January 21, 2010

International Chutzpah

Why is Israel (or the US, for that matter) entertaining any requests from the United Nations (see below)?!

The UN and its overwhelming majority of member countries, which are third-world, corrupt, tyrannical regimes, spend the bulk of their time bashing Israel and the U.S.

Like the U.S., Israel sent humanitarian aid and rescue personnel (including a field hospital with doctors and other medical personnel) to Haiti immediately following the earthquake. The U.S. has been leading the effort from day one, and together with Israel and a select number of other countries, has been doing the heavy-lifting, sans U.N. "leadership". Both Israel and the U.S. should tell the U.N. to "request" of its full-fledged member countries, particularly the super-rich (parasitic) ones like Saudi Arabia, the Emirates et al, to start pulling their weight in gold.

This is just another reason why we should not be sending taxpayer money to the U.N. Better to send humanitarian aid and financial assistance, together with aid from like-minded countries/allies, directly to those in need. And best to cut the dead weight - i.e., middle-men like the UN - out.

The Jerusalem Post  |  January 21, 2010

UN, US Ask Israel To Send Cops To Haiti

By Yaakov Lappin

Israeli rescuers in Haiti.jpg
In this photo taken Saturday and released by China's Xinhua News
Agency, Israeli rescuers retrieve an injured person from the rubble of a ruined 
building in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Following a request from the United States and the United Nations, the Israel Police will send dozens of armed officers to join peacekeeping efforts in Haiti, the Public Security Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman asked Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to authorize the police delegation, and the request will be approved, a source close to the public security minister said.

The officers will undergo a brief period of physical and mental preparation before being flown to Haiti, the source added.

Lieberman said the international peacekeeping force was "one of the most urgent and important requirements for coping with the disaster in Haiti, in view of the breakdown of government rule. The United States has requested that Israel consider sending a contingent of police officers to join the international force, which will be deployed in Haiti in the near future. The Israeli contingent will be comprised of 100 police officers.

"Israeli aid to Haiti not only expresses moral values of the highest order, but is also a Jewish and Israeli tradition that provides the opportunity to demonstrate Israel's commitment to international efforts to assist disaster victims," he said.

Last week, a delegation of Israel Police crime scene investigation specialists flew to Haiti with the IDF's Home Front Command and medical team to assist in the identification of earthquake casualties.

Original article here.


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