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  • During UN Speech Obama Praises "Moderate" Muslim Who Called For Slaughter of U.S. Troops

    09/29/2014 8:11:23 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    TownHall ^ | Sep 25, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    During his address to the United Nation's General Assembly yesterday, President Obama repeatedly made it a point to stress how Islam is a religion of peace. In making his case, Obama cited Sheikh bin Bayyah as a moderate. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them, there is only us -- because millions of Muslim Americans are part of the fabric of our country.
  • Netanyahu@UN: 'Would you let terrorists fire rockets at your cities?'

    09/29/2014 3:12:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/14
    From A7 article: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday, in a bid to refute the smear campaign launched by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claiming Israel is guilty of "genocide." "Distinguished delegates, I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the people of Israel," Netanyahu began. "I have come here to speak about the dangers we face [. . ] against the brazen lies about my country and about the people who defend it." Video doesn't work from A7, so You Tube link is posted.
  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks to the 69th United Nations General Assembly

    09/29/2014 3:04:08 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct. 29 , 2014 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Speaks to the 69th United Nations General Assembly.
  • United Nations General Assembly: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

    09/29/2014 1:03:50 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 9-29-2014 | CSPAN
    Hosting Organization United Nations | General Assembly
  • George Clooney’s New Wife is a Useful Idiot Who Promotes Terrorist Propaganda

    09/28/2014 6:45:51 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 38 replies
    American Patriot Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Best of luck to the newlyweds, it looks like they were made for each other. While liberal hypocrite George Clooney prances around the world on private jets demanding energy poverty for the masses in the name of “global warming”, his new wife Amal Alamuddin has called for the notoriously anti-Semitic UN Human Rights Council to investigate Israel for war crimes over its latest military incursion in Gaza. “I am horrified by the situation in the occupied Gaza Strip, particularly the civilian casualties that have been caused, and strongly believe that there should be an independent investigation and accountability for crimes...
  • UN Appoints Great-Grandson of Caliph Who Opposes Free Speech as Human Rights Chief

    09/27/2014 4:44:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/27/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The UN is not just a joke. It’s also a really expensive waste of money. But sometimes it can be hard to remember that. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva.“Prince Zeid’s work on sexual violence and his leadership on the international criminal court give a good foundation for this new role,” said Peggy Hicks, global advocacy director at Human Rights Watch. I bet. Jordanian law protects the perpetrators of honor crimes.The section of the penal code most frequently invoked on...
  • US Slams Abbas Over ‘War Crimes’ Accusations Against Israel

    09/27/2014 1:27:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/27/2014, 7:36 PM | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of a “genocidal crime” in Gaza, telling the United Nations negotiations had failed and the time for Palestinian independence had come, and drawing a sharp rebuke from Washington, AFP reports. Abbas vowed to seek war crimes prosecutions against Israel over what he called the 50-day “war of genocide” in Gaza that allegedly killed 2,140 Palestinian Arabs—at least half of whom were projected to be terrorists, according to expert analysis. […] The US State Department reacted with a tersely-worded statement, calling the speech provocative and saying it would undermine peace efforts....
  • That awkward moment when Obama went to the UN and these hilarious photos happened

    09/27/2014 6:06:27 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 68 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    So, President Obama took a break from golfing and cup saluting to hit the United Nations. And these photos happened:
  • Why does Obama feel need to apologize for America? Raises Brown shooting in UN speech about ISIS

    09/25/2014 9:03:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    * US president spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, castigating the ISIS terror group's 'network of death' * Amid mentions of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and Iran's nuclear program, Obama seemed to apologize for a racially fraught shooting in Missouri * A white police officer shot and killed a black teen on August 9 in a case that brought protesters out of the woodwork and sparked a DOJ inquest * No charges have been brought against the police officer for killing Michael Brown, who had just come from committing a robbery but was unarmed * Obama told the...
  • The President Of Ghana Invoked Ferguson At The United Nations

    09/25/2014 5:09:32 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2014 | Hunter Walker
    Hunter Walker September 25, 2014 Ghanaian President John Mahama referenced the killing of an unarmed African-American man by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri that led to protests and a violent response from law enforcement in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday. Mahama's speech focused on the "need to effect change in the areas of human rights and social justice, in education and health administration." He referred to the situation in Ferguson as well as other incidents where African-American men were killed by police as examples of things that might make people fear the world was regressing...
  • That awkward moment when Obama went to the UN and these hilarious photos happened

