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There is no United Nations!


Did you know that there is NO United Nations? Well apparently there is NO United Nations, at least according to this guy: John Robert Bolton.

Check out the video!

A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away...err, make that - Today. Yet another episode in the saga of the the Bush empire.

War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere. (hmmm....)

In a stunning move, the fiendish droid leader, General Grievous, has swept into the Republic capital and kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine, leader of the Galactic Senate.

As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee the besieged capital with their valuable hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a desperate mission to rescue the captive Chancellor. . . .

PAN DOWN to reveal a REPUBLIC ATTACK CRUISER. Democrats, do something!

Ooops! Wrong Movie... Or is it the right one?
Do you know this guy? John Robert Bolton. A little help from wikipedia:

John Robert Bolton: was nominated by President George W. Bush to become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Bolton was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a B.A. in 1970 and a J.D. in 1974 from Yale University. Though Bolton supported the Vietnam War, he enlisted in the National Guard (and wore his uniform in a 1970 Yale guide book picture * and did not serve in Vietnam.
Remember my "Those who did not serve list" in a previous post? I got that from Moby, yes the artist. Do we have a pattern here?

Bolton wrote in his Yale 25th reunion book "I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost," * but at his graduation in 1970, while other "student speakers compared the United States to pre-Nazi Germany" Bolton "sounded a contrarian theme." *

Here's something even more interesting.

On 7 March 2005 he was nominated as US Ambassador to the United Nations, but as of 26 May his nomination has yet to be confirmed by the Senate. After strong
initial support from Republicans but heavy opposition by Democrats, Bolton has steadily lost support from Republicans. In fact, Senator George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio) circulated a letter urging his Republican colleagues not to vote for Bolton. *
Democrats have threatened to filibuster his vote, and the vote has now been delayed until at least May 31, 2005, after the Memorial Day long weekend.

Now the surprise plot!

View of the United Nations

Bolton has been a strong critic of the United Nations for much of his political career. In a 1994 Citizens for Global Solutions forum he stated, "There is no such thing as the United Nations. There is only the international community, which can only be led by the only remaining superpower, which is the United States."*

He also stated that "The Secretariat building in New York has 38 stories. If it lost ten stories, it wouldn't make a bit of difference." *

When pressed on the statement during the confirmation process, he responded "There's not a bureaucracy in the world that couldn't be made leaner."* Despite these comments, in a paper on US participation in the UN, John Bolton stated "the United Nations can be a useful instrument in the conduct of American foreign policy" *

Old American Century has online video footage of some of his comments on the United Nations. (Including one which will irk you!)

If it doesn't work, try

A member of the Project for the New American Century, Bolton was also one of the signers of the January 26, 1998 PNAC Letter sent to President Clinton urging him to remove Saddam Hussein from power using US diplomatic, political and military power. The letter also stated "American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council." *

- From Wikipedia

Allow me to ask: Who is the master and who is the apprentice?

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posted by Jdavies @ 6/02/2005,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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