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  • Presidential Memorandum --Delegation of Authority of the National Defense Authorization Act FY2015

    03/25/2015 7:20:38 PM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 3/25/2015 | Obama
    Presidential Memorandum -- Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority Pursuant to Section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby order as follows: I hereby delegate the functions and authorities vested in the President by section 1236(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal...
  • Dem Vow on Iran: ‘Any Attempts to Sidestep Congress Will Be Resisted on Both Sides of the Aisle’

    03/19/2015 8:22:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/19/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The leading Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee told Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken this morning that “there really can’t be any marginalization of Congress” on Iran nuclear negotiations.“Any attempts to sidestep Congress will be resisted on both sides of the aisle,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.Engel also announced that lawmakers have crafted another Iran letter — signed by 360 members.He and chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) are hoping to get “a prompt response from the White House.”The letter to Obama notes that “of the 12 sets of questions that the...
  • The Tom Cotton Letter’s Inconvenient Truth: Not even the Left is disputing its contents

    03/18/2015 6:49:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of “Death to America!” In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world. But there’s more evidence. Iran, according to our State Department, has been the chief exporter of terrorism for the last three decades. It has worked closely with al-Qaeda, facilitating its attacks on America and our allies. Most of the September 11 hijackers traveled through Iran with the help of the Iranian government....
  • John Kerry - cool bicycle

    03/16/2015 1:43:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    The State ^ | 3-16-15 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, rides a bike after holding meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear program, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday, March 16, 2015.
  • YouGov: Plurality of Americans think Senate GOP’s letter to Iran was inappropriate

    03/13/2015 8:03:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2015 | AllahPundit
    Ineffective, fine. Stupid? Maybe, yeah. But “inappropriate”?Never underestimate the Democratic messaging machine, my friends. Many Americans haven’t noticed the story yet, according to a new survey conducted by YouGov from 10-11 March. 41% said they had heard nothing at all about “a letter written by a group of Republican lawmakers warning the leaders of Iran that any agreement they make with President Obama will only be an ‘executive agreement’ that could be revoked unless it gets congressional approval.”Yet when asked whether writing such a letter was appropriate, 42% say it was not, compared to only 28% who say it...
  • Another Unilateral Act? Obama-Iran Deal Would Need Senate Ratification(not for international law)

    03/10/2015 5:46:41 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 3 replies
    cns news ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michael Farris
    Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appearance before Congress highlighted the proposed agreement between the United States and Iran on nuclear power. Virtually all reports contend that these negotiations will lead to a “deal” or an “agreement.” The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties uses a different term for the document which is being negotiated in Geneva. It is a treaty. Article 2 (1)(a) of the VCLT says: “‘Treaty’ means an international agreement concluded between States in written form and governed by international law.” Within international law, the proposed agreement is a treaty. The United States Constitution requires all treaties to be...
  • GOP senators to Iran: Nuclear deal needs Congress’ sign-off to last

    03/09/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/9/2015 | Fox News
    Forty-seven Republican senators warned Iran's leaders on Monday that any nuclear deal needs congressional approval in order to last beyond President Obama's term, in a stark letter aimed at re-asserting lawmakers' role as talks near a key deadline. ....
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • VIDEO: Constitutional Refresher for Obama: You Don’t Have the Power to Make a Deal with Iran Alone

    03/05/2015 6:09:10 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    03/05/2015 | Greta Van Susteren
    Watch my “Off the Record” comment from last night’s ON THE RECORD and tell me what you think! Iran, Off the Record, ON THE RECORD, On the Record at 7, OTR, politics, President Obama See more  Videos
  • Will Obama use the unratified Arms Trade Treaty to undermine the 2nd Amendment?

