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  • Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam

    01/24/2015 11:09:12 AM PST · by Steelfish · 92 replies
    Rightsiderocks ^ | January 24, 2015
    Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam Obama is considering a UN resolution that criminalizes speech Muslims consider blasphemous. Filed by Jessa Crane January 24th, 2015 If the Obama Administration has its way, the 1st Amendment will be subject to review by the United Nations. The UN is pushing member nations to adopt something they call UN resolution 16/18. This is a resolution- proposed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is made up of 56 Islamic states- which would criminalize "hate speech" targeting Muslims. This wholly un-Constitutional proposal was first floated in the aftermath of 9/11 amid fears...
  • Cuba wants to weaken UN resolution on North Korea

    11/12/2014 3:30:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 12, 2014 6:05 PM EST | Cara Anna
    Cuba is challenging a resolution in the U.N. General Assembly on human rights in North Korea, seeking to cut key language about a referral to the International Criminal Court that has Pyongyang nervous. The draft amendment obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press warns that such language sets “a dangerous precedent that could be applied in the future against any developing country.” North Korea has been shaken this year by a groundbreaking U.N. commission of inquiry report that detailed widespread human rights abuses in the impoverished but nuclear-armed country and warned that leader Kim Jong Un could be held accountable. The...
  • Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

    08/28/2013 6:24:59 PM PDT · by South40 · 42 replies
    LATimes ^ | 8/28/2013 | Paul Richter and Henry Chu
    The moves are a setback for the U.S. bid to strike Syria militarily for its alleged chemical weapons use. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force and British support was thrown into question. The collapse of diplomatic efforts aimed at securing a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria was expected. The British impediment was not.
  • What the Bible says about a Palestinian state

    12/06/2012 4:54:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    WND ^ | December 05, 2012 | Joel Richardson
    Exclusive: Joel Richardson sees prophets declaring 'utter devastation' on PA territories On Nov. 29, 2012, 138 nations passed U.N. Resolution 67/19 on “The Question of Palestine.” The resolution expresses support for the right of “the Palestinian people … to their independent State of Palestine.” In light of this deeply profound and historical event, and in light of the overwhelming and global bias against the nation of Israel, it is essential that all students of the Bible stop to consider what the Bible says about the future of both the nation of Israel and “Palestine.” When one surveys the many biblical...
  • Op-Ed: I Stand Ashamed that My Country Voted for the New Nazis

    11/29/2012 3:51:19 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/12 | Giulio Meotti
    At the United Nations we are witnessing the creation ex nihilo of a foreign country, which never existed, and accepting the claims of the “Palestinian Arabs”, by giving them the land whose memory kept the Jews together as a people and brought them back to Jerusalem after the Holocaust. The Western community at the United Nations, including my miserable Italy, just adopted the Nazis' strateg. Cunning in wickedness, the Germans dangled before their victims the possibility of saving themselves at the expense of other Jews. In this case, the Jews to be sacrified are all of those living in Judea...
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 145 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Montagraph
    Proof Positive - In My Opinion True Source Found For "Innocence of Muslims." (Obama)This is a Youtube video produced by user Montagraph who speculated that "Innocence of Muslims" was a false flag op. So did I. He has done a lot of work tracing numerous websites connected to the original uploading of the now famous video. His narrative starts out very slow but give it a chance. He does explain it all in detail and has sourced it all with URLs below his vid. Montagraph declines to say that his evidence is definitive so you be the judge. The internet...
  • US crew rescued after Libya crash

    03/22/2011 9:54:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    bbc ^ | 22 March 2011
    Two US airmen have been rescued after ejecting from their F-15E Eagle warplane just before it crashed during allied operations in eastern Libya. The plane appeared to suffer mechanical failure near the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, the US military said. It came down after a third night of US-led coalition attacks on Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces, aimed at enforcing a UN resolution to protect civilians. Debate is continuing in the coalition over who should take command.
  • UN resolution invalid, says Gaddafi(keep changing his mind)

    03/19/2011 4:12:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    UN resolution invalid, says Gaddafi (UKPA) – 25 minutes ago Muammar Gaddafi says the UN resolution authorising international military intervention in Libya is "invalid". The Libyan leader says he sent a message to President Barack Obama defending his decision to attack rebel cities: "If you found them taking over American cities by the force of arms, tell me what you would do." The statement came from the government spokesman at a news conference in Tripoli. Gaddafi also sent a letter to the French and British leaders, and the UN secretary general, saying the resolution violates the UN charter and saying...
  • U.S. "deeply troubled" by N. Korea missile firing

