We pay for that dump to continue operating, it’s time we stop. We can use that money to pay for the border wall, and removing them from NY means we will gain some prime NY real estate. I think NY could use some affordable housing or even another park. Either will improve lives more than what that collection of malcontents does. Historically, the UN has made things worse in the world. Just ask Rwanda and Haiti.
.@nikkihaley: "The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the @UN… We'll be honest with you: when we make generous contributions to the UN, we also have a legitimate expectation that our goodwill is recognize and respected." pic.twitter.com/yjzeG06Ttu
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 21, 2017
The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday for a resolution effectively rebuking U.S. President Donald Trump for recognizing the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and pledging to move the U.S. embassy there.
The vote came despite threats by Mr. Trump and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley that the U.S. would take punitive measures, such as reducing foreign aid and cutting contributions to the U.N., against countries voting in favor of the resolution.
The General Assembly resolution didn’t explicitly refer to the U.S., instead asserting that unilateral decisions such as Mr. Trump’s have no legal effect and must be rescinded. In the vote, 128 countries voted in favor and 9 against, with 35 abstaining.
“We will remember [the vote], when so many countries come calling on us to pay even more and to use our influence to their benefit,” Ms. Haley said during the General Assembly debate, adding the emergency meeting and the vote were signs of disrespect toward the U.S. for exercising its sovereignty by deciding to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. She said the vote wouldn’t affect Mr. Trump’s decision.
Ms.Haley appeared visibly angry and left the chamber after speaking.
Does anyone have a link to the actual vote tally?
For, Against and Abstentions? All these news sites, and no links…
posted 12/21 1243pm Texas[No Mo Money]Time
193 United Nations member states: 35 abstained, 21 no shows, 137 no votes.
Added the No Show count, one report said Ukraine was a no show, but nothing more than that reported.
Still waiting on the complete list…Anyone?
posted 12/21 314pm Texas[Present!]Time
Here’s the list of countries who voted:
Here’s one from the BBC…So Japan and South Korea just couldn’t manage to abstain? After we’re covering their arse from the Homicidal Maniac in North Korea? What do they care about Israel? They’re half way around the world from the Middle East…
Here’s the deal, let’s recognize Yokohama as the Capital of Japan and move our embassy…
posted 12/21 350pm Texas[Defund Now]Time
The countries that voted with us are; Togo, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Honduras, Guatemala and Israel. Think the common denominator is that most of those countries do little trade with Europe and except for Israel don’t have Islamic hate problem. That international Paris climate accord sure would have been great. Not.
I just remembered that both South Korea and Japan are dependent on the oil from the Middle East, so they HAD to side with their Energy Overlords or else…
posted 12/21 639pm Texas[Taking Names]Time
Now that USA is back in the energy business, they should be buying their oil from us.
How every country voted on Trump’s Jerusalem move:
It is well past time the world understands that this kind of negative group mentality against the Jews is NOT acceptable and will not be tolerated, at least not by us. I’m glad President Trump and Nikki Haley took a hammer to the reset button and showed the world that we will stand up for the Jewish people and against the U.N.