Theodore's World: Hours After Obama Victory – Administration Backs UN Arms Treaty

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November 08, 2012

Hours After Obama Victory – Administration Backs UN Arms Treaty

Less than a day after Obama’s election, the US backed a UN treaty to regulate arms.

Obama delayed the talks during election season

Reuters reported:

Hours after U.S. President Barack Obama was re-elected, the United States backed a U.N. committee’s call on Wednesday to renew debate over a draft international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.

U.N. delegates and gun control activists have complained that talks collapsed in July largely because Obama feared attacks from Republican rival Mitt Romney if his administration was seen as supporting the pact, a charge Washington denies.

The month-long talks at U.N. headquarters broke off after the United States – along with Russia and other major arms producers – said it had problems with the draft treaty and asked for more time.

But the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee moved quickly after Obama’s win to approve a resolution calling for a new round of talks March 18-28. It passed with 157 votes in favor, none against and 18 abstentions.

U.N. diplomats said the vote had been expected before Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election but was delayed due to Superstorm Sandy, which caused a three-day closure of the United Nations last week.

Wild Thing's comment..................

Obama gets elected…

Stock market crashes
Obama proposes new carbon taxes that will hike electricity rates
Obama backs UN Arms Treaty

and that’s just day 1 after the election

Posted by Wild Thing at November 8, 2012 03:54 AM


The US will come under more UN control in the next four years. We know that's going to happen. It's going to get bad folks, real bad.

Posted by: BobF at November 8, 2012 09:02 AM

obama with the aid of a very compliant MSM delayed a lot until after the election. The next few months will see a flurry of activity as obama and his coaltion pile on the delayed agenda and set us up for the change from a constitutional republic to a socialist democracy.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 8, 2012 01:18 PM