Dictators of the world unite for an Arms Trade Treaty

- July 9th, 2012

The countries of the world are at the United Nations HQ in New York all this month trying to hammer out an Arms Trade Treaty. As Kristy Kirkup reports, Iran had been elected one of the vice-presidents to assist in the treaty formation.

Think this is weird?

Ted Bromund from Heritage Foundation has been following the events, here’s part of his roundup of the bizarre first week.

The totalitarian states are deviously brilliant. Their representatives have been around for years, so they know everyone, and they know the drill. They waste time expertly and are not at all shy about raising points of order and asking the same question over and over again. Their favorite tactic is to imply that everyone else is acting in bad faith, which works only if others have what they lack: a conscience. They are completely unabashed about making declarations of principle (such as Cuba’s demand for “objective criteria” in the treaty, which really means criteria that will never be used against Cuba) that are even more self-interested than most diplomacy. They don’t much like the glare of publicity, but it doesn’t really put them off. They either coordinate with each other or sing from the same song sheet instinctively. And they are shameless about playing to the many small states in the room.

Time for Canada to drop this treaty and the UN.

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2 comments

  1. Bill Elder says:

    I find it very telling that the nations driving this farce are either tyrannies or despotic regimes who cannot trust their citizens with firearms for fear of revolt. I doubt they can even conceive of a nation so evolved it has a long heritage of lawful civilian firearms use with no terrorism or armed revolt – Their political culture is so brutal and unevolved, they have no concept of traditional civilan hunting and sport shooting tradition.

    If Canada signs on with these despots, tyrannies and assorted foreign villains, our foreign minister and his department should be brought up on charges of breeching public trust and selling us out to foreign despotism.

    History teaches us that every system has the seeds of its own destruction built right into it. With the UN system of global governance the seeds of destruction was allowing a majority of nations who repress freedom and human rights to dictate policy to those who do not believe in such oppression. Any treaty with a governing body of despots will always result in a loss of freedom for non despotic nations. This endemic hypocrisy has led to the UN’s reputation being widely held to be a sad farce. It is dysfunctional, malevolent, corrupt and near collapse, and perhaps it’s better it should collapse – at least for the betterment of the peoples of the world who yearn for freedom.

    BTW: I have no trouble seeing people living under some despotic regime getting arms to over throw a despot or Junta – this is how the US and France were created. There is something pathologically immoral about a global legislating body that would deny an oppressed people the tools to free themselves. Another indication the UN is dysfunctional and malevolent towards freedom, democracy and free peoples.

  2. Greg says:

    We need to do everything possible to try to unite nations around wanting peace, having no war, wanting diplomacy, and trying to avoid war at all costs.

    Of course Christians and religious people of all stripes do not know what true peace actually is. They want opposite things of what Jesus taught. Jesus would not want war; he would want to be a peacemaker and make sure that war is avoided all the time.

    The fact is the three monotheistic religions have nothing to teach people. Buddhism should be the world’s true religion. It promotes loving your fellow man, wanting peace, avoiding war, loving the natural world, wanting a better life for future generations, loving oneself and everyone around you and finally ensuring that we live in a sustainable world. That is what a religion should be based around. Instead, the three monotheistic religions teach opposites of what is actually good for everyone.

    It doesn’t help that the monotheistic religions also believe in domination of all things and living things and everything around us. No wonder the world is in the state it is in.

    Everyone can also see that the news outlets of all kinds in the western world are for pushing for war against Iran and / or Syria. They need this war to distract people from the economic prospects of the future. It does not take a scientist to figure that out.

    Of course Russia and China won’t let their trading partners be attacked. The people in the western world are against war while their governments are for it. Hopefully, people understand that the governments are pushing for war and the protests will be assembled soon. That is the best way to ensure war does not occur.

    The debt based banking system does not help either. It is making more debt, a worsening job future for all people and for upcoming generations. That is what people have to realize. Of course, that is never discussed and people must understand this fact.

    Hopefully, the push for ending the UN does not occur because it will mean more pre-emptive war, more destabilization and finally a world where war is done more frequently. The last thing the world needs is more conflict. We need to concentrate on our domestic policies and finally have a policy of peacekeeping, diplomacy, and wanting to stop war before it even occurs. That is policy Canada must and should accept.

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