U.S. May Withhold Funding for Leading U.N. Agencies With Questionable Leadership

Related imageSeveral United Nations agencies that are among the biggest recipients of U.S. taxpayer dollars have given leadership positions to U.S.-designated state sponsors of terrorism and countries with poor records on human rights and religious freedoms. That funding could be in jeopardy if a draft presidential executive order becomes a reality.

The draft order would create an accountability committee to recommend where U.S. funding to bodies across the global U.N. system could be reduced or reallocated, in line with U.S. policy interests.

“The purpose of the accompanying executive order is to ensure better alignment between United States national interests and U.S. monetary support to the United Nations and other international organizations,” it states.

Among specific targets identified in the draft order, which was first reported on by the New York Times last month, are any U.N. agencies that are deemed to be “controlled or substantially influenced by” state-sponsors of terrorism or systematic human rights abusers.

A recent State Department report to Congress shows that the U.S. in fiscal year 2016 contributed $10.48 billion to international organizations.

Some $1.3 billion of that went to non-U.N. international bodies such as NATO and the African Union, and $659,487,647 went to the regular U.N. operating budget in FY 2016.

Of the U.N. agencies that benefitted from the remaining more than $8 billion, some of the bigger recipients included:

--U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – $1,508,067,996

--World Food Program (WFP) – $1,393,973,328

--U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – $514,219,804

--World Health Organization (WHO) – $341,275,815

--Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – $161,417,915

The U.S. is by far the largest single contributor to these agencies, accounting for 22 percent or more of their annual budgets.

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Once they drill down into these contributions, I would be willing to bet that every one of them turns out to be corrupt to the bone.  The UN organization has been corrupt from the very beginning, and FDR knew about it, sending Alger Hiss, a self-avowed Communist, to represent the US.  And it's gone downhill from there.

Suffice to say that if FDR had been alive in 1947, Israel would not be a State in World Politics.  FDR was a racist, born and bred.  His choice of Socialists for his administration goes back to 1932 and continued until his death.

How has the US benefited from the UN?

from our one VETO vote. Which 0 never used and which Trump is going to need to protect Israel.

You are right but that sure is an expensive vote.  What we really need to do is dump the UN and kick them out of the country.

ABOUT TIME! 

The UN has proven to be an ENEMY of the US, for years!  Tin pot Dictator led countries who embody true EVIL in their countries and the world!

The UN has become a haven for EVIL masked as a "compassionate body".  It operated in direct opposition to U.S. interests and, FOOLISHLY, American governments, in the past have done nothing about it.

Thank goodness, Obama is gone and Trump is DRAINING THE SWAMP!

Now you see where all our money is going, When you think of all the places where they spend our money that are not in our interest.  No need to wonder why we have a deceit. If they cut all these handouts within our country and outside our country we have enough money to do what President Trump wants to do.

This is just another reason they are all in the streets (traitors in our institutions) and are fighting like crazies you can see what they have to lose, all our money to destroy us.     

NOW IS THE OPPORTUNITY..................Get Out of that corrupt MADNESS!

These agencies are a joke the money never gets were it's needed  .Always ends up in the dictators pockets or the heads of those agencies . What  Trump needs to do is sever all ties with the UN and A ll of their Agencies Period. their Anti-American and  Theiving Criminals. tell the UN to Go To Hell !!

I wonder how long the UN can last without the HUGE influx of CASH from the U.S.?  The building they are in is relatively modern.  If the electricity is turned off, it will be VERY dark.  Speaking of that building...  Do they OWN it?  Or RENT it?  Uncle Sucker needs to STOP supporting that useless thing.  

I well remember the days when the USSR, voting as individual states, VETOED any and every resolution WE placed in front of them.  And that was OK.  But when WE went against their wishes we were bullies and baby killers, starving the needy.  DOWN WITH THE U.N.!!!!!  OUT WITH THE U.N.!!!!!!

Cut them off, close them down.  Graft, corruption and Anti-American, subversive activities by this Group, should be enough to throw them out of our Country.  They have done nothing, but bad mouth our Country, bleed it out for money, all the time supporting One World Order.    Enough, Basta!!!!     No money, not a dime, should go to these people.    America first, let the rest of the world solve their own problems, they've proved they won't for years, because we run this International Welfare.  

"Several United Nations agencies that are among the biggest recipients of U.S. taxpayer dollars have given leadership positions to U.S.-designated state sponsors of terrorism and countries with poor records on human rights and religious freedoms. That funding could be in jeopardy if a draft presidential executive order becomes a reality.

The draft order would create an accountability committee to recommend where U.S. funding to bodies across the global U.N. system could be reduced or reallocated, in line with U.S. policy interests.

“The purpose of the accompanying executive order is to ensure better alignment between United States national interests and U.S. monetary support to the United Nations and other international organizations,” it states."