    06/28/2007 2:37:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 1,094+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06/27/07
    U.S. "deeply troubled" by N. Korea missile firing Wed Jun 27, 3:38 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday that it was "deeply troubled" by North Korea's recent missile test-firings, saying it violated a U.N. Security Council resolution, and urged Pyongyang to refrain from further launches. ADVERTISEMENT South Korea's Yonhap news agency earlier reported that North Korea may have fired a short-range missile off its east coast on Wednesday. A Seoul Defense Ministry official could not confirm the report. North Korea has fired at least two short-range missiles over the past month. "The United States is...
  • Resolution on Jewish (& Christian) refugees from Muslim countries

    03/17/2007 5:36:16 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 463+ views
    U.S. Congressional committees to study resolution on Jewish refugees By PAUL LUNGEN Staff Reporter A bi-partisan resolution that addresses the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands has been referred to committees in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. The progress of the bills through the law-making process is an important indicator that the Democratic-controlled Congress “has embraced [the resolutions]” in the same way the Republican-led Congress did, said Stanley Urman, executive director of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries (JJAC). The resolutions, which are nearly identical, are co-sponsored by four senators and four congressmen representing...
  • Kim Jong-il, "The Whole World Is Our Enemy; Can't Trust S. Korea, China, and Russia"

    10/06/2006 8:21:45 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 72 replies · 1,480+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 10/07/06 | Shin Jihong
    /begin my translation Kim Jong-il, "The Whole World Is Our Enemy; Can't Trust S. Korea, China, and Russia" Instruction to overseas diplomatic mission chiefs in Pyongyang last July (Tokyo = Yonhap News) Shin Ji-hong = Kim Jong-il instructed to overseas diplomatic mission chiefs gathered in Pyongyang last July, " Right now the whole world is our enemy. We have to resolve difficult issues ourselves," according to Oct. 7 dispatch from Seoul by Tokyo Shimbun, quoting sources on Koreas N. Korea convened the meeting of overseas mission chiefs between July 18 and July 22, after UN Security Council adopted the resolution...
  • N. Korea's Kim rapped China, Russia, called them unreliable: sources(Chia Head angry)

    08/26/2006 3:55:02 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 907+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 08/26/06
    N. Korea's Kim rapped China, Russia, called them unreliable: sources NEW YORK, Aug. 26 KYODO      North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has criticized the North's traditionally close allies China and Russia as unreliable and said Pyongyang must surmount the current difficulties it faces concerning its nuclear development program on its own, according to diplomatic sources.     Kim's skepticism toward China and Russia was expressed at an ambassadorial meeting in Pyongyang, which took place July 18-22 soon after the July 15 unanimous passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the North's test-firing of missiles, the sources told Kyodo News.     Kim's open criticism of the...
  • Russian spy gave Saddam US secrets

    03/24/2006 4:01:30 PM PST · by Crackingham · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Times Online ^ | 3/25/6 | Tim Reid
    The Russian Government had a spy inside the US military command who passed information to Saddam Hussein on America’s war plan in the opening days of the invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon announced yesterday. The explosive revelation was based on Iraqi documents captured since the fall of the dictator and were set last night to trigger a major diplomatic incident between Washington and Moscow. The Russian spy, who was not named, passed detailed information on US troop movements through the Russian Ambassador in Baghdad, who sent the information to Saddam’s personal secretary. The first document is a handwritten account of...
  • IAEA adopts resolution on Iran's nuclear program

    09/24/2005 8:52:55 AM PDT · by s2baccha · 47 replies · 1,960+ views
    The UN atomic watchdog adopted by vote Saturday an EU proposal that sets Iran up for referral to the UN Security Council, a spokesman said, in what would be a sharp escalation of the West's face-off with the Islamic Republic. The vote was by 22-1, with 12 abstentions on the 35-nation board of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA spokesman Peter Rickwood told reporters.
  • U.N. Resolution on Human Rights in Cuba highlights abuses by Castro regime

