Friday, 25 September 2009

Jokers, clowns and psychos. Just another day at the UN then. [updated]

Muammar Qaffafi’s insane rant at the UN, which included the suggestion that swine flu was “a tool of destruction engineered in U.S. laboratories,” and questions about Israeli and U.S. government involvement in the Kennedy assassination, made me think of this classic 1982 cartoon from the book Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche.  Things have changed a little since 1982 , but – especially in the rants of Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro and Qaddafi – and (what's worse) the speech of Barack Obama -- not much.  Except perhaps that America’s president



The U.N. is Fundamentally Flawed – AYN RAND CENTER
    WASHINGTON, September 24, 2009--Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s recent 90-minute tirade, and the anti-semitic ranting of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, both at the United Nations general assembly, are yet two more reminders of what’s fundamentally wrong with the United Nations.
    “The fundamental feature of the U.N. is its policy of opening membership non-judgmentally to all nations--whether free or oppressive, peaceful or belligerent,” says Elan Journo, a fellow with the Ayn Rand Center.
    “The U.N.'s policy of neutrality accomplishes precisely the opposite of its putative effect; it actually protects and bolsters vicious regimes. . .

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