House Republicans, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, plan to introduce legislation aimed to alter our United Nations funding. Some goals:
- “require the UN to adopt a voluntary budget model in which countries selectively fund UN agencies rather than according to a set formula”
- “end funding for Palestinian refugees”
- “limit use of U.S. funds to only purposes outlined by Congress”
- “stop contributions to peacekeeping operations until management changes are made.”
This last point is most interesting. In Chapter 6 of “Four Hundred Years of Gun Control” I reported extensively how United Nations “piece keepers” sexually assaulted women (and even goats) who were supposedly under their protection, spreading AIDS in countries so poor their medical system was already overloaded. In Kosovo, UN representatives partook in a sexual slavery ring.
These armed men invaded places around the world where UN regulations required everybody else to be disarmed. But because they served under the UN flag, they were legally immune to prosecution, unless the desperately poor victims traveled to the offender’s home country and initiated legal action.
In any case, tell your representatives it’s time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US, and then “compromise” from there. Reducing UN funding is a compromise worth having––for now.