Category Archives: United Nations

Iran’s Executions and Human Rights Abuses Hit 27-Year High

Executions….whatever. Let’s make a deal with Iran and give them some money! Smart power or something.

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Via Huffington Post: The Islamic Republic hit the highest rate of executing people since 1989. The official number indicates that Iran executed nearly two times more people in 2015 in comparison to 2010 when the hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in office, as well as roughly 10 times more than the number of executions in 2005.

Approximately 1000 people were executed in 2015, according to the latest report from the United Nations investigator, Ahmed Shaheed, the special rapporteur for human rights in Iran. The unofficial number is higher.

The peak of the executions in 2015 was between April and June in which nearly 4 people were executed every day on average. Most of the executions were carried out in prisons located in urban areas such as Ghezel Hesar and Rajai Shahr in Karaj, and Adel Abad in Shiraz.

Iran has surpassed China in the number of executions being carried out per capita. Most of the executions in Iran are being done by hanging. In addition to the alarming increase in executions, fundamental rights of Iranians and ethnic and religious minorities appear to have regressed in 2015 as well. In addition, this year witnessed the highest level of disqualification of political candidates, 61 percent, since the establishment of the Islamic Republic, 1979.

Who and Which Groups are Being Mainly Targeted

Iranian authorities claim that these executions are overwhelmingly related to drugs offenses. Nevertheless, many of the executions were linked to other issues. Only around 65 percent of those who were executed were charged with violating Iran’s narcotics law.

In other areas, according to Amnesty International, the Islamic Republic remains a leading executioner of minors. Currently, 160 juvenile offenders are on Iran’s death row. Other human rights groups also believe that Iran has executed more juveniles than any other country. Michael G. Bochenek, senior counsel of the children’s rights division at Human Rights Watch pointed out “Iran is almost certainly the world leader in executing juvenile offenders.” Some articles in Iran’s criminal code allows girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 15 to receive death sentences.

In addition, ethnic and religious minority communities, including the Sunni, Arabs, and Bahai continue to be systematically targeted and discriminated against.

Iran’s Sunni are the largest minority in the country. Some of the discrimination that the Sunnis have suffered, according the UN report, are that the Sunni communities in Iran “have long complained that Iranian authorities do not appoint or employ them in high ranking government positions such as cabinet-level ministers or governors. They have also raised concerns regarding reported restrictions on the construction of Sunni mosques in Shia-majority areas, including the capital Tehran, and the execution or imminent execution of Sunni activists the government alleges were involved in terrorist-related activities.”

Other groups include journalists, artists, writers, musicians, and human rights activists who witness arbitrary arrests, detentions and prosecutions.

Amnesty International and the United Nations do not have executive power to force Iran to reform its law or hold Iranian leaders accountable, but the UN can offer recommendations such as the latest one in which Iran is asked to “take the necessary steps to ensure and that it citizens fully enjoy the rights and freedoms awarded to by the Iranian constitution with special emphasis on the right to freedom of expression, the right to political activity and their right to assemble”. According to Nazanin, an Iranian lawyer based in Karaj, “ Iran’s judiciary and parliament will ignore these recommendations and not follow up with them”.

Read the whole story here.

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Senators accuse State Dept. of defying Congress with $500M UN climate payment

Whatevs….it’s not like $500M is that big of a deal. Just tack it on to the $19,000,000,000,000+ national debt!

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Via Fox News: Two Republican senators are accusing the State Department of misusing taxpayer dollars by green-lighting $500 million for a United Nations climate change program without first obtaining congressional approval. The senators now are demanding the department justify the “cloak-and-dagger” contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) – even threatening legal action.

Senator Cory Gardner

Senator Cory Gardner

Lawyers cannot replace the constitutional requirement that only Congress can appropriate money,” Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said, adding that he’s demanding a “full legal analysis.”

Gardner, in a statement to FoxNews.com, alleged the department was trying to “wave a magic wand and write a half-billion dollar check to a Green Climate Fund that they admit was never authorized by Congress.” He also vowed to “pursue legislative action that prevents cloak-and-dagger re-programming of money outside of congressional approval.”

At the center of the dispute is whether the State Department abused its authority in shifting funds between an existing program and the climate fund. The Obama administration – despite resistance from congressional Republicans — has committed the U.S. to contributing $3 billion to the fund, a program established by the United Nations to help poor countries adopt clean energy technologies to address climate change. Nearly 200 other nations have agreed to provide $100 billion per year by 2020, from private and public sources.

Along with Gardner, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., maintains Congress has not allocated any funding for what he calls the “international climate change slush fund” and has in fact “prohibited the transfer of funds to create new programs.”

The State Department acknowledges the funding was never explicitly approved by Congress – but argues the department was within its authority to shift funding to the Green Climate Fund, because Congress did not explicitly prohibit funding the GCF.  

Under questioning by Barrasso at a March 8 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom told the committee the funds were diverted from the department’s Economic Support Fund — which provides economic funding to foreign countries — to the GCF after a full review by department lawyers.

State Department spokeswoman Katherine Pfaff also confirmed to FoxNews.com the source of the funding was the economic fund, but could not say from which exact program the money came. And she bluntly addressed the GOP senators’ accusation. “Did Congress authorize the Green Climate Fund? No,” she said, adding that department lawyers “reviewed the authority and the process under which we can do it.”  The administration, meanwhile, has requested another $750 million for the GCF in its fiscal 2017 budget. Higginbottom also insisted they were not required to notify Congress about the transfer from the Economic Support Fund.

