Unmasking the "international community"
For many years, the Left in Israel and throughout the world has upheld the so-called "international community" as the arbiter of all things. From Israel's right to exist to climate change, from American world leadership to genetically modified crops, the Left has maintained that the "international community" is the only body qualified to judge the truth, lawfulness, goodness and justice of all things.
She could have included additional items such as "biblical prophecy, evolution, Jesus' identity", etc.
Most of those who uphold this view see the United Nations as the embodiment of the "international community."
US President Barack Obama has repeatedly made clear that his chief litmus test for the viability or desirability of a foreign policy is the support it garners in UN institutions.
After discussing the current bid from the Palestinians to obtain UN approval for a "PA State", and the UN's anti-Israeli history, she gets to this:
A glance at UN affairs in recent days is revealing.
Last week UN members elected Qatar President of the General Assembly and Iran one of the body's vice presidents. Both countries' representatives will use their platform to advance their regimes' anti-American, anti-Israel and anti-Western agendas.
Then we get to this bit of news- if you aren't familiar with the "Durban" meetings, then below is a useful reminder
As Prof. Anne Bayefsky noted in The Weekly Standard last week, their first order of business will be leading the Durban III conference that will take place in New York on the sidelines of September's General Assembly meeting.
The first Durban conference was of course the infamously racist and anti-Jewish UN conference in Durban, South Africa, in September 2001. At Durban, Israel was singled out as the only racist, xenophobic country in the world and Jewish people were denied their right to national rights and self-determination. The conference ended three days before the jihadist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001.
In addition to their anti-Jewish conference, the Qatari and Iranian leaders of the General Assembly will reliably advance a General Assembly resolution embracing Palestinian statehood and condemning Jewish statehood.
Perhaps anticipating its new leadership role in the "international community," last weekend Iran hosted its first "World Without Terrorism Conference." Speaking at the conference, Iran's supreme dictator Ali Khamenei called Israel and the US the greatest terrorists in the world.
Aside from the fact that the leaders from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan - who owe their power and freedom to the sacrifices of the US military - participated in the conference, the most notable aspect of the event is that it took place under the UN flag.
This is incredibly ominous news - yet highly prophetic. The UN is now shaping up to be even more radically opposed to Israel than ever before, and that is saying a lot. The above comments make it abundantly clear - that these "leaders" are openly declaring, as representatives of the UN - that the U.S. and Israel are being called the "greatest terrorists in the world". This statement cannot be casually dismissed, especially when considering that this statement was made "under the UN flag".
This is a surreal moment and should force us to step back and consider where we are - as a world - at this time in history.
So as far as the UN's highest official is concerned, when it comes to terrorism there is no qualitative difference between Iran on the one hand and the US and Israel on the other.
Here it is worth noting that among the other invitees, Iran's "counterterror" conference prominently featured Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges for the genocide he has perpetrated in Darfur.
She adds this important point:
The new General Assembly vice president is not merely the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism. It is also a nuclear proliferator. This no doubt is why Iran's UN representative expressed glee when earlier this month his nation's fellow nuclear proliferator North Korea was appointed the head of the UN's Conference on Disarmament.
Sigh...You have to be kidding.
This would be the same North Korea that has conducted two illicit nuclear tests; constructed an illicit nuclear reactor in Syria; openly cooperated with Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile program; attacked and sank a South Korean naval ship last year, and threatened nuclear war any time anyone criticizes its aggressive behavior.
But other than that, N. Korea was a great choice for this position. (sorry for the sarcasm, but this is just too ridiculous)
At this point, our friend Caroline Glick brings the point home:
What these representative examples of what passes for business as usual at the UN show is that the international institution considered the repository of the will of the "international community" is wholly and completely corrupt.
It is morally bankrupt. It is controlled by the most repressive regimes in the world and it uses its US- and Western-funded institutions to attack Israel, the US, the West and forces of liberty and liberalism throughout the world.
While emptily mouthing slogans of tolerance, all these adherents to the rule of the "international community" embrace the agenda of the most violent, intolerant, totalitarian forces in the world. Not only do they embrace them, they serve them.
What ever is good the UN calls evil and whatever is evil they see as good. It is just unimaginable the depths this world has sunk. Israel may have some flaws but they want to live in peace, are a beacon of democracy and prosperity in the ME and yet they are villified and terrorized at every turn.
I can't recall the exact numbers, but somewhere in the neighborhood an enormous number of UN votes have been leveled against Israel. Its almost as if the UN was formed in order to have an organized 'body' in place to be an anti-Israeli group...
Hey isn't that one of the signs of his coming? When evil is called good and good is called evil?
That could be 2 Timothy that you are referring to, but I'd need to look.
This discussion reminds me of Dr Dale Tackett's Truth Project series. My ultimate conclusion after watching is that if the world proclaims or embraces something it is probably a lie.
Touché Wv. Touché
WV said... "...if the world proclaims or embraces something it is probably a lie..."
Funny how the Lord leads us [my sheep hear my voice] into His Truth!
You echo my sentiments of what I picked up from my dad & Dr. Stuart Crane -- here.
The world has an easily steered "herd mentality"
Shortly after getting saved, I began to view the different areas of the sciences and life by this simple principle:
Whenever the world starts clamoring loudly in any particular area, "Let God be true, but every man a liar" - Romans 3:4!
- Lo, and behold, 9x out of 10 [or better] the truth is just the opposite of what "They" want us to believe...
GLOBALWARMING OR GLOBALONEY?
PEAK-OIL? - limited "Fossil" fuel theory? - Or Natural, deep-mantel process? [Revelation 6:6
"And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
And I could list hundreds of other areas of life & science where "Let God be true, but every man a liar" still reigns supreme!!
Global Warming and Evolution are two that immediately come to mind....>What amazes me, is when I have various discussions with people on these two topics - people who have "opinions" - is the VAST ignorance and lack of information people have. For instance most people who embrace the concept of Global Warming have no idea of the fact that we are currently in a cooling trend and have been so for a decade....Nor any idea of the sunspots issue, etc etc etc....Its amazing...Same with some of the basic disconnects with 'evolution' - when I present folks with some basic facts, they have no idea whatsoever
Herd mentality for sure DrNo - that is exactly what it is
Here are some signs and wonders
The "Comet Elenin" "EL" "E" "NIN"
Coming to a planet (Earth) near you
And The Comet "Honda" (yup HONDA)
coming to the same planet.
Funny how The EL E NIN translates from Hebrew as EL=(The Mighty ONE or GOD) E=of/from (depending how used in the sentence) and NIN=Glory so that's
GOD of/from Glory as read
(greco-roman)or left to right
Glory of/from GOD as read right to left as in (Hebrew)
There are some neat sites to track this, the jet propulsion lab at NASA is easy to reach this ones for Honda
and this for ELeNIN
Just copy paste and open
then there is one for both
its the second model
play around with them and interact to Aug 19 2011 for Honda Sept 28 for ELeNIN Thou we are not suppose to worry about the signs and wonders in the sky's, there may some effects due to the magnetic effects and potential solar ropes...
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