    04/25/2005 7:07:00 PM PDT · by captainrp · 9 replies · 472+ views
    / ^ | Updated: 14 Apr 2005 | USINFO
    U.N. Resolution on Human Rights in Cuba passed April 14 highlights abuses by Castro regime. The passage of a U.N. resolution criticizing the human-rights situation in Cuba marks a milestone in the progress toward freedom and democracy around the world, says Ambassador Kevin E. Moley, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva. In April 14 remarks to reporters shortly after the resolution was approved, Moley noted that the resolution had a record number of 44 co-sponsors -- including, for the first time, the European Union acting as a bloc, as well as the United States. Declaring himself "very...
  • U.N. resolution directs Israel to remove barrier

    07/20/2004 5:28:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 989+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/20/04 | AP- United Nations
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution Tuesday demanding that Israel comply with a world court decision and tear down the barrier it is building to seal off the West Bank. The vote was 150 in favor, 6 opposed - including the United States - and 10 abstentions. The assembly's vote, like the opinion of the International Court of Justice, is not legally binding, but both have symbolic value as international statements of condemnation for the barrier. The 191-member world body voted after lengthy negotiations between the Arab League and the European Union which resulted...
  • U.N. approves U.S.-led mandate

    06/08/2004 10:13:46 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 93+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 9, 2004 | By David R. Sands
    <p>A unanimous U.N. Security Council yesterday agreed to a U.S.-British resolution outlining the political future of Iraq and giving a clear international mandate to the U.S.-led security mission in the country.</p> <p>The 15-0 vote represented a major diplomatic victory for the Bush administration in the world body. Many of the countries most strongly opposed to the U.S.-led war to oust Saddam Hussein, including France, Germany and Russia, voted for the new resolution.</p>
  • U.N. Endorses Iraq Sovereignty Transfer

    06/08/2004 9:14:00 PM PDT · by hope · 5 replies · 89+ views
    AP ^ | 6-7-04 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    The U.N. Security Council gave a resounding 15-0 endorsement Tuesday to a U.S. resolution backing the transfer of sovereignty to Iraq's new government 14 months after the fall of Saddam Hussein. President Bush predicted the measure would instill democracy and be a "catalyst for change" in the Middle East. France and Germany dropped their objections after the resolution included a last-minute compromise giving Iraqi leaders control over the activities of their own troops and a say on "sensitive offensive operations" by the multinational force - such as the controversial siege of Fallujah. But the measure stops short of granting the...

    06/09/2004 12:05:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 12 replies · 113+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/09/04
    June 9, 2004 -- Chalk up a huge win for Team Bush. And, no less important, for the cause of freedom in the Middle East. The U.N. Security Council yesterday — in a unanimous resolution — essentially ratified administration objectives and timetables in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The resolution virtually ensures that: * Coalition forces will retain responsibility for maintaining order in Iraq. * Iraqi independence will come on June 30, on schedule. * Full elections will take place next year, as planned. The Security Council, in other words, gave President Bush precisely what he had asked for all along —...
  • UN Resolution on Iraq (worth reading)

    06/08/2004 2:42:36 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 16 replies · 877+ views
    fox news ^ | June 8, 2004 | UN Security Council
  • UN, in 15-to-0 vote, backs U.S. on Iraq; Bush seen as getting a big diplomatic lift

    06/08/2004 3:27:18 PM PDT · by ambrose · 50 replies · 166+ views
    NYT/IHT ^ | 6.8.04
      UN, in 15-to-0 vote, backs U.S. on Iraq Warren Hoge/NYT NYT Wednesday, June 09, 2004 Plan calls for 'full sovereignty' transfer; Bush seen as getting a big diplomatic lift  UNITED NATIONS, New York The Security Council voted unanimously late Tuesday in favor of an American-British resolution to end the formal occupation of Iraq on June 30 and transfer "full sovereignty" to an Iraqi interim government. In addition to giving international legitimacy to the new caretaker government, the resolution authorizes an American-led multinational force, now at 160,000 troops, to use "all necessary measures" in "partnership" with Iraqi forces to...
  • UN Unanimously Approves New Resolution on Iraq

