Here is audio of Mark Levin tonight blasting the United Nations as being filled with “thugs, genocidal maniacs and other freaks” after the world body voted to recognize Palestine as an Observer State – even though the Palestinians still refuse to even recognize Israel’s right to exist. Levin said, “The U.N. is not our friend.”
Florida senator Marco Rubio has issued a press release opposing UN recognition of Palestine. He has also announced that he is co-sponsoring an amendment that would prohibit US taxpayer dollars from funding the U.N. if they proceed with recognizing Palestinine as a non-member state.
Here is the text of Rubio’s statement: “I oppose this unilateral move by the government of president Abbas and regret its reckless endorsement by the United Nations. True peace and international recognition of a Palestinian state can only be achieved through direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. The Palestinian people would be much better served if the Palestinian Authority were to spend its energies in responding to several Israeli calls for direct negotiations. As the Senate debates the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I am proud to be a co-sponsor of an amendment to prohibit U.S. taxpayer funding for the United Nations in the event the organization upgrades Palestine’s status from permanent observer ‘entity’ before a comprehensive peace agreement has been reached with Israel. The Senate should swiftly adopt it.”
A powerful statement today by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the move by the Palestinians and their allies at the United Nations today to have Palestine recognized by the U.N. as an observer state. The resolution is expected to pass in the General Assembly. The United States has said it will oppose the move.
Netanyahu points out that Palestine should not be recognized as an official state until it officially recognizes Israel’s right to exist. Netanyahu bluntly issued a warning to the United Nations:
“As for the rights of the Jewish people in this land, I have a smiple message for those gathered in the General Assembly today. No decision by the U.N. can break the 4,000 year-old bond between the people of Israel, and the land of Israel.”
UPDATED: The U.N. General Assembly has voted to recognize Palestine as an observer state:
U.N. General Assembly votes by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine: apne.ws/TwDR9u -CC— The Associated Press (@AP) November 29, 2012
U.N. VOTE IMPLICITLY RECOGNIZES SOVEREIGN STATE OF PALESTINE— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 29, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) — Clinton: UN vote on Palestinian recognition is `unfortunate’ and `counterproductive’— FOX 5 Atlanta (@FOX5Atlanta) November 29, 2012
“A Palestinian flag was quickly unfurled on the floor of the General Assembly…” wapo.st/QQdyNl— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 29, 2012
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on U.N. Move to Recognize Palestine as an Observer State: “No Decision by the U.N. can Break the 4,000 Year-Old Bond between the People of Israel and the Land of Israel” – Video 11/29/12 UPDATED: U.N. Recognizes Palestine as Observer State by 138-9-41 Vote; U.S. Calls Move “Unfortunate” and “Counterproductive”
Here is video of ABC News’ Jake Tapper telling Greta Van Susteren that there “really isn’t an explanation that’s been forthcoming” from Barack Obama and his White House as to why he refused to meet with any World Leaders at the United Nations this week – including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Tapper said Obama had 12 meetings last year when he went to the U.N.
Via The Daily Caller, here is a 1998 video by the John Birch Society in which Rep. Ron Paul appeared, warning against the danger that a United Nations takeover would pose in the future to Second Amendment, Private Property, and Freedom to Worship Rights.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Defying U.S. and Israeli opposition, Palestinians asked the United Nations on Friday to accept them as a member state, sidestepping nearly two decades of failed negotiations in the hope this dramatic move on the world stage would reenergize their quest for an independent homeland.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was greeted by sustained applause and appreciative whistles as he approached the dais in the General Assembly hall to deliver a speech outlining his people’s hopes and dreams of becoming a full member of the United Nations. Some members of the Israeli delegation, including Foreign Minister Avigdor Liebermann, left the hall as Abbas approached the podium.
Here is video of Rush Limbaugh yesterday lampooning President Obama for committing a major protocol gaffe during a photo-shoot with other world leaders yesterday at the United Nations. Obama was standing in the midst of the group photo shoot and waved his hand, obscuring the face of the Mongolian leader. This clip shows the photo of Obama waving, as well as video of it, in addition to Limbaugh’s comments.
