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  • "U.N. Me" Documentary Exposes the United Nations

    Most people are familiar with the U.N.’s notorious ineffectiveness, but viewers of the documentary U.N. Me will reach an inevitable conclusion: It’s even worse than we thought.

    Managing to fit as many U.N. scandals into the short documentary as possible, filmmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff rely on interviews with U.N. officials and live-video footage as they investigate the opaque institution. From “peacekeepers” sex abuses, the oil-for-food program, the Commission on Human Rights, the Counter-Terrorism Committee, to Rwanda and Darfur, the filmmakers cover some of the U.N.’s most colossal failures.

    U.N. Me investigates how well the U.N. is tackling today’s international problems. On the subject of terrorism, the film shows the office of a U.N. staffer whose walls are adorned with posters of suicide bombers. At one UNICEF-funded school, a mural commemorates the martyrdom of a female suicide bomber.

    Worst still, U.N. vehicles are captured on film being used to carry out terrorist attacks. Asked about this in the film, a U.N. official responded, “We’ll have to look into that.” But don’t hold your breath, as the U.N. is still looking into the issue of terrorism.

    U.N. Me documents the incompetence of the Counter-Terrorism Committee. Formed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the committee has failed to name a single terrorist, terrorist organization, or a state sponsor of terrorism. It can’t even define what terrorism is, since doing so would classify many U.N. member states as state sponsors of terrorism. The filmmakers suggest the committee start with a dictionary.

    At a special screening at Heritage, Ami Horowitz was asked whether the United Nations would ever become effective in fulfilling its original charter. Horowitz suggested the United States use its hegemonic funding as a stick to force the United Nations to get back to its original charter and rid the institution of its fraud, incompetence, and criminality. Right now, he said, “there’s no transparency—they live in a bubble.”

    U.N. Me is now available on DVD, and a theatrical trailer is available on the official website.

    Bronson Stocking is currently a member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. For more information on interning at Heritage, please visit: http://www.heritage.org/about/departments/ylp.cfm

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    2 Responses to "U.N. Me" Documentary Exposes the United Nations

    1. Stirling says:

      And this is the Global body that Obama (and Hillary Clinton) wants to willingly give away our countries "soverignty" to.. (after the election).

    2. Bobbie says:

      No thanks! Defund!! Non productive!! Crimes are unacceptable! Crimes in position to manufacture through diplomacy is devious and so below humanity. Government is suppose to be above it!

      Hey, the guy in the picture did learn "thumbs up" from America…

      There is absolutely no reason but terroristic why America isn't the nation that unites humanity. America proves her respect for human value! The worlds people are here learning and growing civilly under common law as soon as we get through this set back of a foreign kind and replace the president.

      The UN is a total disgrace to the world!!!!! Living comfortably off the American tax payers they work against just like the President and his administration!!

      The trillions Obama stole from America is all apart of redistribution that has to stop. Why he's focused on increase taxing on the rich! It's not going to benefit the poor at all! Just government control taken from ourselves. it's only right people earn their pay independently without government exploitation and favoritism. People in control of their own is what motivates potential and builds self esteem that this President feels comfortable interfering with as if it's presidential while his real duty is ignored…

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