November 8, 2012

UNDER THE RADAR: The Hill: US helps advance UN arms treaty. “The U.S. Mission to the United Nations helped move a controversial arms trade treaty on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after President Obama won reelection.” After the election, he has more flexibility.

UPDATE: Reader Daniel Wachs writes:

Thank you for all the work you do on your site. I wanted to make a point regarding the UN Arms treaty that Obama is now pursuing again.

Remember, in the parlance of the UN, Human Rights means “anti-Israel”. Is this the start of Obama’s method to stop arms support to the Jewish State?

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8A627J20121107?irpc=932

“Brian Wood of Amnesty International said: “After today’s resounding vote, if the larger arms trading countries show real political will in the negotiations, we’re only months away from securing a new global deal that has the potential to stop weapons reaching those who seriously abuse human rights.”

The treaty would require states to make respecting human rights a criterion for allowing arms exports.”

It seems that as a Jewish person, all of my fears for the future have a way of coming true lately. FLEXIBILITY? How about betrayal? But then I take a step back and remember that my liberal friends and family have reminded me that he’s Israel’s greatest friend. I guess there’s nothing to worry about.

If you mention this, feel free to use my name.

My question is, can we get a UN investigation of Fast & Furious?