The UN has become a corrupt joke. Its human rights bodies are controlled by totalitarian and terror states. It spends most of its time attacking free nations such as the United States and Israel while pandering to brutal tyrannies. Now President Trump will do something about it.
This is still a draft order, but it looks to be very much on the money.
Trump’s draft order calls for enacting “at least a 40 percent overall decrease” in U.S. funding to international groups meeting any one of several criteria, The New York Times said Wednesday.
The Times said one benchmark impacts any organization that gives full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization.
They’re one and the same.
The criteria also apply to groups that support programs funding abortion, it continued, or those that skirt sanctions against Iran or North Korea.
The rule also calls for reducing funding to any organization that “is controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism,” the Times said, or groups blamed for the persecution of marginalized groups or any other systematic violation of human rights.
Trump’s draft order, which is titled “Auditing and Reducing U.S. Funding of International Organizations,” would establish a committee to recommend where such funding cuts should be made.
Obviously the key question is who is going to be on the committee. But it is a very promising approach. And while we would all like a straight pullout from the UN, it is a good beginning.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.