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Nikki Haley’s first press conference reveals the deceit of the UN

Watch this video to gain an understand how dysfunctional the UN Security Council and the General Assembly have become. Her press conference reveals just exactly the sort of subterfuge and ratbag behaviour that Murray McCully has been up to.

I doubt if our media would show this clip of the US Ambassador’s first press conference after her first UN Security Council meeting.

It gives you some idea of what Murray’s been up to at these meetings.

The first thing I want to do is talk about what we just saw in there. The Security Council just finished its regular monthly meeting on Middle East issues. It’s the first meeting like that that I’ve attended, and I have to say it was a bit strange. The Security Council is supposed to discuss how to maintain international peace and security. But at our meeting on the Middle East, the discussion was not about Hizballah’s illegal build-up of rockets in Lebanon. It was not about the money and weapons Iran provides to terrorists. It was not about how we defeat ISIS. It was not about how we hold Bashar al-Assad accountable for the slaughter of hundreds and thousands of civilians. No, instead, the meeting focused on criticizing Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East. I am new around here, but I understand that’s how the Council has operated, month after month, for decades.   Read more »

Weapons grade wailing over US Ambassador to NZ

The left-wing, including an editorial from Jonathan Milne, are wailing at weapons grade levels over the Trump appointee as US Ambassador to NZ.

The man being tipped to be the United States ambassador to New Zealand under Donald Trump supports waterboarding and once won the title of “America’s Sexiest Man”.

Former US senator Scott Brown, 57, also doesn’t appear to have any ties to New Zealand, but he did tell GQ Magazine in 2015 he “always wanted to go”.

Brown has led a varied life, and was a promising basketball star as a youngster before embarking on a military career where he rose to the rank of colonel. He also spent years as a male model in the 1980s.

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Thanks Murray. We’re on the US’s cold shoulder again

This is the official White House release on Bill English’s chat with President Trump

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release February 05, 2017
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Trump proposes “Bad Hombres” policy

Trump has gone all Clint Eastwood on Mexico.

President Donald Trump threatened his Mexican counterpart to send US troops across the border to stop “bad hombres down there”, according to The Associated Press.

AP reported Trump will issue US soldiers to enter Mexico unless the Mexican military does not do more to control them.

An excerpt of a transcript of the alleged conversation between the leaders was obtained by AP, who say the call took place Friday morning.

The phone call between the leaders was intended to patch things up between the new president and his ally.

The two have had a series of public spats over Trump’s determination to have Mexico pay for the planned border wall, something Mexico steadfastly refuses to agree to.

“You have a bunch of bad hombres down there,” Trump told Pena Nieto, according to the excerpt given to AP. “You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”

I would absolutely love to see the Mexican drug cartels take on the US military.  It would be like Rambo meets Desert Storm meets Survivor. Read more »

Out in the cold, thanks Murray

This is a telling statement from Patrick Gower:

The Government still has no idea if New Zealand’s dual citizens will get an exemption from the ban.

New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom are all part of an intelligence alliance with the US known as Five Eyes.

So far New Zealand is the only one of the Five Eyes nations whose dual citizens are waiting for confirmation of an exemption from Trump’s travel ban.

Unusually, Prime Minister Bill English did not front for his usual press conference after Cabinet today.

In the five days since the order was issued, the Government has only issued a statement saying that the embassy in Washington is continuing to “work urgently to gain further information”.

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Uh oh. TPP gone, but bipartisan deal with USA to replace it

US President Donald Trump has indicated that the 11 other countries of the TPP – including New Zealand – will be approached to negotiate a one on one deal with the United States.

Earlier today President Donald Trump signed an executive order to the Trade Representative (trade minister) to give notice to the other 11 countries, and the depositary of the agreement – New Zealand – that the US withdraws as a signatory and from the negotiating process.

The order instructs officials “to begin pursuing, wherever possible, bilateral trade negotiations to promote American industry, protect American workers, and raise American wages.” Read more »

McCully lied, the resolution is substantially different from New Zealand and the United State’s previous positions

I told leaders from AIPAC that Israel has unequivocal evidence that the Obama administration led the effort to pass the anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council. There is no question whatsoever about that. None whatsoever.

I also said that the text of the Security Council resolution was not a reformulation of things that all previous administrations said, but was in fact a major break with US policy. Listen to my explanation, and please share it with people who have their facts wrong.

-PM Benjamin Netanyahu FB

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Has Obama unwittingly sunk the UN?

Barack Obama’s last days in office have been a travesty. His plan to stab Israel by refusing the veto may have unwittingly opened the door for Donald Trump to have a crack at draining the UN swamp at Turtle Bay.