    06/08/2004 3:10:48 PM PDT · by livius · 12 replies · 93+ views
    The 15 members of the UN Security Council unanimously approved the new resolution on Iraq. The objective of the resolution is the transfer of powers to Iraqis, and defines the stages that will lead to new elections being held in January of 2005 and the conditions under which Coalition forces will remain in the country. After weeks of negotiation, Washington and London have overcome the reluctance of various Member States by including new conditions on the relationship between the Iraqi government and the multinational force, which was the principal subject of disagreement.
  • Russia opposes U.N. resolution on oil-for-food program probe

    04/16/2004 3:09:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 366+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/16/04 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Russia said Friday it strongly opposes any U.N. resolution endorsing an investigation into allegations of corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq. The United Nations confirmed Friday that former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker was prepared to serve on a panel investigating the corruption allegations and said "a Security Council resolution would be extremely helpful for the work of the inquiry." But Russia's deputy U.N. Ambassador Gennady Gatilov said the Security Council's recent pledge to cooperate with the inquiry was sufficient and no resolution was needed. Diplomats said Volcker was insisting on a resolution,...
  • Iglhrc To Help Spearhead Passage Of United Nations Resolution

    03/27/2004 4:26:13 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 4 replies · 98+ views
    IGLHRC TO HELP SPEARHEAD PASSAGE OF UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTION Contact: Paula Ettelbrick 212/216-1256 New York, March 26, 2004, The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (ILGHRC) and its global partners have mobilized an unprecedented campaign to support passage of the Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Human Rights during the 2004 United Nations Human Rights Commission session, which opened its six-week session last week in Geneva, Switzerland. Passage of the Resolution, referred to as the "Brazil Resolution" in reference to its sponsor, would constitute the strongest and broadest message to date from the United Nations in support of the...
  • US Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Hamas Founder's Killing

    03/25/2004 8:22:11 PM PST · by TaxRelief · 17 replies · 173+ views
    Voice of America ^ | Mar 26, 2004 | Jenny Falcon
    The United States has used its veto power to block a Security Council resolution presented by Arab states Thursday condemning Israel's killing Monday of Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in the Gaza Strip. U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte told the Security Council that the United States is "deeply troubled" by the killing of Ahmed Yassin, saying it has escalated tensions in the region and could set back peace building efforts. But before the vote, Mr. Negroponte told the council that the United States could not approve the measure, which it views as one-sided for failing to mention Hamas suicide attacks that...
  • New UN resolution on Iraq could satisfy Spain

    03/18/2004 4:42:02 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 7 replies · 121+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 3-18-04 | Peter Wise in Madrid and Peter Spiegel in London
    Spanish officials on Thursday expressed optimism that the United Nations would adopt a new resolution that would allow the incoming Socialist party government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero to keep its election promises on Iraq without withdrawing its troops. Mr Zapatero has come under intense pressure from supporters of the US-led coalition since announcing that Spain would pull its 1,300 soldiers out of Iraq unless they were brought under a UN mandate. Security Council members are working on a new resolution and the US and UK have indicated they are willing to consider a new resolution before the June 30...
  • Statement on UN Security Council Roadmap Resolution

    11/20/2003 2:35:27 PM PST · by anotherview · 104+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | November 20, 2003 | Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
    Jerusalem, November 20, 2003 Statement on UN Security Council Roadmap Resolution (Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser) In light of the United Nations Security Council resolution regarding the roadmap, Israel would like to reiterate the following: The Government of Israel accepted the roadmap along with 14 clarifications that it decided upon and this is the one and only diplomatic plan that Israel is prepared to carry out. The peace plan known as the "Roadmap", as accepted by Israel, can be carried out only through negotiations and agreements between Israel and the Palestinians. Judging in relation to the plan's implementation...
  • Sharon presses Putin to drop UN resolution on road map

    11/03/2003 2:23:27 PM PST · by anotherview · 3 replies · 289+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4 November 2003 | HERB KEINON
    Nov. 4, 2003 Sharon presses Putin to drop UN resolution on road map By HERB KEINON Prime Minister Sharon and President Putin Photo: AP Sharon also raised Israel's concerns that Russia's aid to Iran's nuclear programs could be used weapons. Photo: AP</COLOR Russian President Vladimir Putin indicated to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Russia may reconsider the resolution it introduced to the UN security Council Thursday calling on the council to formally endorse the road map. Sharon, in a three-hour meeting with Putin in the Kremlin on Monday, voiced Israel's adamant objections to the resolution. According to a report on...
  • Democrat Biden Urges U.S. to 'Box' the French

