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 Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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Comments:

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.:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantustan
 


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
 


Our nation is so messed up.... thanks for posting this, Larry.
 

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