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Introduction

In the United Nations, five countries (called the Permanent Members of the Security Council) can veto a United Nations Security Council resolution. These five are the USA, the UK, France, Russia (USSR before 1990), and China (Taiwan before 1971).

This is a list of these resolutions vetoed by the USA as well as resolutions in the General Assembly of the United Nations where the USA vote is against the majority of the world. The USA used its veto over 70 times during the 20th century. On the majority of occasions, the USA vetoed resolutions that were favoured by the majority of the world's nations.

Very little of the USA's voting patterns is reported in the Western media. When other countries consider voting against a resolution put forward by the USA, they are usually demonised in the Western media and the whole basis of the United Nations called into question.

The United Nations and its voting system was set up at the end of World War II by the victorious nations from that conflict. There is, perhaps, an argument to modify the United Nations voting system and make it more representitive of the modern world.

Even with its faults, the United Nations is not a few people in an office - it is the world community. It is the rest of the world - the 94% of the world's population that is not from the USA. By damning and ignoring the United Nations, the USA is snubbing the majority of the world's population. This will not make the USA more popular around the world.

As one commentator on USA baseball in the UK noted: "Only the USA could have a World Series and not invite the rest of the world". This is the political equivalent.


Year Resolution Vetoed by the USA
If Multiple
Resolutions
Voting Figures
For-Against
1972 Condemns Israel for killing hundreds of people in Syria and Lebanon in air raids.   
1973 Afirms the rights of the Palestinians and calls on Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories.   
1976 Condemns Israel for attacking Lebanese civilians.   
Condemns Israel for building settlements in the occupied territories.   
Calls for self determination for the Palestinians.   
Afirms the rights of the Palestinians.   
1976 Condemns South Africa's attempts to impose apartheid on Namibia.
2
 
1976 For the admission of Vietnam to the United Nations.
5
(from 1975)
 
1977 Condemns the apartheid situation in South Africa.
3
 
1978 Urges the permanent members (USA, USSR, UK, France, China) to insure United Nations decisions on the maintenance of international peace and security.  
119-2
Criticises the living conditions of the Palestinians.  
110-2
Condemns the Israeli human rights record in occupied territories.  
97-3
1978 Calls for developed countries to increase the quantity and quality of development assistance to underdeveloped countries.  
119-1
1979 Calls for an end to all military and nuclear collaboration with the apartheid South Africa.  
114-3
Strengthens the arms embargo against South Africa.  
132-3
Offers assistance to all the oppressed people of South Africa and their liberation movement.  
134-3
Concerns negotiations on disarmament and cessation of the nuclear arms race.  
120-3
Calls for the return of all inhabitants expelled by Israel.  
121-3
Demands that Israel desist from human rights violations.  
111-2
Requests a report on the living conditions of Palestinians in occupied Arab countries.  
120-2
Offers assistance to the Palestinian people.  
112-3
Discusses sovereignty over national resources in occupied Arab territories.  
118-2
Calls for protection of developing counties' exports.  
111-2
Calls for alternative approaches within the United Nations system for improving the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.  
136-1
Opposes support for intervention in the internal or external affairs of states.  
104-2
For a United Nations Conference on Women.  
121-2
To include Palestinian women in the United Nations Conference on Women.  
122-2
Safeguards rights of developing countries in multinational trade negotiations.  
112-1
1980 Requests Israel to return displaced persons.  
96-3
Condemns Israeli policy regarding the living conditions of the Palestinian people.  
118-2
Condemns Israeli human rights practices in occupied territories.
3
118-2
119-2
117-2
Afirms the right of self determination for the Palestinians.  
120-3
1980 Offers assistance to the oppressed people of South Africa and their national liberation movement.  
137-3
1980 Attempts to establish a New International Economic Order to promote the growth of underdeveloped countries and international economic co-operation.  
134-1
Endorses the Program of Action for Second Half of United Nations Decade for Women.  
132-3
Declaration of non-use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states.  
110-2
Emphasises that the development of nations and individuals is a human right.  
120-1
Calls for the cessation of all nuclear test explosions.   
Calls for the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.   
1981 Promotes co-operative movements in developing countries.  
123-1
Affirms the right of every state to choose its economic and social system in accord with the will of its people, without outside interference in whatever form it takes.  
126-1
1981 Condemns activities of foreign economic interests in colonial territories.  
133-3
Calls for the ending of all test explosions of nuclear weapons.  
118-2
Calls for action in support of measures to prevent nuclear war, curb the arms race and promote disarmament.  
78-3
Urges negotiations on prohibition of chemical and biological weapons.  
109-1
Declares that education, work, health care, proper nourishment, national development, etc are human rights.  
135-1
Concerns changes to the United Nations accounting methods.  
127-1
1981 Condemns South Africa for attacks on neighbouring states, condemns apartheid and attempts to strengthen sanctions.
7
145-1
124-1
136-1
129-2
126-2
139-1
138-1
1981 Condemns an attempted coup by South Africa on the Seychelles.   
1981 Demands that Israel cease excavations in areas of East Jerusalem considered by the United Nations to be part of the occupied territories.  
114-2
Condemns Israel for bombing Iraqi nuclear installations.  
108-2
Condemns Israeli policy regarding living conditions of the Palestinian people.
2
109-2
111-2
To establish a nuclear weapon free zone in the Middle East.  
107-2
To establish rights for the Palestinian people.
2
121-2
119-3
To clarify the status of Jerusalem.  
139-2
Discusses Palestinian refugees in the Gaza Strip.  
141-2
Concering the rights of displaced Palestinians to return to their homes.  
121-3
Concerning revenues from Palestinian refugees' properties.  
117-2
Establishment of the University of Jerusalem for Palestinian refugees.  
119-2
Concerning Israeli human rights violations in occupied territories.  
111-2
Condemns Israel closing of universities in occupied territories.  
114-2
Opposes Israel's decision to build a canal linking the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.   
Discusses sovereignty over national resources in occupied Palestine and other Arab territories.  
115-2
Affirms the non-applicability of Israeli law over the Golan Heights.  
121-2
1982 Condemns the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
6
(1982-1983)
 