    09/21/2003 9:59:12 AM PDT · by GeneD · 9 replies · 142+ views
    Reuters via ^ | 09/21/2003 | Lori Santos
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Senate Democrat urged President Bush on Sunday "to outsmart the French" in their opposition to a new U.N. resolution on Iraq by having the Security Council decide when to turn control back to Iraqis. "I think the French are playing a gambit here," Sen. Joseph Biden told the "Fox News Sunday" program. "That doesn't mean that we can't out-negotiate them." Biden, the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Bush should first get Russian President Vladimir Putin on board when he goes this week to the General Assembly in New York ....
  • Russia drafts new U.N. resolution on Iraq

    08/29/2003 2:35:31 PM PDT · by Brian S · 3 replies · 171+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08-29-03
    29.08.2003 - 22:45 PORTO ROTONDO, Italy (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow has prepared a draft new U.N. resolution on post-war Iraq aimed at reinforcing international efforts to rebuild the war-torn country. Russia has backed a French call for a new resolution, saying it would help form a new political leadership there and hold democratic elections, but questions remain over whether Washington would be willing to share control over post-war Iraq. "We have prepared a rough version of a draft U.N. resolution," Putin told Russian reporters on Friday after talks with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Washington, long...
  • Bush administration rules out U.N. commanders for Iraq combat operations

    08/29/2003 2:31:29 PM PDT · by Jean S · 24 replies · 188+ views
    AP ^ | 8/29/03 5:13 PM | BARRY SCHWEID
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is optimistic it can attract peacekeeping troops for Iraq from at least India, Pakistan and Turkey by placing the operation under the U.N. flag.</p> <p>As tentative drafts of a U.N. Security Council resolution were circulated Friday among administration officials, however, the State Department had yet to attract a consensus among them for expanding the U.N. role in Iraq.</p>
  • Driven by a neo-conservative dream, the US is loath to relinquish control in Iraq.

    08/26/2003 7:38:26 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 35 replies · 152+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/26/03 | Brian Whitaker
    Iraq dispatch -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Get real Driven by a neo-conservative dream, the US is loath to relinquish control in Iraq. But the price for Washington's stubbornness may be failure, writes Brian Whitaker Tuesday August 26, 2003 Talk of impending failure in Iraq may sound like whinging when it comes from those who opposed the war, but last week the unspeakable seven-letter F-word was uttered by one of the bastions of US neo-conservative hawkery. Under the headline "Do what it takes in Iraq", an editorial in the Weekly Standard called for a huge commitment of more troops, more money and more civilian...
  • UN can pick up pieces in Iraq if US will let it (Kofi to the Rescue from the Quagmire)

    08/26/2003 5:43:27 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 8 replies · 122+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 8-26-03 | Jonathan Moore
    <p>IN THE AFTERMATH of last Tuesday's bombing of United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, the United States finds itself in a terrible bind largely of its own making. Following the successful fighting and takeover, the United States held the initiative as it turned to the immediate postwar challenges of occupation: establishing security, tending to humanitarian relief, getting basic public services functioning, and undertaking efforts to build a democratic nation and to begin serious reconstruction. Now the momentum may have shifted against the United States, putting it in a perilous position.</p>
  • U.S. May Drop Bid for New U.N. Resolution

    08/25/2003 7:34:28 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 2 replies · 169+ views
    AP ^ | August 25, 2003 | AP
    U.S. May Drop Bid for New U.N. Resolution U.S. May Drop Bid for New U.N. Resolution on Iraq Due to Diplomatic Resistance, Officials SayAfter a high-profile pitch at the United Nations for more countries to send troops to Iraq, the Bush administration is encountering resistance and may not seek a Security Council resolution after all, U.S. officials said Monday. "We have not yet made a determination," Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told reporters, alluding to the possibility of a new resolution. Other officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, noted the strong stand that some U.N. members had taken against...
  • U.S. bid for new U.N. resolution on Iraq meets resistance, officials say

    08/25/2003 2:32:48 PM PDT · by Brian S · 3 replies · 156+ views
    <p>The Bush administration is encountering resistance to a new U.N. Security Council resolution to encourage additional countries to send troops to Iraq, officials said Monday.</p> <p>Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told reporters it is not clear whether the United States will pursue a new resolution.</p>
  • Bremer: U.S. Can't Go It Alone

