The U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee wasted no time after Obama’s re-election to approve a resolution calling for renewed talks on the United Nations Small Arms and Light Weapons Treaty from March 18-28.
Literally within hours of Obama’s re-election, the votes to hold new talks passed overwhelmingly. Diplomats allege that the vote was actually slated to take place prior to the U.S. presidential election but was delayed due to Hurricane Sandy.
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.”
Remember that among the nations involved in overseeing this treaty are:
Western Europe & Other Groups
Two Other Nations
The United States is not a part of oversight regarding this treaty at all. It still remains a huge threat to the U.S. Constitution and the Second Amendment.
Is a deal a mere months away? According to Reuters, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Sudan, Belarus, Cuba and Iran all abstained from voting on the treaty. China, however, voted in favor. Meanwhile, Britain, France and Germany joined China and the U.S. in support of the measure, which is expected to pass during a vote by the General Assembly.
So this time the U.N.-sponsored ATT initiative, whether enacted by Congress or through a soft law Executive Order, can be expected to receive an appealing identity as well. Most likely it will purport to protect us from “terrorism”, “insurgency” and/or “international crime syndicates”. Perhaps, without saying so, it will be pitched to protect us even from ourselves.
Official sources say that the timing has absolutely nothing to do with the election, but that is highly questionable.
However, what is quite interesting is as this was taking place, what was Obama doing? He was ordering more drone strikes in Yemen… and it appears that most Americans could care less– for now. After all the drones haven’t targeted them….yet.