North Korea to Chair United Nations Conference on Disarmament

Last week, Kim Jong Il’s North Korea assumed the presidency of the United Nations’ Conference on Disarmament.

Seriously.

Even Clinton administration officials like former Assistant Secretary of Defense Graham Allison were up in arms about the appointment’s absurdity.

After all, the body’s mission is to be “the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community.” And now the world’s most notorious nuclear weapons proliferator is chairing the conference.

It should be fun to watch the North Koreans demand unilateral American disarmament under the UN’s guise.

This whole exercise would be amusing if American taxpayers did not pay 22% of the UN’s budget.

I wonder if President Obama will heed North Korea’s advice. After all, Mr. Obama got involved in his current Libyan misadventure after receiving United Nations approval rather than that of his own Congress.

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About Sean Patrick Hazlett

Conservative clean energy crusader, national security hawk, financial analyst, engineer, and former military officer.
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4 Responses to North Korea to Chair United Nations Conference on Disarmament

  1. Alice Rennie says:

    Absurd.

  2. It’s like Iran being appointed to the Woman’s Rights Council on the U.N.. I scoffed at it, and someone on the left criticized me for “not wanting to allow opposing viewpoints”. Gotta love those who just lloooooovvveeee the U.N..

    And let’s keep in mind what Kim Jong Il really thinks of the U.N. and its delegates.

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