Tag Archives: United Nations

Ahmadinejad Proposes Debate with Obama

“We are ready to sit down with Mr .Obama face-to-face, and put the global issues on the table, man-to-man, freely, and in front of the media and see whose solutions are better,” Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday. His country has been the target of a series of U.N. sanctions, most recently in June, because […]

The Unenforceable

The UN Security Council passed a new resolution [pdf] in regards to nuclear disarmament and proliferation yesterday. But does it matter? The resolution basically holds the status quo and reaffirms the commitment of ”well-behaved” countries to continuing to try and be on their best behavior while having no effective means of stopping the proliferation of […]

U.N. General Assembly: Resources

Highlights: NY Times summary. President Barack Obama vowed increased cooperation with the U.N. and spoke of four pillars necessary for a successful global future: nuclear disarmament, promotion of peace and security, environmental protection and a global economy that offers universal opportunity.   Part 1 — Part 2 — Part 3 Colonel Muammar Gaddafi spoke for […]

Israel brags about control of American foreign policy

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel claims that with a single phone call to President Bush he changed our vote on a UN resolution that Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice helped write. Check out this excerpt from the NY Times: “I said, ‘Get me President Bush on the phone,’ ” Mr. Olmert said in a […]

Israel: A Rogue Nation

Last Friday, Israel closed off occupied-Gaza Strip and its 1.4 million residents from the rest of the world, blockading the flow of basic supplies – including fuel and humanitarian aid. It’s understood that the blockade could lead to a humanitarian crisis in the already-destitute area. The lack of diesel fuel, for instance, threatens “such vital […]