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  • Why Pro-Liberty People Should Care about the UN and Multilateralism

    02/10/2018 9:50:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | Freddie Whitlow
    President Trump’s first State of the Union speech made it evident that his “America First” foreign policy will eschew diplomacy, multilateralism, free trade, and protection of refugees and migrants. This is why now, more than ever, those within the broader liberty movement should support U.S. involvement in the U.N. and other multinational institutions. The U.S. has a pivotal role in this as a permanent Security Council member, and wields great power in promoting American values on the global stage. As of 2016, Pew research shows that 64 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the UN, whereas 29 percent have...
  • Rethinking the Geography of Power

    01/31/2018 11:06:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Where the seats of power are located matters. Given the populist revolt in the United States and Europe against the so-called "global elite," it is time to refigure the geography of governmental and transnational power. Take the United Nations. Much of the international body's perceived negatives derive from being in the world's richest and most visible city, New York. But what if U.N. elites did not have easy access to instant television exposure, tony Manhattan digs, and who's-who networking? Most of the world is non-Western. Many Western elites are apologetic over past sins of imperialism and colonialism. So why not...
  • Trump was right...literally

    01/13/2018 11:03:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 13, 2018 | Michael Filozof
    When President Trump asked why the U.S. should accept immigrants from third-world nations he allegedly characterized as "s-holes," liberals (and some neo-conservatives) howled with outrage, branding the president a bigot and a racist. But...was Mr. Trump right? Perhaps far more than his opponents would like to admit. Don't take my word for it – take the word of the liberal, globalist United Nations, which celebrated its annual "World Toilet Day" and named its "Toilet Heroes" last November 19. Here are a few interesting statistics, straight from the U.N.: - Around 60% of the global population – 4.5 billion people –...
  • A United Freedom Alliance

    01/08/2018 6:16:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2017 | Terry Paulsen
    If you haven’t yet realized it, President Trump has no trouble defying the conventions, norms and policies established by the previous forty-four presidents. According to John F. Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff, the president often meets with aides to discuss policy or prepare for a speech. He may ask about the pros and cons of a given approach, its possible impact, or the best way to frame his case. But according to Kelly, there is one thing he almost never does, “He very seldom asks how other presidents did this.” One such decision was President Trump’s announcement to...
  • Will Nuclear North Korea Survive 2018?

    01/04/2018 5:15:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For good or evil, we may see radical changes in North Korea in 2018. The beefed-up United Nations sanctions by midyear could lead to widespread North Korean hunger, as well as the virtual end of the country's industry and transportation. In the past, the West had called off such existential sanctions and rushed in cash and humanitarian aid on news of growing starvation. Would it now if the bleak alternative was a lunatic's nuclear missile possibly striking San Diego or Seattle? To survive an unending trade embargo -- and perhaps to avoid a coup -- Kim Jong Un would likely...
  • FLASHBACK: Trump Tells UN That 'Iran’s People Are What Their Leaders Fear the Most'

    12/30/2017 11:43:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Anti-Iranian government protests continued for the third straight day as men, women, and even children take to the streets against the theocratic state's leaders. Women are abandoning Islamic dress code, the youth are chanting "the students would rather die than bow to power,"  and public displays of the Supreme Ayatollah are being torn down in defiance of the government. These protests were sparked by economic unrest, but the people of Iran have quickly capitalized on anti-establishment resentment and are challenging the government as a whole. These are the largest demonstrations against the government since 2009. However, earlier in the year President...
  • Time to Defund the United Nations

    12/26/2017 9:07:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Democrats and many in the mainstream media became highly perturbed by the Trump administration's suggestion that the United States might tie continued foreign aid to support for its agenda abroad. Foreign dictators agreed. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who spent the last year arresting dissidents, announced, "Mr. Trump, you cannot buy Turkey's democratic free will with your dollars, our decision is clear." Herein lies the great irony of the United Nations: While it's the Mos Eisley of international politics -- a hive of scum and villainy -- and it votes repeatedly to condemn the United States and Israel,...
  • MSNBC Frets New U.S. Attitude With U.N. Could Threaten Global Peace

    12/26/2017 5:57:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 26, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    NBC and MSNBC have been on a crusade during the Christmas season to smear and slam the United States at every opportunity because of the Trump administration’s new direction in dealing with the inept United Nations. During Tuesday’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, fill-in host Ayman Mohyeldin and former Obama-era Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Evelyn Farkas were worried that the U.S. negotiated spending cut was politically motivated and that the administration’s attitude towards the U.N. could harm the U.N. mission of preventing “global war.” After introducing Farkas, Mohyeldin downplayed the U.N.’s wastefulness by describing it as a “somewhat a bloated bureaucracy.”...
  • Tell United Nations Goodbye and Good Riddance

    12/22/2017 9:05:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    Since 1946, the headquarters of the United Nations has been in United States, with the official headquarters opening in New York City in 1952. For decades, the United States has been a very hospitable host to this ungrateful, hateful collection of diplomats. By 2014, these international visitors had amassed over $16 million in unpaid parking tickets. For these diplomats, the laws of the United States are an afterthought and a mere inconvenience. Even worse, the members of the General Assembly regularly pass resolutions that are both anti-American and anti-Israeli. The latest outrage occurred this week as 128 nations in the...
  • Jake Tapper Notices Some Nations Who Voted for UN Resolution Have 'Questionable Records'

