UN: Sec Council asked to consider “green helmets”

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An article in The Guardian recently reported that a special meeting of the UN Security Council will be asked to consider the concept of “a new environmental peacekeeping force – green helmets – which could step into conflicts caused by shrinking resources.”

via The Green Police Are No Longer A Joke – The UN May Create An Army Of “Green Helmets” To Fight Climate Change.

Read it all – it’s somewhat chilling… UN peacekeeping soldiers have been ineffective to prevent conflicts or to end them. There have been horrific news about their abuses. And now they want to create another UN service “environment-keeping” while at the same time a New Peer-reviewed study proves Global warming is a hoax:

When the new data is combined with existing NOAA and NASA data the study reflects  that for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted. 

The bottom line is that the basic premise of the global warming hoaxers is between all of the coal, cars, human exhalation etc, CO2 is collecting in the atmosphere and trapping a certain amount of heat preventing it from escaping into space and eventually heating to the planet up and causing us all do die by heat, drowning and skanky beer. But by simply looking out the window this new study proves that far less heat is being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere and it is escaping much faster meaning you will still be able to attempt to hike to the North Pole a decade from now and NY is not going to be buried under the ocean (well not because of global  warming anyway).

h/t Augusto.

World’s newest nation, South Sudan, says it can survive angry north’s oil blockade

So, first, there was a military war. Now there is an economic war:

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South Sudanese citizens, international dignitaries and the world’s newest president celebrated as their war-wracked nation became the world’s newest country Saturday.

Raucous street celebrations broke out at midnight. Dignitaries included U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and even former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

The predominantly Christian south and the mostly Muslim north battled over more than five decades.

Should the angry north — now deprived of its oil revenues — follow through on its threats to blockade the new nation, South Sudan can survive on credit, using its oil as collateral. The north says it will block pipelines.

via World’s newest nation, South Sudan, says it can survive angry north’s oil blockade – Beliefnet News.

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon starts Mid-East peace push

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After a Hamas rocket killed a Thai worker in Israel, while Baroness Aschton was visiting Gaza, and another rocket was fired to south Israel, UNSC first stopped in his official visit in Ramallah, then he will visit Israel:

The UN secretary general is meeting Palestinian leaders at the beginning of a mission to press for a resumption of talks between them and the Israelis.

Ban Ki-Moon‘s first stop was in the West Bank town of Ramallah, where he met PM Salam Fayyad. He is to see the Israeli president Shimon Peres later.

Israel’s controversial plan to build 1,600 more homes in East Jerusalem has provoked the latest round of activity.

via BBC News – UN chief Ban Ki-Moon starts Mid-East peace push.

So, what has Ban said?

The UN chief has said Israel’s blockade of Gaza is causing “unacceptable suffering,” during a Middle East visit to reinvigorate the peace process.

But I haven’t read any statement from Mr. Ban speaking about Hamas Minister Mr Jarbu’s words in which he considered Jews as bacteria and asked Allah to anhilate all of them.

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Middle East: Israel targeted by Gaza rockets as Ashton visits

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The rocket was launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing a Thai agricultural worker, while Baroness Ashton was visiting the Hamas-controlled enclave.

It was the first strike from the territory to cause any fatalities since the end in January 2009 of Israel’s Gaza war.

An hour before the attack, the EU‘s top diplomat Catherine Ashton crossed into the Gaza Strip to tour UN facilities and see how the international funding was being used.

At a Gaza news conference after the attack, Baroness Ashton said: “I condemn any kind of violence, we have got to find a peaceful solution to the issues and problems.”

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also expressed his condemnation, saying in a statement: “All such acts of terror and violence against civilians are totally unacceptable and contrary to international law.”

via Israel targeted by Gaza rockets as Ashton visits – Telegraph.

I expect a condemnation of the ratings of Hamas’ minister Abdullah Jarbu, “Jews are bacteria“. How on earth there is going to be peace with guys who think like that?

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Somalia: half of UN aid sent is stolen

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The Guardian:

Up to half the food aid meant to feed hundreds of thousands of hungry people in Somalia is being stolen, according to a leaked UN security council report.

The report, seen by the New York Times, says the food is being diverted to corrupt contractors, radical Islamic militants and local UN workers. It advises the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to open an independent investigation into the organisation’s world food programme operations in Somalia.

The losses are blamed on improper food distribution and the country’s war-ravaged infrastructure.

The bags of food have to be driven through roadblocks manned by a bewildering array of militias, insurgents and bandits.

Not only are kidnappings and executions common, the country’s insecurity also makes it difficult for senior UN officials to travel to the country to check on procedures. Investigators who do go there run the risk of relying for protection on the same people they are examining.

