‘UN Still Stinks of Sulfur,’ says Venezuela Foreign Minister

[ Ed. note – One of the most memorable speeches ever delivered at the UN by any head of state was that given in 2006 by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.  The speech was given before the General Assembly on September 20–just one day after George W. Bush had spoken in the same chamber before the same body.

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Trump Now Threatening ‘Military Option’ Against Venezuela

Trump took time off from threatening North Korea today in order to fire off a few threats at Venezuela.  If the president decides he wants to send US troops into Venezuela, he probably now has the justification he needs, courtesy of the UN Humans Rights Commission. The Office of the High Commissioner has released a report accusing the government of “patterns” of human rights violations.

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Israel Turns UNESCO Meeting into ‘Politicized Circus’

Israel, not for the first time, is royally P.O.’ed at UNESCO. The UN organization’s World Heritage Committee has been holding a meeting in Krakow, Poland–and in a session on July 4, the body passed a resolution naming Israel as an “occupying power” while at the same time condemning its tunneling and underground excavation activities in the old city of Jerusalem.

Said excavations, presumably for archaeological purposes, started up several years ago. I first put up a post about them back in 2014 after it was reported that they were causing structural problems with Palestinian homes in the area, so it’s good that UNESCO is addressing the issue. But the resolution angered the Israeli representative, who threw a temper tantrum by calling for a moment of silence for “six million murdered Jews.” And this is what we see in the video below:

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Bernie Sanders Talks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth, Tries to Justify Signing onto UN Letter

Last week all 100 members of the US Senate signed onto a letter criticizing the UN, and particularly the UN Human Rights Council, for seeking to “advance an anti-Israel agenda.” In the above video, Bernie Sanders, probably beloved by more liberals than any other member of the Senate, attempts to justify his decision to add his signature to the letter.

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