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Posted: 4/6/2002 6:24:50 PM EDT
[url=http://www.humaneventsonline.com/articles/04-08-02/kilgannon.htm][b]UN Wants A Cut of U.S. GNP[/b][/url] "The United Nations, which sat on its collective hands after the September 11 terrorist attacks, is exploiting the memory of more than 3,000 people who were brutally murdered that day to shakedown the United States for cold, hard cash. Only six months later, the UN is trying to capitalize on the tragedy by rewriting history—suggesting those lives might have been saved had only the United States paid the price of protection. And what is that price? For starters, $70 billion. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is not satisfied with the $304 million the United States pays in UN dues—25% of the regular UN budget—and is not content with the $375 million Americans give to such UN programs as War Crimes Tribunals, the World Health Organization and the Universal Postal Union. It doesn’t matter to Annan that the United States contributes $500 million to the UN for peacekeeping costs, or that the Pentagon has spent upwards of $8 billion in recent years to fulfill peacekeeping duties worldwide. No, Annan wants more. His demand: The United States must turn over 0.7% of our gross national product—roughly $70 billion—to the UN Office of Development Assistance to ostensibly fight poverty around the world. And this is just the beginning—a minimum threshold as far as the UN is concerned. Presumably, such payments will mollify terrorists to the point that they will stop flying planes into American buildings. Believe it or not, that was the message I encountered during the UN’s International Conference on Financing for Development, held March 18-22 in Monterrey, Mexico. Annan warned that "no one in this world can feel comfortable, or safe, while so many are suffering and deprived." Jan Kavan, minister of foreign affairs for the Czech Republic, said that poverty and terrorism "share a common base," and that "extreme poverty . . . creates fertile soil . . . for terrorist behavior." James Wolfensohn, the president of the World Bank who is from the United States, declared that aid is an "insurance policy against terrorism." Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, instructed the conference that the world faces two choices: "poverty and . . . war" or "peace and prosperity." S. I. Kolotukhin, deputy minister of finance for Russia, said Annan’s goal of getting 0.7% of U.S. GNP will be a "determining factor" for a world "free from terrorist threat." King Abdullah II of Jordan said, "For too long, deep pockets of poverty and desperation have served as breeding grounds for conflict and division." the article continues on... but you get the idea. So the UN is now openly and brazenly threatening the US with more terrorist attacks if we don't pay up. But that's no surprise - thirty percent (57/190) of the nations of the UN are "Muslim" nations.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 6:34:13 PM EDT
Fuvk Koni and the UN. We NEED to get the hell out of that corroupt organization, and reclaim the ground that we GAVE them in NYC. And remember, any blue hats or helmets on american soil should be SHOT.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 6:41:54 PM EDT
these assholes need to realize how much more we do than anyone else who belongs.... and it isn't like we are gonna be less likely to be the target of terrorism if we pay off some poor ass country that serves no purpose.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 6:44:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2002 6:45:37 PM EDT by schapman43]
Wow! This sounds just like communism. I thought we were against that? Soon the UN will make everyone equal and there will be world peace.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 6:52:11 PM EDT
thirty percent (57/190) of the nations of the UN are "Muslim" nations
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And we're stupid enough to be part of an organization that allows a bunch of 12th century savages who beat their women with clubs when they laugh outdoors to have an equal vote with the USA? An outfit where Sudan sits on the human rights secretariat? Does Sudan even recognize the concept of human rights? If it wasn't a harbinger of things to come it would almost be funny.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 7:12:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2002 7:18:08 PM EDT by The_Macallan]
Originally Posted By Jarhead_22: An outfit where Sudan sits on the human rights secretariat? Does Sudan even recognize the concept of human rights?
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Yep - seems the UN has no problem with [b]Sudan, Viet Nam, Libya, China or Cuba[/b] being on the UN Human Rights Commission. Yes - these are just some of the 57 members of the UN [b]Human Rights[/b] Commission!! [puke] For the full list of member nations see [url=http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/2/chrmem.htm]Commission on Human Rights[/url] [b]Of course you know the United States (the nation that actually founded the Human Rights Commission) is not on it anymore. We were booted off it last year.[/b]
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 7:13:06 PM EDT
Like anybody needs another reason to hate the UN. Hell, by this reasoning shouldn't we just put that same 70 billion to work here and rid ourselves of crime? Just start handing out money in the inner cities, or hell to criminal who asks, and we'll stop violence here. After all, without poverty we wouldn't have crime. Right? I say we keep the money and get rid of our own problems and THEN go help the rest of the world. If we throw enough money at it fast enough we'll finally acheive world peace.
Link Posted: 4/6/2002 7:24:17 PM EDT
I agree with Hydguy... Blue helmet season is always open.. And you don't need a tag.. (On this soil anyway)
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 1:01:44 AM EDT
I'm not interested in a tax increase to support every socialist tyranny around the world that "just can't make it otherwise."
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 9:02:20 AM EDT
Kofi the [:o)] should take a flying fornication. ARH
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 9:25:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: snip No, Annan wants more. His demand: The United States must turn over 0.7% of our gross national product—roughly $70 billion—to the UN Office of Development Assistance to ostensibly fight poverty around the world. snip
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Would you buy a $70 billion used car from the UN? The people in control of the money at the UN are some of the most corrupt people on the planet.
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 9:33:19 AM EDT
Go to this site to learn more about the evils of the U.N. [url]www.getusout.com[/url]
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 3:45:59 PM EDT
The UN needs the US a hell of alot more than we need them. Why in the hell are we still part of this bumbling and inefficient organization? This is a perfect example of why we do not need a new world order or a world court. We need to respect the sovereignty of individual nations and make damned sure evryone else respects ours.
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 3:50:04 PM EDT
as if we needed ANOTHER reason to hate the un.
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 4:24:05 PM EDT
OK people, this is the lesson that should be garnered from this article: "Democracy sucks" themao [chainsawkill]
Link Posted: 4/7/2002 4:38:27 PM EDT
UN= unbeleavble nerve
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