The worst of it all is that the own UN workers are stealing it. We will see what Ban Ki-Moon does about this, but remember that UN budget is paid with our own taxes, so these guys are stealing us too.

In the end, there is only one question that is important here: what’s going to do the UN with this?

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US: Yale University publishes press release on the Danish cartoons**

It also contains (via Europe-Islam) the statements of some of the experts who advised not to publish the Danish cartoons. It ends with a contradiction:

The University has no speech code, and the response to “hate speech” on campus has always been the assertion that the appropriate response to hate speech is not suppression but more speech, leading to a full airing of views.

So, why in this case they actually didn’t air the cartoons?

The decision rested solely on the experts’ assessments that there existed a substantial likelihood of violence that might take the lives of innocent victims.

But didn’t they tell us that “response to hate speech is not supression but more speech”? They don’t make any kind of reflection on why in this case it is different or why they aren’t publishing other great paintings which also depict Mohammed and have nothing to do with the Danish cartoons. Continue reading

Pakistani Christians protest violence**

Pakistani Christians in New York demonstrated in front of the United Nations against the recent anti-Christian violence in Pakistan in which seven died (Related: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Protest leaders Wednesday condemned last week’s violence in Gojra district in the Punjab Province in which a Muslim mob, irate over alleged desecration of the Koran, attacked a Christian neighborhood. The Christians have denied the allegations.

(…) In a memorandum to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the protesters representing the Pakistan Christian Association in North America and the Christian Community in New York called for greater security for Christians and the release of those detained under the blasphemy law.

Back in May they protested in the Netherlands other episodes of violence:

Pakistani Christians protest in Holland May 2009

Pakistani Christians protest in the Netherlands May 2009

Don’t have much hope in the UN

*Petition calling for End of Blasphemy Laws in Pakistan.

*More here:

Bishop Joseph Coutts of Faisalabad, told Aid to the Church in Need that this was a rare opportunity for the Pakistani government to introduce changes into the law. (…) However, he added, changing the law is not enough.  “We need a radical change of attitudes so that people no longer emotionally react when they feel their religion is not being respected.”  “What we have seen in recent days could lead people to think differently,” he said.

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UN: Ban Ki-Moon congratulates Ahmadine-jihad!**

Absolutely indecent! Outrageous… Specially after this and this.
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his disputed re-election in June that sparked weeks of massive protest, his office said today.
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*And yet, no word from Ban Ki-Moon about Maryam Rostampour, 27, and Marzieh Amirizadeh, 30, who have just been returned to Evin Prison because they converted to Christianity and so became apostates of Islam.Well, no word from NO ONE in the international community, condemning this… Shameful! Angry Emoticon

PETITION FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN IRAN, SPECIALLY FOR IRANIAN CHRISTIANS, HERE. VIA PORTAS ABERTAS.

*More on the two converts at Catholic Culture. The link says:

At the recommendation of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, the State Department has designated Iran a “country of particular concern” because of its egregious violations of religious freedom. Only 0.02% of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 66 million people are Catholic, and they, like other minority religious groups, suffer pervasive discrimination and government monitoring of religious activities. It is illegal for Christians to evangelize Muslims, and the conversion of Muslims to Christianity and other religions is punishable by death. According to the State Department, “Christians, particularly evangelicals, continued to be subject to harassment and close surveillance … The government [has] vigilantly enforced its prohibition on proselytizing by closely monitoring the activities of evangelical Christians, discouraging Muslims from entering church premises, closing their churches, and arresting Christian converts.”

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Afghanistan: Will Rasmussen’s shift of policy be what NATO really needs?

Taliban return to Kunduz after German military offensive. One would have to think what are these offensives done for. Abdul Wahid Omarkehl, administrative chief in the Char Darah district in Kunduz province, has said:

“When the operation began, the leaders of the Taliban fled to neighboring provinces and other areas. Others simply hid their weapons and blended in with the local population,” said Abdul Wahid Omarkehl, administrative chief in the Char Darah district in Kunduz province. “Now, they have just taken their weapons back out again and those who fled to neighboring provinces have come back after the end of the operation.

We will see how Danish ex-PM Rasmussen manages as NATO Secretary General. He has expressly named Afghanistan’s stability and the relationship with Russia as top priorities of the organization. He is also hoping to improve relations with the countries around the Mediterranean and in the Middle East, although probably his defence of Danish freedom of expression in the Danish cartoons’ affair will make things difficult. His disposition to speak with “moderate Talibans” (who are those), while at the same time shifting the policy in the country to support Human Rights (after passing a Constitution based on ShariahLaw?) can’t be considered as coherent. But are nonetheless, similar to those uttered by French FM Kouchner, by British FM Milliband, Danish Army (as most Danes think the war is unwinnable), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or the Obama Administration, but totally against Kai Eide, special representative for Afghanistan of UNSG Ban Ki-Moon, who has voiced his opinion for a total negotiation with the Taliban, including Mullah Omar, because you have to be “ambitious” (and suicidal, too…My God….).

