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  • Not So Fast, UN: The US Owes No 'Reparations' to Blacks

    02/09/2017 4:42:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 9, 2017 | George De Vries III
    A September 2016 United Nations panel in Geneva decided the U.S. owed blacks reparations for a history of ‘racial terror.’ Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post notes: In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent. Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching.This UN action, of course, was followed by last December’s resolution against...
  • Draining the Swamp at the U.N. – Start With the Arms Trade Treaty

    02/01/2017 8:55:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Bob Barr
    When looking to “drain the swamp” of meddling bureaucrats and global do-gooders, there is perhaps no better place to start than on the banks of the East River in New York, home to the headquarters of the United Nations. And, with the United States’ newest U.N. Ambassador, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, sworn into office, there is no better time to start than now. Four years ago, then Secretary of State John Kerry signed the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an international agreement regulating the sale, transfer, and export of conventional weapons, including “small arms and light weapons” – meaning...
  • French Court Rejects Palestinian Demands

    02/01/2017 7:47:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    A new sheriff arrived in town with the appointment of Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In her first speech, she indicated the disproportionate contribution by the United States -- 22% of the UN budget and 28% of UN peacekeeping operations -- to the world organization. The UN budget should be subject "strategic cutting," and sometimes withholding of dues. In picturesque language, Haley spoke of the need for a strong U.S. role at the UN. She had already made clear during her testimony on January 18, 2017, to the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • How Obama and Kerry Betrayed Israel at the UN

    01/29/2017 6:39:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 29, 2017 | Joseph S. Spoerl
    On December 23, 2016, the United Nations announced the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemns Israeli settlements east of the 1949 armistice line, that is, in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (including the Old City with its ancient Jewish Quarter). Passage of this resolution was only possible because of the deliberate refusal of the U.S. to exercise the veto power it wields as one of the five permanent members of the Security Council. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that in refusing to veto the resolution, the Obama administration was simply conforming to long-standing U.S. policy...
  • This Congress Is Committed to Israel

    01/09/2017 6:01:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | Congressman Roger Williams
    Last Thursday evening 342 out of the 435 total Members of the House of Representatives objected to last month’s United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel. In a chamber where the majority party rules, the vote was about as bipartisan as it gets. H.Res.11 was supported by most Democrats and all but four Republicans. But the House vote wasn’t entirely prompted by the anti-Israel resolution in the UN. Similar resolutions have been authored before. The House vote was prompted by the Obama Administration’s refusal to use its veto power to shoot down the UN resolution– thereby making it the first...
  • Donald Trump Must Not Join the Jackals

    01/07/2017 10:46:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 7, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    In his biting article in Commentary on February 1, 1981, Daniel P. Moynihan, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, 1975-76, was critical of his successor, Donald F. McHenry, for not voting against a U.N. Security Council resolution strongly critical of Israel. The United States had "joined the jackals." Moynihan remarked that for the U.S. to abstain on a UNSC resolution concerning Israel was the equivalent of acquiescing in it. Thirty-five years later, with the abstention of the U.S. in allowing UNSC Resolution 2334 to pass, the question must be posed: has the Obama administration in its final days joined...
  • They Clapped while They Took Away Jerusalem from the Jews

    01/04/2017 3:56:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 4, 2017 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    Normally, when the U.N. Security Council passes a resolution, a vote is taken and the result recorded. Period. Something very unusual happened after the Security Council voted to declare Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria as Arab/Islamic land. The representatives of the nations applauded and celebrated what they had just done by giving themselves a standing ovation. They clapped not so much in behalf of what they gave to “Palestinians” but more so in declaring the Jewish tie to the Old City of Jerusalem as illegitimate and Israel’s attachment to the Temple Mount and Judea and Samaria as illegal. It was...
  • Obama and Israel, Strike and Counterstrike

    12/31/2016 8:32:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was the first prong of outgoing US President Barack Obama’s lame duck campaign against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Wednesday was the second. On January 15, stage 3 will commence in Paris. At France’s lame duck President Francois Hollande’s international conference, the foreign ministers of some fifty states are expected to adopt as their own the anti-Israel principles Kerry set forth in his speech. The next day it will be Obama’s turn. Obama can be expected to use the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to present the Palestinian war to...
  • Kerry's Two-Faced Solution