1982 Condemns the shooting of 11 Muslims at a shrine in Jerusalem by an Israeli soldier.   
Calls on Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights occupied in 1967.   
1982 For the ratification of the convention on the suppression and punishment of apartheid.  
124-1
To promote international action against apartheid.  
141-1
Condemns apartheid in sports.  
138-1
Calls for the cessation of further foreign investments and loans for South Africa.  
134-1
1982 Calls for the setting up of a World Charter for the protection of the ecology.  
111-1
Sets up a United Nations conference on succession of states in respect to state property, archives and debts.  
136-1
Nuclear test bans and negotiations and nuclear free outer space.
3
111-1
114-1
138-1
Supports a new world information and communications order.  
131-1
Prohibition of chemical and bacteriological weapons.  
95-1
Development of international law.  
113-1
To prevent the exclusion of certain United Nations employees.  
129-1
Protects against products harmful to health and the environment.  
146-1
Declares that education, work, health care, proper nourishment, national development are human rights.  
131-1
Implementation of the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States.  
141-1
Concerning the adequacy of facilities of the Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.  
132-1
Development of the energy resources of developing countries.  
146-1
Restructuring international economic relations towards establishing a new international economic order.  
124-1
1983 Afirms the right of every state to choose its economic and social system in accord with the will of its people, without outside interference in whatever form it takes.  
131-1
Resolutions against apartheid South Africa.
4
110-1
149-1
140-1
145-1
Prevention of an arms race in outer space.  
147-1
Declares that education, work, health care, proper nourishment, national development are human rights.  
132-1
Concerning international law.  
110-1
Concerning the Transport and Communications Decade in Africa.  
137-1
Prohibition of manufacture of new weapons of mass destruction.  
116-1
Reversing the arms race.  
133-1
Prohibition of chemical and bacteriological weapons.  
98-1
Requests a study on the naval arms race.  
113-1
Concerning disarmament and security.  
132-1
Strengthening the United Nations to respond to natural and other disasters.  
126-1
1984 Condemns support of South Africa in its Namibian and other policies.  
121-2
International action to eliminate apartheid.  
146-2
1984 Condemns Israel for occupying and attacking southern Lebanon.   
1984 Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States.  
134-2
Condemns Israeli attack against Iraqi nuclear installation.  
106-2
On the elimination of racial discrimination.  
145-1
Affirms the rights of the Palestinian people.  
127-2
For the convening of a Middle East peace conference.  
121-3
Prohibition of new types of weapons of mass destruction.  
125-1
Prohibition of chemical and bacteriological weapons.  
84-1
Concerning the law of the sea.  
138-2
Concerning Israeli human rights violations in occupied territories.  
120-2
Condemns assassination attempts against Palestinian mayors.  
143-2
Condemns Israel for failing to place its nuclear facilities under international safeguards.  
94-2
Concerning a nuclear test ban.  
123-1
To study military research and development.  
141-1
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.  
143-1
Proposing economic assistance to the Palestinian people.  
146-1
Support for the United Nations Industrial Development Organsiation.  
118-2
Concerning the Industrial Development Decade for Africa.  
120-1
Questions regarding the Economic Commission for Western Asia.  
123-2
1985 Condemns Israel for occupying and attacking southern Lebanon.   
Condemns Israel for using excessive force in the occupied territories.   
1985 Resolutions about cooperation, human rights, trade and development.
3
134-1
130-1
133-1
Measures to be taken against Nazi, Fascist and neo-Fascist activities.  
121-2
1986 Calls on all governments (including the USA) to observe international law.   
1986 Condemns Israel for its actions against Lebanese civilians.   
Calls on Israel to respect Muslim holy places.   
Condemns Israel for sky-jacking a Libyan airliner.   
1986 To set up a zone of peace and cooperation in the South Atlantic.  
124-1
To eliminate existing imbalances in the information and communications fields.  
148-1
To Strengthen of international security.  
126-1
Dialogue to improve the international situation.  
117-1
For the establishment of a comprehensive system of international peace and security.  
102-2
Declaration on the right to development.  
146-1
Measures to improve the situation and ensure the human rights and dignity of all migrant workers.  
148-1
Protection against products harmful to health and the environment.  
146-1
1987 Calls on Israel to abide by the Geneva Conventions in its treatment of the Palestinians.   
Calls on Israel to stop deporting Palestinians.  
145-2
1987 Condemns Israel for its actions in Lebanon.
2
 
Calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon.   
1987 Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States.  
153-2
Calls for compliance in the International Court of Justice concerning military and paramilitary activities against Nicaragua and a call to end the trade embargo against Nicaragua.
2
94-2
94-2
Measures to prevent international terrorism, study the underlying political and economic causes of terrorism, convene a conference to define terrorism and to differentiate it from the struggle of people from national liberation.  
153-2
Resolutions concerning journalism, international debt and trade.
3
140-1
154-1
131-1
Opposition to the build up of weapons in space.  
154-1
Opposition to the development of new weapons of mass destruction.  
135-1
Opposition to nuclear testing.
2
143-2
137-3
Proposal to set up South Atlantic "Zone of Peace".  
124-1
1988 Condemns Israeli practices against Palestinians in the occupied territories.
5
(1988-1989)
 
1989 Condemns USA invasion of Panama.   
Condemns USA troops for ransacking the residence of the Nicaraguan ambassador in Panama.   
1989 Condemns USA for shooting down 2 Libyan aircraft.   
1989 Condemns USA support for the Contra army in Nicaragua.   
Condemns illegal USA embargo of Nicaragua.   
Opposing the acquisition of territory by force.  
151-3
Calling for a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict based on earlier UN resoltions.   
1990 To send three UN Security Council observers to the occupied territories.   
1995 Afirms that land in East Jerusalem annexed by Israel is occupied territory.   
1997 Calls on Israel to cease building settlements in East Jerusalem and other occupied territories.
2
130-2
1999 Calls on the USA to end its trade embargo on Cuba.
8
59-2
88-4
101-2
117-3
138-2
143-2
157-2
155-2
2001 To send unarmed monitors to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.   
Condemns Israel for acts of terror against civilians in the occupied territories.   
To set up the International Criminal Court.   
2002 To renew the peace keeping mission in Bosnia.   
2002 Condemns the killing of UK worker for the United Nations by Israeli forces. Condemns the destruction of the World Food Programme warehouse.   
2003 Condemns a decision by the Israeli parliament to "remove" the elected Palestinian president, Yasser Arafat.  
?-1
Condemns the building of a wall by Israel on Palestinian land.  
?-?
2003 To end the USA's 40 year embargo of Cuba.  
179-3
2004 Condemns the assassination of Hamas leader, Sheik Ahmad Yassin.  
 