My opinion on this “negotiation” is summarised by these words from Telegraph’s Nile Gardiner:

British, American, Canadian and other NATO troops are not dying on the battlefields of south Asia to facilitate the return of a medieval-style government steeped in barbarism where women are treated as fourth-class citizens and individual liberty is non-existent. It would be only a matter of time before an Afghanistan dominated by “moderate” Taliban returned to its old position as a safe haven for al-Qaeda to launch attacks against New York, Washington or London.

Unluckily, it looks like politicians don’t see it that way.

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Hamas and UNRWA (UPDATED)

Hamas has been accused lately (not the first time) of stealing humanitarian aid sent to the Palestinians. The terrorist organization has denied it, claiming that “there has been a misunderstanding”. But UNRWA has stopped sending aid to Gaza:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded that Hamas immediately return the food to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which said its suspension would remain in force until such a return, and “the Agency is given credible assurances from the Hamas government in Gaza that there will be no repeat of these thefts.”

It’s curious the lack of coverage this outburst of anger has had, while there was a huge coverage of his critics to Israel during Cast Lead operation…

(UPDATED): After the two robberies of food, UN denounces that “there are stil Human Right violations in Gaza”. But you know, the culprit is Israel, ever. The use of children, murder or torture of opponents considering them as “spies for Israel”, etc. by Hamas is not even mentioned. The children are against Israeli brutality but not against Hamas, the responsible of the attack, as a “legal” Government who was throwing rockets against a neighbouring country.

By the way, I have forgotten to mention that Erdogan, that radical Islamist peaceful Alianzator of Civillizations, has asked to change Hamas status from “terrorist orgaization” to peaceful charity organization, considering that Hamas is “not an arm of Iran”. Hamas, of course, has backed the claim and Erdogan show at Davos.

"Sistine Chapel" at United Nations sparks controversy (News Feature)

As Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo prepares for the unveiling of his most gigantic work so far at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, he is at the height of his artistic glory.

Only a political squabble over the cost of the art work is casting a shadow over the ceremony, which will be attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on Tuesday, November 18.

Barcelo, who is being compared with Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Joan Miro (1893-1983), worked for 13 months on redecorating a negotiating room which will now be known as the Chamber for Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilizations. The Alliance of Civilizations project was launched by Zapatero and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to improve dialogue between the West and the Muslim world in 2006.

(…) The budget to renovate the room amounted to nearly 20 million euros (25 million dollars), 60 per cent of which was covered by Spanish sponsors.

The rest was given by the government, including 500,000 euros that were lifted from a development aid fund.

‘Art has no price,’ Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said, eliciting criticism from the conservative opposition which said the same money could have been used for vaccinating children or opening water holes in developing countries.

via “Sistine Chapel” at United Nations sparks controversy (News Feature)

Don’t think this needs any comments… It’s a shame.

Irán: dos muchachas serán ejecutadas por adúlteras

El Iran de Ahmadinejad sigue ejecutando a personas de forma creciente. Esta semana, una Corte iraní decidió la pena de muerte por apedreamiento de dos hermanas de 27 y 28 años acusadas de un delito de adulterio. Igualmente 9 adolescentes han sido condenados a muerte por diversos delitos.

Así lo reseña el argentino Infobae:

El 4 de febrero, la Corte Suprema en Teherán decidió la pena de muerte por apedreamiento de dos hermanas, Zohreh y Azar Kabiri-Neyat, de 27 y 28 años en una famosa prisión en Karaj, a 40 kilómetros al oeste de la capital.Las mujeres fueron condenadas por adulterio, un crimen capital en Irán, luego de que el marido de una de ellas presentara un video en que se las ve en compañía de otro hombre mientras él estaba de viaje.El abogado de las víctimas dijo que fueron indagadas inicialmente por “relaciones ilegales” y que ya recibieron 99 latigazos. No obstante eso, las condenan por “adulterio” en un segundo juicio sobre el mismo incidente.
Las jóvenes admitieron que eran las del video, pero declararon que no hubo adulterio ya que ninguna escena de la cinta involucraba actos sexuales.

El régimen de Mahmoud Ahmadinejad también sentenció a muerte por apedreamiento a un hombre de 49 años, padre de dos hijos, en la ciudad de Sari.