    09/25/2014 3:43:28 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/24/2014
    "Thank you.. and now I'll sit in a huge chair that makes me look like a little boy.." - Obama pic.twitter.com/u9TtCTWE4R— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) September 24, 2014
  • The Genuflector in Chief

    09/25/2014 7:16:44 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/25/14 | Steve Berman
    President Obama’s remarks to the UN General Assembly also mark the first time a sitting U.S. President has ever chaired a Security Council meeting.  His remarks were a mixture of retreaded Bush speeches about the evil of terrorism, and cheerleading language like “Islam teaches peace,” versus ISIS, who is “hiding behind a false Islam."  At the end, Obama couldn’t help himself from apologizing for America’s problems, as if the world needs our apology. I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri – where a young man was killed, and a community was divided....
  • Emma Watson nude photo threat a hoax

    09/24/2014 4:16:02 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/24/2014 | Lisa Respers France
    The threat to release nude photos of actress Emma Watson was an attempt to start a viral marketing campaign to shutter the site 4chan. After her impassioned speech for gender equality last weekend at the United Nations, Watson faced backlash, including a threat to leak alleged nude photos of the star. Business Insider reported that an anonymous 4chan user had posted a countdown timer with a picture of the "Harry Potter" actress wiping away a tear hinting that she could become the next star to have her iCloud hacked and personal photos dispersed for the world to see. Jennifer Lawrence,...
  • Obama at the UN: “United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace.”

    09/24/2014 3:02:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 86 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/24/2014 | Robert Spencer
    “Second, it is time for the world – especially Muslim communities – to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of al Qaeda and ISIL.” As if they knew he would say this today (did they?), an international group of Muslim scholars today issued a purported refutation of the Islamic State’s understanding of Islam. Unfortunately, it is yet another farrago of detours, deceptions, half-truths and outright falsehoods. Will Muslim communities ever really reject the ideology of al Qaeda and the Islamic State? They haven’t yet in any way that would make even one jihadist lay down his arms and become...
  • AP Fact-Check Shreds Obama UN Speech

    09/24/2014 11:15:33 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 9/24/2014 | Bradford Thomas
    An Associated Press fact-check on President Obama’s climate change speech to the United Nations Tuesday accused the president of clearly spinning the facts and distorting the truth about America’s response to global warming. The AP fact-checker faulted Obama “gloss[ing] over some inconvenient truths” in his global warming lecture Tuesday, particularly in regard to his claims about America’s attempts to clean up emissions at home and his insistence that emissions reductions do not have an impact on the economy. The fact-check says that not only did Obama distort the numbers to claim that in the last eight years the U.S. reduced...
  • OBAMA ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AT UN

    09/23/2014 3:32:46 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fight climate change on Tuesday, during a speech to the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City. Obama ordered all federal agencies to begin factoring “climate resilience” into all of their international development programs and investments. The action is expected to complement efforts by the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House.
  • Global summit on climate change slated for Minneapolis

    09/23/2014 9:03:42 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 9-23-14 | MAURA LERNER ,
    Dozens of former world leaders are expected to converge on Minneapolis in October 2015 for an international summit on climate change and democracy, organizers announced Monday. The conference, called “Minnesota 2015: Democracy for a Sustainable Future,” is designed to draw people from around the globe to explore ways that democratic nations can reduce greenhouse emissions. “It takes it beyond ‘here’s the challenge, here’s the problem,’ ” said Orlyn Kringstad, executive director of the U.S. branch of Partnership for Change, one of the cosponsors. “It’s [about] what needs to be done and how governments around the world can support those efforts.” The...
  • Some Useful FACTS About Global Warming and Climate Change

    09/23/2014 8:43:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Alan Caruba
    In a world threatened by the rise of radical Islamism, by the outbreak of diseases like Ebola... Thanks to Sunday’s Climate March in New York and Tuesday’s Climate Summit at the United Nations, Americans and others will have been deluged with the lies that have been told to sustain this greatest of all hoaxes. Here are the known facts. Use them to protect yourself against the Green assault the truth:
  • ‘Save the Environment’...from Obama, Strong & Gore

    09/23/2014 8:39:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    ‘The UN: Always Putting the Horse Behind the Cart’ The best Hollywood scripts aren’t written for Hollywood movies but for surrealistic gatherings of the United Nations. The title of the Hollywood script going down at today’s opening session of the United Nations in New York should be ‘The UN: Always Putting the Horse Behind the Cart’. Talk of the yada, yada, yada kind replaces decisive action at the UN, and any action they take always puts the horse behind the cart. Where the weary world is heading on what President Barack Obama is making the Number One Topic of Our...
  • Emma Watson Delivers Passionate UN Speech On Gender Equality

