Archive for ‘United Nations’

April 6, 2009

Obama: Stop, Or I Will Say ‘Stop’ Again

by Smitty (hat tip: Powerline)

“This provocation underscores the need for action — not just this afternoon at the U.N. Security Council, but in our determination to prevent the spread of these weapons.”

I should probably play the “wait and see” card. Possibly, BHO will pull a rabbit out of his hat.
I suspect that the United Nations is only slightly better than no United Nations. What do you expect from an organization which had Alger Hiss involved in its formation? OK, that’s historically accurate but served up as a cheap shot. However, the Security Council offers anything but security or council, e.g. Africa.
One hopes that “action” isn’t as much a mixed bag as the UN Law of the Sea Convention. As Carter’s stillborn second term continues to unfold, though, optimism is hard to achieve.

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February 22, 2009

Obama’s Durban agenda

Carolyn Glick in the Jerusalem Post:

[S]ince the stated purpose of the Durban II conference is to oversee the implementation of the first Durban conference’s decisions, and since those decisions include the anti-Israel assertion that Israel is a racist state, it is clear that the Durban II conference is inherently, and necessarily, anti-Israel. . . .
[B]oth the State Department and the White House must realize that they are powerless to affect the conference’s agenda is because that agenda was already set in previous planning sessions chaired by the likes of Libya, Cuba, Iran and Pakistan. And that agenda includes multiple assertions of the basic illegitimacy of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination. . . .

Read the whole thing.