Countries Turn to UN to Restrain NSA

By: Friday October 25, 2013 9:15 am

After news broke that the US government was monitoring the calls of at least 35 world leaders, many of which were allies, the question of restraining US spying power became a pressing international issue. Aggrieved countries such as Brazil and Germany are now even turning to the United Nations to rein in the NSA.

 

Saudi Arabia Throws Tantrum at UN Over Syria

By: Friday October 18, 2013 6:40 am

Saudi Arabia did everything it could to bring the US into war with Syria in hopes of weakening its regional foe Iran. But the American people stood up and thanks to a (possibly unintentional) public statement by Secretary of State Kerry and fast action by Russia, the UN is now destroying chemical weapons within Syria. Much like the 2003 Iraq War the pretext for US military involvement in Syria rested on weapons of mass destruction or, more bluntly, the US screaming “he’s got a gun” hoping to scare everyone, including the American people, into war. But now WMDs are being dealt with and any pretext the Obama Administration had to do Saudia Arabia’s bidding has gone up in smoke.

Needless to say the Saudis aren’t happy

Brazil President Condemns NSA Spying At UN

By: Tuesday September 24, 2013 1:10 pm

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff decided to condemn the US spying program on her country in a speech before the United Nations. The NSA spying program on Brazil, revealed in a story for Brazilian news outlet El Globo by Glenn Greenwald, already caused President Rouseff to cancel a trip to the US and has now led to a direct attack on President Obama before the international community at the UN.

Foreign Policy Magazine “Leaks” UN Report on Syrian Chemical Warfare

By: Sunday September 15, 2013 8:50 am

In one of the most pathetic and desperate non-stories I’ve recently read, Foreign Policy published an article pretending that they have scooped the upcoming UN Report.

Syria Mashup: ‘Group Think’, House of Saud, and The UN

By: Saturday September 14, 2013 10:40 am

Let’s remember that Putin submitted his own evidence to the UN, and, Assad has too.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Asks White House For Answers On Syria

By: Monday September 9, 2013 1:50 pm

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has sent a series of questions to the Obama Administration regarding the authorization for the use of military force on Syria. According to documents obtained by Firedoglake the CPC asked a total of 67 questions ranging from the evidence itself to the possible consequences from the strike on US security and interests.

Despite British Voting No, Obama Pushes for War With Syria

By: Friday August 30, 2013 6:35 am

President Obama is fresh out of allies for his war with Syria. With yesterday’s no vote in the British House of Commons and the recognition that Russia and China will block any UN resolution, the only option left for Obama is a unilateral, non-Congressionally sanctioned act of military aggression. And that’s just what he plans to do.

NSA Bugged the United Nations’ Headquarters

By: Sunday August 25, 2013 9:35 am

According to a report by German newspaper Der Spiegel the NSA bugged the New York Headquarters of the United Nations. The NSA is said to have hacked into the UN’s video conferencing system and coded communications.

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