    09/22/2014 2:28:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    ETOnline ^ | September 21, 2014
    Emma Watson is taking the fight for feminism to the frontlines, delivering a powerful message to the men of the world to take up the struggle for gender equality. Watson, who was appointed to the role of the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, delivered a speech on the floor of the UN to launch the new HeForShe initiative, which advocates for total equality without the use of negative rhetoric and for getting men to join the political and social battle. "We want to end gender inequality," Watson told the assembly. "And to do this, we need everyone involved…...
  • Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries...

    09/21/2014 11:36:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2014
    Full title: Ambassador Power touts international support against Islamic State but won't name countries, commitmentsThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that the American-led effort to destroy the terror group Islamic State has support from more than 40 countries, but declined to name them or the extent of their support. “It’s up to the individual country,” Ambassador Samantha Power told ABC’s “This Week.” France last week joined the United States in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, and Saudi Arabia has offered to help train moderate anti-Islamic State group fighters. However, what remains unclear is whether Turkey...
  • US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit

    09/20/2014 6:57:35 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/20/2014 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Barack Obama will not be pledging any cash to a near-empty fund for poor countries at a United Nations summit on climate change next week, the UN special climate change envoy said on Friday. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has challenged the 125 world leaders attending the 23 September summit to make “bold pledges” to the fund, intended to help poor countries cope with climate change. The UN has been pressing rich countries to come up with pledges of between $10bn and $15bn. “We are putting a lot of pressure for them to do it at the summit on...
  • The United Nations: World's Leading Purveyor of Antisemitism

    09/18/2014 5:26:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 16, 2014 | Anne Bayefsky
    Anne Bayefsky speaking at the United Nations, New York, on September 8, 2014. Why couldn't the UN... sponsor a conference on combating global antisemitism? In theory the UN Charter demands equality of... nations large and small. In reality the UN mass-produces inequality for Jews and the Jewish nation. The UN has launched a "legal" pogrom against the Jewish state. A "legal" pogrom is a license to kill. Modern antisemitism targets Israel's exercise of the right of self-defense because self-defense is the essence of sovereignty. My time is short, too short to try to emulate the diplomatic sophistry that passes for...
  • Climate Change Summit No Shows Leave Obama and Clinton out on a Limb on Global Warming Rhetoric

    09/18/2014 7:15:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 09/18/2014
    A United Nations Climate Change Summit entitled "Catalyzing Action" appears to have lost steam before it even starts as the leaders of three influential nations will not attend the world leader's forum, leaving the Obama-Clinton-Kerry triumvirate, who claim global warming is the greatest threat to mankind, out on a limb say Friends of Science.Germany's Angela Merkel will not attend the New York Climate Summit as reported by the German daily TAZ. Germany is presently building some 20+ coal plants as reported by Forbes Aug. 31, 2012 to return grid stability and affordability to power prices for industry and consumers. According...
  • Climate Summit: European Union surprised Tony Abbott will not attend high level climate talks

    09/16/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-16-14 | Jake Sturmer
    The European Union's climate chief says it is a pity Prime Minister Tony Abbott will not attend a major UN climate meeting in New York next week. World leaders including US president Barack Obama and UK prime minister David Cameron will attend the UN secretary-general's Climate Summit on September 23. Mr Abbott will not be attending, despite the fact that he is due to attend a UN Security Council meeting in New York the next day. EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard said it came as a surprise. "It is, of course, I think, a pity that not everyone...
  • UN study denies climate protection precludes growth

    09/16/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09/16/2014 | [cjc/sri (Reuters, AFP)]
    At the crossroads of ecology and economy, an international panel said Tuesday investments in climate protection could also bolster growth. “It is possible to tackle global climate change and it is possible to have economic growth at the same time,” said Mexico’s former president, Felipe Calderón, who introduced a report compiled by former heads of state, business figures and economists. Unlike past studies that have centered on the risks of inaction, the report sought to allay many people’s fears that aggressive climate protection could undermine jobs and economic growth. It said while a pivot to clean energy from fossil fuels...
  • U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