The key is DRAFT not Executive Order

More leaks from within the White House

All United States funding to the United Nations and other groups  such as UNHCR, WFB, UNICEF, WHO, FAO  should be in line with U.S. interest.  If not in line with U.S. interest they should not be funded.  Pretty simple.  Before Trump, we gave money to nations and organizations that used our monies to damage our image abroad and actually funded our enemies with our own money.  All of the pass Presidents knew this was stupid but lacked the courage to anger these agencies.  We need to thank Trump for stepping up and acting in Americas best interest.

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ALERT ALERT

Clinton Donor And Tax Cheat Tied To Russia

“Do as we say, not as we do.”

That seems to be the slogan for Hillary Clinton and her political allies, and it’s especially apt in light of new information about one of Clinton’s largest campaign donors.

While the left is still trying to attack President Trump and his family over unproven business dealings and largely debunked connections to Russia, a new report indicates that it was Hillary Clinton’s team who were doing those exact things.

“Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the ‘Hillary Victory Fund’ (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio,” that outlet reported on Thursday.

“He has also been considered by California to be one of the state’s biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the (Russian) Kremlin,” Fox continued.

The man’s name is Edgar Sargsyan. His deep pockets greatly benefited Clinton’s campaign, with contributions of at least $250,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016.

He was also in charge of an elite fundraising dinner to benefit Clinton, where donors paid $100,000 per couple just to attend the ritzy event. But in true Clinton fashion, the money apparently went missing.

Sargsyan is now “being sued by his former company for allegedly diverting those funds to start his own real estate company,” according to Fox.

Now, people are asking hard questions about Clinton’s buddy Sargsyan, including whether his contributions were part of a pay-to-play scheme and if he had shady connections to foreign governments.

“Nobody gave to the Hillary Victory Fund out of the goodness of their heart or some generalized desire to help 33 random state parties,” pointed out attorney Dan Backer from the Committee to Defend the President.

“They did so to buy access and curry influence — something the Clintons have been selling for nearly three decades in and out of government,” he continued.

Trying to buy political influence is sadly common, especially when it comes to the Clintons. What is raising more red flags than normal, however, is the evidence that Sargsyan is no run-of-the-mill campaign donor.

“The really scary question is, what did this particular donor with this strange web of connections hope to buy for his quarter-million dollars?” Backer asked Fox News.

That web of connections is strange indeed.

The Committee to Defend the President is now alleging that SBK, a major Sargsyan-linked company “is an investment firm that is affiliated with United Arab Emirates president, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, and its international affiliate has business interests in Russia,” according to Fox.

“Among its dealings was a bid to finance $850 million for a major bridge project to connect Crimea with Russia,” the group claims.

“He worked for SBK, and SBK appears to have bid on some Crimean/Russian bridge project,” Backer said. “That’s usually an indicator of political favor and connections.”

It raises several chilling questions: Was Sargsyan paying a quarter million dollars to Clinton for political favors, and — more disturbingly — was that money actually from sources in Russia in order to smooth the way for its construction plans?

Nobody knows for sure. What is clear, however, is that there is a pattern of dirty money surrounding the Clintons, with the “Uranium One” and “Clinton Foundation” scandals just two of the most well-known examples.

“It reinforces how fast and loose the Clinton machine was when it came to ‘Hoovering up’ these megadonor checks, not just from questionable Hollywood and Wall Street elites but potentially from foreign influence peddlers using who knows what money,” Backer told Fox News.

“It reinforces the need to take a long hard look at not just the unlawful money laundering process, but the way in which they were solicited as well,” he continued. “The Clintons have never shown a great deal of concern for whomever it was cutting the checks — whether it’s foreign influence peddlers or Hollywood smut peddlers like Harvey Weinstein.”

If those claims are even partially true, then America dodged a bullet in November of 2016 — and it’s worth keeping the pile of foreign-connected Clinton scandals in mind the next time the left tries desperately to tie Donald Trump to Russia. Perhaps they should look in the mirror.

SLAVEHOLDER??

Washington Post Compares
Jeff Sessions To Slaveholder’

The Washington Post compared Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “slaveholders” after he quoted the Bible on Thursday while discussing his department’s policy of prosecuting all illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Sessions made the statement during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WaPo ran a story entitled “Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families” by general assignment editor Keith McMillan and religion reporter Julie Zauzmer on Friday.

Rather than detailing the statistics Sessions cited in the speech that explain the immigration policy, the story quoted John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

“This is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made,” Fea said.

Sessions spent much of the speech discussing the numbers behind current immigration policy, including separating families at the Southwest border.

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said.

“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”

“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute aliens if they came with children,” Sessions said.

“It was de-facto open borders if you came with children. The results were unsurprising. More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”

Sessions laid out the numbers in the speech.

“In 2013, fewer than 15,000 family units were apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry in dangerous areas of the country,” he said.

“Five years later, it was more than 75,000, a five-fold increase in five years. It didn’t even have to be their child that was brought, it could be anyone. You can imagine that this created a lot of danger.”

The U.S. has the “opportunity” to fix its broken immigration system now, Sessions said.

“I believe that’s it’s moral, right, just and decent that we have a lawful system of immigration,” he said. “The American people have been asking for it.”

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