Tuesday, October 17, 2006

It figures

posted by The Vidiot @ 5:26 PM Permalink

The UN has been the US's go-to puppy since it's inception. Is it any wonder Venezuela, with it's popular support, is having a hard time gaining the non-permanent seat on the Security Council that it probably deserves? (from Wayne Madsen's website)
16th round ballot (restricted )
Total # of ballots cast -- 192
Invalid ballots -- 0
Valid ballots -- 192
Abstensions -- 8
Required two-thirds majority -- 123
Votes obtained:
Guatemala -- 108
Venezuela -- 76
Much strong-arming and threatening of withholding money and whatever is going on behind the scenes, I'm sure. Just like it always does.


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