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NEW YORK (CNN) -- President Obama said Wednesday that the nations of the world are failing to work together to confront the most pressing challenges of today.
"Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges," Obama said, in his first speech as president to the U.N. General Assembly. "If we are honest with ourselves, we need to admit that we are not living up to that responsibility."
Obama cited issues such as terrorism, long-running conflicts, nuclear proliferation, climate change, poverty and pandemic disease, then added:
Obama said Iran and North Korea "must be held accountable" if they continue to ignore international nuclear weapons treaties.
"If the governments of Iran and North Korea choose to ignore international standards; if they put the pursuit of nuclear weapons ahead of regional stability and the security and opportunity of their own people; if they are oblivious to the dangers of escalating nuclear arms races in both East Asia and the Middle East -- then they must be held accountable," Obama said.
WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm With in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women, and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom....
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
The Council for Foreign Relations agenda has been officially outlined for the year! More to look forward on the War on Terrorism, the War on Pan-Epidemic Diseases, the War on Global Warming, and the War on Non-Proliferation ahead!
The world is failing to unite on these horrors (we must need a one world government) leaders aren’t being responsible about these things (we must need Obama to lead this one world government) but alas of course we fail to talk about that the very people advocating for a more aggressive unified stance are the very same people causing the divisions and the problems in the first place!
Our corporate and political leaders seem to speak in code to one another by talking about what we must confront seems to encourage some of them to go out and do those horrible things, and overplay those horrible things until we just all say; hey we need a one world government. Sadly it’s the same people who screwed up this world who will be in charge of that world! Oh boy!
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Thank you BH! It's good to see some adult supervision on this thread!
"Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world's problems alone."
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
The jist of Obama's message is fine my friend, even commendable in some ways, what isn't is the fact that too little real communication takes place because of some leaders predispositions.
It's no way to influence enemies or to win friends, by not giving them a fair and equal say and then entering an honest debate with them, we don't do that, we make the process dictatorial and advesarial and because of that solutions do lag.
To many of these leaders (all of them really) act like children on a playground when it comes to hearing, listening, considering and talking with one another, and just like kids, each says and claims it's the others fault and justified.
The world suffers for that, we all suffer for that.
This is a new and hopeful world, but one full of danger. I am convinced that your country, through you, has a historic role in trying to make sure that there is, after all, a new world order, rooted in peace, dedicated to prosperity and opportunity.
The American people have placed their faith in you, and you have placed your life at the service of your country. The faith is well placed, and I thank you.
-President Bill Clinton March 12, 1993
Originally posted by emsed1
I still CANNOT believe, though, that he actually used the word "world order" in a UN speech. In any context.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's controversial president, was scheduled to speak early Wednesday evening.
An Israeli official has called on leaders to leave the U.N. General Assembly when he delivers his address.
"We call on world leaders to leave plenum when Ahmadinejad begins rant and not give legitimacy to the most dangerous anti-Semite since Hitler," Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon posted on Twitter.
Originally posted by Copernicus
As usual, the future looks about as bright as a coal mine.
Obama is being played. Im sure he has good intentions, but he doesnt realize he is laying the foundation for the fascist new world order.
[edit on 23-9-2009 by Copernicus]