He did nothing to help. Said they, in fact he scuttled the whole thing, until after the election, when he will have more flexibility. Then he will tear into the Second Amendment. Tell Putin to just wait ….
Did Nothing, at least he tried to do something … Did you forget what Fast and Furious was all about? You thought it was all about killing Mexicans? No, that’s what happened, but in a liberals warped mind the guns were supposed to have been used in America, to kill Americans. The hue and cry for more gun control was supposed to result. All under the radar.
Well it wasn’t and it didn’t. Unless you cound the nut-ball running Mexico. Of he had any brains he would have told Mexicans what Obama-Holder did to them. 100s died, for Obama’s gun co0ntrol.
I doubt anyone reading will mind this, but it looks like the UN won’t get a chance to dictate terms to the Second Amendment any time soon. Yesterday evening, talks on an international arms-trade treaty collapsed when the US and a few other nations demanded an extension of time before committing to a position. Look Obama has an election coming up, what did you expect? The rest of the participants suspended the entire effort — and activists pointed their fingers rightly at Barack Obama:
The United Nations indefinitely suspended action on an international arms trade treaty Friday after the United States and several other countries asked for more time.
The decision sparked angry reactions from human rights groups often allied with the Obama administration, who believed a treaty to regulate the export of deadly weapons to rogue regimes was within reach. The UN had spent the entire month of July hammering out a deal, and Friday was the deadline for an agreement on a treaty that has met with the staunch opposition of the National Rifle Association and bipartisan concerns in the Senate.
“This was stunning cowardice by the Obama administration, which at the last minute did an about-face and scuttled progress toward a global arms treaty, just as it reached the finish line,” said Suzanne Nossel, the executive director of Amnesty International USA. “It’s a staggering abdication of leadership by the world’s largest exporter of conventional weapons to pull the plug on the talks just as they were nearing an historic breakthrough that would have required all nations to deny arms export licenses where there was an overriding risk that the weapons would be used to facilitate serious crimes against humanity.”
And Scott Stedjan, Oxfam America’s senior policy advisor, called the failure “a tremendous loss for thousands of innocent civilians around the globe who die each year from armed violence fueled by the unregulated transfer of arms.”
It wasn’t just a few activist groups that vented their frustrations, either. A statement put forward by the UK, France, Germany, and 87 other nations complained that the draft treaty was all but ready to be adopted. Without naming Obama, the nations pointed out their own “compromises” and had “overwhelming support of the international community” before the US demanded more time to consider it.
Obama killed the treaty? I bet it was for reelect purposes, don’t you???