Russian news comments that the “possible steps were first reported by The New York Times.
One of the options under consideration would take aim at the United Nations and other international bodies and would cut off U.S. contributions to any organization that gives full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization (although U.S. law already prevents such contributions), funds abortion or circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea, the Times reported.
This option, if it moves forward, would also terminate funding for any organization that “is controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism ” or that is blamed for human rights abuses, according to language cited in the Times report.
This proposal also calls for a 40 percent overall decrease in the remaining U.S. funding of international organizations.
The steps being considered by the president could affect international peacekeeping operations, the United Nations Population Fund, the International Criminal Court as well as development aid to countries that “oppose important United States policies.”
- (Sounds pretty reasonable to me)
By Jon Rappoport
“When people become enmeshed in large complex structures, they believe those systems are absolutely essential; survival itself is at stake.
They are frequently wrong.
For example, the US State Department and the United Nations could vanish tomorrow, and after a few years no one would notice the difference.
Except of course, the hand-wringing Globalist media, who would howl and shriek and predict doom for all humankind.
The Trump administration is talking about making significant cuts to UN funding. And about 15 in-house “experts” who manage the State Dept. bureaucracy have resigned en masse.
It’s too bad. I mean it’s too bad the Trump administration isn’t going to cut all funding to the UN, and it’s too bad the entire State Department hasn’t quit. Then we’d be getting somewhere.
Instead of the UN, we could have one small apartment building in New York where countries might send representatives to live. These people, of course, would pay their own rent. They would chat, play cards, sit in community rooms, and have drinks. They could pass a few scribbled notes back and forth. No sumptuous assembly hall, no voluminous charter, no bad art celebrating “the unity of all peoples.” Instead, ping pong tournaments and air hockey.
If the US government had listened to George Washington, when he urged avoiding entangling foreign alliances, the US would have followed a far different course of development at home; and permanent relations with other governments would have been laughed out of court.
Who knows? With a clearer focus on domestic issues, the US might have remained a Republic, instead of devolving into a democracy, a venal form of corporatism, an Empire, and a universal Welfare State.”
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