UN conference adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons

In a  little reported action of the U.N. last week, the world once again looked into that dark place which makes possible the total annihilation of human life on this beautiful orb known as Mother Earth. Mustang gives us his thoughts with his guest post today.

7 July 2017 – Countries meeting at a United Nations conference in New York adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Controlling Nuclear Arms

Well, the good news is that several countries have participated in a UN conference designed to prohibit nuclear weapons.  According to Global Security, this was the first ever multilateral, legally-binding instrument for nuclear disarmament over the past 20 years.

The treaty passed by a vote of 122 for, one against (Netherlands), and one abstention (Singapore).  Prohibited will be the undertaking to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess, or stockpile nuclear weapons or explosives.

Right.

I am not a fan of nuclear war.  Neither do I think the US was justified in dropping two atom bombs on Japan in 1945.  In late July 1945, the Japanese were ready to throw in the towel.  What led us down this unhappy road was no more than a thirst for revenge against the Japanese (never mind that FDR wanted a war with Japan as much as Elvis wanted his first guitar) —and our own hubris.  At the same time, how well is our prohibitions of firearms working?  Will it be any easier to manage caches of internationally placed atomic weapons, or those as may be stored in such Middle Eastern cesspools?

This move is typical of leftists who think that all we need to do to save the world from idiots such as Fat boy Kim, is to pass a law that cannot and will not be enforced.  I will even suggest that doing silly things such as this simply makes our world an even more dangerous place.  We will be sticking our heads in the sand, pretending that Pakistan, India, Iran, and Saudi Arabia really do not already have atomic weapons.  And, we’ll all be happier in our practiced ignorance.

No, sorry … I don’t buy it.  The only effective way of managing North Korea is to drop twenty or thirty MOABs at strategic locations throughout that godforsaken landscape, ten of which we should place at the epicenter Kim’s bedroom.

The icing on this cake is Costa Rica Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez, who told us, “We feel emotional because we are responding to the hopes and dreams of the present and future generations.  We are one step closer to a total elimination of nuclear weapons.”

Right … feeling emotional.

I came across this interesting quote the other day.  It concerns society during the Roman Empire.  “There was nothing inherently wrong with Roman society so long as the citizen’s basic needs were met.  The Roman was content to be ruled by his betters.  For him, that was the natural state of affairs.  All he asked was not to be abused by those in power.”

If this doesn’t describe modern socialist society, then I don’t know what does … and to make matters worse, we now have the United Nations organization dictating to us the way our world will be … how, or if, we may defend ourselves against nitwits (who also happen to be leftists).  It is an aspect of representative democracy that makes me cringe.  I did not elect Gomez to represent my interests in the United Nations … and once more, I will ask: how is that gun control thing working out in Chicago?

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Why Samantha Power lighted the U.N. Israel firestorm

Samantha Power. One dangerous woman who voted the infamous abstention vote regarding Israel at the U.N. This is a reflection of Obama’s sentiments as well. Let us not forget. I have posted ad nauseam about how dangerous she is. If we want to know why the gasoline was just thrown on the fire in Israel, it was she who has been lighting the fire throughout the entire Middle East, especially Libya.

Three women who brought us the new long war in Libya, 2012 Bunkerville. For how Samantha Power, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton broke the Middle East into a million pieces.

Commentary Magazine: (An excellent piece, well worth the full read on our gal)

 In a 2003 article for the New Republic, Power:  “The U.S,” she wrote, “came to be seen less as it sees itself (the cop protecting the world from rogue nations) than as the very runaway state international law needs to contain.”

Power wrote that America’s record in world affairs had been so harmful to the freedoms of people around the world that the United States could remedy the problem only through profound self-criticism and the wholesale adoption of new policies. Acknowledging that President Bush was correct in saying that “some America-bashers” hate the American people’s freedoms, Ms. Power stated that much anti-Americanism derives from the role that U.S. power “has played in denying such freedoms to others” and concluded:

U.S. foreign policy has to be rethought. It needs not tweaking but overhauling….Instituting a doctrine of mea culpa would enhance our credibility by showing that American decision-makers do not endorse the sins of their predecessors. When [then German Chancellor] Willie [sic] Brandt went down on one knee in the Warsaw ghetto, his gesture was gratifying to World War II survivors, but it was also ennobling and cathartic for Germany. Would such an approach be futile for the United States?

