Pence says US to stop funding ‘ineffective’ UN relief efforts

Oct 26, 2017

By Max Greenwood

Vice President Pence on Wednesday said that President Trump has instructed the State Department to stop funding certain “ineffective” United Nations relief efforts and to instead provide humanitarian assistance directly through USAID and “faith-based groups.”

In a speech at the In Defense of Christians annual Solidarity Dinner for Christians in the Middle East, Pence excoriated the U.N., saying the international body has “often failed to help the most vulnerable communities especially religious minorities.”

“We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups,” Pence said to applause.

“The United States will work hand in hand from this day forward with faith-based groups and private orgs to help those who are persecuted for their faith. This is the moment, now is the time, and America will support these people in their hour of need.”

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5 comments on “Pence says US to stop funding ‘ineffective’ UN relief efforts

  • @OP – and to instead provide humanitarian assistance directly through USAID and “faith-based groups.”

    This is of course the standard right-wing colonial Christian tradition, of ONLY making aid conditionally available as bait to draw in disaster victims as fodder for indoctrination and take-overs of their countries by foreign commercial interests, once their brains have been softened up by missionaries directing “aid” to converts!!

    Posing is common, with missionaries working at associating themselves with modern technologies and modern medicines – the development of which requires the scientific rationality, which is the very opposite of “faith thinking” processes!



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  • @OP – Pence says US to stop funding ‘ineffective’ UN relief efforts

    Given the level of understanding – of natural phenomena, such as climate, weather, earthquakes, ecosystems, clean water supplies, and sustainable agriculture – of Truimpies: – How the hell would he know what “effective” relief efforts are, or what preparations should be in place ready to cope at short notice, with the need for them???

    But: – with the classic arrogance of a Dunning-Kruger know-nothing incompetent, he is busy telling everyone else how it should be done, on the basis of his greed for money!



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  • @OP – Pence says US to stop funding ‘ineffective’ UN relief efforts

    So if Pence wants to show that he is not “all mouth and no trousers”, here is a golden opportunity to demonstrate his “expertise”!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41793821

    The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai.

    David Beasley told the BBC that more than three million people were now at risk of starvation.

    He warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered.

    Violence flared in August 2016 after the death of a local leader during clashes with security forces.

    It has forced 1.5 million million people from their homes, most of them children.

    Mr Beasley described the situation in Kasai as a “disaster”.

    “Our teams are out in the field, we saw burned huts, burned homes, seriously malnourished children that had been stunted, obviously many children have died already,” the head of the World Food programme (WFP) said.

    “We’re talking about several hundred thousand children there that will die in the next few months, if we don’t get first funds and then second food, and then third access in the right locations,” he added.

    He said the WFP currently only had 1% of the funding it needed to help people in Kasai and warned that the coming rainy season would soon make already poor roads impassable.

    But delivering aid by air would see costs escalate, he said.

    “If we wait another few more weeks before we receive funds, to pre-position food, I can’t imagine how horrible the situation is going to be,” he said.

    “We need help, and we need it right now,” he added.

    The conflict began when the government refused to recognise a traditional chief who went by the title Kamuina Nsapu.

    He set up a militia but was killed in clashes. Since his death a number of Kamuina Nsapu militia factions have emerged, all fighting for different causes, but with authorities their common target.



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  • I wonder if Pence and DeVos and Bannon truly believe in the separation of church and state. It is now more clear to me than ever how important the goal of this foundation is. Religion is again threatening to undermine this principle as stated in the Constitution and destroy everything good and decent in American life. It’s all a mask. Pence is not a Christian; he is a psychopath, a manipulator, a corrupt operative serving the interests of corporate greed, a bigot, a liar, a white supremacist, and a traitor.

    “We will no longer rely on the United Nations alone to assist persecuted Christians and minorities in the wake of genocide and the atrocities of terrorist groups,” Pence said to applause. -OP

    The mob likes to applaud. And they yell “lock her up?” too. They are cut from the same cloth as the people who applauded Hitler.”

    Early on, Hitler had a central insight: ”All epoch-making revolutionary events have been produced not by the written but by the spoken word.” He concentrated on an inflammatory speaking style flashing with dramatic gestures and catch phrases: ”Germany, awake!” -Time Magazine



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  • Dan #4
    Oct 30, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I wonder if Pence and DeVos and Bannon truly believe in the separation of church and state.

    Clearly they don’t – But faith-heads generally don’t read legal documents, because “THEY KNOW” right from wrong, without reading legal requirements or codes of conduct!
    Fundamentalist god-gapology, provides 100% confidence in ignorance cover!

    It is a similar process to them “KNOWING”, the history of the Earth and Solar-System, without bothering to research scientific reports, or study basic textbooks!



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