    08/24/2003 1:06:50 PM PDT · by Cathryn Crawford · 9 replies · 147+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 9.24.03 | Tony Snow, Catherine Donaldson-Evans
    <p>WASHINGTON — U.S. Ambassador to Iraq L. Paul Bremer (search) and lawmakers said Sunday the Iraq coalition needs better intelligence, more resources and more cooperation from the Iraqi people to stabilize the volatile situation there.</p> <p>But there were differing opinions about the best way to make that happen.</p>
  • Rumsfeld Seeking to Bolster Force Without New G.I.'s

    08/23/2003 3:27:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 20 replies · 240+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 08/24/03 | THOM SHANKER
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, seeking to increase the nation's combat power without hiring more troops, is poised to order a sweeping review of Pentagon policies, officials say. It will include everything from wartime mobilization and peacekeeping commitments, to reservist training and incentives for extended duty. A senior Defense Department official said Mr. Rumsfeld would order the Pentagon's senior leadership, both civilian and military, to rethink ways to reduce stress on the armed forces, fulfill recruitment and retention goals and operate the Pentagon more efficiently.In essence, Mr. Rumsfeld will ask the service secretaries and chiefs and...
  • Annan says UN troops won't serve in Iraq under U.S. command

    08/22/2003 4:51:38 PM PDT · by demlosers · 28 replies · 287+ views ^ | 22 August 2003 | Staff
    UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has repeated that the United Nations will not mount a peacekeeping force in Iraq. After a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Annan said member nations are not prepared to contribute troops to serve under U.S. command. But he said the UN may be open to approving an independent multinational force to help stabilize the country. "It is not excluded that the (UN Security) Council may decide to transform the operation into a UN-mandated multinational force, operating on the ground, with other governments coming in," he said. But that should lead...
  • France demands international force for Iraq

    08/22/2003 2:26:33 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 47 replies · 217+ views
    The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 08/23/03 | Andrew Buncombe
    France dismissed an effort by the US to get more countries to provide troops for Iraq yesterday, saying an international force should be dispatched only if it had a UN mandate.At the end of a week in which over 23 people were killed by a bomb attack on the UN's Baghdad offices, France's Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, whose country has veto power in the Security Council, said the Allies must switch from "a logic of occupation to a logic of sovereignty", telling Le Monde: "We can't make do with adjusting or enlarging the current plan. The right thing would...
  • Iraq is decomposing: de Villepin

    08/22/2003 7:47:33 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 19 replies · 178+ views
    Iraq is decomposing: de Villepin New UN resolution won't stop decomposition of Iraq, worsen cycle of violence. PARIS - Iraq is currently in a state of "decomposition" that will not be reversed until the Iraqi people recover their sovereignty, French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin said in a radio interview Friday. De Villepin also told the private RTL radio station that a new UN resolution in which Washington was asking for other countries to bolster its occupying forces would simply "see the cycle of violence worsen". The statement came amid continuing controversy over the massive explosion that destroyed the United...
  • U.S. Drive for More Troops Meets Opposition at UN

    08/21/2003 7:36:30 PM PDT · by Brian S · 9 replies · 209+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08-21-03
    Aug. 21 — By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell launched a fresh drive on Thursday to get more nations to send troops to Iraq but made clear the United States would not cede any control of the country. However, the push for a new Security Council resolution that would draw more troops, police or financial assistance met with opposition from France, Russia and Germany, who said the United Nations should be given a larger role in Iraq's future and asked for a timetable to end the occupation. "To share the burden and the responsibilities...
  • Powell Bids for Help in Iraq Through UN Resolution [No blue helmets allowed, though]

    08/21/2003 10:12:46 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2003 | Evelyn Leopold
    Powell Bids for Help in Iraq Through UN Resolution UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) said on Thursday he was exploring a new U.N. resolution that would encourage nations "to do more" in Iraq (news - web sites) but said Washington would not surrender military control. "Perhaps additional language in a new resolution might encourage others," Powell told reporters following a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (news - web sites), mainly on the devastating attack against U.N. headquarters in Baghdad. "We're looking forward to language that might call on member states to...
  • Powell: U.S. seeking new U.N. resolution that might call on countries to provide more troops

