UN Grants membership to Palestinians; US cuts funding to UN

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    U.S. Will Withhold Funds For U.N. Agency After Vote to Grant Membership to Palestinians

    Read more: U.S. Will Withhold Funds For U.N. Agency After Vote To Grant Membership To Palestinians | Fox News

    Was it a matter that the US has no clout anymore or Obama played games by giving support to the Palestinians and then withdrawing it?
     
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    Your title is misleading.
    The Palis first went to the General Assembly asking for full recognition. That didnt work out too well, so sensing defeat they went to UNESCO, an agency of the UN that was going to be more sympathetic. I guess rules for UNESCO are a little different.
    The U.N. has lost whatever legitimacy it might ever have had. This vindicates Bush's decision to enforce the UN's resolutions after they refused to. It would vindicate our immediate withdrawal from that body of snakes and thieves.
     
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    Yes, Rabbi, you are right. I forgot "Agency", UNESCO. So sorry!
     
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    Frankly, I'm not seeing the value in membership to this not so august group. It's just not worth the money IMHO, I'd boot their asses out of NYC and withdraw altogether.
     
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    The pali's refused to abide by Israeli law & VOLUNTARILY left the land. The Pali's that stayed behind would not accept the Israeli government as sovereign & were removed from the land forcibly. The neighboring Arab countries did not want the Pali's either & instead used them as political puppets against Israel. Today, the Pali's are the only known "mob" of people globally that have no legitimate roots to any country or place of origin. They had their chance for Israeli citizenship back in 48' but blew it. They have since become an embarrassment to humanity at large.


    1948 Palestinian exodus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    In all honesty I'm not sure why the U.S. and European nations just didn't nip all this in the bud. Given the shape of our (Western) economies. It would have been perfectly legitimate (via back channels) to quietly inform the Palestinians that persistance towards UN membership might just percipitate, within our domestic politics, a public mandate looking to cut off foreign aid. Further, such an occurence might just result in the curtailing of the hundreds of millions of dollars that the PA currently receives from the West. Really quite simple. Is it so hard to visualize Obama's Chicago Friend Bill Daley saying to the PA "Nice gigg you got going here. Be a shame if something were to happen to it!"?:eusa_eh:

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    I don't get stuff like this.....and because I didn't get it I was kind of bummed.....then I realized it's all Fox News crap.

    Conservative media vicitms have a completely overblown sense of America's place in the world. If we keep trying to be the world's policeman....we'll go broke
     
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    USA should withdraw if it doesn't want to respect majority decisions of International Community.
    The money the USA pays to UNSECO equals around 600.000$ increased payment by each member-state. And the salaries for the top-payed Americans in that organizations can also be saved.

    Will you back off from your Veto right in UNSC also when you "boot them out" ?
     
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    I'm not a big UN fan so any cuts will be fine with me. We have turned far too much of our sovereignty and decision-making over to foreign organizations like the UN and NATO. It's time get back to following our Constitution.
     
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    When terrorist states like Libya, Sudan, and Turkey have equal votes with France, England and the U.S. it isn't a viable organization.
     

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