    09/16/2014 5:48:18 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 41 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 15, 2014 | LEO HOHMANN
    Displaced Syrians will likely make up the next big wave of Muslim refugees coming to America. Since the early 1990s, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees has selected more than 200,000 refugees from Islamic countries to be resettled in the United States. Most of them have come from Somalia and Iraq. Syria could soon be added to the mix in the midst of that country’s brutal civil war. The Obama administration has been greasing the skids for the Syrian refugees for months, WND has learned, and the refugees will soon be dumped on American cities throughout the U.S. In...
  • The UN Is Pulling Most Of Its Peacekeepers Out Of Syria As Situation 'Deteriorates Severely'

    09/15/2014 2:09:47 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 9-15-2014 | Armin Rosen
    Armin RosenSeptember 15, 2014 The UN is quietly pulling back from the parts of the peacekeeper-administered military disengagement zone separating the Israeli and Syrian-controlled sections of the Golan Heights. Reuters quotes an anonymous UN staffer as saying that "Staff in U.N. positions 10, 16, 31 and 37, as well as Camp Faouar on the (Syrian) side are being relocated." Twitter user and Israel-based blogger Judge Dan created a map of these positions based off of the UN's publically-available information on the location of the UN Disengagement Observer Force's various bases:(Click to the site to see the map) According to the...
  • UN withdraws many peacekeepers from Golan Heights

    09/15/2014 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2014 11:22 AM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The United Nations said Monday it has withdrawn its peacekeepers from many positions on the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the war between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters. U.N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told The Associated Press that he doesn’t think every single post has been vacated. The U.N. peacekeepers withdrawn Monday have been moved to the Israeli side of the border. …
  • Egypt trying to reposition itself as bastion of stability

    09/12/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Ahram ^ | Thursday 11 Sep 2014 | Dina Ezzat
    Next week, when President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi arrives in New York at the head of the Egyptian delegation to the UN General Assembly he will likely seek to put an end to questions of his legitimacy as head of state. He will also, according to the same diplomatic argument, be ending the “diplomatic isolation” that “some countries” – the reference is always made to Qatar and Turkey – have tried to impose on Egypt. This said, Cairo officials, including the head of the state himself, are aware that when all is said and done, ”the return of Egypt,” as would be...
  • Schabas: I Don’t Hate Israel

    09/11/2014 3:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 9/11/2014, 12:13 AM | Elad Benari
    William Schabas, the Canadian professor who was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to head a commission of inquiry into Israel’s military operations in Gaza, on Wednesday insisted that he is not anti-Israel, despite the many remarks he has made in the past proving the contrary. Speaking to the Arab-language newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Schabas claimed that “even if Spiderman was heading the probe, they would’ve attacked him.” “I do not hate Israel,” he declared, but also said, “I will put my prior positions aside.” “This is an investigation that is necessary,” Schabas said. “I will not resign.” …
  • UNDOF commander: Filipinos' defiance unprofessional (calls Filipino escape an act of cowardice)

    09/09/2014 10:35:01 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 37 replies
    PhilStar ^ | September 4, 2014 | Camille Diola
    MANILA, Philippines — The Indian commander of the United Nations' (UN) peacekeeping force broke his silence on the Philippine military's accusations that he misguidedly ordered besieged Filipino troops to surrender their arms to rebels in Golan Heights over the weekend. In an interview with a Noida-based newspaper, UN Disengagement Observer Force Commander Lt. Gen. Iqbal Singh Singha criticized the defiance of the 40 trapped Filipino peacekeepers as "non-professional." Singha, meanwhile, called what the Armed Forces of the Philippines dubbed the "greatest escape" of 40 troops from Position 68 nothing but an "act of cowardice." "The higher UN echelon as well...
  • UN: $550 Million to Gaza Despite Renewed Terror Tunnels

    09/09/2014 4:13:29 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/9/14 | Ari Yashar
    The United Nations (UN) and Palestinian Authority (PA) on Tuesday called for international donors to supply $550 million to the Hamas terror enclave of Gaza, despite the fact that Hamas has already restarted construction on its terror tunnels to attack Israel. The appeal seeks to repair damage caused in the 50-day Operation Protective Edge, which started in July after Hamas launched a rocket war on the Jewish state. "The scope of damage and devastation is unprecedented in the Gaza Strip," said UN Humanitarian Coordinator James Rawley in a statement, reports AFP. "The crisis is far from over." Rawley and PA...
  • UN Human Rights Council: “Forget Hamas Targeting Israeli Civilians”