    12/31/2016 8:11:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31. 2016 | Cal Thomas
    In his recent speech excoriating Israel for refusing to commit suicide by allowing a sworn enemy to have a state adjoining the Jewish state, Secretary of State John Kerry claimed the U.S. government "did not draft or originate" the UN resolution critical of Israeli "settlements." Kerry said there were no American fingerprints on the resolution and that it was totally the idea of the Egyptians and Palestinians. Except that it wasn't, if one can believe Egyptian intelligence. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports on a story published in an Egyptian newspaper with close ties to Egyptian Intelligence. According...
  • Divine Islamic Revelation Now International Law

    12/31/2016 5:16:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 31, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Who is the real winner in the passing of U.N. Resolution 2334 condemning Israeli “settlements” in so-called Palestinian land? It is not the Arabs who live in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, nor the leftist BDS movement, nor the world community which acted in usual blind lock-step in condemning Israel, or even the Obama administration which sacrificed American stature and credibility to express personal pique, though all appear to be gleefully rubbing grubby hands. The real winner is radical Islam, which the aforementioned parties claim to oppose. For all the talk of preserving a “two-state” solution between Israel and...
  • Obama and Israel, from 2008 to 2016: A Story of Betrayal and Reversal

    12/30/2016 3:09:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2016 | Michael Brown
    In June 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama gave a stirring speech to AIPAC, making strong commitments to the Jewish people and Israel. In December 2016, President ObamaÂ’s Secretary of State John Kerry delivered an important policy speech that directly contradicted some of candidate ObamaÂ’s words. The contrast is striking, unnerving, and downright hypocritical.To be fair, there is some consistency between the speeches, as both advocate a two-state solution, among other parallels. And on a certain level, President Obama has kept some of the commitments he made to Israel, including massive defense contracts and military aid. And it is true that,...
  • What Kerry Should Have Said

    12/30/2016 11:39:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan Calic
    When Secretary of State John Kerry delivered his comprehensive statement on the Arab-Israel conflict in front of a safe audience at the State Department, he took over an hour to defend the decision of the United States to in essence allow passage of the recent UN anti-Israel resolution by abstaining from it, rather than adhering to the longstanding policy of the U.S. to veto such resolutions. The general thrust of his message was to chastise Israel for building “settlements” on land defined as “occupied Palestinian territory,” as the main obstacle preventing a two-state solution. In addition to focusing attention on...
  • UN Withdrawal: Never Wound a King

    12/30/2016 11:33:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2016 | Odysseus
    America should not withdraw from the United Nations without first ensuring that the organization cannot retaliate. “Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.” –Niccolň Machiavelli The recent actions of the Obama administration and the UN Security Council have renewed calls for the United States to withdraw from the United Nations....
  • Leave the UN

    12/29/2016 5:14:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 29, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The United Nations is a grand failure that has never worked and will never work. The idea of the U.N. was invented during the Second World War, when the term "United Nations" actually meant the wartime alliance of certain nations against other nations. From the very beginning, the fact that the "United Nations" included the Soviet Union, which had conspired with Nazi Germany to begin the Second World War and which engaged in aggressive war and genocide just like Nazi Germany, was a sick joke. Our Soviet "ally" let us fight Japan alone until the end of the war, and...
  • 'Catering to Freedom's Enemies': More Senators Join Criticism Against Obama Admin

    12/28/2016 6:46:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is joining the chorus of bipartisan criticism against President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and whoever else had a hand in the U.S. abstaining from this week's anti-Israel UN resolution, condemning settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.By neglecting to stand with Israel, the administration, Rubio said, is catering to "the demands of freedom’s enemies." Furthermore, our abstaining from the vote "undermines our moral standing in the world."Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said more of the same in multiple statements on Wednesday."These acts are shameful," Cruz said. "They are designed to secure a legacy, and indeed they...
  • Barack Backhands Bibi

    12/27/2016 5:54:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Did the community organizer from Harvard Law just deliver some personal payback to the IDF commando? So it would seem. By abstaining on that Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal and invalid, raged Bibi Netanyahu, President Obama "failed to protect Israel in this gang-up at the UN, and colluded with it." Obama's people, charged Bibi, "initiated this resolution, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed." White House aide Ben Rhodes calls the charges "falsehoods." Hence, we have an Israeli leader all but castigating an American...
  • Netanyahu: "Israel has national pride. We do not turn the other cheek"