    12/28/2014 3:31:30 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Coac h Is Right ^ | 12/28/2014 | Doug Book
    Among the terms of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) are the following mandatory provisions: 1.) Civilians are not permitted to “own, buy, sell, trade or transfer” “[any] means of armed resistance including handguns.” 2.) Also prohibited is the ownership of ammunition/munitions. 3.) All countries participating in the Arms Trade Treaty “shall establish and maintain a National Control System” with a list of all weapons including “their current owners.” This makes the registration of all firearms–that is, the National Arms Registry dreamed of by American liberals–a Treaty requirement. The registry will be used to enforce the prohibition against civilian...
  • Report: Obama Won’t Present Congress with Iran Agreement

    10/21/2014 11:14:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/10/14
    The New York Times reports that if a permanent agreement is reached with Iran regarding its nuclear program before the end of November deadline, President Barack Obama will make every effort not to bring the agreement before the US Congress for a vote. Senior US government clerks told the newspaper that Obama is authorized to suspend most of the sanctions placed on Tehran, even without asking Congress...
  • Oregon State Legislature sent this bulletin at 10/15/2014 02:58 PM PDT

    10/16/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Senator Doug Whitsett's Newsletter ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Sen. Doug Whitsett
    The Council of State Governments Committee on River Governance recently met in Yakima, Washington. As last year’s chair of that Committee, I traveled to Washington to join Representatives and Senators from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, as well as a delegation from British Columbia. Our primary purpose was to discuss the impacts of the ongoing Columbia River Treaty negotiations between the United States and Canada.
  • WHO still pushing to collect a global tobacco tax

    09/14/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The unelected and unaccountable sages at the World Health Organization (WHO) can’t seem to help themselves or resist the temptation to try to regulate the behavior of everyone on the planet. This is a shame, really, because a group like that could actually do some good if they stuck to trying to get basic supplies and medical care to people in remote, poverty stricken countries. But rather than devoting themselves to such laudable goals, they’re once again pushing to get every government on the planet to jack up sin taxes on tobacco.(This is something they’ve tried before, as I wrote...
  • Obama plans to ink climate deal without Senate approval

    08/27/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2014 | Rick Moran
    President Obama is planning to use some legislative trickery to write a new climate change accord and bypass the Senate's historic responsibility to approve treaties.Hey! At least he's consistent in his lawbreaking. The Hill: Obama's climate team is putting together a “politically binding” deal to “name and shame” nations to cut their emissions, according to The New York Times. The administration’s hope is to get the deal signed by a United Nations summit next year in Paris. Because the Senate would be unlikely to ratify a treaty on global warming, the administration is seeking to mix fresh voluntary pledges with legally...
  • US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

    07/28/2014 6:41:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ·FoxNews.com ^ | July 28, 2014
    “The United States has determined that the Russian Federation is in violation of its obligations under the I.N.F. treaty not to possess, produce or flight test a ground launched cruise missile (GLCM) with a range capability of 500 kilometers to 5,500 kilometers or to possess or produce launchers of such missiles,” the report will say, according to the Times. Obama reportedly said in his letter to Putin that he is interested in high-level discussions with the goal of keeping the I.N.F Treaty intact and ensuring the Kremlin can come back into compliance with it. ... The public finding comes in...
  • U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty [Obama Huffs and Puffs]

    07/29/2014 6:18:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 7/28/14
    The United States has concluded that Russia violated a landmark arms control treaty by testing a prohibited ground-launched cruise missile, according to senior American officials, a finding that was conveyed by President Obama to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in a letter on Monday.
  • Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

    07/28/2014 6:40:10 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 7-28-14 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON: The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said late Monday. The finding comes in a 2014 report that concluded Russia was in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which barred it from possessing or producing cruise missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometres, the official told AFP. President Barack Obama has sent a letter to his counterpart Vladimir Putin on the issue, which the official described as a very serious matter. Washington was prepared to discuss the determination with Russia...
  • Foreshadowings of Obama's Foreign Policy On Treaties and Alliances, in a World in Tumult

    07/09/2014 11:13:24 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 9, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On July 7, 1798, the Federalist administration of John Adams rescinded our treaties with France, sparking the Quasi-War with France, which began two days later, on July 9... and the Jeffersonians went ballistic. How DARE we break our treaties with the French, that great ally who helped us win our independence from England? Viewed on its own, without context, it does indeed sound outrageous, doesn’t it? What ingrates we would be, if we break our treaties with our greatest ally, so soon after they helped us so much. The Jeffersonians – known then as the Republicans, then later, the Democratic-Republicans,...
  • Obama says Japan's disputed islands with China is within scope of U.S.-Japan security treaty

