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  • The 'International Community' Isn't a Community

    12/12/2018 1:54:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Very often these days, we hear about the wonderful richness of the international community. Americans are chastised for failing to go along with the international community on climate change; failing to follow the consensus of the international community on health care; failing to mirror the priorities of the international community in foreign policy. But here's the reality: There is no international community. There is merely a group of states motivated by self-interest. Sometimes those self-interests overlap. Other times they don't. But let's not pretend that the international community somehow maintains a sort of collective moral standing merely by dint of...
  • UN Furious That President Trump Protects the American Taxpayer from Communist Thieves

    11/17/2018 5:44:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Don’t get me wrong, amigos. The Fake News Media does not term the recent UN vote in the same manner as does this column. Instead they reported (gloated) that: “UN voted overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba….In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country.”The occasion was the annual and ritual UN vote against the U.S. “embargo” of mass-murdering, mass-torturing, terror-sponsoring and kleptocratic Cuba, which sits prominently on the...
  • Tehran Recognizes Iran Opposition as the Alternative; So Should We

    10/28/2018 9:52:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2018 | Rudy Giuliani
    The American Iranian diaspora that stands against the regime in Iran last month came to New York, my city, as the international community does during the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings. For the ninth time, I had the honor of addressing them. We have an obligation to listen to what the Iranian people have been saying over the past nine months in their continuous nationwide protests. I am one of a large bipartisan group of former governors, mayors, military leaders, senior administration officials and members of Congress, who agree on one critical foreign policy, as the Iranian people do:...
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome and Incivility at the U.N.

    10/20/2018 6:23:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Protesting Cuban and Bolivian diplomats shouted, chanted (“Cuba Si!-Bloqueo No!”) and banged their hands on desks at the United Nations on Tuesday to drown out the launch of a U.S. campaign on the plight of Cuban political prisoners…..“I have never in my life seen diplomats behave the way that the Cuban delegation did today. It was really shocking and disturbing…if the diplomats of this government (Cuba) behave this way, how do the police behave?"  U.S. envoy to the U.N. Economic and Social Council Kelley Currie told reporters."Holding the Cuban regime responsible for its human rights violations and supporting the Cuban people's aspirations...
  • Haley Stepping Down at Just the Right Time

    10/12/2018 9:01:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley surprised virtually everybody this week when she announced she'd be resigning from her post at the end of the year. In doing so, Haley has managed something unique. She leaves the Trump administration with her reputation not merely undiminished but actually enhanced. She's popular with both pro- and anti-Trump factions on the right, and with shockingly high numbers of independents and Democrats. She has a long list of accomplishments under her belt and no embarrassments or scandals. She is almost certainly the most popular politician in America. OK, full disclosure: I'm biased and conflicted. I'm biased...
  • President Trump Stands Up For America To The World

    09/28/2018 1:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    On Tuesday the President of the United States stood before the United Nations General Assembly in New York City and made a bold and unequivocal statement for American values and ideals.Speaking to the gathered crowd of the representatives of hundreds of nations, President Trump spoke of the extraordinary progress we are making in our country on the economic, technological, military, and spiritual fronts, as he cast our country as a shining city upon a hill.The President made no apologies as he recounted how Americas success has uplifted the world, as he described how it was our country that selflessly...
  • UN Wants To Arm and Defend Terrorists Attacking Israel

    08/23/2018 6:48:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhhall.com ^ | August 23, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    In yet another showing of blatant antisemitism, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, declared last Friday that the Gaza Palestinians, who have been violently attempting to infiltrate the Israeli border to "kill the Jews" and "burn the Jews," are the victims and in need of armed security.This mind-boggling defense of terrorists is of no surprise to those of us who follow UN politics. Earlier this summer when the US walked out on the UN Human Rights Council, Nikki Haily issued a statement on the decision, calling the Council a protector of "the worlds worst human rights abusers" with a "chronic...
  • 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 Trumps 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 theUN, 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 havent 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 Trumps 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 'Irans 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.CNNs 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 NationsThe 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 UNs 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 Generals 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...