling what remains of the “Free World” — vowed to help impose the UN's controversial goals on their subjects. Indeed, according to the UN and the global agreement itself, not a single human being will be allowed to escape what one...
  • Obama scolds Iran at the UN: Chanting “death to America” doesn’t create jobs, you know

    09/28/2015 12:17:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | by Allahpundit
    Says Iowahawk, “To be fair, it did create jobs for Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright.” Via the Free Beacon, here’s the professor-in-chief doing what he loves to do, lecturing other regimes that he understands their national priorities better than they do. In a way, this reminds me of his infamous bitter-clingers comment during the 2008 campaign: In both cases, he resorted to economics to try to understand cultures that were antagonistic to him (albeit in very different ways). There’s a hint here that “death to America” is less a sincerely held worldivew among Iran’s rulers than a convenient scapegoat used...
  • President Obama Confronts Russia, China and Iran In Speech to UN

    09/28/2015 11:29:49 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1 hour ago | ABC News By ALEXANDER MALLIN
    President Obama took on a confrontational tone in his speech this morning to the United Nations General Assembly, specifically calling out Russia, China and Iran for destabilizing activities in various world conflicts. Obama opened his speech directly decrying "strong states that seek to impose their will on weaker ones," then alluded to Russian support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "On this basis, we see some major powers assert themselves in ways that contravene international law," Obama said. "We're told that such retrenchment is required to beat back disorder, that it's the only way to stamp out terrorism. In accordance with...
  • Pope Gets Academic Certification

    09/28/2015 11:09:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 26, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    [When the Holy Father finds himself on the same page with leading academics, he should worry—ed.] Al Jazeera posted an article, “Bernie Sanders, the pope and the moral imperative of systemic change,” by Gar Alperovitz, the co-chair with James Gustave Speth of The Next System Project. Speth, former administrator of the United Nations Development Program, put his name on its 1994 “Human Development Report,” which openly promoted global taxes for world government. The “Next System” is another name for the replacement of global capitalism by global socialism. Those endorsing this project, in addition to Alperovitz and Speth, include: • Jane...
  • Russian Media Abuzz With Anticipation of Putin's UN Speech "speech that will change the world."

    09/28/2015 8:43:32 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 122 replies ^ | Sep 28, 2015, 9:05 AM ET | The Associated Press
    Russian Media Abuzz With Anticipation of Putin's UN Speech By The Associated Press MOSCOW — Sep 28, 2015, 9:05 AM ET Russian media are abuzz with anticipation of President Vladimir Putin's speech at the UN. Putin is in the United States for the first time since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014 and threw its support behind separatist rebels in Ukraine. What is more, Russia's recent military buildup in Syria has raised concern in the West about Putin's future steps there. A state-owned news channel has run a countdown to the opening of the UN General Assembly on...
  • Obama, Putin prep for 'Super Monday'

    09/28/2015 6:20:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 9/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    President at U.N. vows end to poverty, sexism, war
  • Obama’s ‘Cool Clock’ Muslim Boy Claims Racism to Foreign Audience

    09/27/2015 10:12:05 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    The Muslim American boy championed by President Barack Obama is using his new worldwide fame to accuse Texans of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination. “My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination,” he said at a New York press event with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto, according to an article in the Turkish newspaper, “Davuto, who is New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly, has met with 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed, who was detained at school by the police in Texas when a teacher thought a clock he had made was a bomb,” the newsite...
  • Putin calls US support for rebel forces in Syria 'illegal' and says it just arms ISIS

    09/27/2015 7:12:32 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    Express UK ^ | September 27, 2015 | Rob Virtue
    ...In an interview with American media ahead of Putin's meeting with US president Obama tomorrow, the Russian leader said: "In my opinion, provision of military support to illegal structures runs counter to the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter." US-Russian relations have slumped to a post-Cold War low over the Ukraine crisis, though the two sides share concerns about the threat posed by Islamic State, while disagreeing on the approach. Putin says Damascus should be included in international efforts to fight ISIS - a demand the America rejects, and he heavily criticised US plans to train...
  • Pope calls on UN to change the world