Roger L. Simon at PJ Media explains:

We live in a world of unintended consequences and Barack Obama, in his overwhelming zeal to exact last-minute personal vengeance on Bibi Netanyahu in particular and Israel in general with Friday’s Security Council vote, opened the door to the defunding and serious diminution of the United Nations itself.

Donald Trump — who is seeking to spend a ton of taxpayer money on rebuilding our military and infrastructure — is undoubtedly looking for places to save. Nowhere would be better to start than that moribund center of international corruption and megaphone for tin-pot dictators, the United Nations.

What started out after World War II as the idealistic coming together of nations to end war ended up being one of the giant ripoffs of all time.  The UN oil-for-food scandal during the Iraq War showed how extreme it had become.  The UN committee’s own report…

….accused nearly half of the 4,500 participating companies of paying kickbacks and illegal surcharges to win lucrative contracts, and allowing Saddam Hussein to pocket $1.8 billion at the expense of Iraqis suffering under UN economic sanctions. The commission’s lead investigator, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman  Paul Volcker, stated that it was UN mismanagement and failure of the world’s most powerful nations to end corruption in the program that allowed Saddam to fill his coffers.

“UN mismanagement” isn’t the half of it.  It was unbridled corruption on the part of UN leadership with some of the masterminds fleeing the country, checks in hand, to places like Beijing.

Meanwhile, this “peaceful” organization that has had no effect whatsoever on ending war spends most of its working hours bashing the state of Israel.  In 2015 alone the UN General Assembly adopted 20 resolutions singling out Israel for criticism — and only 3 resolutions on the rest of the world combined.

And what does the U.S. taxpayer fork over for participating in this global society for slanderous garbage?  $3.04 billion in 2015, to be exact.  Now admittedly that’s not as much as Barack Obama has been shoveling to Iran’s mullahs, but it’s still a lot.

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An American perspective on their betrayal of Israel

People are just now starting to wake up to what has gone on in the UN Security on our watch, and the machinations of Barack Obama and the other useful idiots who supported our resolution throwing Israel to the wolves.

Shmuley Boteach, “America’s Rabbi,” whom the Washington Post calls “the most famous Rabbi in America,” has written at Breitbart about the stabbing of Israel by the US:

All our Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is missing is a fiddle. For the duration of the seemingly endless Syrian civil war, she has figuratively fiddled while that country burns. Now, with one foot out the door from a tenure that has all but obliterated her once formidable reputation as an anti-genocide activist, she’s decided to kick Israel in the teeth.

What most amazes me about this past Friday’s anti-Israel resolution that was cooked up by Barack Obama, John Kerry, Susan Rice, and Power is not that it took place. We have long known that the quartet had this in the works, and my organization, The World Values Network, even took out a full page ad against the proposed UN resolution a few months back.

Rather, the truly shocking part is that the most senior members of the American foreign policy team were pushing this resolution through while Aleppo burned.

Just imagine — there is a genocide going on for years in the Middle East in general and Syria in particular. It involves ISIS targeting Yazidis and Christians for extermination, and, in Syria, Shia Muslims joining Alawites to exterminate Sunnis. This is the classic definition of genocide where an ethnic group is target for annihilation.

The genocide reaches fever pitch in December 2016, just as the Obama administration, which hasn’t lifted a finger to protect 500,000 Arabs from being slaughtered, is winding down. Aleppo is in the news daily, as the world watches the horrors of bombings of civilians amid incalculable loss of life.

And what was Samantha Power, the great anti-genocide campaigner, doing while Aleppo and its residents were being reduced to rubble? Why, scheming against Israel, of course!

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Planned Parenthood’s dirty little secret

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Planned Parenthood has been in the news this year for selling off the parts of aborted babies as well as aborting a certain way to best preserve the organs that they were harvesting to order. Like most businesses, Planned Parenthood is a supply and demand organisation so they set up their clinics  where there is the most demand for their abortion services.The organisation was created in 1916 and now 100 years later, the taxpayer-funded organisation performs over 300,000 abortions per year making it the United States largest abortion provider. New Zealand’s current population is four and a half million so at Planned Parenthood’s current rate they would wipe out the entire 2016 population of New Zealand in a little over 15 years.

Rapper and TV personality Nick Cannon is not backing away from his claim that Planned Parenthood is committing “genocide” against black people, insisting further that the abortion provider promotes “population control.”

According to the 2010 census, some 79 percent of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities are located within walking distance of black or Latino neighborhoods.

…According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, some 30% of all abortions in the United States are performed on black women, and another 25% are performed on Hispanic women.

…approximately 13 million black children have been killed before birth since Roe v. Wade, representing a population decrease in the black community of nearly one quarter. Almost 40% of all black pregnancies currently end in abortion.

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