    09/09/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 11 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 9, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Special to Israel News Agency from Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jerusalem, Israel --- September 9, 2014 ... Instead of investigating Hamas’ deliberate attacks on Israeli civilians and the use of Palestinian civilians as human shields, the UN decided to “investigate” Israel, a democracy exercising its legitimate right of self-defense. Throughout the recent conflict Israel has done its utmost to comply with the strictest standards of international humanitarian law, despite significant operational costs. On July 23, while Hamas rocket fire on Israel continued daily, the United Nations Human Rights Council decided to appoint a “commission of inquiry” the purpose of...
  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    09/09/2014 5:17:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2014 6:53 AM EDT | John Heilprin
    Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. In an annual report, the World Meteorological Organization said that carbon dioxide, the heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming, rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades. That’s an increase of 2.9 ppm from the previous year—and is 42 percent higher than before the Industrial Age, when levels were about 280 parts per million. The 2012 level was itself...
  • UN Defends Refusal to Evacuate Non-Combatants in Gaza

    09/06/2014 11:57:26 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    In its efforts to minimize collateral damage in its campaign against Hamas terrorists who were launching rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) asked UN “peace keepers” in Gaza to help Palestinian civilians evacuate the combat zone. The UN refused this request. UN spokesperson Penelope Ironside explained that “the idea that civilians should be removed from the battle zone conflicted with the explicit strategy of one of the contending sides. For us to have assisted in their removal would have compromised the UN’s position as a neutral party.” “The conflict between Israel and Hamas is asymmetrical,” Ironside...
  • The U.N.: Clueless or Complicit in Gaza?

    09/04/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2014 | Claudia Rosett
    The United Nations has been quick to launch a special inquiry into Israel for defending itself this summer against Hamas terrorist attacks out of Gaza. But will anyone be investigating the role in this conflict of the U.N. itself? This latest bout of war has underscored alarming questions about the U.N.’s chief agency in Gaza, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, better known as UNRWA. Officially, UNRWA advertises itself as a strictly neutral party providing humanitarian and relief services — including schooling, health care, construction, loans, and emergency response — to Palestinian refugees...
  • UN Security Council Demands Release of Abducted Peacekeepers

    09/03/2014 1:03:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/14
    The UN Security Council on Wednesday demanded the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers held in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front terrorists, according to AFP. The 15 members of the council unanimously approved a declaration condemning "in the strongest terms" the detention of the Fijians. They were captured almost a week ago, when the rebels stormed a Golan Heights crossing. The council "reiterated their call for the peacekeepers' immediate and unconditional release," adding in its statement that "there can never be any justification for attacks on or the detention of UN peacekeepers." The government of Fiji also has called...
  • Ethnic Cleansing Occurring in Iraq, Amnesty International Charges (official report)

    09/02/2014 1:37:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    aleteia ^ | September 2, 2014 | JOHN BURGER
    It’s difficult to read Amnesty International’s report on ethnic cleansing in Iraq without imagining that you’re reading the script of a movie. Over and over, the report, issued today, relates accounts of men being taken out of their villages in pickup trucks, lined up in a deserted area, and shot. Often they were shot in the backs, many times at the edge of a “wadi” or a large hole in the ground, into which the bodies would tumble. Some were not gravely injured and feigned death so that they could escape—and tell the story. Enough Iraqis—Christians, Shia Muslims, Yazidis...
  • Keeping Calm and Carrying On This Winter

    09/02/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/14 | Judi McLeod
    Don’t wait for any politician or news media talking head to save you and your family from any barbarians who would make good on their threats With a thousand and one predicted disasters calling the attention of the average citizen, we live in confusing, turbulent times. If Ebola, terrorists or living in a country without borders doesn’t get you, something else will. It’s as if the leaders of some countries want the countries they were elected to serve wiped off the map, leaving the world’s largest bureaucracy called the United Nations to get on with their convenient One World Government....
  • Filipino Soldiers Defied UN Order to Surrender to ISIS

    09/02/2014 7:11:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/02/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Good for them. Surrendering to people who practice beheading religiously is ill advised. This whole mess is yet another of the innumerable reminders that international forces placed around Israel to absolutely nothing and surrender or run away at the first sign of trouble. That’s why the touted EU initiative to put international forces between Israel and Hamas is a stupid and destructive venture.The Philippine military said Monday that a UN peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their campGen. Gregorio Pio Catapang...
  • What the United Nations Doesn’t Want You to Know

