World leaders such as Barack Obama, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani took their turns at center stage at the United National General Assembly on Monday in New York.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon opened the assembly displaying intuition for the general tone of the world’s non-elite. “Inequality is growing, trust is fading, and impatience with leadership can be seen and felt far and wide.”
Indeed. Leadership around the globe seems to be pulling humanity toward a potential world war. The General Assembly provided a forum focusing mostly on the Syrian civil war, which started as a proxy war but is now sucking in world powers similar to the Spanish Civil War prior to World War II. Spain proved to be a proving for German and Italian tactics and troops.
“We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to work with the Syrian government and its armed forces,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “No one but the Syrian forces and Kurdish militia are seriously fighting against the Islamic state.”
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 28, 2015
Russia, China and Iran are aligning on the side of Assad and the current Syrian government. They have vowed to defeat the ISIS terrorist group, which spawned out of some twisted efforts to fund and train rebels aimed at removing Assad. Despite words to the contrary, deeds indicate the United States appears opposed to defeating ISIS at this time and would instead like to remove Assad first.
— Jake Cornwall (@JakeM_1998) September 28, 2015
Here’s a roundup of key statements from various world leaders:
Barack Hussein Obama
We Liberated Libya: “Even as we helped the Libyan people bring an end to the reign of a tyrant, our coalition could have, and should have, done more to fill a vacuum left behind.”
As the “coalition” removed dictator Muammar Gaddafi, it left behind a vacuum — as well as military weapons — quickly filled by ISIS. They also seized oil assets. Libya is now a worn-torn hell hole considered the western province of ISIS’ caliphate.
Upgrades ISIS from ‘JV team’ to ‘apocalyptic cult’:“When a dictator slaughters tens of thousands of its people, it is not one nations’ affair, but it brings magnitude of suffering of all, likewise when a terrorist group beheads captives, it is not one single nations problem but it is an assault on all humanity. I said before and I will repeat there is no room to an apocalyptic cult like ISIS.”
BREAKING: President Obama says before UN General Assembly that Assad is a 'tyrant who drops barrel bombs on his own people'
— The Int'l Spectator (@intlspectator) September 28, 2015
Non-Muslims Look Away: “It must also involve a rejection by Non-Muslims to the ignorance that equates Islam with terror.”
If you’re a non-Muslim and perform the math of this equation you are “ignorant.”
— Neha Srivastava (@neha_aks) September 28, 2015
Jordan’s King Abdullah II
This is World War III: “I have called this crisis a third world war, and I believe we must respond with equal intensity. That means global collective actions on all fronts.”
A few bad Muslims: “In the global Muslim community; 1.7 billion good men and women; a quarter of humanity; today’s outlaw gangs are nothing but a drop in an ocean, but a drop of venom can poison a well.”
Unlike the Obama administration, King Abdullah at least admits the problem stems from Islam.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Rouhani began his speech discussing the recent stampede death of nearly 1,000 Muslims in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He called for Saudi Arabia, an enemy of Iran, to open its diplomatic doors. Pardon spy novel fans if they view this as an attempt to get spies inserted.
“Public opinion demands that Saudi Arabian officials promptly fulfill their international obligations and grant immediate consular access for the expeditious identification and return of the cherished bodies and remained.”
Rouhani blames the United States for destabilizing the region. However, he fails to note how Iran’s state-sponsored terrorism started a 14-year cycle of war.
“If we did not have the U.S. military invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the U.S.’s unwarranted support for the actions of the Zionist regime against the oppressed nation of Palestine, today the terrorists would not have an excuse for the justification for their crimes.”
Rouhani proposed a document banning terrorism, which, of course, is entirely laughable given Iran’s tactics since 1979. “We propose that the fight against terrorism be incorporated into a binding international document and no country be allowed to use terrorism for the purpose of intervention in the affairs of other countries.”
Obama is addressing the criminally corrupt UN General Assembly. $20 sez in about 3yrs he will be addressing them as their Secretary General.
— Ecklebob Chiselfritz (@RotNScoundrel) September 28, 2015
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) September 28, 2015