Re: US threatens, again, to pull out of UNSC unless it ends criticism of Israel

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has warned the UN Human Rights Council that the US is ready to pull out of the inter-governmental body unless it changes its attitude towards Israel.

Speaking over the weekend at the annual Washington conference of the Israeli American Council, Haley once again struck out at the UN over its alleged bias against Israel.

Haley told the applauding audience that the US is ready to pull out unless the UN institute reforms including removing Israel as a permanent item on its agenda. The former governor of South Carolina reiterated longstanding US demands on the Human Rights Council to remove Item Seven, which requires a report on the “Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories”, every time the Council meets.

Accusing former US President Barack Obama of “betraying” the Israelis for allowing through a UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements, Haley said: “As long as I was US ambassador, such an act of betrayal would never happen again.”

Israel vs. the United Nations: the Nikki Haley doctrine

Haley also revealed that the US delegation was working to block the publication of a list compiled by the UN of companies doing business in illegal settlement.

Last month the UN announced that it was planning to blacklist companies that violate international law by doing business in occupied Palestinian territories; up to 190 companies (130 Israeli and 60 international) received threatening letters from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.



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US Threatens to Impose Oil Embargo on Venezuela Unless Democracy Is Restored

SABRINA MARTIN–All sanctions against Venezuela are on the table for the United States, according to US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. She said if Venezuela doesn’t move to re-establish democratic order, the Trump administration may take more severe measures than the sanctions it has already imposed.

“There is a lot of support in Latin America to see that Venezuela begins to respect its people and return to the democracy it is supposed to be,” Haley said. “If things do not get better, all options are available.”

She said an oil embargo is a possibility.

One of the most recent and emblematic cases of similar sanctions came against Iran in July 2012 when the United States, the UN and the European Union decided to embargo oil from the country. Iran went from exporting just over 2,500,000 barrels of oil per day in 2011 to less than 1,500,000 barrels in 2013.

The Trump administration has strongly criticized the dictatorship in Venezuela — overseen by President Nicolás Maduro — and has raised its voice for the world to hear on several occasions. So far, Trump and the US have taken the most decisive action out of anyone in the international community.

On Tuesday September 19, Trump attacked the UN for supporting a “socialist dictatorship” and threatened more sanctions if “Venezuela insists on actions that violate democracy.”

“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been implemented poorly,” he said, “but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.”

So far, the US has imposed sanctions against high-standing officials in Maduro’s regime for violating human rights and, in the case of Vice President Tareck El Aissami, for terrorist and drug trafficking activities.

The US has also sanctioned the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, limiting new bond deals with US companies.

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Heroic Senator Vows to Hold Defense Bill Hostage Unless Congress Ends Iraq & Afghan Wars

The Senate on Monday took up the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), passing a motion in an 89-3 vote which allowed the legislation to proceed. That action essentially limits the procedural debate on the legislation and moves the NDAA to a full vote as early as Wednesday morning.

However, Paul made clear on his Twitter account that he had every intention of slowing down the passage of the NDAA – which sets forth the Pentagon’s budget and major programs for the next fiscal year beginning October 1 – until he was guaranteed a vote on amending the AUMF in Afghanistan in Iraq.

“I will object to all procedural motions and amendments unless and until my amendment is made in order and we vote on these wars,” Paul wrote.

He went on to note the length of time that the US military has been present in Afghanistan and Iraq.

“We have been there for 16 years. It is time for them to end. It is time for Congress to vote on whether or not they should end.”

Paul noted that the Senate was in a “quorum call,” unable to act because of his protest.

He vowed to continue the protest until Congress agreed to vote on whether or not to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Paul noted that his protest was for the soldiers, adding that “hypocrites” are happy to “pretend concern over our constitutional duty to declare war” but are happy to “block any vote on ending any of our 7 current wars.”

The senator said that he “sits nearly alone,” but he is happy to fight by himself if needed.

In addition to Paul, the NDAA cloture motion was opposed by Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden.

Paul took aim at both the “anti-war left” and the “conservative right” in his series of tweets.

“Where is the anti-war left demanding the wars end? Where is the constitional [sic] conservative right demanding Congress reclaim its war powers?” he wrote.