    08/21/2003 9:24:08 AM PDT · by Brian S · 2 replies · 126+ views
    <p>Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday the United States is seeking a new U.N. resolution that could call on countries to send more troops to Iraq, but he made clear Washington will not relinquish any control over the military force in the country.</p>
  • Powell, Annan to Discuss Iraq, Security on Thursday

    08/20/2003 8:06:00 PM PDT · by Shermy · 3 replies · 137+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2003
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will meet in New York on Thursday to discuss a U.N. resolution that could provide greater security in Iraq after a truck bomb destroyed the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, a senior U.S. official said. The United States is searching for a way to encourage other nations to commit more troops to Iraq to provide security for humanitarian work despite its insistence on remaining firmly in control of the occupation and reconstruction of the country. "The basic strategy is to say that rather than pulling back when we're...
  • U.S. will consider multinational security force for Iraq

    08/20/2003 10:20:02 PM PDT · by Pro-Bush · 7 replies · 158+ views
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | 8/21/03 | Betsy Pisik
    U.S. will consider multinational security force for Iraq NEW YORK — U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte said yesterday that the Bush administration would consider a new U.N. resolution to address security concerns in Iraq. Mr. Negroponte told reporters at the United Nations last night: "I think there is a lot of reflection and assessment going on as to what else might be done to deal with the many challenges in Iraq, and one of the possibilities that is being seriously thought about is the possibility of another U.N. Security Council resolution." Mr. Negroponte's remarks followed Tuesday's truck bombing of the U.N....
  • U.S. wants multinational force in Iraq

    08/21/2003 12:01:40 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies · 161+ views
    CNN ^ | August 21 2003 | Barbara Starr
    <p>UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- The United States is seeking a U.N. resolution to encourage more countries to send troops to join the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq in the wake of the deadly bombing of the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad.</p> <p>U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw are to meet separately Thursday with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who cut short his European vacation after the attack.</p>
  • Bush in talks to bolster UN role

    08/20/2003 7:10:21 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 3 replies · 115+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 08/21/03 | Julian Borger, Sarah Hall, and Jamie Wilson
    Security advisers discuss plan for Baghdad force President George Bush's top national security advisers yesterday held an urgent debate over whether to seek a new UN resolution backing an international stabilisation force, in the wake of Tuesday's devastating truck bomb attack on the UN headquarters in Iraq. The Blair government is attempting to persuade a reluctant White House to give the international community a greater say in running Iraq in return for a UN endorsement of foreign troop contributions.The foreign secretary, Jack Straw, who is due to fly to the UN today, insisted that Britain and the US remained "open-minded"...
  • UN's Annan Demands More Protection After Iraq Blast

    08/20/2003 5:29:26 PM PDT · by Brian S · 43 replies · 246+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 08-20-03
    <p>Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan demanded more protection for UN workers in Iraq while pledging to continue the world body's work there, after an attack on its Baghdad office killed at least 17 people yesterday.</p> <p>Annan, who cut short a vacation in Europe to return to New York for the briefing, is scheduled to meet tomorrow at 9 a.m. with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and with British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw on Friday.</p>
  • Comparing the Threat of North Korea with the Threat of Iraq

    03/17/2003 6:27:31 AM PST · by az4vlad · 2 replies · 372+ views ^ | March 15, 2003 | Rachel Alexander
    Perhaps the reason why the Bush administration is focusing on Iraq rather than North Korea is a bit more complex than it appears. The issues involved are more problematic than the Left's typical hand-scrawled protest signs, "Babes, not Bombs."Is the Bush administration using a double standard by aggressively reacting to Iraq but seeming to downplay the North Korean threat? The Left criticizes Bush, claiming that his concentration on Saddam Hussein is causing him to ignore the real threat, Kim Jong-il, who is rumored to already have missiles with the capability of striking the United States. Unfortunately, many on the Left...
  • Honey, Who Shrunk the Keywords?

    03/15/2003 7:24:30 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 41 replies · 478+ views
    My own straining eyes ^ | 3/15/03 | Van E. Tee
    Anyone else have their keywords and topics font shrink overnight? And the spaces have disappeared. I checked my font size, but I have to go to mongo to get readable keyword text.