A viewer's guide to the U.N. General Assembly
September 23rd, 2012
06:04 PM ET

A viewer's guide to the U.N. General Assembly

By Joe Vaccarello

World leaders flock to the United Nations this week for the 67th annual session of the General Assembly.

The general debate is expected to draw participation from 116 heads of state and government leaders. Foreign ministers and other government representatives will fill out the rest of the attendance roster of the 193-member world body.

While the focus is usually on the leaders' speeches in the General Assembly hall, there will be a lot of activity happening inside and outside the U.N. complex with high-level meetings and bi-lateral country to country talks.

Here's a guide to what to look for:

MONDAY

A regular session of the Security Council will get a briefing by Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League joint special representative for Syria, who just returned from Damascus and the region. No major announcement is expected in regards to resolving the crisis.

More: U.N. to spotlight Syrian civil war

A day before the big speeches start, the U.N. will convene a high-level meeting on the "rule of law." Ministers and government representatives will discuss how they can strengthen and promote international and national legal frameworks for stronger institutions of justice, governance, security and human rights.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will hold his own mini-General Assembly, the annual Clinton Global Initiative, which started on Sunday but gets into full swing on Monday and Tuesday. This year it will focus on "Designing for Impact," a look at how to take ideas from the private realm to improve lives, commerce and government. Among the speakers: President Barack Obama Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Egypt's new president Mohamed Morsy and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

TUESDAY

President Obama is scheduled as one of the first speakers in the morning. This will be his fourth speech from the General Assembly podium. While he is speaking in front of an international crowd, his speech will also target a domestic audience, which will decide in November whether he gets another chance at the rostrum next year.

The head-of-state luncheon will break up the morning and afternoon speech sessions. Traditionally, the U.S. president begins it with a toast.

French President Francois Hollande takes the lectern in the afternoon. Great concern to France is the region of North Africa known as the Sahel, which is experiencing drought , famine and Islamic militancy.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to speak in the afternoon. He arrived last year but didn't give his speech because he had to return quickly when former president and peace envoy Burhanuddin Rabbani was assassinated.

The economy and Eurozone crisis will be on everyone's mind when Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes the podium as one of the last speakers of the night.

WEDNESDAY

Always-controversial Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad makes his appearance in the morning. In recent years several delegations have walked out during his speeches when he started assailing the United States and criticizing countries who used the Holocaust as an "excuse to pay ransom to Zionists."

Newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy will also be speaking in the morning. Many in the Great Hall will look forward to hearing from this new player on the world stage, who has upgraded Iranian-Egyptian relations with a recent visit to Tehran, while extremist violence in the Sinai and protests in Cairo have the United States and Egypt's neighbour, Israel, on edge.

The Security Council will hold a high-level meeting of ministers highlighting the vital role of the Arab League as a regional entity, particularly during the last two years of the Arab Spring.

THURSDAY

The big focus of the day will be when President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority speaks and then Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is scheduled soon after him. The Palestinians are looking to upgrade their "observer" status at the United Nations to "non-member observer state," allowing them more privileges at the world body as well as recognition as a state instead of just an "entity." Last year, Abbas called for full U.N. member-state status of the Palestinians but those efforts were later blocked in the Security Council, primarily by the United States.

Meanwhile Netanyahu's office said the Israeli president was denied a visit with President Obama during his trip to the United States, due to strained relationships on how to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions. He'll be meeting with other officials from the Obama administration.

Iran will be discussed by the political directors of the E3+3 (France, Great Britain, Germany plus China, Russia and the Untied States) at a side meeting, and a minister-level meeting could follow.

Myanmar President Thein Sein, who has been opening up and reforming his once-isolated country, will speak earlier in the morning. Diplomats and journalists are wondering if Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will be in the audience as a sign of support for the president's efforts. She met with Obama at the White House last week.

FRIDAY

Convening outside the U.N. grounds, a "Friends of Syria Core Group" meeting will bring together Western and Arab backers of the Syrian rebellion.

MONDAY (October 1)

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem speaks in the morning on the last day of the international gathering.