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At the hearing, though, Barrasso said the first installment of the $3 billion pledge was “a blatant misuse of taxpayer dollars.”

Read the whole story here.

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2016 Olympics will have a ‘refugee’ team

Identity politics, affirmative action, and victimhood have arrived at the International Olympics.

Not only are pre-op transgenders (including fully-biological males who will compete as females) now allowed to compete, the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will have a “refugee” team!

International Olympic Committee logo

Since its inception, the Olympics Games have been nation or country-based, i.e., individuals compete as nationals of a country. But the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has given its approval for 43 athletes to compete at this summer’s Rio Olympics as a team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) under the Olympic flag.

As BBC News reports, March 2, 2016, IOC president Thomas Bach said, “By welcoming ROA to the Olympic Games in Rio, we want to send a message of hope to all the refugees of the world. This team will be treated like all the other teams. This team may end up between five and 10 athletes maybe. We have no target. It depends very much on the sporting qualifications.”

IOC president Thomas Bach is a German lawyer

IOC president Thomas Bach is a German lawyer

Selection criteria for the team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) are sporting ability, “personal circumstances” (whatever that means), and United Nations-verified refugee status. Athletes will then be supported with funds to train. They will be housed in the athletes’ village and will enter the opening ceremony as the penultimate team, ahead of hosts Brazil.

So far, fewer than half of the 7.5 million tickets issued for the August 5-21 Rio Games have been sold.

My questions are:

  1. If these “refugee” athletes are so physically fit as to be Olympian athletes, why don’t they return to their home country and fight?
  2. Why are the athletes not competing as members of the country that had generously taken them into their fold?
  3. How long is an athlete classified as a “refugee”? Let’s say an individual had fled from Syria to Germany 5 years ago, is this person still considered a “refugee”?

~Eowyn

Neoconservative Bill Kristol’s mask comes off

For years their agenda remained secret. But now, a whole bunch of our secret enemies are exposed.

I honestly viewed these guys as fellow conservatives with shared values. But one of the best things Donald Trump has done is to shake things up and show us the true colors of formerly trusted people.

Wondering why every new batch of elected conservatives gets neutralized so quickly? Now we are beginning to find out. As horrible as this is, I think it is in answer to our prayers.

GOP proving Alex Jones to be true

We have all been warned by conspiracy theorists of the existence of a “bankster ruling elite.” This story in Breitbart gives credence our suspicions. The following Breitbart article is absolutely chilling. ~ TD 


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Breitbart: How the GOP Insiders Plan to Steal the Nod From Trump

by Roger Stone and Ed Martin – 1 Mar 2016

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” – Eric Hoffer

Despite a growing string of victories in the Republican primaries ,the DC-Wall Street cabal that has dominated the GOP since 1988 has no intention of letting the billionaire real estate mogul be nominated. None other than Karl Rove has insisted the stop-Trump effort is not too late and can succeed.

A new superPAC has dumped $10 million dollars into blistering negative TV ads against Trump in the last three days. The Koch brothers and their associates deny funding the effort but they denials are questionable at best. The New York Times reported Sunday that the Rubio and Kasich campaigns are now openly planning on a ‘brokered convention” to stop Trump in the back rooms in Cleveland. The New York Daily News reported that Barbara Bush has vowed revenge against Trump for ending the “low energy” campaign of her son Jeb, the anointed one and that the Bush clan is all-in in the effort to stop Trump. The News reported that Jeb may transfer the $25 to $30 million in SuperPAC funds he has left to an anti-Trump effort…


And it gets much worse! Read the whole BLOCKBUSTER article at http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/01/how-the-gop-insiders-plan-to-steal-the-nod-from-trump/

 

FAUX NEWS secretly supports illegal immigration

Fox News Agenda Revealed

Fox News Agenda Revealed

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It’s not about Trump, it’s about national sovereignty

Did you know that Fox News is secretly helping illegal immigrants flood into America, thus destabilizing both our elections and our economy? I didn’t know that until I saw this story today on Breitbart.

I truly don’t know if Donald Trump is a good man, or a Trojan Horse for the Clintons, or something else I wouldn’t like. But I do know one thing. Trump’s actions are not merely forcing the other candidates to show their true colors. In standing up to Fox News this week, he has uncovered the fact that Fox News is working as hard to destroy American sovereignty as any Leftist group in the country. And we now have some insight as to why Fox is pushing Rubio and Cruz on us; both candidates have an indelible record of trying to open the door wide to unfettered immigration.

Did you get that? Fox is our enemy

It’s obvious that there are some really good people at Fox, many in fact. But now we know much more than Fox wanted us to know about it’s owner, Rupert Murdock.

And if this revelation proves true, then what other pieces of the FAUX NEWS secret agenda might yet come to light?

Fair and Balanced?

Conservatives, does Fox have your back?
Or is Fox about to shoot you in the back?

 

Strange Bedfellows on FoxNews

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http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/01/26/michael-moore-god-bless-you-megyn-kelly-war-on-women-question-to-trump-was-great/

Yup, you read that correctly. Megyn Kelly and Michael Moore team up to attack Donald Trump.

Folks, the masks are coming off. Some big players are accidentally showing their cards, and revealing their plans. This current spat is about Kelly hitting Trump with the Liberal dag whistle, “the war on women.”

Where should we stand? In my humble opinion, we should throw out our political constructs of Democrat/Republican, and stand with God. We should wear ourselves out in prayer to the Almighty for the rescue of our nation from the secret power players and puppeteers. And above all, make sure that we are standing with the Lord Jesus Christ on every issue.