    09/01/2014 6:58:19 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    TrevorLoudon.com ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | Trevor Loudon's
    Not too long ago I posted a video produced in the mid-nineties concerning a U.S. Army soldier, SPC Michael New, who refused to wear the UN insignia and uniform, or accept orders from a foreign commander under the auspices of the United Nations. New’s reasoning was simple: he pledged an oath to defend the United States and the U.S. Constitution, not the United Nations and its Charter. The Michael New case received very little press coverage at the time. New was threatened with court-martial, but he decided to fight the charges. Unfortunately, Michael New lost the case and eventually received...
  • UN Chief 'Alarmed' by Israel's State Land Designation

    09/01/2014 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 9/1/14 | Elad Benari
    United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned Israel’s decision to declare 4,000 dunams (988 acres) of land in Judea as state land, AFP reports. Ban’s spokesman said that the UN chief is "alarmed" by the Israeli plans and feared they could lead to more “settlement activity”. "The Secretary General is alarmed by yesterday's announcement by Israeli authorities to declare as so-called 'state land' nearly 1,000 acres of land in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank," the spokesman said, according to AFP. "The seizure of such a large swath of land risks paving the way for further...
  • Obama looks to skip Senate on new UN climate change deal

    09/01/2014 12:18:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama is working to create a new international climate change accord that would get other nations to reduce their carbon emissions, but in a way that would not require the deal to be ratified by the Senate.
  • Filipino's Defy UN order to surrender, fight way out past Islamasists

    09/01/2014 11:27:59 AM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 34 replies
    times of israel ^ | sept 1, 2014 | jim gomez
    Manila says it ordered its troops to fight back and escape, instead of surrendering to the Syrian Islamists as the UN wished money line from Filipino commander: “I told them not to follow the order because that is a violation of our regulation, that we do not surrender our firearms,
  • FILIPINO TROOPS PULL `GREATEST ESCAPE' FROM SYRIA

    08/31/2014 12:48:19 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 31, 2014 | BY JIM GOMEZ
    Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents. "We may call it the greatest escape," Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said. The peacekeepers became trapped after Syrian rebels entered the U.N.-patrolled buffer zone between Syria and Israel this week, seizing 44 Fijian soldiers and demanding that their Filipino colleagues surrender with their weapons. The Filipinos in two U.N. encampments refused and clashed with...
  • UN hosts Historic Counter-Anti-Semitism Confab

    08/30/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/14
    On Monday September 8th, 2014, at 1:15 p.m., the UN Permanent Mission of Palau, and the Engr Aja Eze Foundation are sponsoring a conference on “Global Anti-Semitism: A Threat to International Peace and Security” at the United Nations Headquarters facility in New York City. The counter-anti-Semitism conference will feature speakers who will explain how the rising tide of anti-Semitism will have a catastrophic effect on the safety and security of the world. The opening statements will be made by H.E. Dr. Caleb Otto, Amb. UN Perm. Mission of Palau, and H.E. Mr. Ron Prosser, Amb. UN Perm. Mission of Israel....
  • Killer robots a small step away and must be outlawed, says top UN official

    08/29/2014 4:57:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08/28/2014 | Ben Farmer
    Killer robots programmed to open fire without human control are just a “small step” from the battlefield and military powers should agree to outlaw them, a top United Nations official has said. Angela Kane, the UN’s high representative for disarmament, said governments should be more open about programmes to develop the technology and she favoured a pre-emptive ban before it was too late. She said: “Any weapon of war is terrible, and if you can launch this without human intervention, I think it’s even worse. It compounds the problem and dehumanises it in a way. “It becomes a faceless war...
  • Reports: Syrian Rebels Capture UN Personnel on Golan

    08/28/2014 6:17:05 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-28-14 | Yaakov Levi
    Syrian rebels have reportedly taken UN personnel prisoner after they took over the area near the Quneitra border crossing on the Golan Heights. The UN personnel were stationed on the Syrian side of the border. No confirmation of the story has been issued, and the number of those taken prisoner is also unclear, with some reports saying that “dozens” of personnel have been captured. The reports identified the kidnappers as being members of a group close to Al Qaeda that is fighting soldiers of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
  • Obama’s Desperate Climate Change Plan

    08/27/2014 7:30:08 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 17 replies
    The New York Times has a splashy front page article today that’s sure to warm the hearts of global warming fanatic. It likely will cause opponents of so-called climate change to burn with the rage of a thousand suns. In fact, we should not get excited at all. President Obama is working on a non-binding international agreement on climate change. It would “name and shame” countries that don’t comply with its strict standards. Those pushing this agreement believe it has “legal and political magic.” In reality, it won’t be worth the paper it’s written on. Obama cannot get a climate...