Filed under: Egypt • Iran • Israel • Obama • Palestine • Syria • UN General Assembly
soundoff (151 Responses)
  1. Folasade

    This is from a recent speceh by Michelle Obama: Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed. and You have to stay at the seat at the table of democracy with a man like Barack Obama not just on Tuesday but in a year from now, in four years from now, in eights years from now, you will have to be engaged. Is it just me, or does this remind anyone else of Eva Peron? I remember the lines from the musical. Eva is giving a speceh: (Eva:)Now I am a worker, I've suffered the way that you doI've been unemployed, and I've starved and I've hated it tooBut I found my salvation in Peron, may the nationLet him save them as he saved me(All:)A new Argentina, a new age about to beginA new Argentina, we face the world togetherAnd no dissent within(Eva:)Peron has resigned from the army and this we avowThe descamisados are those he is marching with nowHe supports you, for he loves youUnderstands you, is one of youIf not, how could he love me?(All:)A new Argentina, the chains of the masses untiedA new Argentina, the voice of the peopleCannot be, and must not be denied

    November 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
  2. Chris

    You Romney supporters sound so immature and angry. Not to mention politically unaware! Obama does not hate America! Quite the opposite, just because he doesnt share your vision doesn't mean you can spew lies about him. Grow up republicans! You've already lost this election!

    September 28, 2012 at 5:09 am | Reply
  3. mayfiat

    Romney – Businessman, proven, in good and bad times, and he has a plan
    Obama – No experience = why we have a failing economy and jobless rate that he cannot defend

    Romney – Believes in the goodness of the United States and wants to defend our country/people
    Obama – Right, wrong or indifferent, he does not love our country and would like us to be dissolved as a nation

    Romney – Believes in the free market, wants Americans workng and earning to the fullest potential. He beleives in empowering us all to succeed and that everyone should pay their share
    Obama – Believes that Americans are priveldged and spoiled, he wants to make you "pay your share" which for him = paying for others and keeping them "needing" others or the govt to take care of them

    Romney – hard working
    Obama – hard playing

    Romney – has a plan
    Obama – has a dream to be famous

    We have serious problems people, we need real change, dont let us down

    September 25, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
    • levend

      You forgot
      Romney – Poor do not deserve food
      Obama – Poor have a right to food

      Just remember the 1% can't outvote the 99% think Romney hasn't work that out yet.

      September 27, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply
    • Democalypse 2012!

      Well at least we can all sleep tonight knowing that you are definately too young to vote.

      September 28, 2012 at 7:03 am | Reply
  4. MK54

    Obama's statesmanship and leadership make his rival Romney look petty, narrow-minded and several shoe sizes too small to fill the world leading role of President of the United States.

    September 25, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
  5. garwin1

    It's the Un. They collect massive amounts of money and hopscotch around the globe trying to look like they are doing something useful.

    September 25, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
  6. Willie12345

    What should we expect from the UN ? Nothing, but lots of talk, that results in nothing.

    September 25, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply
  7. All of America

    All we will get from the spinless loser and thief obama is more of the same apoligizing and degrading of America . Deadbeat obama will throw in a few jabs at Mitt Romney while he's spewing his rhetoric.

    September 25, 2012 at 10:31 am | Reply
    • RocketJL

      Obama and Hillary smile as they express their love for UN Agenda 21. The UN plans to move to one world government run mostly by their people. It also lays out the groundwork to 'eliminate' 6 out of every 7 people on the planet. The UN wants to protect the environment and believes the optimum number of people the Earth can support, is only 1 billion people.

      September 25, 2012 at 10:40 am | Reply
      • NewWorld

        Who cares. No matter who they put in office, it will come up the same. No one cooperates with no one. They all want to take office, but they know that the other side will not cooperate and nothing will get done. We know, we are just lying to ourselves to think someone else will make things better.

        September 25, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • luckjoe

      I don't imagine that Obama will mention that he sat in Rev. Wright's church for 20 years and listened
      to the Reverend spew G.D. America. America is responsible for 9/11.

      September 25, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
    • Fearless Freep

      Four more years America.
      Deal with it Azzhole.

      September 25, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • Locomotion

      agree, nothing but an empty suit bull s.itter that need to go pronto !

      September 25, 2012 at 11:41 am | Reply
  8. Stephen

    The real reason Obama is not meeting with any world leaders at this United Nations General Assembly is because the United Nations rules state that in an election year any of the world leaders that meet with the president then will become eligible to meet with the opposition candidate. Obama will not take the chance of allowing Romney to meet with any of these leaders and looking more presidential in the photo ops than he does.

