In an article by Allen B. West today, West delves into the Trump Administration’s ‘notice’ to the UN.
Trump officials announced last week they’re disenchanted by the U.N. Human Rights Council’s “obsession with Israel” in addition to other behaviors not aligning with American values.
Check it out:
We have and shall continue to share with you the support of folks like Mahmoud Abbas, aka Abu Mazen, for the brazen stabbing attacks against Israeli citizens. Israel is still receiving rocket and missile fire from areas controlled by Fatah, Hamas and Hezbollah. Israel also has threats of ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra on its border, yet the U.N. Human Rights Council and Security Council spends its time sanctioning Israel.
Yes folks, we pay nearly 26 percent of the UN budget, and this is our return on investment?
Furthermore, we must realize that all nation-states are not created equal, and some have very different goals and objectives. To accept the premise that Iran, North Korea, Russia, and China should sit together at a table with the United States and other true classical liberal democracies is absurd.
We now have that opportunity to reshape the United Nations, along with NATO, and organize like-minded states who share the same political ideology into a focused diplomatic, economic and military organization — not some insidious body politic — that will stand firm against the threats of state and non-state belligerents, the enemies of liberty, freedom, and human rights.
We must end this really dumb charade that somehow we have shared values with Saudi Arabia — we don’t!
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West stresses the urgent need for a “strong diplomatic arm,” and goes out with a bang:
The clock should be ticking on the United States’ participation in the United Nations, and certainly we should be assessing our level of financial support. President Trump comes from the private sector, so as a businessman, the bottom line is simple: what is the return on investment?
Frankly, that should be the question posed not just in analyzing the United Nations, but the functioning of our federal government in its entirety.