    12/26/2016 2:08:45 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 12/25/2016
    Netanyahu: "Israel has national pride. We do not turn the other cheek" NEW YORK - With President Barack Obama's direction, last Friday the United States departed from its long-held position of vetoing a United Nations resolution that condemned Israel's settlements. The action outraged lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Prime Minister Netanyahu strongly condemned the United Nations resolution and expressed disappointment that the United States abandoned its previous support. Monday he said "Israel has national pride. We do not turn the other cheek." He suggested over the weekend that Israel may consider pulling out of the U.N. U.S. Senator...
  • US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

    12/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 23, 2016
    A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations Security Council vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years. Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around...
  • As the World Burns, the U.N. Worships Wonder Woman

    11/02/2016 10:50:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2016 | Bob Barr
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's . . . the United Nation’s latest Honorary Ambassador – Wonder Woman. As death, destruction and mayhem continue to spread across the globe from Syria to Venezuela, the bureaucracy that is the United Nations has decided the best response to aggressive despots and global terrorism is placing their faith in a fictitious comic book hero. If one needed any further proof the U.N. has been reduced, quite literally, to a farce, this should remove all doubt. The U.N.’s attempt to appropriate a beloved (if somewhat dated) comic book...
  • Hey, UN Corruptocrats: Spare Us Refugee Sanctimony

    09/21/2016 4:05:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Another United Nations summit in New York. Another finger-wagging extravaganza. Another useless "historic declaration" (nonbinding, of course) to save the world (by holding another summit ... in two years). As America reels from the latest terrorist attacks by Muslim refugees and immigrants in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota, the world's global do-gooders filled the Big Apple with their humanitarian hot air. U.N. officials convened in NYC this week to push for "collective action" to "protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale." Let me put this as...
  • Fantasizing About Trump's UN Speech

    09/20/2016 5:54:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, at the risk of sounding deplorable, I couldn't help it. I'm watching Obama give his swan's song address to the United Nations. And, by the way, it looked just like the cantina scene in Star Wars again. The General Assembly just does. Obama's up there totally, totally talking about himself and how great he's been and how great America was and is, and he limited his apologies, and it was a typical, "You know, I've been really good, underappreciated and y'all are gonna miss me when I'm gone." That's basically what he said. But while...
  • Will Europe Man Up?

    11/24/2015 5:06:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 24, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown. "In Brussels, fear of attack lingers" was Monday's headline over The Washington Post's top story, which read: "Not since Boston came to a near-standstill after the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 has the life of a major Western city been brought to a halt this way by the fear of terrorism." Below that is this headline: "After Paris, a campaign changed by fear." That story is about what's...
  • Obama Points to His Great Courage Traveling to Paris Climate Summit Under Heavy Guard

    11/23/2015 6:23:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Idependent Sentinel.com ^ | November 22, 2015 | S. Noble
    Obama Points to His Great Courage Traveling to Paris Climate Summit Under Heavy Guard S. Noble November 22, 2015 Barack Obama actually said at a presser Sunday that by attending the Climate Conference he is showing ISIS Im Not Afraid and Amb Wendy Sherman, putting a smiley face on Obamas no strategy plan against ISIS, said President Obama Has Been About Resolve Not Fear Against ISIS. Barack Obama said he would go ahead with a visit to Paris for the pivotal UN summit on climate change despite the recent attacks in the French capital, urging other leaders to do the...
  • Will Bibi's Words Wake Up the World?

    10/01/2015 2:11:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Benjamin Netanyahu, at this moment, is addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations, saying that Israel is not gonna allow Iran to go nuclear. He's not gonna stand there any longer and put up with it. He says, "We are not gonna allow..." His words. "We are not gonna allow a genocidal regime a free and clear path to weapons to wipe out Israel." We are not gonna. Now, that might awaken Obama from whatever he's focused on here on where transgenders urinate and defecate, which seems to be the White House focus of the day, which is...
  • Abbas Should Have Been Jeered, Not Applauded, at the UN

    10/01/2015 11:58:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    MAHMOUD ABBAS addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in his capacity as "President of State of Palestine," or so the official text posted on the UN website identifies him. In reality, Abbas is no more the lawful president of Palestine than George W. Bush is the lawful president of the United States. Both were sworn in for four-year terms in January 2005. Those terms expired more than six years ago. If Bush had appeared before the UN plenum this week and presumed to announce a change in American policy, he would have been thought delusional and jeered off...
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • General Assembly Ignores The Elephant In the Room