    September 25, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
  9. TSB8C

    More "hate America" speeches and begging for American money and technology – and Obama will apologize or show sympathy for the hurt religious feelings of murderers.

    September 25, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
    • Locomotion

      this guy is a shame for America

      September 25, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply
  10. JihadisSukIt

    We can expect a room filled with anti-American thugs to give Ahmadinejad all full attention. That's just the CNN forum, the UN will actually be worse. Happy OPEC Day, everybody!

    September 25, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  11. Chief

    I imagine they will talk about how crappy the refs were last night at the packer Seahawks game.

    September 25, 2012 at 8:11 am | Reply
    • Hawke

      For all the progress (or lack thereof) made in the United Nations I think you're right!

      September 25, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
  12. StanCalif

    "Netanyahu's office said the Israeli president was denied a visit with President Obama during his trip to the United States, due to strained relationships"

    Fantastic! Good decision Obama! Netanyahu has done nothing to create better relationships with the White House! He, and his powerful lobbying groups, own and control Congress. He can insult the President all he wants and still gets all the military equipment (made in the USA) that he wants! Go on your dream adventure and attack Iran! I trust Obama to give you a strong "middle finger salute"! Go ahead! Just be prepared to go alone!

    September 25, 2012 at 7:50 am | Reply
    • Jesse from KC

      It's more than that. Deeper than that.

      Israel gave the US until today, September 25th, to outline our position on Iran, and what we planned to do about it. As of this mornings address at the UN, if the President doesn't set firm lines, Israel will. Or, Israel may just attack Iran. They plan on going it alone, and they're definitely going to attack before the election. Be prepared.

      In fact, be prepared for something in October. Some massive protests of something, an attempted uprising, IDK, but something. There will be a day this October that will be well known in history... 10/x/2012, you heard it here first.

      September 25, 2012 at 10:00 am | Reply
  13. Keel Hauler

    What to expect? How about a cash bar and a buffet? U.N. = Unified Nothingness

    September 25, 2012 at 7:48 am | Reply
  14. krm1007 ©™

    Let us focus on the causes of terrorism and try to fix the issues. They have been hanging out there for over 60+ years ...in India....in Israel..and now in the United States...England...Austrailia...Sweeden....all over the Europe. Let us focus on the victims of 9/11 and help the families more than we have done. Let us take care of their kids and put them through college. Let us take care of their wives/husbands/parents. Let us take care of families whose dear ones gave their lives in fighting al Qaeda terrorists...in Pakistan...in Afghanistan....in Iraq....in Yemen....in Africas. Let us focus on the victims of Pakistani sponsored terror networks....Haqqani...Pakistani Taliban...Hazbollah in Iran...Hammaz in Palestine. Let us honor US/NATO soldiers from all over the world who sacrificed their lives believing they were fighting for freedom, believing they were fighting evil terrorists in Pakistan....in Afghanistan....in Iraq....in Libya...in Syria...in Yemen....in Egypt....in Africas. They are so many. Just in last ten years, terrorist sponsoring countries like Pakistan, Iran, Pelestine have change our lives once and for all.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
    • Jennifer

      CC, I don't consider a fetus to even be a full peorsn until it's viable outside the womb. Based on statements of various old prophets and the answer to Nephi's prayer, I don't believe that the spirit is fully invested in a developing fetus to begin with. Which makes the issue less a moral issue and more of a medical issue.Sorry, but when the fetus is at VERY early development stages, it's not a peorsn. It's a tadpole. And I'm just not going to get overly outraged about aborting it. I frankly consider the position that aborting a tadpole, or a clump of cells, is murder to be rather ridiculous. To equate such deaths to dead soldiers in Iraq is misguided and silly.Late term abortion is another matter for me. But then again, Roe v. Wade makes that distinction too (however clumsily). So, I just don't see there being much at stake on the abortion issue really.If I had my druthers, I'd like to see Roe v. Wade overturned and thrown back to the states to fight over. But I don't really care THAT much. Not as much as I care about the housing crisis, for instance.I oppose partial birth abortion, but then again, so did just about everyone in Congress on both sides of the aisle. So again, I just don't see a Democrat danger. This is why abortion is, as a practical matter, a non-issue for me in the voting booth.

