Friday, February 27, 2009

U.S. Pulling out of ‘Durban II’ Conference

Surprisingly President Obama is doing the right thing and boycotting the Durban II Jewish hate fest. Although this does not make up for him putting money into the hands of our enemies and supporting Sharia law.

U.S. pulling out of ‘Durban II’ conference
By Ron Kampeas · February 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Obama administration has decided to boycott the so-called Durban II conference out of concerns for anti-Semitism.

Multiple sources on a conference call with the White House on Friday told JTA that the Obama administration had opted not to attend any further preparatory meetings ahead of the planned U.N. conference against racism in Geneva in April.

The conference reprises the 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa that devolved into an anti-Jewish free-for-all. Canada and Israel have opted not to attend the conference, and some U.S. Jewish groups had been pressing the United States to do the same.

Preparations for a draft document so far have seen Iran leading a coterie of nations blocking inclusion of anything that might guarantee Jewish protections – including mention of the Holocaust – while inserting draconian language guarding Islam against "insult."

The State Department sent a delegation, including a senior staffer from the American Jewish Committee, to this month's preparatory talks. The delegation's conclusions were that the anti-Israel and anti-Western tendencies were too deeply entrenched to excise.

Now that the United States is withdrawing from the conference, European nations are expected to follow.

Speaking for the White House on Friday's call were Samantha Power and James Warlick, who handle international organizations for, respectively, the national security council and the State Department; and Jennifer Simon, an adviser to Susan Rice, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations.

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LibertyMine said...

Quite right that they step down.

The UN is a pointless organisation anyway and its relevence fades with each passing day.

Any such PC-driven conference should cover all aspects of discrimination and then it will never happen.

For example image if this conference also ratified equality for gays and lesbians? Would the islamic world accept that? I don't think so.

We should not pander to any one group if it to be the Useless Nations setting a benchmark for the world to follow.

Quite clearly this whole pointless exercise was designed ultimately to further the expansion of islam.

Christopher Logan said...

The UN is gutless, pro-Islamic, anti-America and anti-Israel.
The Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) has the largest voting block in it. They should not be able to dictate anything to the West. It is time to break up the UN.