U.N. Report Card: Handful of
Nations, Including Israel, Stand with U.S.
The exclusive NewsMax annual feature "United Nations Report Card"
reveals that when it comes to supporting the U.S. on key issues, almost
every nation in the world body gets a failing grade.
NewsMax examined 12 key General Assembly votes taken on issues of
critical importance to the U.S., and found that only four countries -
Israel and the Pacific Ocean nations of Palau, Micronesia and Marshall
Islands sided with the U.S. on most of the issues.
The rest of the U.N. members voted against the U.S. position the vast
majority of the time, and dozens of countries voted along with America
ZERO PERCENT of the time.
These nations include some of the biggest recipients of U.S. foreign
aid, which in some cases amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars a
year. [Editor's Note: Get our special UN Report Card report with our
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Here's a run down of America's most ungrateful friends:
Turkey receives $1.007 Billion a year from the U.S., not including
military assistance. Number of times Turkey voted along with the U.S. on
the 12 key issues: 0 Percent.
Ethiopia receives $594 million. Number of times it voted along with the
U.S.: 0 percent.
Colombia receives $524 million, Egypt gets $460 million, Jordan pockets
$224 million and Peru receives $229 million. Number of times these
nations voted along with the U.S.: 0 percent.
Even some of America's closest allies voted against U.S. interests.
France, Germany, Italy, Japan and South Korea, for example, all sided
with the U.S. on just 8 percent of the votes.
The issues voted on included a resolution calling for the U.S. - which
shoulders 22 percent of the total U.N. budget - to lift its embargo
against communist Cuba, another seeking the immediate withdrawal of
Israel from Palestinian territory, and a treaty that would ultimately
call for the U.S. to dismantle its nuclear arsenal.
NewsMax Magazine will chronicle the General Assembly votes each year,
exposing the "most ungrateful" nations - countries that take Americans'
tax dollars, then oppose the U.S. when voting on key issues.
The blockbuster NewsMax report also features a look at "The U.N.'s Great
The U.N. voted to remove its forces from Rwanda in the early days of
tribal conflicts there. Result: More than 900,000 Tutsis were
slaughtered in April 1994.
The Iraqi people were defrauded of at least $1.8 billion in revenue from
the oil-for-food program designed to alleviate civilian suffering
resulting from sanctions against the Saddam Hussein regime. Alleged
wrongdoers included the U.N. secretariat.
Sudan won re-election to the U.S. Commission on Human Rights in 2004
despite potentially genocidal atrocities in the Darfur region.
U.N. peacekeepers in the Congo allegedly used food and money to pay for
sex with girls as young as 12.