    04/23/2014 7:45:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/23/2014
    (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said that islands at the center of a territorial dispute between Japan and China fall within the scope of the U.S.-Japan security treaty, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily said on Wednesday. Obama, who arrives in Japan later on Wednesday on the first step of a four-nation Asian visit, made the remarks in written replies to questions.
  • Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies

    04/18/2014 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 71 replies
    Russian Spy Planes in U.S. Skies By Eli Lake 12 hours ago The Daily Beast The Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies have quietly pushed the White House in recent weeks to deny a new Russian surveillance plane the right to fly over U.S. territory. This week, the White House finally began consideration of the decision whether to certify the new Russian aircraft under the so-called “Open Skies Treaty.” And now the question becomes: Will the spies and generals get their way? As the United States and Russia face off publicly over Ukraine, behind...
  • Flying Blind, Russia Blocks U.S. from Treaty-Approved Spy Flights

    04/17/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/17/14 | : Bill Gertz
    The Russian government this week canceled a planned U.S. surveillance flight over Russian territory in a bid to limit spying on massed troops facing off against Ukraine and Eastern Europe, according to U.S. officials. The overflight mission was scheduled for April 14 to April 16 under the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, but Russia’s government notified the State Department 72 hours before the scheduled flight that it would not be permitted. The cancelation is unusual because the sole reason for putting off such treaty-approve surveillance is flight safety, such as bad weather. Until this week, the United States and other European...
  • Putin submits proposals on denouncing some Russia-Ukraine agreements on Black Sea Fleet

    03/28/2014 6:34:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 2 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/28/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted a proposal to the State Duma on terminating the legal effect of a number of Russian-Ukrainian agreements on the parameters of division of the Black Sea Fleet that were signed on May 28, 1997, as well as on the status and conditions of the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s deployment on the territory of Ukraine, on reciprocal payments in connection with the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s deployment in Ukraine, and on the stationing of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine (the latter agreement signed April 21, 2010). A report on...
  • Explainer: The Budapest Memorandum And Its Relevance To Crimea

    02/28/2014 7:40:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    globalsecurity.org ^ | 2-28-14 | Ron Synovitz
    What exactly is the 'Budapest Memorandum'? The 'Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances' is a diplomatic memorandum that was signed in December 1994 by Ukraine, Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. It is not a formal treaty, but rather, a diplomatic document under which signatories made promises to each other as part of the denuclearization of former Soviet republics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Under the memorandum, Ukraine promised to remove all Soviet-era nuclear weapons from its territory, send them to disarmament facilities in Russia, and sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Ukraine kept these promises. In return,...
  • Arizona deserved better

    02/27/2014 4:36:07 PM PST · by Don Corleone · 10 replies
    Senator Jeff Flake | 2/27/14 | Sen Jeff Flake
    Dear Mr: Thank you for contacting me about U.S. policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. As you probably know, on November 24, 2013, the United States, Iran, and five other world powers agreed to an interim agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program in return for temporary sanctions relief. This transitory accord will last for six months while a permanent resolution concerning the Iran nuclear issue is created. In response, on December 19, 2013, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced S. 1881, the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013. This bill would implement new sanctions on Iran in the event...
  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:The biggest trade deal in the world.

    01/30/2014 7:25:43 AM PST · by managusta · 6 replies
    You may never heard of it but "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that is presently being secretly negotiated between the European Union and the United States. It aims at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US. On top of cutting tariffs across all sectors, the EU and the US want to tackle barriers behind the customs border – such as differences in technical regulations, standards and approval procedures. These often cost unnecessary time and...
  • Despite Promises, Obama Planning to Close ICBM Squadron

    11/21/2013 2:18:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/21/2013 | Alana Goodman
    The Obama administration has drafted a plan to shutter an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) squadron three years after it assured hesitant lawmakers that the New START U.S.-Russia arms reduction treaty would not lead to deep cuts in the ICBM force.A new timeline prepared by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon maps out a strategy to eliminate an ICBM squadron—and destroy its missile silos—by Dec. 5, 2017. An environmental assessment would begin next month.The document says the reductions are necessary to “meet the New START Treaty compliance date by closing an ICBM...
  • US signs treaty to regulate global arms trading