    09/27/2015 7:33:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies ^ | 25 Sep 2015 17:01 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Pope Francis urged a more humane global system that respects the poor and the environment, as he criticized the economic order, in an address to the United Nations on Friday. The pontiff, whose reform-minded approach has won him a rousing global following even from non-believers, offered his vision of a better world on his latest stop of a US tour that has brought thousands to the streets to welcome him. Taking the UN rostrum, the leader of the world’s more than one billion Catholics called for reform to global bodies, including the UN Security Council and financial lenders, to “limit...
  • Obama’s ‘Cool Clock’ Muslim Boy Claims Racism to Foreign Audience at UN

    09/27/2015 2:44:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/15 | Neil Munro
    The Muslim American boy championed by President Barack Obama is using his new worldwide fame to accuse Texans of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination. “My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination,” he said at a New York press event with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, according to an article in the Turkish newspaper, “Davutoğlu, who is New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly, has met with 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed, who was detained at school by the police in Texas when a teacher thought a clock he had made was a bomb,” the newsite...
  • UN nuke agency: Iran’s role in nuclear probe meets standards

    09/26/2015 5:20:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2015 7:39 AM ET | George Jahn
    The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency insisted Monday that a probe of a suspected nuclear weapons research site in Iran does meet strict agency standards, while acknowledging that Iranian experts provided samples from the site for analysis. Such sampling is usually done by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s own experts. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told reporters that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin, where the agency suspects that explosive triggers for nuclear weapons might have been tested. The arrangement was first revealed in confidential draft agreement between the sides seen last month by The...
  • The United Nations has a radical, dangerous vision for the future of the Web

    09/26/2015 6:08:39 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | Sept 24 2015 | Caitlin Dewey
    It may not have intended to, precisely, but the United Nations just took sides in the Internet’s most brutal culture war. On Thursday, the organization’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development released a damning “world-wide wake-up call” on what it calls “cyber VAWG,” or violence against women and girls. The report concludes that online harassment is “a problem of pandemic proportion” — which, nbd, we’ve all heard before. But the United Nations then goes on to propose radical, proactive policy changes for both governments and social networks, effectively projecting a whole new vision for how the Internet could work. Under U.S....
  • Pope Lays Out Global Marxist Agenda

    09/25/2015 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 25, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is ecstatic over the pope’s address to Congress. In a message to his supporters, titled, “Why we must listen to Pope Francis,” he was particularly pleased with the fact that in his address to Congress, “Pope Francis spoke of Dorothy Day, who was a tireless advocate for the impoverished and working people in America. I think it was extraordinary that he cited her as one of the most important people in recent American history.” Day was a Marxist apologist for socialism and communist regimes. We covered this territory in my column, “With Pope’s Help, U.N....
  • LEAKED: Putin Talking Points for UN Speech Spilled by Foreign Minister

    09/25/2015 5:25:56 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Observer ^ | 9-24-15
    Refugee Crisis Not Russia's concern; Supply of arms to Syria 'will continue' On Monday, September 28, Russia President Vladimir Putin is planning a one-day trip to NYC to take part in the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, exactly ten years after his previous speech there. This time Putin cannot afford to skip the UN Session because of the jubilee character of the meeting. No doubt, his address will be one of the most closely watched by the whole world. Knowing his reserved demeanor, nobody expects him to bang upon the podium with his shoe, but what will the...
  • Trump Says He Could Save U.N. Nearly $1 Billion

    09/23/2015 10:49:10 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    A.B.C. ^ | Spetember 23, 2015 | No Attribution
    New York billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump says he can potentially save the United Nations $1 billion. Could it be a case of unexpected humanitarianism, hyper-aggressive business, bravado, or perhaps all of the above? In an interview with, the real estate and casino mogul says the perpetually cash-strapped organization has massively overvalued the preliminary projected cost for renovating and expanding its 50-year-old historic headquarters on the East River in Manhattan. A U.N. study released last year estimated it could cost from $964 million to $1.054 billion to renovate the complex over a 6-year or 12-year period, plus up to $500...
  • Weapons found inside U.N. vehicles on ship in Kenya: vessel owner

