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Is Peter Disoriented about the United Nations?

Is Peter Disoriented about the United Nations?
On Monday Pope Francis delivered the annual papal address to the diplomatic corps—the Vatican’s ambassadors from over 180 nations. His speech focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations 70 years ago this past December 10. The pope said, “At a distance of seventy years, it is painful to see how many fundamental rights continue to be violated today.”

The problem is that the United Nations is not about fundamental rights, but about the rights to revolt from God. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948 was satanic in agenda, in that it was all about instigating rebellion against moral authority and initiating a new era that would take away our fundamental human rights, especially the right to life. It was about empowering those who advance the destruction of Christianity through every form of moral corruption, including witchcraft, sodomy, pedophilia, and drug infiltration, and who from the beginning have determined to “marginalize” Christians and infringe upon their religious liberty.

By David Martin - Saturday, January 13, 2018 - Full Story

North Korea Games the Olympics

North Korea Games the Olympics
If the International Olympic Committee ever decides to add Totalitarian Cruelty and Nuclear Extortion to its roster of Olympic sports, it might make sense for the IOC to bend over backwards to include North Korea—which would be a shoo-in for the gold. But the Olympics are supposed to involve healthier forms of activity. So I’d strongly urge a sober rethink of the applause we’re now hearing for North Korea’s last-minute enrollment in the Winter Olympic Games, to be held Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

And there sure has been plenty of applause, from many quarters, for Tuesday’s Inter-Korean talks at Panmunjom and the resulting joint North-South Korean announcement that North Korea would send a delegation to the Olympics.

What Happens When Socialists Run Out of Other People’s Money

What Happens When Socialists Run Out of Other People's Money
Prime Minister Thatcher once famously observed that socialists “always run out of other people’s money.” But what actually happens when socialism runs out of money?

Venezuela, a once wealthy nation with black gold coming out of the ground, is a test case.

The socialist regime ran out of other people’s money, and then out of money, years ago. The government met protests by its starving population with a 40% minimum wage hike. That’s the usual socialist solution to what leftists call ‘income inequality’. The problem is that 40% of nothing is still zero.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, January 12, 2018 - Full Story

UNICEF Works with Radical Pro-Palestinian Groups to Demonize Israel Defense Forces

UNICEF Works with Radical Pro-Palestinian Groups to Demonize Israel Defense Forces
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is a UN program that is supposed to provide humanitarian and developmental assistance to children around the world. While UNICEF does do valuable work on behalf of children, it is not the same organization that I remember collecting money for on Halloween decades ago. In more recent times, UNICEF has partnered with radical organizations pursuing pro-Palestinian and Islamist agendas.  NGO Monitor produces and distributes critical analyses and reports on the activities of the international and local non-governmental organization (NGO) networks. It has just issued a scathing report claiming that UNICEF’s Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) branch is working with radical anti-Israel NGOs to add the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to a UN blacklist of “grave” violators of children’s rights.

Each year, the UN Secretary General publishes a report on “Children and Armed Conflict,” which, since 2001, has included an “annex” listing “parties to armed conflict” that engage in certain practices that fundamentally violate the rights of children. This annex is regarded as a blacklist of villainous entities that harm children. Palestinians and their advocates are seeking to abuse the process by enlisting UNICEF to do their dirty work in demonizing Israel yet again.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Full Story

Norks announce their nuclear missiles ONLY aimed at U.S. oh, and we’ll be able to root against them

Norks announce their nuclear missiles ONLY aimed at U.S
As you know, I’m bummed that Russia has been booted from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Sure, their athletes are finding a variety of ways around their country’s embarrassing drug-related ban, but it’s just not the same. Fortunately, we’ll have another global enemy to root against.

After a “historic” meeting between North and South Korean diplomats, Kim Jong Un has announced that the ridiculously named Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will be sending athletes, reporters, and cheerleaders to the Pyeongchang games.

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Full Story

Trump odds-on to defund UNRWA if PLO won’t negotiate with Israel

Trump odds-on to defund UNRWA if PLO won't negotiate with Israel
President Trump appears determined to defund the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) should the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) refuse to resume negotiations with Israel.

Such negotiations—suspended since April 2014—won’t re-commence until Trump’s eagerly-awaited peace plan—his “ultimate deal” - sees the light of day. Until then current UNRWA funding will probably continue.

