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A look into the “American Sovereignty Restoration Act” or the U.S. Congress Representative Rogers bill of the U.S. repealing and leaving the United Nation!

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This is offensive to Representative Mike Rodgers, apparently!

The Representative for Alabama Mike D. Rogers of the Republican Party is the main sponsor of a billed made to the Congress named American Sovereignty Restoration Act. United States of Congress that are now influenced by the mind-frame of President Trump. These sorts of fortifying and border security, where the national interests means more than the role of U.S. historically has had in the recent decades. This means that the United Nations, which the U.S. is a founding nation and even, had the founding father behind it. Are one of the countries and has an official bill to Congress, where Representatives are behind who wish to be out of the International Community and the Peaceful Operations that are the supposed works of the UN.

The idealistic organization who has most nations as member states, where they all are affiliated in different ways and signed various treaties, ratified them and made them into own legislation. It’s special that the Nation that has the United Nations headquarters and has played a pivotal role of the UN is thinking of leaving it! Therefore the precedent of United States leaving United Nations would be something we haven’t really seen before and what role it will have on the outside of the fellowship of Member States is also new. The U.S. is already not part of the Statute that are controlling the International Criminal Court, though they using the legal instrument as a tool to get rid of regimes from a far to secure U.S. friendly government. Therefore the wish of certain representatives in the Congress, proves the disloyalty and the disbelief inside the nation that has the UN in their midst.

Just take a look!

“TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP IN UNITED NATIONS.—The President shall terminate all membership by the United States in the United Nations, and in any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations” (H.R. 193, 2017).

“WITHDRAWAL.—The United States withdraws from the agreement between the United States of America and the United Nations regarding the headquarters of the United Nations (signed at Lake Success, New York, on 18 June 26, 1947, which was brought into effect by the 19 United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act)” (H.R. 193, 2017).

“SEC. 5. UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS. (a) TERMINATION.—No funds are authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for any United States contribution to any United Nations military or peacekeeping operation or force” (H.R. 193, 2017).

“TERMINATIONS OF UNITED STATES PARTICIPATION IN UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS.—No funds may be obligated or expended to support the participation of any member of the Armed Forces of the United States as part of any United Nations military or peacekeeping operation or force. No member of the Armed Forces of the United States may serve under the command of the United Nations” (H.R. 193, 2017).

“(b) DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY.—No officer or employee of the United Nations (including any organ, specialized agency, commission or other formally affiliated body of the United Nations) or any representative, officer, or employee of any mission to the United Nations of any foreign government shall be entitled to enjoy the privileges and immunities of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18, 1961, nor may any such privileges and immunities be extended to any such individual” (H.R. 193, 2017).

This here proves the new world order that the Representative from Alabama wishes to see, where the UN and USA government get divorced, lose all values and repeals all laws that are connected between them. The organizations that are affiliated with the UN will lose their place, the people who are connected and working with diplomatic immunity will lose it.

That the Representative Rogers and his sponsors of the Bill of American Sovereignty Restoration Act have clearly no thoughts into the price the United Nations are going to pay for them leaving. The slowly administrative effort of all the member states, not like the resolutions and legislation from the UN happens quickly. Therefore the sudden knowledge and the act of losing their Headquarter, privileges and opportunities in United States, might go away over night; as much as the United States operations and co-operations in Peacekeeping missions abroad. This should worry the UN and UN friendly nations. United Nations are surely in a pickle, they can condemn, but with that might trigger the Congress to really get this bill through the Congress and hope the Senate doesn’t stifle the ways of getting it into legislation. So that President Trump can write it into law and effectively get rid of international interference and questioning of the policies and internal affairs. A certain aspect that U.S. Congress, United States Government haven’t particularly endured well in past.

We can hope this doesn’t happen, because this will weaken the United Nation even more than anything. This will prove the real value of membership and being a Member State. Even when the State with VETO in the UN Security Council disappears and sends the UN Secretariat and their diplomates packing if the law comes into legislation. That certainly, isn’t only about being sovereign and independent from the rest. But they also lose their power to interfere through legal and procedure in collaboration with partners. That makes the U.S. weak and more expensive if they want to make changes that the U.S. wants to do in the future. But the Alabama Representative and his friends don’t think about that, do they? Peace.

Reference:

115th Congress – ‘H. R. 193’ (03.01.2017) – A BILL To end membership of the United States in the United Nations. Named: ‘‘American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017’’.

Here are international statements on todays voting and Presidential elections in Burundi

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You can see usual suspect Didier Reynders from Belgium speaking on the country again. U.S. has to speak and does say it softly. Canada’s foreign affairs also had an opinion on the election. Red Cross is concerned about the refugee situation concerning the violence in Burundi and how it affects the bordering countries and their refugee camps.

