Obama’s U.N. Debacle

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President Obama’s decision to place the United Nations at the center of his foreign policy took another hit Friday as the U.N. Human Rights Council ended its latest session in Geneva. One of the president’s primary justifications for joining the notorious council shortly after he assumed office was its mandatory five-year review process; if the U.S. was a member, the administration claimed, it could influence this process. The process, which quietly unfolded in back rooms in Geneva over the past six months, has been exposed to be a total fraud, taking the administration’s cover down with it.

Starting last fall, the Obama team was a very active participant in a working group of the council that had been set up to tackle reform. At the end of February, the working group produced a document summarizing its decisions, and on Friday the council passed a resolution adopting that document by consensus — that is, without a vote. Regardless of the fact that every serious recommendation of the United States was rejected, Obama’s diplomats refused to call for a vote on the resolution so that they could vote against it.

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  • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks


    After being relatively quiet for 27 months since the end of the Gaza War why has violent, murdering, genocidal Hamas unleashed a wave of terrorist attacks on Isreal with rockets slamming into its Southern border* and a massive bombing at a Jerusalem bus station killing one and injuring dozens? Called "The Third Terror War" by Caroline Glick (she includes the butchering of the Fogel family) why has Hamas suddenly changed its policy and gone on the offensive threatening Israel's security and peace? Why now?


  • http://apollospaeks.townhall.com ApolloSpeaks

    The simple answer I believe is this: the "democratic" unrest that's sweeping over and shaking the despotic Middle East is overshadowing and sidelining the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The Palestinian leadership is in a panic. The decade's old belief that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is central to what's wrong with the Middle East, and the peace process is necessary for stabalizing the region, is being undermined by the regionwide democratic upheavel. By shattering the calm and attacking Israel Hamas is hoping to provoke Netanyahu into another Gaza campaign so that a new war with thousands of Palestinians dead and injured will steal back the regional and international spotlight. Isreal must retaliate against Hamas but avoid escalating the conflict into a full fledged military invasion. Let Israel's conflict with their implacable, racist, Jew hating foes shrink in importance while the sick, dysfunctional Moslem Middle East explodes with violence and death.

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  • swedeen

    Yesterday's breathless news from the Human Rights Council…..
    Link: http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/03/bre

  • Stuart Parsons

    If you are a Muslim and you advocate democracy, you will upset Allah because as He said to the dear kind, considerate, perfect example for all to follow, His dear old self-proclaimed narcissistic 'Prophet and messenger… "Look Mo the religion must be entirely for me alone throughout the whole world."

    Those who genuinely submit to the wishes of Allah can only support an Islamic theocracy and the oppression of all who are not Miuslims.

    Face up to it, Islam is a far greater threar to the well-being of mankind than Fascism, Communism and the Hordes ig Genghis Khan ever were

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The UN is a complete waste of time and money, it needs to be sent
    out of America and defunded……………………………………..William