    12/22/2017 7:37:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Over 100 members of the United Nations voted to condemn the United States for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving our embassy there from Tel Aviv.In total, 128 countries voted in favor of the UN resolution, nine voted against it, and 35 nations abstained.CNN’s Jake Tapper has not hidden his doubts over how the embassy move in Israel would encourage stability in the region, judging by his testy questioning of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley earlier this month. Yet, he did not let that stop him from making some important observations about the UN vote...
  • An Insult the US Won't Forget

    12/21/2017 8:14:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Shoula Romano Horing
    On Monday, the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution criticizing the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The vote was 14 to 1 and stated that the U.S. decision is null and void and must be rescinded, with only the U.S. voting against it. Under pressure by the Palestinians and Arab and Muslim nations, the president of the UN General Assembly has called an emergency session of the General Assembly for Thursday to consider a resolution similar to the one presented to the Security Council for...
  • Trump Team Flips Finger (Figuratively) to United Nations

    11/11/2017 5:35:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “To those who are confused as to where the United States stands, let me be clear: As is their right under our Constitution, the American people have spoken. They have chosen a new president, and he has chosen a new ambassador to the United Nations…The United States opposes this (UN) resolution (condemning the U.S. embargo of Cuba) today in continued solidarity with the Cuban people and in the hope that they will one day be free to choose their own destiny. This assembly (the UN) does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S....
  • The Tragedy In Yemen: The Rest Of The Story

    10/30/2017 5:21:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    I'm shocked by the UN’s decision to censure Saudi Arabia for its actions in Yemen. It is indeed deplorable to see children die in combat anywhere, but it is particularly hard to witness the daily murder of innocent children who, through no fault of their own, are in the wrong place at the wrong time. In fact, according to the UN Secretary General’s report on “Children and Armed Combat,” 1340 children died in 2016 alone. As someone who has spent a lifetime concerned about human rights, this is especially tragic. What is disappointing about the UN decision, however, is not...
  • No American President Has Ever Addressed the United Nations This Way — And It’s About Time

    09/19/2017 5:52:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September19 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Then we go to Trump’s United Nations speech today, which was unlike any speech at the United Nations we have ever heard an American president give. John Bolton says this is the speech of Trump’s presidency. It is the speech of his political career. It was bold, and it left no doubts. He stood up for America first. And he put the United Nations in its place. I’m sitting here, and I’m diligently doing show prep. I’m totally absorbed in what I’m doing, the Trump speech is on, and I’m listening out of the corner of my ear. And...
  • Great news. The United Nations will try to outlaw cultural appropriation

    06/18/2017 10:47:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 18, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Like me, I’m sure most of you feel that the issue of “cultural appropriation” is one of the defining debates of our time, far more so than petty concerns over things like terrorism, war or an exploding national debt. (Okay… I’ll stop with the sarcasm for a while.) But what to do about it? In the United States we have all of these pesky rules about free speech embedded in our constitution and a history of allowing free expression for individuals. How do you get around that?Never fear. The United Nations is ready to rush to the rescue. If a...
  • Will the UN Permit Obamacare's Repeal?

    04/30/2017 5:17:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Like E.F. Hutton, when the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights “Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health” talks, people listen. In disbelief, perhaps. Or amusement. But they listen. Well, at least Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank listens, anyway. Unfortunately, Milbank couldn’t get Dr. Dainius Puras to talk. Puras is the Lithuanian serving as the U.N.’s “Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to blah, blah, blah.” Milbank did, however, uncover an “urgent appeal” sent by Puras to the U.S. State Department, with...
  • Haley forces Bolivia to defend Assad 'atrocities' in 'public view' at UN session

    04/07/2017 2:36:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley forced Bolivia to "defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime" in "full public view" on Friday, after the country's ambassador requested a closed session to discuss President Trump's strikes in Syria. Trump ordered the missile strikes in response to a chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad Tuesday which killed dozens in northern Syria. Haley revealed the Bolivian ambassador's request for a private emergency session of the U.N. Security Council in a written statement Friday morning. She countered: "The United States, as president of the Council this month, decided the session would...
  • Nikki Haley Gives Them Hell at the UN

    04/07/2017 1:17:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I also have Nikki Haley, a couple of bites of Nikki Haley just ripping it at the United Nations earlier. Here’s take one… HALEY: It could be that Russia is knowingly allowing chemical weapons to remain in Syria. It could be that Russia has been incompetent in its efforts to remove the chemical weapons. Or it could be that the Assad Regime is playing the Russians for fools, telling them there are no chemical weapons, all the while stockpiling them on their bases. The world is waiting for the Russian government to act responsibly in Syria. The world is...
  • The New Sheriff at the U.N.

    04/07/2017 6:39:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Suzanne Fields
    The new sheriff at the United Nations is stylish in heels but not so stylish in attitude. The delegate lounges haven't been the same since Nikki Haley arrived as the United States ambassador almost three months ago. She's blunt without being brash, and neither shy about giving the Russians the cold shoulder nor making it clear that the United States stands with Israel, not with the wolves that look for opportunities to mock, belittle and scorn the Jewish state. The previous administration seemed comfortable cozying up to the enemies of Israel and timidly (some might say "cowardly") abstained from a...
  • The UN’s Role in Exporting the Feminists’ Agenda

    03/16/2017 3:43:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2017 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    The Left’s route to promoting their radical agenda around the world is engineering the enactment of a United Nations treaty that contains their distorted “women’s rights” policies that can then be used to impose their alien feminist views on third world nations. I know this from my experience of more than 20 years at the UN –– including working as an NGO delegate advising official delegates plus being an official U.S. delegate appointed by President George W. Bush to two sessions, The Children’s Summit (2002) and the Commission on the Status of Women (2003). I’ve learned that whatever the theme...