      November 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Reply
  15. jane

    since the east doesn't like western culture....let them work out their own problems

    September 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Reply
  16. jane

    don't expect the US to get involved....we have enough problems of our own

    September 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
    • mkat2

      Yes! and our BIGGEST problem sits in the Oval Office!

      September 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
      • jmr2c

        Did the folks at Fox News tell you to say this?

        September 25, 2012 at 7:46 am |
  17. Midnight Toker

    The UN was a great idea. Envisioned to be a place where world leaders could meet and try to hash out problems by talking, instead of shooting each other. The charter of the UN then expanded and like all large bodies got its hands in other cookie jars, now you have people in America who firmly believe that the UN will invade the US, with the possible re-election of Obama. I wish people would see the UN for what it was designed to be, and try to help it return to what it was designed to be.

    September 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Reply
  18. longtooth

    The United Nations was a great idea. Please wake me when they actually accomplish something more than symbolism.

    September 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  19. VETERANS WITH MISSING LIMBS FOR OBAMA

    Republicans want to claim the pro-troop mantle. They never pass up a photo app with our vets. But when it comes to actually supporting our troops, they're an abject failure. They send our troops into battle without proper equipment and body armor as was the case in Iraq and Afghanistan. They often send our troops off to war but they never clearly define the mission or the end game. When our troops return home, Republicans can't forget about them fast enough. For example, in 2010, John Boehner and House Republicans voted to cut the veterans bill but pulled back on their proposal only because Democrats threatened to go public with the proposed cuts.

    However, in their plan to reduce the federal budget deficit, House Republicans eliminated $75 million in funding designed to help thousands of America's homeless veterans. That is sad because according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2009 roughly 136,000 veterans were homeless. Let's face it, the decision by House Republicans to eliminate important funding for our homeless veterans and ignoring the needs of Americans who served in our armed forces while they face hard times in favor of deficit reduction that continue to give tax breaks to the rich is outrageous and appalling to say the least. Its time to vote all Republicans out of office!

    Obama/Biden 2012!

    September 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  20. Joe

    Hopefully they will not be rubber stamping an attack on iran.

    September 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  21. Dan

    What a depressing week it will be... we have 2 complete idiots trying to vie for position of presidency and behind them stands the bilderberg group trying to gain control with their big influence plus, several media's including CNN doing the coverup for all of them. Life is grand, ain't' it?.

    It's time for the Lord to take complete control...and clean house.

    This phoney administration along with it's phoney and corrupt cronies is pure buhllschitt.

    September 24, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Reply
  22. CaesarXIII

    Good to see our fearless leader going on "The View" while the world is falling apart along with the country. Someone give Obama a bag to put over his head, what an embarrassment.

    September 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • American

      So, the circus is back in town once again. Can't wait to see this years line-up of clowns and buffoons.

      September 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
    • baadman

      BO sends Hillary to do the tough meetings with Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai while he chit-chats on a TV show – we're in deep do if he's around much longer.

      September 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • Sara

      Press secretary Carney said he defends BO going on the View, since BO has "consulted heavily" with Hilary, who is meeting with the other world leaders. Excuse me, Obama, you are not a PAID CONSULTANT!!!! You are supposed to be the PRESIDENT!!!!

      September 24, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Reply
    • GolfSucks

      Mr. Obama has certainly put the PR in PResident! With effective leadership, you wouldn't need to put a PR spin on everything. I hope he use this platform for bring the world together and that his speech is not just an extension of his campaign.

      September 25, 2012 at 6:12 am | Reply
    • Gerome

      its imbeciles like you that think because there is cahos in the world, the president must not have a live and must not sleep until all problems are resolved. get a clue and stop judging people. You probably are part of that racist % whose only problem with the president is his skin color.

      September 25, 2012 at 6:58 am | Reply
      • brian

        Oh here we go if you do not agree with Obama you must be racist, does that mean if an African American votes against Romney they are racist??? Has it ever occurred to you that people may actually not agree with his policies? I for one love how he has cut the deficit in half (campaign promise) he has added to it. Please do not start the whole Bush's fault diatribe I did not like him either. He made his promises knowing full welll what the economic situation was. I am sure glad Gitmo is closed and our troops are home err wait they are not. On a bright note gas is at $4.15 a gallon here!

        As an aside with the grammar and spelling in your post you sir are not qualified to call anyone an imbecile.

