Did they *really* think that dirty trick they played with Israel would go unanswered?
You know you have their attention when the media starts invoking the word ‘draconian’. This will be fun.
State Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs, signaling an unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen, according to three sources.
The push for such draconian measures comes as the White House is scheduled on Thursday to release its 2018 budget proposal, which is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent for spending on the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign assistance programs, including the U.N., in next year’s budget. The United States spends about $10 billion a year on the United Nations. —ForeignPolicy
Oh no! They do some nice things. We need to keep sending money!
What they fail to acknowledge in that piece is that even the ‘good things’ the UN does are tainted.
Maybe they’ve forgotten about the ‘one-dollar girls’ that UN Peacekeepers left in their wake.
“My first time with the UN soldiers was not my choice,” Francine said in Swahili. She is thin and looks too small for her age. “I went with an older woman who, without my knowing, had already negotiated a price with some Moroccan soldiers to have sex with me. So, when they were finished with me, they gave me some milk, which I didn’t drink. —Source
That was 2005. We could cite another complaint from last year if you prefer. Or you could do a websearch on ‘UN Abuses’ and see what turns up.
That’s besides their habit of being complicit in corruption? Remember Kofi Annan, and the Food-For-Oil workaround for sanctions?
When you have countries that THEMSELVES are abusing their citizens (hear this girl’s gripping escape story for details about CHINA’s dubious record on human rights) sitting as members of the UN ‘Human Rights Council’.
China? Saudi Arabia — where the death penalty is still on the books for apostasy, adultery, and blasphemy? There’s a whole list. And PAST members are worse than the present ones.
Let’s recall Niki Haley’s presser with the UN to put this in its Proper context.
(Full article here: Niki Haley’s BLISTERING UN Speech Will Leave CNN Red-Faced)
Big, Bad President Trump might make Americans stop shoveling money at the United Nations (Peace Be Upon It) — yes, we ARE mocking your religious devotion to the UN, thanks for noticing! — whatever shall we do?
Gee, I don’t know. Maybe go back to doing what free people have done since forever. Go about your lives, and when help is needed, give it yourselves. Your way. In a way that’s accountable to you. Instead of propping up a corrupt system of heavily centralized power.
Seventeen-Seventy-Six (does anyone still remember that?) was about BREAKING AWAY from ‘corrupt systems of centralized power’. Why the Hell should a free people perpetuate it?