Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Our UN Dollars at Work

What a crock the whole UN is. Its time we got out of this organization and kicked them out of the US altogether. It can't happen soon enough to suit me. These corrupt legislators do nothing but obstruct progress. Let your representatives know how you feel about the UN. Click the title for the entire article.

UN Anti-Terror Effort Bogged Down Over Terrorism Definition
Tuesday, September 02, 2008 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor (CNSNews.com) – Seven years after the U.N. Security Council responded to 9/11 with a tough resolution aimed at tackling the scourge of terror, its ability to do so remains hamstrung by a failure to agree of a definition of terrorism – and by policies evidently designed to avoid embarrassing or annoying member states.

A long-running effort to define terrorism repeatedly has run into hurdles erected by mostly Islamic states determined that the fight against occupation – especially the one waged by the Palestinians – should be explicitly exempted.

That stance is enshrined in the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 1998 convention on combating international terrorism, which states that “peoples’ struggle including armed struggle against foreign occupation … shall not be considered a terrorist crime.”

The principle has been reiterated numerous times in recent years. An OIC resolution passed in Islamabad in 2007 called for a U.N. conference to set a definition of terrorism that “distinguish[es] it from the peoples’ national liberation struggle.”

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