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UN Flexes Muscle As World Government

UN Flexes Muscle As World Government

By Anthony Vandagriff & Jim Stigleman

Jesus said in Matthew 24 that in the last days, there would be wars and rumors of wars, pestilence and persecution. We’ll discuss this and how the United Nations is flexing its role as a bona-fide world government on today’s edition of Politics and Religion.

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Putin could invade Ukraine in response to sanctions

Putin could invade Ukraine in response to sanctions

As the United States and Europe impose increased sanctions on Russia, there is increasing concern that Russian President Vladimir Putin could raise the ante by unleashing Russian troops into Ukraine to back pro-Russian separatists in their bid to break from the Kiev government.

 

Regional analysts voice concern that the Russian troops amassed along the Russia-Ukraine border could be deployed ostensibly for so-called peacekeeping intervention to protect the pro-Russian Ukrainians but be used to control the territory.

 

The U.S. Department of Defense says there are some 12,000 Russian combat troops positioned along the southern and eastern borders of Ukraine. DOD also reports it has information that more than 100 Russian vehicles moved into Ukraine, a development that has raised concern in Washington.

Read More: Putin could invade Ukraine in response to sanctions.

Obama administration’s focus on Syria

Obama administration’s focus on Syria

The rise of ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq, and the unwillingness of Americans to see their military involved in another foreign conflict, appear to have cooled President Obama’s once-strident rhetoric demanding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “must go” — even as the death toll in the three-year-old civil war tops 170,000.

 

“Syria is a mess and Assad has managed to hold onto power,” Chris Preble, Cato Institute’s vice president for foreign policy studies, told FoxNews.com.

 

“I’m not convinced that President Obama gave up on the idea” of forcing Assad from power, Preble said. “He just realized how unpopular it was,” adding, “America has very limited ability to affect the outcome in Syria.”

Read More: Assad must go? Obama administration’s focus on Syria in doubt as death toll soars | Fox News.

Diplomacy Wins As Turkey Halts ‘Freedom

Diplomacy Wins As Turkey Halts ‘Freedom

Turkey has agreed to cancel a second “freedom flotilla” which was set to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza. In exchange for Ankara’s cancellation, Jerusalem allowed for the Turks to send planes of humanitarian aid to Gaza.

 

Earlier this week, Turkey’s “humanitarian relief” organization known as IHH announced it was going to attempt a “rerun” of the 2010 incident that resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish nationals. Israel considers IHH to be a terrorist group.

Read More: Israel: Diplomacy Wins As Turkey Halts ‘Freedom Flotilla’ To Gaza.

US Senate pushes back against narrative

US Senate pushes back against narrative

The United States Senate charged the United Nations Human Rights Council with hypocrisy, passing a resolution that questioned why the organization would charge Israel with war crimes in Gaza without mentioning the willful targeting of civilians by Hamas.

 

The resolution, made on Tuesday night, restates Senate support for Israel’s right to defend itself against “Hamas’s unrelenting and indiscriminate rocket assault into Israel,” as well as the right to “destroy Hamas’s elaborate tunnel system into Israeli territory.”

Read More: US Senate pushes back against narrative of UNHRC on Gaza | JPost | Israel News.

UN Secretary General Accuses Israel

UN Secretary General Accuses Israel

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon spoke Wednesday at a summit in Costa Rica where he placed blame on Israel for an attack at a UN school in Gaza.

 

Not once mentioning Hamas in his speech, Ban said:

 
This morning, yet another United Nations school sheltering thousands of Palestinian families suffered a reprehensible attack. All available evidence points to Israeli artillery as the cause.

Read More: UN Secretary General Accuses Israel of ‘Attacking Sleeping Children’.

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