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#1 Putting Our Faith in the UN Cesspool03-26-2012, 09:37 PM
CFACT's Collegians wanted to see just how radical the delegates to the COP16 UN climate conference are, so they passed around a petition calling for the destabilization of the US economy ...
Climate Fund Seeks UN-Style Diplomatic Immunity
(FOX News) - The Green Climate Fund, which is supposed to help mobilize as much as $100 billion a year to lower global greenhouse gases, is seeking a broad blanket of UN-style immunity that would shield its operations from any kind of legal process, including civil and criminal prosecution, in the countries where it operates.
There is just one problem: it is not part of the United Nations.
Whether the fund, which was formally created at a UN climate conference in Durban, South Africa last December, will get all the money it wants to spend is open to question in an era of economic slowdown and fiscal austerity.
Its spending goal comes atop some $30 billion in "fast start-up" money that has been pledged by UN member states to such climate change activities. >>>
But before it is fully operational, the GCF's creators -- 194 countries that belong to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) -- want it to be immune from legal challenges and lawsuits, not to mention outside inspections, much like the United Nations itself cannot be affected by decisions rendered by a sovereign nation's government or judicial system. >>>
Critics of such immunities, on the other hand, say that they are a barrier to proper external oversight of vast amounts of international spending, a potential facilitator of corruption, and a dangerous weapon against the protection of property rights and other civil rights of those affected by the institutions’ actions.
“Immunities amount to a veil of secrecy,” says Bea Edwards, executive director of the Government Accountability Project, a Washington-based whistleblower protection organization.
“They are an immunity from external audit or oversight. They build in a structural conflict of interest at any immune institution for any internal oversight mechanism.” >>>
That cloud of secrecy and privilege—at least, as codified by the U.N., is formidable. >>>
Such agencies can move money, gold or any kinds of funds outside of any national regulation; are exempt from taxes, customs duties and import or export restrictions.
The same bulletproof status goes for their officials.
Im sure as the UN leadership figures out a way to "skim off the top" arrangements will be made to bring this org "into the fold".
The UN is the most criminal organization the world has ever known.
Oil for Food Scandal
Global Warming hoax
Sticky fingered leadership ...
etc., etc ... here is a good general reference on the U.N. ...
Eye on the UN
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
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