By David Singer - Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Full Story

Iran Erupts

Iran Erupts
Contrary to what many people think, Iran is not a stable Islamic state. The mullahs, like organized crime, have to hold their power over Iran with blood, the blood of their people. Yes, Iran, or Persia, as it was once called, has had their share of coups and revolutions, but for the most part, modern Iran’s problems began in 1950 when foreign influence began to change the nature of the country. For many older people in the East, Western culture is as foreign to them as Eastern culture is to us.

The religious makeup of Iran before the 1979 revolution was mainly Shia Muslims, but a significant number of Jews, Christians, and other faiths called Iran home as well, and they all lived together just fine.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Full Story

Iran’s mad mullahs getting awfully nervous as street protests continue for seventh day

Iran's mad mullahs getting awfully nervous as street protests continue for seventh day
Things you can’t imagine happening never happen . . . until they do. The Berlin Wall would never come down. The Soviet Union would surely not cease to exist. The Cubs would never win a World Series. Donald Trump couldn’t possibly be elected president.

Things that can’t happen because they simply can’t remain inconceivable until events change the limits of what we can conceive.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - Full Story

Bowl Cut Jr. gives starving Nork soldiers months off to forage for nuts and berries

Bowl Cut Jr. gives starving Nork soldiers months off to forage for nuts and berries
It’s no secret that horrific communist dictatorships have trouble feeding their people.  We’ve seen it everywhere it’s tried, from the Soviet Union to Venezuela. No matter how much you want your fascist totalitarian regime to succeed, eventually everyone has an unpleasant tendency to get really, really, hungry..

If a recent report is correct, that’s also true in North Korea.  There, glorious leader has given his troops a few months off so they can - get this - forage for nuts and berries.

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - Full Story

UN vote on Trump’s Jerusalem decision reaches new legal low

UN vote on Trump's Jerusalem decision reaches new legal low
The United Nations General Assembly resolution on 21 December 2017 asking nations not to establish diplomatic missions in Jerusalem (“Resolution”) was adopted by 128 of the 193 member States acting in breach of three specific articles in the UN Charter.

By David Singer - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

Latest News on Iranian Revolt

Iran protests have violent night; at least 13 dead overall

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Protests across Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, killing 10 people, Iranian state television said Monday.

The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have seen five days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 13 with the slaying of a police officer announced late Monday.—More…

Iran cuts social media access as unrest turns deadly

Tehran (AFP) - Iran cut access to social media on Sunday in a bid to head off further protests after days of unrest that saw two people killed and dozens arrested.

The interior minister warned protesters will “pay the price” as footage on social media showed thousands marching across the country overnight in the biggest test for the Islamic republic since mass demonstrations in 2009.—More…

Trump: Iranians ‘finally getting wise’ on their money ‘squandered on terrorism’

President Trump said Sunday the United States is keeping an eye out for human rights violations during the deadly Iranian protests, which have entered their fourth day.

At least two people reportedly have died so far, and Iranian officials have warned anti-government protesters will “pay the price.”—More…

By News on the Net - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

Facing a Tamimi government

Facing a Tamimi government
This week, the Tamimi clan from Nabi Saleh beset Israel once again. Ahed Tamimi, the family’s teenaged golden girl, and her mother, Nariman, once again posted videos of themselves slapping and cursing hapless IDF soldiers.

The photogenic Ahed has been doing this number since she was a little girl.

There are two components of the Palestinian war to annihilate Israel: terrorism and propaganda. The two are integrally linked. The ties are nowhere more apparent than in the actions of the Tamimi family.

By Caroline Glick - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Full Story

Socialist Venezuela, which has the world’s largest proven oil reserves, is out of gasoline

Socialist Venezuela, which has the world's largest proven oil reserves, is out of gasoline

I want to say that, sure, there has to come a point when ever those most determined to believe in socialism will see enough stories like this and be forced to reckon with the truth. But we all know better than that, don’t we? When you’re a true believer in something, there’s always another explanation apart from the one that would shake the foundations of your belief system.

