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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The silver lining

See, this is why I'm not in politics. I have no knack for anticipating the long term results of current events.

Yesterday I was all upset about UNESCO granting the Palestinians full membership. But the move triggered a series of events that I hadn't anticipated:

First of all, the United States immediately announced that in keeping with US law, they were freezing all support for UNESCO (a full 22% of UNESCO's budget comes from the US) due to their having admitted the Palestinians.

Next, the Canadian Government is weighing a similar turning off of UNESCO's funding spigot.

But today it got even better (who knew?)!

It now appears that the Palestinians, bouyed by their full membership status in UNESCO, have applied for full membership in no less than 16 other UN bodies, including the World Health Organization (WHO).

At this rate, they'll be giving the US and other sane countries ample ammunition to stop funding the UN completely.

It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of third world thugs.

Posted by David Bogner on November 1, 2011 | Permalink

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"The US and other sane countries..."

Name five.

Sorry 'bout that, but looking at Greece and the current Euromess, the so-called Arab Spring, the forthcoming re-Putin-ization of Russia (not that it was ever actually de-Putin-ized in the first place), and all the other usual nonsense around the world, one is hard-pressed to find an asylum not being run by the lunatics. We The Lucid are decidedly outnumbered these days.

And that's what happens when I see your blog before I have my morning cuppa. :-P

Posted by: psachya | Nov 2, 2011 2:29:52 PM

The United Nations has a huge opportunity. If the Palestinians are admitted only to those agencies where they merit admission (for example, the World Health Organization. It would do them good to be members in something that would entail taking on concrete responsibility), and not those agencies where Palestinian membership would be the punchline to a sick joke (UNESCO, UN Human Rights Council), they might take the hint.

Posted by: Omri | Nov 7, 2011 5:59:49 AM

Please, G-d, let the US abandon all interests in the graft-factory known as the "United Nations"

Posted by: Wry Mouth | Nov 9, 2011 7:48:13 AM

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