Who is Samantha Power, Irish Pro-Palestinian Activist (see also Ed Lasky, American Thinker) -a good piece on the danger to Israel.

In 2002 Samantha Power made a statement, calling for a U.S. military invasion of Israel. Full transcript available at the youtube site.

For more Obama Adviser Samantha Power on solving the Israel – Palestine Conflict 

One thing is clear: The sudden emergence of Obama’s National Security Council Advisor, Samantha Power, and the “new theory” she is using as justification for action in Libya, has very serious implications for future military action against Israel. As John Podhoretz explains in the New York Post, the “reason” behind the Libyan military strike is not the traditional justification of “protecting the national interest.” It is a “new” standard called “R2P” or “right to protect.” This concept is being promulgated by the “one-world” order activists at the United Nations, like Samantha Power.

DHS Johnson: We Don’t Know ‘a Whole Lot’ About Syrian Refugees Coming to US Through UN Program

No need to go to the trouble of a trojan horse. No, we will let the enemy within our gates at our own chosing. Or rather the United Nations. It might have been a good question during the recent debate, but we already have beaten the topic to death regarding our safety with the open borders. Yet we have become totally desensitized to this, and are responding as if the situation is a normal course of events. Here we go:

(CNSNeww.com) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday he is “committed” to making sure that any Syrian refugees resettling in the United States will get the proper vetting while acknowledging that the federal government won’t “know a whole lot” about the individuals who gain access to the country through the United Nations High Commission on Refugees and Resettlement.

“We’ve gotten better at that over the last couple years, but it is a time-consuming process, and one of the challenges we will have is that we’re not going to know a whole lot about the individual refugees that come forward from the UN High Commission on Refugees for Resettlement and Vetting,” Johnson said. More at CNS News with video.

Obama back at it, wants UN to control guns via Treaty

We should have learned with the fiasco over the so-called Iran nuclear deal. Obama went straight to the U.N. Let us not forget this little number called the UN Arms Trade Treaty. He wants our guns registered big time for a start, and here is how he plans on doing it. Here we go:

On August 24 officials from the Obama administration will be attending the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference in Mexico City.

The ATT was signed by Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2013 but never ratified by the US Senate. Nevertheless, Gun Owners of America reports that Obama officials will be in Mexico City for the conference.

Breitbart News previously reported that the ATT is an international gun control treaty designed to be implemented apart from, or in spite of, the general framework of governance for countries that are signatories to it.

Thus, while it will not do away with the Second Amendment on paper, it will subjugate the Second Amendment to the ATT’s gun controls if Obama administration officials return and implement the plans they will discuss in Mexico City.

 

Published on Aug 20, 2015 (Notes from video)

The UN Small Arms Conference — which takes place on August 24 in Mexico — is the “first step” in implementing the UN Small Arms Treaty, which is still waiting ratification by the Senate.

This treaty requires signing nations to “establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.” That means not just NATIONAL gun registration, but GLOBAL gun registration, as well (according to Article V, Section 4 of the treaty).

Over the past century, we have seen registration lists used as a prelude to gun confiscation in countries like Rwanda, Cambodia and many more. Gun confiscation, in turn, led to horrific genocide many of these countries — including Rwanda and Cambodia.

Imagine dictators around the world — with access to the UN blue helmets (aka, the UN military force) — having the names of Americans on record as being gun owners.

It’s preposterous! And this is why the Senate MUST kill this toxic agreement.

Please take action to defend your gun rights. Urge your Senators to vote NO on any agreement reached at the Mexico UN conference. Get more information at http://www.gunowners.org

More at Breitbart

Kerry tells Congress to go to heck. Will he take ‘agreement’ to the U.N.?

Haughty John Kerry who just gave a lecture to Congress about “interfering” with policy was the same man who gave aid and comfort to our enemy during the Vietnam War. So now the Iran deal is not a treaty but an agreement that will be taken to the U.N. and sanctions will be lifted. I ask you, who is the traitor?

The Obama administration hinted Thursday that it may take elements of an Iranian nuclear deal to the United Nations — while bypassing Congress for now. And that possibility has turned an already ugly political fight over the negotiations even nastier.

In one scenario floated this week, the White House would not immediately put aspects of an Iran deal up for a vote in Congress. Instead, the Obama administration would take aspects of the agreement to the United Nations Security Council — making the U.N. the target of a Congressional hatefest.