    09/23/2015 1:33:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23,2015 | Jospeh Akwiri
    Kenyan police said security agents on Thursday discovered firearms and drugs on the Norwegian-flagged Hoegh Transporter, which is docked at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. Coastguards and navies in East Africa have struggled to stem the flow of drugs through their waters as the region has become a key export route for Afghan heroin destined for Europe. Hoegh Autoliners confirmed weapons were found inside some of the vehicles on its vessel, which was carrying a consignment from Mumbai to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO. ... "The weapons were not declared to us at...
  • Saudi Arabia Prepares to Execute Teenager via “Crucifixion” for Political Dissent

    09/23/2015 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 9/21/2015 | Michael Krieger
    Just last evening, I posted an article about how the UN disgracefully named Saudi Arabia to head its human rights panel. So how do the Saudis plan on celebrating this achievement? By executing a teenager via crucifixion, naturally. I covered this story back in May in the piece, Not ISIS – Saudi Arabia Prepares to Execute and Publicly Display Beheaded Body of Political Activist in “Crucifixion.” Here are a few excerpts: The Saudis have received a lot of bad press as of late due to it consistently breaking its own records for beheadings, but sometimes a simple beheading isn’t sufficient....
  • Clockmed Heads to UN

    09/22/2015 4:27:50 PM PDT · by wtd · 48 replies
    Pamela Geller Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 22, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Clockmed Heads to UNAhmed the clockmeister is going to the UN. The Pope, President, Obama, 97 world leaders and Clockmed. You just know this is Obama’s skulduggery. I imagine every Muslim school student is dreaming up ways to scam the system in a similar fashion. Unbelievable. This makes ‘1984’ look like a children’s story. The 14-year old all-American schoolboy clockmaker who didn’t make a clock at all and is the son of a belligerent Muslim activist and perennial Sudanese presidential candidate whose brother runs a trucking company amusingly called Twin Towers Transportation (Mark Steyn) The invented nothing. He took...
  • Iran Openly Declares That It Intends To Violate UNSCR 2231 That Endorses The JCPOA

    09/22/2015 3:58:47 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 22, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This post incorporates in its entirety an article posted on September 22nd by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). That article reports that Iran has stated, openly, that intends to violate U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231. UNSCR 2231 relates to Iran's missile development and the imposition of related sanctions. I have highlighted in bold print the most salient parts of the MEMRI post. Please see also an article I posted earlier today titled Iran wants to renegotiate parts of the nuke “deal.” That may be good. The new development relating to UNSCR 2231, combined with Iran's position that if the JCPOA (the "deal") is...
  • At UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia Chairs Panel for Vetting Applicants

    09/22/2015 5:40:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/21/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.N.’s Human Rights Council over the summer quietly appointed Saudi Arabia as head of a panel responsible for interviewing and shortlisting experts focusing on a range of human rights-related themes. Among the candidates for posts considered at meetings chaired by the Saudi ambassador to the HRC, Faisal bin Hassan Trad, since May was one dealing with “violence against women, its causes and consequences” and another focused on “the independence of judges and lawyers.” The kingdom is frequently cited by human rights advocacy groups and Western governments for the fairness of its judiciary and its treatment of women. (Last year...
  • Iranian Experts Test Parchin Site Without Presence of UN Nuclear Inspectors (not satire)

    09/21/2015 8:52:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 21, 2015 5:14 PM
    Environmental samples have been taken at a sensitive military site in Iran, the head of the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday, citing "significant progress" in its investigation of Tehran's past activities. Such sampling is usually done by experts of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency. But IAEA chief Yukiya Amano says that Iranians carried out that part of the probe at Parchin. The transfer appeared to be part of a confidential draft agreement with the agency that allows Iran to gather its own samples. Inspecting the Parchin military site is a crucial part of the International Atomic Energy Agency's...
  • Trump Might Meet Putin At U.N.