I’ve been traveling for several days. Working on getting the polling data updated. Look for updates soon.
Here is a video report from Nigeria on the bomb that hit a United Nations building in the capital city of Abuja. The report shows raw video from the scene, with a large hole blown in the side of the building. The report states it is “highly likely” it was a car bomb carried out by “Islamic Militants,” from a group whose name means, “Western Education is a Sin.” The group has been waging a “low-level war in the Northeast of the country.”
The report indicates at least seven people are dead, with many more injured.
Here is a video report on news that a United Nations building in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja has been hit with a bomb blast. Initial reports say an entire wing of the building was “leveled.” It appears to have been a car bomb. No word yet on casualties . . . . Developing
UPDATE 8:17 AM ET - AP is reporting that a witness on the scene says “many people are dead.” Apparently, up to 400 people normally work in the building that was hit by a car bomb.
Fox News — Despite numerous breaches of arms embargoes and continued threats to expand its nuclear weapons program, North Korea has assumed the presidency of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament. In a speech to the 65-nation arms control forum in Geneva, the newly-appointed president, North Korean Ambassador So Se Pyong, said he was “very much committed to the Conference.”
Appointing a North Korean to chair the UN’s only multilateral disarmament forum is like “asking the fox to guard the chickens,” says Hillel Neuer, of the UN watchdog organization UN Watch. Neuer is calling on the U.S. and European governments to protest the appointment, which he says, “damages the UN’s credibility.”
Over at the MADASHECC blog, one of our frequent readers, Mad Jen, has posted an article on a United Nations plan for “sustainable development” that if actually implemented, would change our lives all the way to the local level. It’s called “Agenda 21.” The video above explains a great deal about it, and you can head over to Mad Jen’s article for much more:
MADASHECC: I have been deliberately ignoring everything I’ve been seeing lately about “Agenda 21″. I don’t know if it’s because I just didn’t want to know what it was, or because I was just hoping that it was some sort of big time conspiracy theory that I could ignore. But I finally looked into it, and I’m terrified at what I have found.
For those of you who don’t yet know what Agenda 21 is, in a nutshell, it’s the UN’s solution to figuring out how to implement “sustainable development” worldwide. In other words, it’s a way to ensure that people do not use resources any further than they can be replenished naturally. This sounds all well and good until you think about the sort of things that would have to be implemented in order to make that happen.
The video above sums up the danger quite nicely, I recommend you view that first before you read any further. . . . . Read More
Reports are out that eight United Nations workers have been killed in Afghanistan in reaction to the burning of a Koran in the U.S. last month:
MSNBC: Afghan officials say eight foreigners and four protesters were killed at a United Nations office in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif when a protest turned violent in response to a reported Quran-burning in the United States. At least two of those killed were beheaded, Reuters reported.
Demonstrators stormed the office Friday, opening fire on guards and setting fires inside the compound after news reports that a Florida pastor burned a copy of the Muslim holy book on Sunday, March 20. . . . Read More
Makes you realize what we are dealing with in that part of the world.
Here is video of South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham saying that President Obama did not need Congressional approval to use U.S. forces in action against Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Graham said it was within Obama’s powers as Commander-in-Chief.
However, Graham did warn against what he fears could be a bad precedent i believing it is always necessary to get U.N. Security Council approval before using force. Graham said it is wrong to subject the “freedom agenda” to the approval of nations like Russia and China, which – he said – are “largely run by dictators.”
I agree with Graham here. But it is interesting that many Democrats railed against George W. Bush for taking us to war in Iraq EVEN THOUGH he got authorization from Congress to do so. But for the most part, you are not hearing condemnation from Democrats on what Obama is doing. The fact there are no ground troops involved YET seems to make it okay as far as they are concerned.
NOTE: It should be remembered that President Ronald Reagan also ordered bombing of Libya in response to Gadhafi’s terror attack against U.S. Servicemen in Germany. He did so without a Congressional vote in advance.