        September 25, 2012 at 9:09 am |
  23. lolol

    what to expect : more one world goverment policies

    September 24, 2012 at 11:44 am | Reply
  24. tonyh110

    Bunch of stuffed shirts sitting around polluting New York spouting green house gas. Heck Obama cant even unite the American people – polarized now as ever before. What chance the UN ever uniting countries – most are in more disarray than the US. Ironically the world was more stable when everyone was either behind the US or the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Mind you China screws that equation now.

    September 24, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
  25. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    If three quarters of these world leaders or rather dick-tators were to be thrown in Rikers Island, we might finally succeed in bringing about world peace. As for Mr. Aminadajad, since he hates gays so much, he should be put in charge of the soap department. As a word of advice to him, just don't drop it. Hehe!

    September 24, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
  26. David M

    I expect the same thing out of this UN session as all the others: NOTHING.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply
  27. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    Same s(tuff), different summit.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  28. Uber News Network (UNN) ©

    We subscribe to the school of thought (as propagated by many commentators on this forum most prominent being @krm1007 ©™ that IMF, World Bank and UN et al have lived their utility and should be undone.
    An elected world government should emerge based on democratic principles of one person one vote. There will be no veto powers. The center of seat will be based in developing countries

    September 24, 2012 at 10:37 am | Reply
    • David M

      I don't particularly care for someone in the middle east having any input in to my life. Democracy is a foreign concept to many nations because they have lived always under a dictator. You can't go from a dictator to a democratically elected leader over night.

      September 24, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
      • Gopal

        You scared...pundit?

        September 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • fiftyfive55

      Aworld government ?are you crazy ? You do realize this has been attempted multiple times in the past ? Are you hoping for another world war ? Just look at what's happening now with Greece,with the European union,etc.,and somehow somebody thinks they can become "KING OF THE WORLD"??? HA HA HA

      September 24, 2012 at 11:00 am | Reply
      • Gopal

        On the contrary, this is a very unique and out of the box concept. This is the epitomy of democaracy. I am all for it.

        September 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
      • mkat2

        To Gopal: Yeah, so was Hitler all for One World Gov!!

        September 24, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
    • Cale Keeble

      Brilliant Idea whose time has come. We are all about democracy and this is the epitomy of democracy. Bravo UNN and @krm.

      September 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
    • Larry H

      Super Duper !!! No VETO Please.

      September 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  29. JihadisSukIt

    The President can meet with dictators, snub elected leaders, apologize to everyone, and quit.

    September 24, 2012 at 10:20 am | Reply
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      What is Mitt Romney's foreign policy? "Punt the football and hope it doesn't result in a touch back. Hehe." I'd rather have an intellectual and caring President who governs for all the people rather than an elitist who is a liar, a bigot, a racist a fraud that wants to be POTUS so he could throw 47% of Americans under the rug. Ain't happening!

      Obama/Biden 2012!

      September 24, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
      • brian

        His foreign policy is the same as Obama's was non existent err wait that is his current policy as POTUS haha non existent. Hillary was right, it is 3AM you get that call and what do you... I know I will send Hillary and go on the View!

        September 25, 2012 at 9:12 am |
    • Sara

      too busy going on "the View" to meet with the world leaders....what a LOSER!!!!

      September 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Reply
      • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

        From my vantage point here on the Hudson, I can see the Freedom Tower spiraling into the NY sky line, defining once more our might as a super power and Mitt Romney didn't build that. His crony mesiah and right wing commies in congress knocked the other two down and that is why magic undie will never ever be POTUS.

        September 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  30. Slappy_McGiggles

    I'm looking forward to another colorful speech by Ahmadinejad.

    September 24, 2012 at 9:29 am | Reply
  31. stan

    Let's talk raw math and democracy. 1.2 BILLION Indians + 1.5 BILLION Chinese + 1.5 BILLION Muslims = 4.2 BILLION global citizens versus the mere 330 MILLION of the united states of america. Still think your democracy concept is such a good thing. The vast majority, the super vast majority of the worlds population are not american and do not think like americans. The vast majority of the global population is waking up and seeing the usa for the empty shell that it is.

    Good luck with your delusions of grandeur, it won't last much longer. You wanted democracy, you're gonna get all the democracy you can handle. You're going to get rule of the majority rammed right down your throats. Should have listened to the Founding Fathers.