    09/18/2015 1:40:01 AM PDT · by sushiman · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/17/15 | Bradford Richardson
    There is a “better than likely chance” that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he comes to the United Nations later this month, a chief political adviser said Thursday.
  • This is why media coverage of climate debate has been corrupted

    09/16/2015 5:43:14 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 22 hours ago September 15, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    UN and Oxfam caught bribing media to write crusading climate stories By Ian Wishart News journalists are being bribed by the United Nations and the Oxfam charity to write scare stories about climate change ahead of the global climate treaty negotiations in Paris later this year. Details of the bribes – which take the form of ego-boosting “awards”, global travel in CO2 generating airliners and financial payments – are contained in a news release just published by the UNDP today, an organisation headed by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark. Journalists’ codes of ethics prohibit being induced to give...
  • Obama, UN Pushing Radical LGBT/Abortion Agenda for Sustainable Development Summit

    09/15/2015 1:18:39 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | September 10, 2015 | William F. Jasper
    One hundred-fifty presidents, prime ministers, dictators, and other heads of state are coming. Pope Francis is coming. Thousands of journalists, diplomats, and NGO activists are coming. The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, to be held September 25-27, at the UN headquarters in New York City, is set to become one of the global body’s biggest confabs ever. In addition to promoting global-warming fears and the UN’s Paris Summit on Climate Change in December, as well as global taxation, education, and environmental goals, the upcoming September gathering will undoubtedly be used as a springboard to impose more population control, abortion, and...
  • Jack Cashill on Scarlet Letters Book Discussion CSPAN2

    09/12/2015 6:12:05 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 5 replies ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jack Cashill
    "Jack Cashill talked about his book Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism, in which he argues that the progressive agenda has eroded traditional values. Mr. Cashill says that progressives force assumptions on anyone who disagrees with their political and social agenda and argues that all conservatives are an awkwardly worded tweet away from being branded homophobic, racist, sexist, Islamophobic, or worse."
  • Obama switching NY hotels amid China spying fears

    09/11/2015 7:06:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/15 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama and his entourage will break with tradition and not stay at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly this month, the White House said. The iconic hotel was sold by Hilton Worldwide Holdings to a Chinese conglomerate in 2014, prompting concerns about espionage and security. Obama and his team of advisers will stay at the Lotte New York Palace hotel instead. “I can confirm the report that the president will stay — and the rest of the U.S. delegation will stay at the New York Palace Hotel,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said....
  • UN strongly approves Palestinian proposal to raise flag

    09/10/2015 11:36:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 10, 2015 11:48 PM EDT | Cara Anna and Edith M. Lederer
    The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday allowing the Palestinians and the Holy See to raise their flags at U.N. headquarters—a symbolic step pursued by the Palestinians in their quest for an independent state. Israel strongly objected to the proposal and joined seven other countries, including the United States, in voting “no”; 119 nations voted “yes” and 45 abstained. The resolution allows non-member observer states to raise their flags alongside those of the 193 U.N. member states. The Palestinians and the Vatican are the only two observers, but the Holy See has backed away from the effort, saying...
  • UN chief says will repatriate peacekeepers over sex abuse

    09/10/2015 5:44:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2015 6:45 PM EDT | Cara Anna
    The U.N. chief is taking aim at sexual abuse by peacekeepers, “one of my greatest disappointments,” saying he will repatriate the troops of countries that don’t act on allegations and has already started to suspend payments to countries when allegations are credible. Ban Ki-moon’s statements are in response to the first comprehensive assessment of peacekeeping in 15 years and largely agree with a high-level panel’s suggestions for a major overhaul. The U.N. has more than 105,000 troops and police in 16 missions in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Member states contribute the personnel and receive monthly payments in...