2004 Condemns the Israeli incursion and killings in Gaza.  
 
2004 Production and processing of weapon-usable material should be under international control.
2
147-1
179-2
2006 Calls for an end to Israeli military incursions and attacks on Gaza.
2
10-1
13-1
2006 Calls for an end to the financial embargo against Cuba.  
183-4
2007 Calls for peaceful uses for outer space.
 
129-6
Calls for a convention against female descrimination.
3
143-1
132-2
154-1
Concerning the rights of children.  
183-1
Concerning the right to food.  
186-1
On the applicability of the Geneva Convention to the protection of civilians in time of war.  
169-6
Calls for the protection of the global climate.  
162-2
Calls for Indian Ocean to be declared a zone of peace. Calls for a nuclear weapon free South East Asia.
2
130-3
174-1
2007 Calls for the right of self determination for the Palestinian people. Other resolutions regarding the Palestinians and their rights.
15
176-5
171-6
170-6
93-8
165-7
156-7
164-1
176-2
109-8
110-8
161-8
161-7
160-6
111-6
2008 Calls for progress towards an arms trade treaty.
3
129-1
131-1
130-1
Banning the development of new weapons of mass destruction.  
175-1
Assuring non-nuclear states they will not be attacked or threatened with nuclear weapons.
2
(2007-2008)
121-1
122-1
Prevention of the development of an arms race in outer space and transparency in outer space activities.
4
(2007-2008)
179-1
178-1
177-1
180-1
Calls to decrease the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems and to ban nuclear weapons.
5
141-3
165-4
166-5
173-4
130-3
Calls to end the use of depleted Uranium in weapons.  
141-4
Concerning the trade in illicit small arms.
3
179-1
176-1
181-1
Calls for a nuclear free Central Asia and a nuclear free Southern Hemisphere. Prevention of proliferation in the Middle East.
3
141-3
171-3
169-5
Calls for a comprehensive (nuclear) test ban treaty. Calls for a nuclear weapon free world.
2
(2007-2008)
156-5
175-1
2008 Calls for a treaty on children's rights.  
159-1
Condemns Racial Descrimination.  
109-13
Affirms the soverignty of Palestinians over the occupied territories and their resources.  
164-8
Affirms the right of the Palestinians to self determination.  
173-5
Calls on Israel to pay the cost of cleaning up an oil slick off the coast of Lebanon caused by its bombing.  
165-7
Calls for a new economic order.  
123-1
Calls for a right of development for nations.  
182-4
Calls for a right to food.  
184-1
Respect for the right to universal freedom of travel and the vital importance of family reunification.  
121-4
Concerning developments in IT for international security.
2
(2007-2008)
179-1
175-1
2008 Resolutions concerning Palestine, its people, their property and Israeli practices in Palestine, including settlements.
11
173-1
172-6
172-6
173-6
94-8
173-6
171-6
165-8
179-2
177-3
177-3
2009 Calls for an end to the 22 day long Israeli attack on Gaza.
 
142-4
2011 Calls for a halt to the illegal Israeli West Bank settlements.
 
14-1
2011 Calls for Israel to cease obstructing the movement and access of the staff, vehicles and supplies of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).
 
163-7
2011 Calls for the immediate and complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activities in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.
 
162-7


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Quotes

Richard Perle, USA Pentagon advisor:

"I do not believe that the United States should be bound by the same rules as the smallest African nation. Life isn't like that."

Madeleine Albright, former USA Secretary of State to the United Nations:

"[The USA will] behave, with others, multilaterally when we can and unilaterally as we must."

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, USA ambassador to the United Nations writing in his book, A Dangerous Place:

"The [USA] Department of State desired that the United Nations prove utterly ineffective in whatever measures it undertook. This task was given to me and I carried it forward with no inconsiderable success."

George Bush, USA president during the bombing of Iraq:

"What we say goes."

