Friday, March 16, 2012
The Daily Show 3/15/2012 on the USA cutting support to UNESCO and the world’s neediest children
by Larry Geller
As most astute Disappeared News readers already know, UNESCO voted to admit Palestine as a country, pissing off the USA which seems not to want Palestine to be a country. Ok, that’s an oversimplification. But not by much.
The USA also doesn’t seem to care a whit about humanitarian assistance to the world’s neediest children. They’ve cut UNESCO funds. There seems to be a law about it. Suddenly our country cares about complying with a law. Sorry, kids.
This is an underreported story. Good thing we have Comedy Central to bring us the important news.
Last night (Thursday, 3/15/2012) Jon Stewart skipped the usual closing interview to make space for two segments by John Oliver on the UNESCO de-funding issue. I thought this was a great job, and since the Daily Show website permits the embedding of their videos, here it is (warning: there may be commercial messages. Disappeared News doesn’t endorse whatever it is they try to sell to you). There should be a thingy at the lower right to click for full-screen.
The US government does NOT want Palestine to be a "country." Israel does not want Palestine to be a "country." Both want Palestine to be a "bantustan"under Israel's control.:
UNESCO is also a gatherer of countriesʻ resources. Putting historic sites, revenue generating tours, lands, buildings, etc. into a big bank of stolen things that canʻt be dragged off in a suitcase.
So can we have a law that would cut off funding for Israel? The U.S. gives Israel 3 billion dollars per year PLUS extras like military weapons that are used to KILL Palestinians. Since when is Israel suffering for aid? Enough already. J.K. from Kona