    09/30/2015 12:03:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly always end up getting reduced to pleas for financial support. It's like an annual telethon without the phone number on the bottom of the screen. No number is required, since you'll be donating anyway through your government. What's most troubling about the current set of pitches is that economics are taking a back seat to politics. For example, U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders have committed to the U.N.'s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to "end poverty in all its forms everywhere," with poverty measured as living on less than...
  • When the General Assembly Votes, the US Should Abstain

    09/30/2015 7:05:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    EACH YEAR, the United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning the US economic embargo on Cuba. Each year, the United States, joined by a dwindling number of friends, votes against the resolution. Passage is a foregone conclusion. The vote last year was 188-2. The United Nations was born 70 years ago this autumn. Its idealistic Charter called for the promotion of peace and the protection of human rights and dignity.The resolution has no legal effect. It is merely a vehicle for inveighing against Washington, and for pretending that communist Cuba's long record of economic failure and human-rights abuse is...
  • Obama at UN: Iran Deal Ensures Iran's Nuclear Program Will be 'Peaceful' He's Delusional)

    09/28/2015 10:06:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    In his address to the United Nations in New York City Monday morning, President Obama defended his administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran in the vein of 'international togetherness.' The president said he is “mindful” of the dangers we face because they cross his desk every morning. “I will never hesitate to protect our country, unilaterally or by force when necessary,” he said. Yet, these dangers, he insisted, cannot be faced alone. “But I believe in my core, we cannot return to the old ways of conflict and coercion. We cannot look backwards. We cannot turn back those forces of integration.”...
  • Iran: Withdraw The Welcome Mat For Rouhani At The UN

    09/24/2015 7:12:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    The United Nations officially came into existence exactly 70 years ago when its charter was ratified. It was supposed to be a force for peace, coexistence and respect for human rights. According to the Preamble of the UN charter, “We the peoples of the United Nations determined… to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war… to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person." Fast forward 70 years. Next Monday, on September 28 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly. That podium has hosted many bad characters...
  • The Official Loss of American Sovereignty:

    07/20/2015 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The biggest story of the day, to me, is the official loss of United States sovereignty. And by that I mean the United Nations Security Council has endorsed the United States and the other five nations involved in this Iran nuclear deal before the United States Congress has weighed in on it. The Obama administration purposely fast tracked this deal up to the UN Security Council and our ambassadorette up there, what's her name, Samantha Power. "UN Security Council unanimously endorses the landmark nuclear deal established between Iran and six world powers in a first step toward ending UN...
  • The New Government's Greatest Tasks

    04/24/2015 3:45:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    In testimony last week before the House committee in charge of State Department funding, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power acknowledged that the Obama administration intends to abandon the US’s 50 year policy of supporting Israel at the United Nations. After going through the tired motions of pledging support for Israel, “when it matters,” Power refused to rule out the possibility that the US would support anti-Israel resolutions in the UN Security Council to limit Israeli sovereignty and control to the lands within the 1949 armistice lines – lines that are indefensible. Such a move will be taken, she...
  • The Tip of the Climate Spending Iceberg

    03/28/2015 8:08:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Lockheed Martin, a recent Washington Post article notes, is getting into renewable energy, nuclear fusion, “sustainability” and even fish farming projects, to augment its reduced defense profits. The company plans to forge new ties with Defense Department and other Obama initiatives, based on a shared belief in manmade climate change as a critical security and planetary threat. It is charging ahead where other defense contractors have failed, confident that its expertise, lobbying skills and “socially responsible” commitment to preventing climate chaos will land it plentiful contracts and subsidies. As with its polar counterparts, 90% of the titanic climate funding iceberg...
  • UN: Israel #1 Violator of Women's Rights

    03/20/2015 5:29:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: From Anne Bayefsky at Fox News: "Guess who is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today?" I posed the question right before the end of the previous hour, and the staff on the other side of the glass, they're all guessing, "Ah, it's gotta be Saudi Arabia. It's gotta be Iran. It's gotta be, it's gotta be, it's gotta be, it's gotta be some Muslim country for crying out loud." No, no, no. According to the UN, who is the number one violator of women's rights in the world today? The answer is -- dadelut...
  • The Climate Con Goes On