    09/25/2013 9:05:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 103 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2013 11:40 AM EDT | Matthew Lee
    The United States, the world’s largest arms dealer, has joined more than 90 other nations in signing a treaty that regulates global arms trading, but there is strong resistance in the Senate, which must ratify it. Secretary of State John Kerry, who signed the Arms Trade Treaty on Wednesday, said it was a “significant step” in keeping the world safe and preventing terrorists and others from obtaining conventional weapons. … Addressing U.S. critics of the treaty, the former senator said fears that it would undermine Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms are not grounded in reality. For one,...
  • Exclusive: Secretary of State Kerry to sign Arms Trade Treaty

    09/24/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 24 | Paul Eckert, Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the Arms Trade Treaty regulating the international trade in conventional arms, The diplomats said Kerry would sign the treaty on Wednesday On April 2, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the treaty by a vote of 154 for, including the United States...The no votes were cast by Iran, North Korea and Syria,
  • SharkNATO is Real!

    09/18/2013 6:31:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    IO9 ^ | September 18, 2013 | Annalee Newitz
    Remember when Thunder Levin, the writer of Sharknado, said that when he was approached to write the film he misheard and thought they were pitching a movie called SharkNATO? About a daring international treaty organization battling a shark army? NOW IT IS A THING.
  • Obama Will Sign UN Gun Treaty While Congress Is On Vacation

    08/13/2013 8:50:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    ammoland ^ | 8/13/13 | Alan Gottleib
    BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.” This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August! These back door tactics are nothing new for the Obama Administration, which is why we are using tactics of our own to stop his anti-gun agenda. We have the home fax numbers of every Senator so while they are absent from the Capitol we...
  • Russia's Noncompliance with Arms Control Obligations

    07/31/2013 8:47:56 AM PDT · by george76
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | July 31, 2013 | Mark B. Schneider
    Perhaps the strongest argument against a new agreement with Russia is the virtual certainty that Russia will violate it. It is now clear that the Russians are in violation of major arms control treaties and that the current Administration is ignoring these violations. The current proposal will create major nuclear disparity in Russia's favor and leave the U.S. vulnerable to Russian air and missile defense. The Administration reportedly intends to circumvent congressional approval -- a clear indication of how bad they expect the outcome to be. When Obama, in June 2013, announced his agenda for the next round of nuclear...
  • Obama’s Super Secret Treaty Which Will Push The Deindustrialization Of America Into Overdrive

    06/04/2013 7:57:18 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 18 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | June 3rd, 2013 | Michael View
    Barack Obama With His Hand On The Resolute DeskDid you know that Barack Obama has been secretly negotiating the most important trade agreement since the formation of the World Trade Organization? Did you know that this agreement will impose very strict Internet copyright rules, ban all "Buy American" laws, give Wall Street banks much more freedom to trade risky derivatives and force even more domestic manufacturing offshore? If you have not heard about this treaty, don't feel bad. Obama has refused to even give Congress a copy of the draft agreement and he has banned members of Congress from attending...
  • Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd

    05/30/2013 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd On June 3, President Barack Obama will sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The ATT passed in the U.N. General Assembly by a vote of 153-4 on April 2. This treaty is ostensibly aimed at putting an end to gun trafficking across international boundaries, and both Breitbart News and the NRA have argued that it will eventually require an international gun registry in order to be enforceable. The ATT also provides the executive branch of our government with broad powers for controlling which guns do and don't come into...
  • ‘A Dangerous Threat’: Texas Attorney General Vows to Fight ‘Unconstitutional’ U.N. Global Arms

    04/04/2013 7:21:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2 April, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday vowed to use every means necessary to fight the “dangerous” United Nations global arms treaty that was overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly on Tuesday. Speaking to a group of reporters on a conference call, Abbott warned that the arms treaty “raises a red warning flag to anyone concerned about the liberties guaranteed to all Americans under the United States Constitution.” “That flag was raised when the United States agreed to the passage of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty,” he added. “This treaty is a dangerous threat, not only to Second Amendment...
  • Senate passes support of 2nd Amendment and to keep us out of the UN Arms Trade Treaty bill.

    03/23/2013 4:02:03 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 59 replies
    US Senate Votes ^ | 23 March 2013 | US Senate
    S.Amdt. 139 to S.Con.Res. 8 To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. YEAs 53 NAYs 46 Not Voting 1
  • Guess Who Brought a Gun to the Treaty Fight?