    September 24, 2012 at 8:23 am | Reply
    • Honest John

      A lot of Indians are Muslim. You are double counting them.

      September 24, 2012 at 8:36 am | Reply
      • stan

        I know there are, but I'm rounding off and generalizing for arguments sake. Most americans are ignorant of the whole India-Pakistan issue and I don't want to confuse them more than they already are. It's hard enough to get them to follow basic grade school mathematics as it is. I mean come on, the usa can't beat a few thousand illiterate men 'living in caves' and fighting with small arms but they want us to believe they can beat the combined military of Iran, China, Russia and India at the same time. Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

        September 24, 2012 at 11:09 am |
    • Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

      All that means is they spend more time breeding and less time praying.

      September 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Reply
  32. michaelfury

    "Netanyahu's office said the Israeli president was denied a visit with President Obama during his trip to the United States, due to strained relationships"

    Where this money went, let the missiles follow:

    http://pulverizedtonearpower.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/pulverized-to-near-power/

    September 24, 2012 at 8:14 am | Reply
  33. Mike

    Rabble Rabble..GUNS Rabble Rabble..NUCLEAR Rabble Rabble..Israel-Iran Rabble Rabble..We need more US taxpayer money

    September 24, 2012 at 8:13 am | Reply
  34. Cooper

    Obama always behind Bill Clinton.

    September 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
  35. ConcernedParticipant

    We as free Americans, Europeans, etc better get our game back up to speed – those Moos lems are breeding us out of our own nations. I fear for the future we are setting up for our children – it looks like it's a future of total control, backward thinking, stone-age existence, and insane Shar ia law. So put down the i Phone/Pod/Pad, turn off Jers ey Sh ores, stop being so selfish, and start educating yourselves; focus on building large, strong, principled families, and counter this invasion. You Tube it: Mu slims Are Taking Over The World at an ALARMING Rate

    September 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
    • flickerman

      So another dark ages. It will be fun to watch for the action scenes will take place in Europe which rid itself of Jews and replaced them with Muslims. LOL.

      September 24, 2012 at 10:23 am | Reply
  36. Cale Herbinger

    ARE INDIANS UBER TERRORISTS OR WHAT???? Forget the GDP, focus on these murder statistics.
    In India, millions of girls are strangled, slowly starved or simply tossed in the trash. Moreover, in India, at least 1,370 girls are aborted every day. As a comparison, some 250 Indians die every day in road accidents. Terrorists killed about six people, on an average, every day in 2009. In the last two decades of economic progress, 10 million girls have died as such in India.
    SHAME ON INDIA AND ITS BARBARIC AND MEDIEVAL CULTURE !!!
    Indians have killed more human beings (girls particularly) than Al Qaeda and Talibans put together.

    September 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
    • Feroze

      Women are looked down upon in Hindu society and seen as a liability. They are indeed treated very poorly and abused to the hilt in India.

      September 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
  37. krm1007 ©™

    We continue to be of the opinion that India is a zero sum event in history and that a break up of sorts is the optimum way to maximize its potential for the people. The current events in India reinforce our belief that the inevitable implosion of India has begun and the beginning of the end state is upon us. Whether that will be nirvana that most of us believe it will, is yet to be seen. But this we will say. This defragmentation of India will unleash boundless opportunities and uber economic demand that will be beneficial to US and Europe and help pull them out of current recessionary malaise. We pray for the events to unfold peacefully and in a harmonious manner for the people of India and its neighbors.

    September 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Reply
  38. krm1007 ©™

    It is no secret that Hitler and his Nazi cronies sought inspiration from Indian extremist groups including the branding of his Nazi Party by adopting the Swastika, a traditionally Hindu symbol and representation of Hindu god Ganesha, as its marketing tool. The thesis being that like the Norwegian massacre, the Jewish holocaust orchestrated by Hitler was inspired by the inherently violent cult of Indian Hindus and the manifesto of its then extremist/terrorist groups still in existence today. These groups are now the successors to and carrying out the vision of Al Qaeda all over the world.

    September 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Reply
    • Feroze

      We are well aware that Gandhi was a buddy of Hitler and encouraged him to undertake the Jewish Holocaust. There are archived letters between these two caricatures that researchers have unearthed. Indian government has tried to suppress this information. In fact they even tried to stop a private auction that were putting on the block Gandhi's pedophilic and anti semitic correspondences with Hitler.