    02/21/2015 6:55:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    Nearly 200 countries may sign a modest Kyoto II climate treaty, say December 2014 media reports from Lima, Peru. But will they agree to stop using coal to generate electricity? No. Curtail their economic growth? No. Cease emitting carbon dioxide? Maybe, but only a little, sometime in the future, when it is more convenient to do so, without any binding commitments. Then why would they sign a treaty?Primarily because they expect to get free energy technology transfers, and billions of dollars a year in climate “mitigation, adaptation and reparation” money from Western nations that they blame (and which blame themselves)...
  • FLASHBACK: Obama at The UN "The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander The Prophet of Islam"

    01/07/2015 1:14:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In light of the Islamic terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France today, which was carried out in revenge for the publishing of satirical cartoons about Islam, here's a reminder about what President Obama said to the United Nations back in 2012: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."  As Conn details, in 2012 the White House condemned Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Mohammed. Obama's comments about "slandering the prophet of Islam" were a direct response to Charlie Hebdo's publishing decision. "We are aware that a French magazine published cartoons...
  • Iran Amputating Limbs, Burning Political Opponents

    10/27/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | October 27, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Regime continues to torture, kill citizens in record shattering numbersIran executed a record-shattering 411 citizens in the first half of 2014 and a total of 852 people in the last 15 months, including at least eight juveniles, according to a new United Nations report that will be introduced to the organization’s General Assembly Tuesday. In addition to a surge in state-sanctioned killings that a U.N. official referred to as “shocking,” Iran continues to torture imprisoned individuals using techniques such as amputation, electroshock, flogging, and burnings, according to the report, which details human rights in the Islamic Republic. Ahmed Shaheed, the...
  • Detroit officials bristle at UN visit, scolding over water shut-offs

    10/21/2014 2:06:32 PM PDT · by dware · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.21.2014 | FoxNews.com
    Detroit officials are fuming after two visiting United Nations lawyers scolded the city for cutting off water to delinquent customers and described the shut-offs as a “human rights” violation.
  • (Tax Free) Bureaucrats at the United Nations Endorse Sweeping New Tax Powers for Politicians

    10/06/2014 2:08:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    IÂ’m not a big fan of international bureaucracies. Regular readers know that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is the worst institution from my perspective, followed by the International Monetary Fund.Some folks ask why the United Nations isnÂ’t higher on the list?My answer is simple. The UN has a very statist orientation and it routinely advocates bad policy, but it is too incompetent to do much damage.The OECD and IMF, by contrast, have some capacity to undermine global growth by encouraging more statism.That being said, the UN occasionally does something that is so obnoxious that I canÂ’t resist commenting....
  • Who Will Rest and Who Will Wander

    10/02/2014 5:11:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    THERE IS a transfixing passage in the High Holy Day liturgy, recited on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, which depicts God sitting in judgment of mankind, reviewing each person's deeds and deciding who will live and who will die.Ominously, the ancient prayer enumerates the awful ways a life can end. "Who by water and who by fire; who by sword and who by beast; who of hunger and who of thirst; who by earthquake and who by plague…"Then comes a shift. Something else is at stake: "Who will rest and who will...
  • Iran Rising

    10/01/2014 3:48:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Cliff May
    In his address to the UN General Assembly last week, President Obama called the conflict in the Middle East “a fight no one is winning.” I think the evidence suggests he’s wrong. I think Iran is making significant gains.That should distress us because the Islamic Republic, no less than the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL), is committed to waging jihad. Iran’s 1979 revolution was led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini -- a Persian, Shi’a, Islamist version of Lenin. His intention: to spark a global uprising against the West.Khomeini championed social justice – of a sort. “If one permits...
  • Obama Stands Aloof From America's Four Foreign Policy Traditions

    09/30/2014 5:53:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, | Michael Barone
    resident Obama's speech at the United Nations last week was "an important turning point in American foreign policy -- and in his presidency." That's the verdict of Brookings Institution scholar and former Clinton White House aide William Galston, a Democrat who has not been an unqualified admirer of this Democratic president's foreign policy. Whether Obama's decision to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Khorasan terrorists is a turning point, it was at least a move in the direction of a tradition in American foreign policy that has been conspicuously lacking in his administration....
  • Mr. President, CO2 is not Pollution, it’s the Elixir of Life

