The international Freak Show called the UN to maintain its character….
It’s about time the US (under Trump) significantly scale back money to the org, and work for its eventual closing down, passing out (cheap) cell phones to all those leaving the building.
NOTE: “Incompetent socialist”, is there any other kind?
For Next UN Secretary-General, A Managerially Incompetent Socialist
In the race for the next United Nations secretary-general, the Security Council has narrowed the field of candidates from a remaining 10 to precisely one: and the winner is, former Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Guterres. It could have been worse — but not by much. Guterres brings to the job a record that suggests he is a perfect fit to head a UN that is prone to overreach, mismanagement, waste, fraud, abuse and government meddling in every aspect of life — provided we all want even more of the same.
That’s not what you’re reading in most press reports right now, where news of Guterres as top pick for the next UN secretary-general seems to consist largely of recycled public relations materials from the UN, related officials, and the Portuguese government. Guterres was roundly praised on Wednesday by Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin (“we have a clear favorite”) and America’s Ambassador Samantha Power (who called Guterres “a candidate whose experience, vision and versatility across a range of areas proved compelling”).
So who is this man, Antonio Guterres, who so impressed the UN envoys of both Presidents Putin and Obama?
Along with a stint as prime minister of Portugal from 1995-2002, Guterres also served as president of the Socialist International, from 1999-2005, following a stint as vice-president of the organization from 1992-1999. As the Daily Caller reminds us, the Socialist International is “a global network of national socialist parties seeking to establish ‘democratic socialism’ around the world,” an endeavor that in the late 1980s included funding the communist Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
The (horrific) Samantha Power believes that the socialist Guterres is a compelling choice, then again she thinks the same of the marxist-in-chief street organizer, the Obamination, who gave her the ambassador spot.