So why is the UN/WHO going forward on taxing the stuff? “As we reported at the beginning of the month, the United States is sitting out the World Health Organization’s (WHO) conference in Moscow where they will discuss massive new taxes on tobacco products – and potentially e-cigarettes as well – in all nations who have signed on to their treaty.” Mind you, the USA didn’t sign onto that treaty, so maybe it won’t have that much effect on things; but you’d think that the international community might want to think things throu…
Yeah, right, never mind.
So, let me see if I understand the situation, here.
The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.
Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said he advised the 40 Filipino peacekeepers not to lay down their arms, and they defied the U.N. peacekeeping commander’s order. Instead, they staged a daring escape from the Golan camp over the weekend, ending a tense, dayslong standoff.
Some idiot in the UN military (God help us) told Filipino forces – men with weapons in their hands and ammunition in their pouches – to meekly surrender to irregular fighters who do not recognize the laws of war. And this fool thought that those soldiers would do that? Even if you don’t actually believe the legend that we adopted the .45 because you can’t reliably stop a charging Moro warrior with a .38*, the fact is that if you want to kill a squad of Filipino soldiers, forget packing a lunch: you’re going to need the room for more ammunition. Or maybe an artillery battery**. Continue reading Filipino UN peacekeepers ordered to surrender to Islamist fighters. …Well, what do you THINK happened?
I sincerely hope that this will be a teachable moment for the administration.
The United States has informed Iran that it will not issue a visa to Tehran’s controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, the White House said Friday.
Denying visas to U.N. ambassadorial nominees or to foreign heads of state who want to attend United Nations events in the United States is rare, if not unprecedented.
The Obama administration had previously said only that the nomination of Hamid Aboutalebi, who was a member of the group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, was “not viable.” U.S. officials had hoped the issue could be resolved by Tehran simply withdrawing the nomination.
Continue reading US government decides not to sign off on Iranian insult to the USA.
…to interfere in voter registration reform programs in America.
- As per Ed Morrissey, the UN does not have the authority to interfere.
- The United States does not particularly need any ‘help’ with ensuring fair elections.
- Even if we did, the UN’s core competencies do not extend to ensuring fair elections.
- And if we ever do need help in the UN’s core competencies – which is to say, raping children and screaming at Israel – I’m sure that we have the UN’s contact information around here somewhere.
PS: It’s a freaking photo ID card. You need one to buy cigarettes, drink beer, rent a car, and/or fly anywhere. The Republic will survive requiring citizens having one in order to vote.