    09/23/2014 7:19:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | Craig Idso
    resident Obama will attend a United Nations climate summit in New York this week where he will try to gather support for an international agreement to curb emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he labels as carbon pollution. This could not be further from the truth. Talk with most any biologist or botanist and you will find an opposite perspective, one in which CO2 is the elixir of life. We all learned in primary school that atmospheric CO2 is the building block of plant life, the primary raw material that they utilize during the process of photosynthesis. As demonstrated in...
  • The Cowardice of the Left Gave Us the Islamic State

    08/12/2014 5:44:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    It must be exhausting for Barrack Obama. I sometimes feel worn down just reading about all the events going on in the world – I can’t even imagine how tiresome it must be, trying to avoid leadership on all those issues. Lucky for our Vacationer in Chief, he’s found a way… Apparently a healthy mix of golf and swimming is exactly what is needed to distract yourself from the chaos in the Middle East. And, to be fair, this genocidal chaos in Iraq is not completely the fault of a Nobel Laureate who plays the American President on TV. The...
  • The UN Prevents Peace

    08/08/2014 5:49:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The United Nations plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel. U.N. spokesmen routinely issue statements, accusations and denials about everyone's conduct, including their own (most recently they had to account for why they returned rockets, discovered in a U.N. school, to Hamas). Israel was denounced worldwide for an "attack" on a U.N. school said to be housing 3,000 civilians, but it was actually an attack on particular terrorists on the adjoining street. It's time to reconsider the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. First, what UNRWA isn't. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees provides humanitarian...
  • Gaza fighting resumes after UN Security Council calls for 'immediate' cease-fire (Figures)

    07/28/2014 7:42:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 28, 2014
    Israeli jets resumed airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket fire hours after the United Nations Security Council ratified a draft statement early Monday calling for a cease-fire in the region. Israel's military said it struck two rocket launchers and a rocket manufacturing facility in central and northern Gaza after a rocket hit southern Israel. The rocket caused no damage or injuries.
  • UN: A Club in Need of Higher Standards

    07/25/2014 9:25:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    As legend has it, Groucho Marx sent the Friars Club a telegram that read, "Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member." At least the Friars Club had standards. What to make of the United Nations? It has a single criterion for membership: existence. Admittedly, this is an unattainable standard for such fictional realms as Westeros, Erewhon, Kreplakistan and numerous locales from the TV series "MacGyver" (Gnubia, Kabulstan et al.). But if you're a nation-state that actually exists, you're a shoe-in, like Kate Upton trying to get into a...
  • No Visa for a Kidnapper-Diplomat Implicated in Assassination

    05/10/2014 6:01:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2014 | Raymond Tanter
    A kidnapper-diplomat is an oxymoron—words with contradictory meanings, In this case, the terms suggest that an ambassador has operated outside the rules of diplomacy. Now tack on evidence that he is linked to an assassination of another envoy; then surely there are grounds for his exclusion from the United States. Iran nominated Hamid Aboutalebi to be Ambassador to the UN, but Washington refused to issue a visa. The Committee on Relations with the Host Country refrained from making a recommendation to the General Assembly, and the case remains on the Committee agenda. On April 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed...
  • Yes It’s Real: GlobalChange.Gov

    05/08/2014 5:04:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | John Ransom
    CS Lewis warned us about men without chests. That is technocrats who use what Winston Churchill called “the lights of perverted science” to play God without ethics, without morality, without responsibility. And now they have a website. It's called globalchange.gov. And they have a legal mandate too, not just to investigate so-called climate change, but to investigate “global change” in general. “The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP,)” says the website, “was established by Presidential Initiative in 1989 and mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act (GCRA) of 1990 to ‘assist the Nation and the world to understand,...
  • Video: Obama signs bill blocking Iranian UN envoy from entry

    04/19/2014 1:10:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 19, 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    Yesterday, Ted Cruz had his first authored bill get signed into law, but the freshman Senator from Texas probably didn’t too excited by the victory. Despite unanimous support in both chambers of Congress for the new law, President Barack Obama sounded less than enthusiastic about enforcing the bill he signed yesterday that would block the proposed Iranian envoy to the UN from receiving an entry visa to the US: It’s the oddest of legislative couples: President Obama and one of his biggest critics, Ted Cruz.Obama on Friday signed a Cruz-backed bill aimed at blocking Iran’s appointed ambassador to the United...