Edward S Herman, USA writer on the Middle East:

"Thus, instead of having to leave the occupied territories Israel continues to push out the locals by force, uproot their trees, steal their water, beggar them by 'closures' and endless restrictions, and it suffers no penalties because it has USA approval, protection, and active assistance. The partners also deny Palestinians any right to return to land from which they were expelled, so 140+ contrary United Nations votes, and two Security Council Resolutions (both vetoed by the United States) have no effect; and in a remarkable Orwellian process of doublethink - and double morality - Israel is free to expel more Palestinians in the same time frame in which their protector spent billions and great moral energy in a campaign to return worthy victims in Kosovo."

"Another remarkable Orwellian process is this: the abused and beggared Palestinian people periodically rebel as their conditions deteriorate and more land is taken, homes are demolished, and they are treated with great ruthlessness and discrimination. Many are among the hundreds of thousands expelled earlier, or who have still not forgotten their relatives killed and injured by Israeli violence over many years - and Palestinian deaths by Israeli arms almost surely exceed Israeli deaths from 'terrorism' by better than 15 to 1. And after this long history of expulsion and murder they are still under assault. In this context, if they rise up in revolt at their oppressors this is not 'freedom fighters' or a 'national liberation movement' in action, it is 'irrational violence' and a return to 'terrorism,' and both Israeli and USA officials (and therefore the mainstream USA media) agree that the first order of business is to stop this terrorism."

"But in the definitional system of oppressor and patron this is TERRORISM, horrifying and intolerable. What Israel has done making this people desperate is not terror. As [USA] State Department PR man James Rubin explained after another spate of Israeli demolitions of Palestinian houses, this was 'a wrong signal' for a delicate stage in peace talks. Not bad in themselves and a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, just a wrong signal. Madeleine Albright called on the Israelis to refrain from 'what Palestinians see as the provocative expansion of settlements, land confiscation, house demolitions and confiscation of IDs'. Only 'the Palestinians' see these actions as 'provocative;' Albright does not find them objectionable in themselves or illegal. In fact, under Clinton the United States finally rejected the international law and almost universal consensus on the occupation, declaring the territories not 'occupied Palestinian lands' but 'disputed territories' (Albright). By USA fiat Palestinian lands became open to settlement by force by the ethnic cleanser who the United States has armed to the teeth, and who has aggressively brutalized while creating 'facts on the ground' during the 'dispute,' which will not be settled until the victims end their terrorism."

"And Albright has stressed that there is 'No moral equivalency between suicide bombers and bulldozers' (Newsweek, Aug. 18, 1997). Clinton, standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres as the latter defended a blockade of the Palestinians that was adding to their misery, put the blame on Hamas who were allegedly 'trying to make the Palestinians as miserable as possible' (Phila. Inquirer, March 15, 1996). There was not the slightest hint that Israel was contributing to Palestinian misery despite massive expropriations and 300 devastating "closures" after 1993."

"So it is not Israeli policy, which amounts to a continuous and illegal assault on and displacement of the Palestinians, that is ultimately at fault and that must be changed to resolve this conflict. Albright can't recognize that decades of 'bulldozers' necessarily produce suicide bombers, although she was quick to find that much less repression in Kosovo produced 'freedom fighters;' nor can she distinguish between systematic policy (i.e., bulldozers) and uncontrollable outbursts from victims that do NOT constitute policy. The inability of these USA officials to see Israel's hugely discriminatory and brutal expulsions, demolitions, mistreatment and plain exploitation as seriously wrong in themselves, illegal, or causal manifests a complete identification with and apologetic for the ethnic cleansers. Five years ago a senior Clinton White House official declared that 'We are not going to second-guess Israel'. [Later] Colin Powell assured the Jewish lobbying group AIPAC that 'We are dedicated to preserving this special relationship with Israel and the Israeli people...[and] a secure Israel with internationally-recognized borders remains a cornerstone of the United States foreign policy.' In short, now as in the past, and with only rare exceptions, as in the case of the unauthorized Israeli attack on Egypt in 1956, Israel will get strong USA support for whatever it does, and the ethnic cleansing of its unworthy victims can proceed as required."