      September 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Reply
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    NEW YORK: Renowned Indian activist and novelist Arundhati Roy has decried the silence of the international community over the continued “brutal Indian occupation of Kashmir” and said Kashmiris should be given the right to self-determination.
    “Kashmir is one of the most protracted and bloody occupations in the world — and one of the most ignored,” she told a large audience at the Asia Society during a discussion on “Kashmir — a case for freedom”.
    Under the Indian military rule in Kashmir, Ms Roy said, freedom of speech was non-existent and human rights abuses were routine. Elections were rigged and the press controlled.
    She said the lives of Kashmiris were made miserable by gun-totting security personnel who harassed and terrorised people with impunity, adding that disappearances were almost a daily occurrence as also kidnapping, arrests, fake encounters and torture. Mass graves have been discovered and the conscience of the world remains unstirred……
    The apathy towards Kashmir, especially in the western world, Ms Roy said, was because of their pursuit of commercial interests in India where they were more eager to “sell their goods than human rights”..

    September 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
    • Reprinted With Permission

      NEW YORK: Renowned Indian activist and novelist Arundhati Roy has decried the silence of the international community over the continued “brutal Indian occupation of Kashmir” and said Kashmiris should be given the right to self-determination……
      She said so little was known about the atrocities being committed by more than half a million Indian troops, the continuing repression and indignities let loose on Kashmiri men, women and children.
      More than 700,000 troops were concentrated in the tiny valley, with checkpoints at every nook and corner of Kashmiri towns and cities. The huge Indian presence, she added, was in sharp contrast with 160,000 US troops in Iraq.
      Ms Roy alleged that Indian army or security personnel were killing young children, adding that Kashmiris were not radical Islamists or jihadists as India portrayed them. She deplored the Indian government’s attempts to demonise Kashmiris who were moderate Muslims.

      September 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  40. krm1007 ©™

    Few days back, there was an interesting article on Pakistan "The bubble of Islamic Republic of Pakistan has burst in our faces". It made me to do more research on the subject and on grave political conditions in Pakistan, and possibility of another military coup. We here in the United States, continue to monitor the political and cultural turmoil in Pakistan and are very concerned with the continued state of deterioration, and it's nuclear stockpile. At this point, we restate our view that Islamic Republic of Pakistan is in a precarious situation and that a geo-political implosion is imminent (if not already in process) and the need of the hour. As you will recall, along the Afghan/Pak borders, Pakistan has an unmanageable large fundamentalist Taliban population mired in poverty and we are spinning our wheels trying to prop it up. Additionally, it is also too big of a geographical units of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) for Pakistani weak government to govern. In 2001 the Pakistani military entered the FATA for the first time in history, and returned home with heavy casualties. We Americans now need to focus on our own people and cannot afford to handout more financial and technological aid to Pakistan. We believe that this de-fragmentation of Pakistan along 13 FATA agencies (see the list below) will unleash boundless opportunities and uber economic demand that will be beneficial to US and our allies in extracting rare earth minerals along Afghan/Pak borders, and help pull ourselves out of current recessionary trends. Knowing presence of hard core islamic fundamentalists, war lords, drug cartels, and Russians and Chinese involvement, in the region, We pray for the events to unfold peacefully and in a harmonious manner for the poverty stricken people of Pakistan and its global future economic super power neighbors China and India. For the sake of long lasting peace and to break the cycle of violence in Pakistan, a potential solution for out of control militancy in Pakistan is to break down the Pakistan along the FATA agencies, like creation of Bangladesh in 1972:

    Bajaur Agency
    Mohmand Agency
    Khyber Agency
    Frontier Region Peshawar
    Frontier Region Kohat
    Orakzai Agency
    Kurram Agency
    Frontier Region Bannu
    North Waziristan Agency
    Frontier Region Lakki Marwat
    Frontier Region Tank
    South Waziristan Agency
    Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan

    My prayer and good wishes are with militancy infested Islamic Republic of Pakistan!!!

    September 23, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
  41. saeed

    kill them all nuke dublin, new york, sydney and london yyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    September 23, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • James from Florida

      Careful Son don't blow your gasket !!!

      September 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply

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