    03/18/2013 7:54:09 AM PDT · by shove_it · 4 replies
    Negotiations begin tomorrow for a UN treaty that would track global arms sales and shipments aimed at stopping the flow of weapons into conflict zones. The NRA’s lobbyists have been working overtime recently to oppose domestic gun control legislation, but they are preparing to open up an international front to oppose this treaty. Though the lobby expects the treaty to pass at the UN, they are prepared to kill it when it returns home for ratification. The Washington Post reports: ...
  • Obama’s Hidden Gun Strategy – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (UN Anti-Second Treaty still alive alert)

    http://www.dickmorris.com/obamas-hidden-gun-strategy-dick-morris-tv-lunch-alert/
  • The Treaty to Block Parental Rights - CRPD

    12/07/2012 2:22:08 PM PST · by GreenEyedGal · 28 replies
    The Brenner Brief ^ | December 5, 2012 | Amanda Melson
    Yesterday the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) failed to reach the two-thirds majority needed to ratify the treaty. The White House expressed its dissatisfaction saying, in part, “We are disappointed that the overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans today blocked the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which would enshrine American standards that have been developed through decades of bipartisan cooperation.” The treaty is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations to protect individuals with disabilities. Parties are bound Under the Convention to ensure that disabled people enjoy the same human...
  • House resolution calls on Obama to reject UN arms trade treaty

    11/20/2012 2:39:29 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 33 replies
    THE HILL ^ | November 20, 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Several dozen members of the House have introduced a resolution that calls on President Obama not to sign the United Nations's Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). It also demands that if Obama does sign it, the government should not spend any time or money on implementation until the Senate approves it.
  • Victorious Obama rockets back onto ‘gun control’ radar with UN arms treaty

    11/07/2012 4:19:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 November, 2012 | David Codrea
    Mere hours after declaring victory and his intent for “reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together,” President Barack Obama demonstrated some of that “flexibility” he predicted he’d have after the election when his administration backed a “U.N. committee's call…to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $60 billion global arms trade,” Reuters reported today. “Arms control advocates had hoped Obama would back the treaty if he was re-elected,” Reuters explained, and that he would was a given, as it was his administration that reversed previous policy...
  • California’s Prop. 31: The Revolution Will Not Be Publicized

    10/21/2012 5:30:04 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 92 replies
    NRO ^ | September 10, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    We are two months away from fundamentally transforming the State of California, and barely anyone knows it. With a five to six point lead in the latest poll, Proposition 31 has a solid shot at passage. The measure is meant to bail out California’s failing cities by creating regional super-governments empowered to raid and redistribute suburban tax money. It’s the end of the system of local self-government that has served as the bedrock of American democracy since the time of the Founders — in the nation’s largest state, no less. Yet virtually no one is paying attention...
  • UN Small Arms Treaty Passes While Media Sleeps

    09/22/2012 3:33:44 PM PDT · by PHloon · 30 replies
    The United Nations Small Arms Treaty passed in its second session. The Media was silent over its passage. According to the UN’s press release, Concluding its two-week session today, the second United Nations conference to review the 2001 Programme of Action on trafficking in small arms and light weapons adopted a consensus outcome document that highlighted the international community’s renewed commitment to preventing, combating and eradicating the illicit trade. The document’s adoption represented a major achievement for delegations, who had failed to agree on a final outcome at the first review conference, held in 2006. “We accomplished something great today,”...
  • A Russian Made Disaster in Kyrgyzstan

    06/15/2010 7:23:39 AM PDT · by walford · 18 replies · 542+ views
    Before It's News ^ | June 13, 2010 | Sultan Knish
    The violence unleashed in Kyrgyzstan is being spun as ethnic rioting. The reality is a good deal more complex, and the blame can be laid directly at Russia's door. Russia's coup against the Bakiyev government which took power in the Tulip Revolution leveraged Uzbek separatists in the Osh Province to suppress Kyrgiz nationalist supporters of Bakiyev. Russia had been trying for a while to force out Manas Air Base, a US air force base that serves as a vital link to US forces in Afghanistan. Russia tolerated Bakiyev, so long as he was against the US base. But once Bakiyev...
  • Obama blamed for failure of international arms treaty ('stunning cowardice')