"One of the triumphs of [the] Oslo [Agreement] was its buying off of Arafat, making him into a second class client and an enforcer of the pathetic 'settlement,' with USA and Israeli funds and training exchanged for his commitment to keep his people in line and control 'terrorism.' The formula for the wholesale terrorists (Israel) has always been: whatever violence we perpetrate is 'retaliation' and it is up to the retail terrorists (Palestinians) to stop terrorizing and then we might 'negotiate' with them in a 'peace process.' Israeli leaders say 'You can't ask us to stop expanding existing settlements, which are living organisms' (Netanyahu), as if this were not in violation of UN resolutions, the Fourth Geneva Convention, and even the 1993 Oslo agreement itself."

"USA officials can never bring themselves to say that what Israel is doing is wrong - at worst it may send 'a wrong signal,' etc. And they follow closely the Israeli party line that 'terrorism' (Palestinian, not Israeli) must be stopped first, so that the 'peace process' can be put back on track. For Albright, 'security' is primary, and she told Arafat that 'she needed a commitment and action on the subject of security' before she could make a credible approach to Israel on other issues. 'Security' always means Israeli security, not Palestinian, for Albright - or for Colin Powell - just as for Israeli officials. Here as elsewhere these high USA officials internalize the Israeli perspective and the idea of 'security' for the unworthy victims doesn't arise, any more than the notion that Israeli insecurity arises from the much greater Palestinian insecurity that inevitably results from Israeli policies. In his visit to Jerusalem in March 1996, Clinton spoke of 'the awful persistence of fear' - but only in reference to Israelis, not to Palestinians. This is an internalized racist bias that has characterized USA official statements and media and expert opinion here for decades."

"Why does the United States support Israel's ethnic cleansing? Broadly speaking, the reasons boil down to two factors. One is Israel's role as a USA proxy in the Middle East and its integration into the USA security system, which encompasses not only keeping the Arab world in line, but also providing services like supplying arms to the Somoza regime in Nicaragua, the Pinochet government of Chile, Mobutu, Idi Amin, apartheid South Africa, and the Guatemalan and Argentinian terror states. Because of these services, Israel's victims are not merely unworthy, they also become 'terrorists' and part of the 'Islamic threat' for the USA political elite and mainstream media."

"The second factor is the exceptional power of the pro-Israel lobby, which for many years has bought and bullied politicians and the media, so that they all vie with one another in genuflections to the holy state. This bullying is especially strong and effective in Canada and the United States, but it applies widely, and the distinguished British reporter Robert Fisk, describing the abuse he has suffered in reporting on the Middle East, says that 'the attempt to force the media to obey Israel's rules is now international'."

"These factors feed into the intellectual and media culture in complex ways that institutionalize the huge bias, with pro-Israeli and anti-Palestinian perspectives internalized and / or made obligatory by potential flak and pressure from above and without. This is extremely important, as there is no reason to believe that the USA public would support a massive and brutal ethnic cleansing program if they were given even a modest quantum of the ugly facts, if the main victims rather than the ethnic cleansers were humanized, and if the media's frames of reference were not designed to apologize for Israeli expropriation and violence. However, the ongoing media and intellectual biases do very effectively complement the national policy of support for the ethnic cleansing state, just as they helped cover up national policy supporting Indonesia's murderous occupation of East Timor, and just as they roused the public to a pitch of frenzy over the unapproved Yugoslav violence in Kosovo."

Der Spiegal, news magazine from Germany (1 September 1997):

"Never before in modern history has a country dominated the earth so totally as the United States does today... America is now the Schwarzenegger of international politics: showing off muscles, obtrusive, intimidating... The Americans, in the absence of limits put to them by anybody or anything, act as if they own a kind of blank cheque in their 'McWorld'".

NoControllingLegalAuthority, from a post on a forum about the USA's role in the United Nations:

"The UN is headed for the dust bin of history. It has no moral authority. It is dominated by cowards, scoundrels and thieves. It's participants do not even obey the laws of the city of New York. Many of us are ready to help UN personnel pack and to drive them to the airport for a one-way trip out of our country. Today would not be soon enough. Good riddance to the self-serving human debris."

Reuel Marc, former (USA) CIA covert operator in February 2003:

"The tougher Sharon becomes, the stronger our image will be in the Middle East".


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