Pero no es todo: esta semana sentenció a muerte a nueve adolescentes en la cárcel de Gohardasht, donde también están las dos hermanas. Todos ellos tenían menos de 18 años al momento del presunto delito.

Hoy ejecutan a un adolescente, Behnam Zare, en la prisión de Adelabad de la ciudad de Shiraz.

En el comunicado de un grupo de resistencia, recogido por la prensa de Naciones Unidas y entre otros el diario inglés Telegraph, piden al Secretario General de la ONU, al comisionado de Derechos Humanos y a organizaciones globales de protección a la mujer y a los niños, que condenen lo que llamaron el “régimen misógino” de Ahmadinejad, por mandar a la horca y a apedrear hasta la muerte a menores.

Noticias24 :: Actualidad » En el Iran de Ahmadinejad ejecutarán a 2 jóvenes muchachas por adúlteras

Hmm, ¿y el fulano que estaba con ellas en ese magnífico vídeo en el que se mostraban escenas no sexuales de adulterio? Adulterio en mi pueblo, es mantener relaciones sexuales con alguien que no es tu cónyuge legal. Luego NO hay adulterio.

ERROR: Estaban solas en un sitio con un hombre…. ¡¡¡¡PECADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Qué pueden estar haciendo dos mujeres con un hombre en un sitio cerrado…. ufff, aunque no salga en el video, se supone lo que estaban haciendo…

De todas maneras, el pedir que Ban Ki-Moon (uyyy, qué bueno es Kim, el dictador nor-coreano) y Louis Arbour (hmm, firmo la carta de derechos de los países islámicos, pero luego digo que uyy, es muy incompatible con los Derechos Humanos, y eso que soy la COMISIONADA DE LAS ONU PARA LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS) condenen esto es como para partirse, especialmente porque el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU está presidido por … Libia, sí, por Gadaffi, el de la jaima de viaje… que también preside, con el apoyo de Irán y Cuba (¡!) la Comisión de los Derechos Humanos.

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This week, an Iranian tribunal decided the stoning of two sisters, aged 27 and 28, accused of adultery. At the same time, 9 teenagers have been condemned to death by several crimes.

According to Argentinian daily Infobae: On Feb 4th, the Supreme Court of Teheran decided the death penalty for **** of two sisters, Zohereh and Azar Kabiri-Nekat, aged 27 and 28 in a famuos prison in Karaj, 40 kilometers from the capital. The women were condemned for adultery, a capital crime in Iran, after the husband of one of them presented a video in which they were in the company of another man, when he was on a trip. The victims’ lawyer said they were already questioned initially by “illegal relations” and they have already received 99 lashes. But not, in another process about the same incident, they have been condemned to the death penalty.

Both women admitted they were in the video, but they declared there was no adultery as there were no sexual acts in it.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Agggmi, the man who needs a new hairdresser) also sentenced to stoning to a 49-year-old man, father of two sons, in the city of Sari. (What was the motive??? Why they don’t say it??).

This week they also sentenced to death to nine teenagers in the prison of Gohardasht, where the two sisters are also held. All of them were younger than 18 when the crime was committed.

Today Behnam Zare, a teenager, will be executed in the prison of Adelabad in the city of Shiraz

The Telegraph asks today the UNSG, Ban Ki-Moon (HAHAHA), the UN High Commisionate for the Human Rights, Louise Arbour (HAHAHAHAHAHA) and of global organizations for the protection of women and children, to condemn what they called “the misogyne regime” of Ahmadinejad, for hanging and stoning to death to minors.

Hmm, yeah, Ban what-a-magnificent-chap-is-Korean-dictator-Kim Ki-Moon and the idiot Louise Human-Rights-do-not-exist-they-are-better-if-the-Sharia-rules-over Arbour are going to condemn what???

And remember:

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Others blogging about this:
2 girls going to be stoned – Where’s the outrage? @ Yid with Lid.
Iran will execute Child Prisoner Behnan Zare in 48 hours @ GP.

Ayatollah Shahrudi , the head of Iran’s judiciary approved the execution of Behnam Zare. In a letter, Behnam’s attorney Mohammad Mostafei informed Stop Child Executions that the execution order of Behnam Zare was sent by Ayatollah Shahrudi to Adelabad prison in central city of Shiraz Iran and the execution can be performed at anytime.

Increasing executions, death sentences in Iran @ Noisy Room.Net.
Amnesty warns of inminent execution of child offender @ Noisy Room.Net. Behnam Zare’, who is now 18, has been detained in Adelabad prison, in the south-western city of Shiraz, since his arrest, Amnesty said. He is accused of murdering someone at the age of 15.
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