    07/28/2012 12:51:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/27/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Obama blamed for failure of international arms treatyBy Julian Pecquet - 07/27/12 08:26 PM ET The United Nations indefinitely suspended action on an international arms trade treaty Friday after the United States and several other countries asked for more time. The decision sparked angry reactions from human rights groups often allied with the Obama administration, who believed a treaty to regulate the export of deadly weapons to rogue regimes was within reach. The UN had spent the entire month of July hammering out a deal, and Friday was the deadline for an agreement on a treaty that has met with...
  • United Nation Office for Disarmament Affairs: Small Arms - (Marking, Tracing, Ownership)

    07/26/2012 9:41:00 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    The United Nations ^ | PREVIEW: 27 Aug - 7 Sep, 2012 | UN
    Small Arms Insurgents, armed gang members, pirates, terrorists - they can all multiply their force through the use of unlawfully acquired firepower. The illicit circulation of small arms, light weapons and their ammunition destabilizes communities, and impacts security and development in all regions of the world. Programme of Action Implementation Support System: PoA-ISSUN Meetings on small armsSecretary-General's report on small arms (2011)Secretary-General's report on small arms (2008) A worldwide scourge The illicit trade in small arms, light weapons and ammunition wreaks havoc everywhere. Mobs terrorizing a neighbourhood. Rebels attacking civilians or peacekeepers. Drug lords randomly killing law enforcers or anyone...
  • EDITORIAL: U.N. gun grab flops

    07/25/2012 7:46:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 25 July, 2012 | NA
    The United Nations‘ drive to gain control of the international arms trade is a mixed bag. The bad news is that it has the potential to infringe on the legitimate rights of American gun owners. The good news is that the treaty drafting process has been so dysfunctional that whatever emerges has little chance of getting through the U.S. Senate. The proposed United Nations Arms Transfer Treaty seeks to establish “common international standards for the import, export and transfer” of the billions of dollars of conventional arms traded annually. It would regulate tanks, military vehicles, combat aircraft, warships and missiles....
  • BREAKING NEWS: UN Arms Trade Treaty – Full Proposed Document

    PREAMBLE             The States Parties to this Treaty. Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.Recalling that the charter of the UN promotes the establishment and maintenance of international peace and security with the least diversion for armaments of the world’s human and economic resources;Reaffirming the obligation of all State Parties to settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered, in accordance with the Charter of the UN;Underlining the need to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade of conventional arms and to prevent...
  • Dick Morris: Obama to Sign UN Gun-Grab Treaty and RAM IT DOWN OUR THROATS

    07/18/2012 4:24:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 154 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 18, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    But the Senate will never ratify, you say? Guess what, they don't need to... Speaking on Fox and Friends this morning, Dick Morris explained that when the US signs such an international treaty, the nation is bound until the Senate rejects it or the President renounces it. In just nine days from now, the terms of this treaty will be finalized. Morris went on to say that this heinous agreement -which would in-affect repeal the the Second Amendment and deny us all of the divine right to self-defense- will likely be signed by Obama... then Harry Reid will simply...
  • Condoleezza Rice supports selling out US Sovereignty via the Law of the Sea treaty

    07/17/2012 7:20:58 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    I post this as a differentiator. You can find plenty of information about Condi and the LOST treaty during the Bush years, but it can be common for people to do what the administration they're currently involve with wants done, despite it being counter to what they believe. Or they've had a change of opinion over time. This is not the case in Condi's case, her position is clear outside of the Bush Administration. She does not support American sovereignty. Her opinion is her own. Time to Join The Law of the Sea Treaty (May 30th 2012) BY HENRY KISSINGER,...
  • John Kerry’s secretary of state dry run

    07/17/2012 6:38:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 July 2013 | Jessica Meyers
    Sen. John Kerry has the perfect audition piece for the secretary of state job he appears to covet — the long-stalled Law of the Sea treaty. He’s come armed with a throng of industry backers and pleas from the country’s top officials. But a cadre of conservatives remains determined to sink it. The international treaty, which governs use of the world’s oceans and affects everyone from shippers to telecom companies, has withered in the Senate for almost two decades. If Kerry fails to slip it through this session, the Foreign Relations Committee chairman doesn’t just miss out on the lead...