Pretty tough to do in the case of the world’s most oil-rich nation running out of gas, but give them a few hours of watching MSNBC or reading the New York Times, and they’ll come up with a way to explain this away too:

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, December 28, 2017 - Full Story

Shifting to the Right? President Rouhani Distances Himself from his Reformist Supporters

Shifting to the Right? President Rouhani Distances Himself from his Reformist Supporters
Since his reelection, Iranian President Rouhani has pursued a policy that to a great extent disregards the demands of the reformists who supported him during the elections and reflects a shift toward the conservative camp. This trend is evident in the President’s political appointments, his reneging on promises of civil reforms, and the reduced tension, at least in public, vis-à-vis the Revolutionary Guards. Disappointment with the President is evident among the reformists, although the prevailing opinion is that they should continue supporting him and not risk letting the hardliners gain an upper hand. The President’s conduct reflects his identity as a fundamentally conservative politician, his priorities, the limits of his power versus the conservative establishment, and his long range political aspirations. His recognition of the limits of his power and his focus on improving the economic situation may indicate political insight, but his failure to respond to the public’s demands is liable over time to exacerbate the Iranians’ despair and pose a growing challenge to his regime.

By INSS -- Raz Zimmt- Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - Full Story

The Top 10 Most Evil U.N. Actions of 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
10. Denied Venezuelan Hunger: In the first-ever U.N. visit to Venezuela, Alfred de Zayas, the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Cuban-backed “Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order,” posted propaganda photos to deny mass hunger caused by the regime’s failed policies.

After UN Watch exposed the sick lie—in truth, Venezuelan hospitals are filled with starving children—the U.N. official was pressured into deleting his blog post and tweet.

By UN Watch - Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - Full Story

Putin’s in trouble now: The ‘Russian Paris Hilton’ is his likely opponent in the March presidential

Ksenia Sobchak
Hey! You should take her seriously. She’s no longer a Playboy playmate and she’s now a very serious television journalist, and we all know how smart they are.

Anyway, Putin’s opponent by rights should have been Alexei Navalny, except for the very unfortunate coincidence that - just like everyone else who has tried to run against Putin - Navalny has a criminal record! An amazing coincidence indeed, er . . . a product of the fact that Putin tends to have people arrested when they turn up as part of the political opposition to him?

Yeah. One of these.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - Full Story

Trump only confirmed the obvious: Jerusalem is Israel’s capital

Trump only confirmed the obvious: Jerusalem is Israel’s capital
WASHINGTON, D.C.— In foreign policy, conventional wisdom has an almost biblical force.  Gospel-like, practitioners intone the commandments: Never get involved in a land war in Asia.  Terrorism and religion are unrelated.  And, holy of holies, do not appear to prejudge the outcome of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Clearly, the gospels are not for Donald Trump, who last week declared that Jerusalem is indeed the capital of the State of Israel, and that the United States will move its embassy there from Tel Aviv.

Predictably, the President was denounced by the usual complement of opinion leaders, journalists and political opponents.  And since Donald Trump is so often wrong, it is tempting to succumb to the opprobrium of polite society and agree he was probably wrong again.  Except he wasn’t.

By Danielle Pletka - Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Full Story

UN, OIC, EU and PLO invite Trump retaliation

UN, OIC, EU and PLO invite Trump retaliation
Humiliating President Trump by declaring his decision recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as being “null and void and must be rescinded” - spells financial and political trouble for the United Nations (UN), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the European Union (EU) and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

The timing of Trump’s decision can certainly be criticised—but questioning Trump’s sovereign right to make that decision constitutes a flagrant attempt to undermine the offices of the democratically-elected US President and Congress.

By David Singer - Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Full Story

The international community and the liberal media

The international community and the liberal media

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley glared at her colleagues at the UN Security Council Monday as she cast the lone nay vote against a draft resolution presented by Egypt to nullify US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Haley then berated her UN colleagues for their assault against US sovereignty and for their prolonged efforts to delegitimize Israel and blame the Jewish state for the absence of peace. In her words, “The United States refuses to accept the double standard that says we are not impartial when we stand by the will of the American people by moving our US embassy, but somehow the United Nations is a neutral party when it consistently singles out Israel for condemnation.”

The liberal media, led by The New York Times chastised her.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, December 22, 2017 - Full Story

The UN’s Latest Farce on Jerusalem

The UN’s Latest Farce on Jerusalem

Just about a year after the Obama administration stood by and allowed a blatantly anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution to pass, the Trump administration vetoed a Security Council resolution on December 18th that sought to invalidate President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In discussing the U.S. veto, Ambassador Nikki Haley reminded the other members of the Security Council who had denounced President Trump’s decision and voted for the resolution that national sovereignty matters.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Thursday, December 21, 2017 - Full Story