The infinitely avoidable US/UN Palestine showdown.
Now it may be because I’m this horrible, horrible neoconservative Right-Wing Death Beast and everything – but I have to admit: articles like this confuse me. The United States faced increasing pressure on Tuesday as the Palestinian quest for statehood gained support from Turkey and other countries, even as the Obama administration sought an 11th-hour compromise that would avoid a confrontation at the United Nations | Read More »
Antiwar hero Scott Ritter nabbed in teen sex sting.
Again. A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera. Scott Ritter of Delmar, N.Y., who served as chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991-98 and who was an outspoken critic of the second Bush administration in | Read More »
Germans will walk out if Ahmadinejad speech involves Holocaust denial. Huzzah.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I have a problem with this. Germany will walk out of the U.N. General Assembly if Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust in a speech he will give Wednesday, and it wants other European Union countries to do the same, the foreign ministry said. My problem with this is that intolerance to Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism should be so instinctive | Read More »
Helmsley Hotels to Ahmadinejad: Scram.
(Via Drudge) They run a respectable establishment, you understand. The New York Helmsley Hotel last night abruptly canceled a long-planned banquet for next week after finding out that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was scheduled to attend and speak, The Post has learned. Helmsley representatives told Ahmadinejad to beat it after being informed by the security group United Against Nuclear Iran that the Israel-hating, Holocaust-denying America | Read More »
North Korea to UN: Apologize, or we’ll test some nukes.
Did something get lost in translation? – Because there seems to be a couple of gaps there in the logic chain. N Korea threatens nuclear tests North Korea has threatened to carry out nuclear missile tests unless the UN Security Council apologises for its condemnation of a recent rocket launch. Pyongyang said it would be compelled to take self-defence measures “including nuclear and intercontinental ballistic | Read More »
I have a few responses to UN SecGen’s ‘deadbeat’ comment…
…(via Jules Crittenden) it’s just that most of them are foul. Which, by a fascinating coincidence, is precisely the word that I’d use to describe the actions that the UN bureaucracy often finds itself involved in, usually involving children and teenagers. I will promise this, though: if the President decides to go a little further than ‘unfortunate‘ I won’t stop him. If he decides that | Read More »