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UN’s Ban Ki Moon,”US ‘deadbeat’ donor”

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 16, 2009

The corrupt, incorrigible “world body” has the audacity to call it’s biggest contributor a “deadbeat.”  And our public officials agree. 

This body has been ineffective for decades, but continues to extort the taxpayers for support.  This is the same organization that skirts their own sanctions to enrich themselves, sends soldiers on peace-keeping missions and forbids them to shoot, and has given over the Human Rights Council to the oppressive and hateful Islamists of the Organization of Islamic Countries.

US out of the UN – UN out of the US.

From the AP.  Emphasis mine.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after his White House meeting with President Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon raised congressional hackles by calling the United States a “deadbeat” donor to the world body.

Ban’s criticism Wednesday of the U.N.’s single biggest backer irked some members of the House Foreign Relations Committee. They were generally supportive of his leadership but voiced concern about U.N. efforts in areas from Sudan to Somalia.

“He used the word ‘deadbeat’ when it came to characterizing the United States. I take great umbrage (over) that,” Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the panel’s senior Republican, said after an hour-long, closed-door meeting. “We certainly contribute a whole lot of U.S. taxpayer dollars to that organization. We do not deserve such a phrase.”

Interviewed after the session, Ban said he had wanted to draw attention to the fact that the U.S. agrees to pay 22 percent of the U.N.’s $4.86 billion operating budget, but is perennially late with its dues — and now is about $1 billion behind on its payments.

Who is the “US” that agreed to this?  I’m thinking it’s probably Carter, but don’t know this. 

That figure is “soon to be $1.6 billion,” Ban emphasized. Asked if he’d used the word ‘deadbeat’ during the meeting, he replied, “Yes, I did — I did,” then laughed mischievously.

Yeah, Ban, hysterical.

Ban also urged Congress to adopt climate change legislation to boost chances for his top goal this year: clinching a global climate deal. The hope is for accord at a U.N.-sponsored conference in Copenhagen in December.

Ban must have gone into business with Al Gore.  A global climate change deal is his top priority this year.

“I believe for the United States it’s a necessity. It will have a very politically important impact on the ongoing negotiation,” he said. “We need the U.S. leadership at this time. (The) whole world is looking at U.S. leadership.”

That’s code for we need your money.  Political necessity or veiled ransom?  

Ban generally got a “very respectful” reception from the House committee, said Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., who chairs a subcommittee that oversees U.S. participation in the United Nations.

“Clearly they have an interest in the United States meeting its responsibility. In terms of peacekeeping, we’re about $670 million behind, and I think the argument is well-stated,” Delahunt said.

No surprise here.  A  Dem. Congressman says this.  The UN is much more important than the US to many of these people.

He noted America backs U.N. peacekeeping operations — and said it loses credibility if it doesn’t provide financial support. “And at the same time, we have to recognize that there are no American troops involved in the 17 different venues where there are peacekeeping operations,” Delahunt said.

We’re too busy protecting the world from Islamists that are taking over the UN!  We should supply the rope we hang ourselves with.

Ban also met with Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who heads a House global warming panel, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the Senate Foreign Relations chairman, and other of the committees’ members.

“Around the world, the United Nations is underfunded and overtasked,” Kerry said, standing beside Ban and Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. Kerry said they talked about the need for the U.S. to meet its financial obligations to the U.N. and to adopt climate legislation this year to make cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

“I think there will be a very clear vision for all the participants in Copenhagen about what’s happening in the United States, and where we’re headed,” Kerry predicted.

That’s why Obama has to rush this through as his approval rating goes down, down, down losing political capital daily.

[…]

Ban told Obama his support for climate legislation is “encouraging”, but said 2009 is a “make-or-break” year for the U.N. and its member countries on global warming, Darfur and other prominent conflicts.

Are they noticing that fewer and fewer people are buying the hoax of man-made climate change? 

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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2 Responses to “UN’s Ban Ki Moon,”US ‘deadbeat’ donor””

  1. Alex Langley said

    FF – check this out.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/116812/Americans-Remain-Critical-United-Nations.aspx

    65% of Americans think the UN is doing a poor job. I saw another poll that stated something like 40% of Americans think the US should withdraw from the UN. AND all these polls came out a couple days ahead of Ban Ki Moon’s disparaging comments.

    I would say the UN is walking on egg shells. You and I both know how much BO is a slave to public and media opinion.

  2. Thanks, Alex. I checked it out. That’s great news. So when the Islamists in the UN try to make it illegal to speak the truth of Islam or continue to side with everyone but us and Israel, they may not get a sympathetic ear. Not to mention the “climate change” crap they are trying to work through. Good news indeed!
    I’d like to look at it again later to see when it’s approvals are higher. if you notice there are weavings of approve / disapprove and I’m curious as to the incidents causing that roller coaster. Any ideas?

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