More at Daily Beast

Here is ‘patriot’ Kerry interfering and lying during a time when our men and women were at war,

Obama throws U.S. under the bus in Malaysia, says U.N.could sanction U.S.

So Obama wants again throws us under the bus in Malaysia. He compares us to similar Human Rights violations that the U.N. would find egregious? The very same day, this headline in Malaysia  Muslim Medical Association Urges Doctors to Amputate the Hands of Thieves » This Muslim loving President either is clueless, or prefers to see us bow to the new rise of Islam.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — President Obama celebrated America’s closer ties with the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia Sunday, even as he suggested “there’s more work to be done” here on the issue of human rights.

Obama’s visit — the first by a U.S. president since 1966 — offered Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak a chance to show off how much the nation has advanced since President Lyndon B. Johnson stopped here decades earlier.

“Like Malaysia, we constantly have to be on guard against racial attitudes that divide us, and instead embrace our diversity as a strength,” he said. 

The president noted that some Muslims in Burma have experienced discrimination, adding, “Here in Malaysia, this is a majority Muslim country. But then, there are times where those who are non-Muslims find themselves perhaps being disadvantaged or experiencing hostility.” 

Obama emphasized his connections to Southeast Asia throughout his trip. At Saturday’sstate dinner, hosted by King Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah at the Istana Negara palace, the president spoke of his mother’s love of batik and uttered a few phrases in the local language.

He prompted shouts of appreciation during the town hall event from a delegation of Indonesians when he mentioned he had lived in their home country. And the president suggested that he would continue to promote closer ties between the United States and Asia, because it is “part of the connection I felt, and still feel, to this region.”

H/T:  Washington Post:Obama says ‘there’s more work to be done’ on human rights 

Meanwhile, this story:Muslim Medical Association Urges Doctors to Amputate the Hands of Thieves »

Before all do no harm is not exactly a major Muslim medical principle. Before all follow Sharia law is. And that’s a problem in Malaysia, which Obama compared to the US, but which is going down the dark road of Islamic law.

Muslim doctors have sworn to an Islamic doctor’s oath which also binds them to Islam as a way of life and the implementation of Islamic laws including hudud, it added.

“A Muslim doctor performs his task according to the Islamic medical doctor’s oath, which fully supports Islam as a way of life, and this includes fully supporting Shariah laws,” i-Medik chairman Prof Dr Azmi Md Nor said.

With all that in mind, you can accept that the Islamic mutilations will be carried out humanely.

H/T: Front Page Mage Muslim Medical Association Urges Doctors to Amputate the Hands of Thieves »

Obama wants to increase contributions to United Nations by 33 percent

What does a law mean anyway? In 1994 President Clinton signed a law capping the U.S. contributions for peace keeping. But what the heck. With good old Samantha Power at the U.N., what does a law mean anyway. By the way, we  are over $17 trillion in debt. Keep this oldie moldie post in mind:  192 Countries exist in the world. We give Aid to 150 March 14, 2011

There are 192 countries in the world. We give out Aid to 150 of them. This doesn’t include that we have 120 military installations world-wide with hundreds of thousands of troops in an attempt to keep the world at relative peace. This is just what finished the Roman Empire. Can we  not  learn from History? Are we doomed to repeat it?

As you compute your taxes this year, remember how much of your hard-earned money is being given to foreign countries.

 That’s us dishing-out an allowance to 
over 78% of the nations in existence…
Interactive Foreign Aid Map -here- If the map doesn’t work go to Always on Watch

 

Via CNS News:

When U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday,the panel will consider a budget request for international organizations that is 33 percent bigger than last year’s, including a 43 percent hike in U.S. contributions to peacekeeping missions.

The administration’s fiscal year 2015 budget request for the U.N. and other organizations is $4.036 billion, up from $3.031 billion in FY2014. For contributions to peacekeeping missions, it is asking for $2.518 billion, up from $1.765 last year.

The $2.518 billion for peacekeeping amounts to 28.36 percent of the U.N.’s total peacekeeping budget. The U.S. also provides 22 percent of the separate U.N. operating budget. The U.N. has 193 member states.

According to Heritage Foundation scholar Brett Schaefer, President Clinton in 1994 signed a law setting a 25 percent cap on U.S. contributions for U.N. peacekeeping, which at the time were running at around 30 percent.

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