Kenyan TV report:  – This is from today and is a Youtube clip.

U.S. Response:

“The legitimacy of the electoral process in Burundi over the past few months has been tainted by the government’s harassment of opposition and civil society members, closing down of media outlets and political space, and intimidation of voters. Dozens have been killed, and as many as 167,000 Burundians are now refugees in neighboring nations” (…) “Attempts by the Government of Burundi to deny citizens the ability to choose their leadership freely, without intimidation and threat of violence, will force the United States to carefully review all aspects of our partnership not yet suspended, including the imposition of visa restrictions on those responsible for — or complicit in — promoting instability in Burundi through violence” (Kirby, 2015).

Belgium response:

“Didier Reynders deeply regrets the organisation of presidential elections in Burundi, today 21 July. These elections do not meet the minimal requirements of inclusiveness and transparency. They are not credible and will not contribute to a solution for the crisis in the country” (…) “Belgium calls on Burundi to revive the spirit of consensus and inclusiveness of the Arusha agreement, that is still the cornerstone for constitutional order and stability in Burundi” (Reynders, 2015).

Canada response:

MP for Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson says: ““His bid has unleashed instability and violence characterized by the unrestrained use of force by militias acting with total impunity, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis. Close to 170,000 Burundians—including prominent members of government and key democratic institutions as well as journalists—have fled to neighbouring countries fearing for their lives. Dozens of people have already died in violence related to the political unrest” (…) “Canada calls on President Nkurunziza and his government to protect the rights and interests of all Burundians and work with the East African Community and the African Union in accordance with the Arusha Peace Accords” (Quinney, 2015).

EAC response:

“he EAC Election Observer Mission started arriving in the Republic of Burundi on 17th July 2015 and underwent briefing on Election Observation Methodologies and from CENI” (…) “The EAC Election Observer Mission was deployed today, 20th July 2015 to various Provinces of Burundi to observe the polling and counting processes” (…) “The EAC has been involved in the Burundi Electoral process since January 2015 through the Panel of Eminent Persons (PEP), Pre-Election Expert Mission (PEMi), the Council of Ministers, and the Summit of the EAC Heads of State” (EAC, 2015).

Red Cross fears:

“In one day alone, more than 30 malnourished Burundian children were admitted and showing secondary complications including malaria, pneumonia, worms, anemia and diarrhea. At least four known deaths of malnourished infants have been recorded so far” (…) “Burundian Presidential elections, set to take placed on Tuesday, July 21st. An estimated 25,000 people have fled to the Tanzanian border camp in the last month alone, bringing the total number of Burundian refugees to around 78,000; a fifth of which are thought to be children under five” (…) “Tensions are running high between new arrivals and the long-established refugee population from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), most of whom arrived in 1996 following the Rwandan genocide and the subsequent regional instability” (Carrol, 2015).

Last thought: 

Hope you found this interesting while the voting and polling is coming. I can’t wait to see what the EAC report on the election says and we all know kind of already what result will be. The numbers is the thing we wonder about. But the winner and third term is happening because like for instans the opposition parties Agathon Rwasa FNL has pulled out and so has other parties done. So you can just see what happens and it sure will be the winner of Presidential Election of 2015. The third term of the CNDD-FDD… so many means is breaking with the Arusha Peace Agreement of 2006. Well, Pierre doesn’t agree and doesn’t care. He is on the Power Kool-Aid and can’t have enough. All of the people of Burundi don’t all agree with the President Nkurunziza. Peace.

Reference:

Carrol, Phil – ‘Child Malnutrition Levels Soar in Tanzanian Refugee Camp as Burundian Presidential Election Approaches’ (21.07.2015) link: http://www.savethechildren.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=8rKLIXMGIpI4E&b=9241315&ct=14743281

EAC – ‘EAC Election Observer Mission to the Presidential Elections in the Republic of Burundi’ (20.07.2015) link: http://eac.int/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1916:eac-election-observer-mission-to-the-presidential-elections-in-the-republic-of-burundi&catid=146:press-releases&Itemid=194&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Kirby, Jon – ‘Elections in Burundi Will Lack Credibility’ (21.07.2015) link: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/07/245104.htm

Reynders, Didier – ‘Didier Reynders regrets the organisation of presidential elections in Burundi today 21 July’ (21.07.2015) link: https://appablog.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/didier-reynders-regrets-the-organisation-of-presidential-elections-in-burundi-today-21-july/

Quinney, Johanna – ‘Canada Condemns Use of Violence for Political Goals in Burundi Ahead of Election (21.07.2015) Link: http://foreignaffairs.co.nz/2015/07/21/canada-condemns-use-of-violence-for-political-goals-in-burundi-ahead-of-election/#sthash.A17ljQ8C.dpuf

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