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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 12/6/2001 4:41:42 AM EDT
WTF???? GOD I HATE LIVING IN ILLINOIS!!!!!!!! It's a friggin pinko state!!!!!! Seriously, who the heck is this guy and what business does he have telling us to be a part of the "new world order"??? He can eat my Bushmaster as far as I'm concerned. themao [pissed] [url]http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/yrtwn/south/056syt2.htm[/url] And this is their web site: [url]http://www.unachicago.org/[/url] Illinois U.N. official predicts new world order Says there may be universal peace in the next 10 years Wednesday, December 5, 2001 By Rex Robinson Staff writer On a day when war raged in Afghanistan and the strained relationship between the Israelis and Palestinians worsened, a U.N. official predicted there could be world peace within 10 years. Edward Widmer, president of the Illinois Division of the United Nations Association of the United States, told the Bolingbrook Rotary Club that despite the chaos in the world today, he anticipated there will eventually be a major shift. "Within 10 years time, you're going to see the beginnings of an embryonic world order," Widmer said. Speaking at the Bolingbrook Holiday Inn, Widmer focused on the intimate connection between the U.N. and the Rotary, but also touched on the problems the U.S. has had with the United Nations. For example, before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., the U.S. was the only country out of 180 to not sign a U.N. protocol against chemical warfare and bioterrorism, Widmer said. The so-called "world legislation" laid out opposition to bio-terrorism and chemical warfare, he said. "Yet now we are the first to be faced with the threat of anthrax," Widmer said. After the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush sent the legislation back to Congress, he said. "In a sense, we are a little bit out of step with the rest of the world," Widmer said. The U.S. needs to get in sync with the U.N., and an important step toward that is for the U.S. to pay the more than $2 billion it owes in past dues to the U.N., Widmer said. A new "world order" will be achieved through the globalization of industries like banking and finance, he said. "There is $1.5 trillion in foreign currency changing hands throughout the world everyday," he said. There also is 55,000 corporations doing business all over the world, he said. What will be most significant, Widmer said, is non-governmental organizations focusing on world problems. "These are grassroots organizations just like your Rotary Club here in Bolingbrook," Widmer said. In 1996, Rotary International created a new set of scholarships that have provided funding for 70 students to study world peace and conflict resolution, Widmer said. Rotary International also has a goal to wipe out polio throughout the world by 2005, he said. Widmer conducts seminars on policing and security issues, conflict resolution, violence protection, multi-culturalism, and diversity training. He has chaired several U.N. satellite conferences in South America on human rights and international health issues. He has also worked for the U.S. State Department, and provided security services for 20 countries, the U.N. and Fortune 500 multinational corporations.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 4:42:13 AM EDT
Widmer credited the Rotary Club with launching his interest in world issues. He was awarded a Rotary exchange scholarship to study in the Netherlands, and eventually became a Rotary member in 1969. He is the past president of the Southwest Chicago Rotary Club. "Be proud to be Rotarians, because we're right there, right in the vanguard of the U.N.," Widmer said.
Link Posted: 12/6/2001 8:00:12 PM EDT
Putting it up front again.
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