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.

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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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