Although an increasing number of lawmakers have been calling on Congress to pass a new AUMF for Afghanistan, Paul has largely been alone in his mission to put a deadline on Congress for a vote.

Paul did appear to strike at least a partial deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) about an hour after initially issuing his threats to delay the NDAA passage, with McConnell guaranteeing Paul four hours on Tuesday to state his AUMF reasoning on the Senate floor, the Washington Post reported.

However, that wasn’t enough to get Paul to back down, with the senator later reiterating his plan to “continue to fight, and if necessary, object, to continue this debate, secure a vote, and force Congress to do its duty.”

The war in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 as a US response to the September 11 attacks, is the longest war in US history.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/rand-paul-end-wars-ndaa/

Planned Parenthood thinks DACA children should be protected… unless they are murdered before being born

Image: Planned Parenthood thinks DACA children should be protected… unless they are murdered before being born

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Abortion mill Planned Parenthood has sounded in on President Trump’s recent decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era executive order that allows illegal aliens who were unlawfully brought into the U.S. as children to remain in the country without being deported. As per usual, Planned Parenthood has taken the proverbial anti-Trump stance on the matter, hypocritically declaring that “every person has the right to live” – except, of course, for the millions of unborn children who Planned Parenthood murders in the womb for profit.

In a fundraising email she sent out to her supporters on September 5, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards made it clear that she doesn’t approve of the President’s decision to stop allowing illegal aliens to be unconstitutionally classified as “dreamers,” allowing them to remain in the U.S. indefinitely without citizenship. She absurdly wrote that Planned Parenthood is an unwavering supporter of the human right to not only live, but also “work” and “raise a family freely … without the threat of deportation or separation.”

Richards’ letter is an obvious appeal to her defiled base of cognitively dissonant bleeding hearts who somehow see the proper enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws as violating human rights, but that also categorize abortion as a mere “choice” that women make for their “reproductive health.” It’s blatant hypocrisy that Fox News’ Tucker Carlson had a thing or two to say on his Tucker Carlson Tonight show.

“Apparently the batteries in Planned Parenthood’s irony detectors failed,” Carlson stated during a recent segment.

Why isn’t Cecile Richards ‘infuriated’ and ‘heartbroken’ over the millions of unborn babies she’s complicit in murdering?

Some might say that the abortion procedure represents a type of deportation from the mother’s womb, not to mention the obvious separation involved. Does this mean that Richards is now inferring that all human beings, including those who haven’t been born yet, are included amongst the human beings that Planned Parenthood says it “firmly believe[s]” have a right to live, work, and raise a family freely?

Hardly. Planned Parenthood will continue to butcher as many unborn children as it can get its hands on while hypocritically claiming that it supports “human rights.” Truth be told, Cecile Richards is not only a liar and hypocrite, but she’s also a complicit murderer, as are the thousands of Planned Parenthood workers and “doctors” underneath her who daily contribute to the abortion genocide that’s taken some 250 million babies in the U.S. alone since 1973. None of these evil people care one iota about “human rights” – they’re only concerned with supporting leftist platforms like reckless illegal immigration, and with opposing anything that President Trump says, does, or signs into law.

It could be that Cecile Richards and her acolytes want more illegal immigration so that they can murder more of their non-white babies. This is, after all, the roots of Planned Parenthood, which from the beginning was a racist, genocidal organization run by a racist, genocidal maniac named Margaret Sanger who once referred to African-Americans, poor people, and immigrants as:

“… human weeds, ‘reckless breeders,’ ‘spawning … human beings who never should have been born.’”

Few people seem to know the dark history of Planned Parenthood these days. They’re foolishly content with listening to empty gas-lighting by the likes of Cecile Richards, who used the words “infuriated” and “heartbroken” to describe her feelings about DACA being scrapped. What everyone with sanity and morals wants to know is this: Why isn’t Cecile Richards infuriated and heartbroken over the tens of millions of innocent babies that she and her fellow baby butchers continue to murder with pride in exchange for their paychecks?

Sources for this article include:

NumberOfAbortions.com

StudentsForLife.org

NaturalNews.com

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