August 16, 2022

Kerry Signed the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty

Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on September 25, 2013. He called the treaty a “significant step” in addressing illegal gun sales. Kerry stated the following: “This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors. This is about Jane_Fonda_Kerry_1970_25reducing the risk of international transfers of conventional arms that will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes. This is about keeping America strong. This treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom. In fact, the treaty recognizes both individuals and states to obtain, possess, and use arms for legitimate purposes.” Unfortunately, Kerry’s statements are all wrong and misleading.

First, President Barack Obama has been secretly sending weapons to the rebels who are fighting the Syrian regime, many of whom are affiliated with al Qaeda. Obama has been engaged in a Middle Eastern gun running operation sending weapons from Libya to Turkey. The Islamist Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan would then send those weapons to the rebels fighting against the Assad regime. The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, met with a Turkish diplomat in front of the Benghazi consulate/CIA safe house on September 11, 2012, the day he was killed. That same day, a ship left Libya to Turkey with a shipment of weapons. The president and other high-ranking officials of his administration continue to be engaged in a massive cover-up of the Benghazi scandal in order to conceal the White House’s illegal gun running operation. Soon, however, the American public will learn the truth about Benghazi, if the Republicans in Congress continue to investigate fully this shameful episode.

In order to protect himself from impeachment charges, the president issued a recent executive order giving himself permission to send weapons to terrorist groups in the interest of national security. On the same day that the president issued that executive order, Glenn Beck, called for the first time for the immediate impeachment of Barack Obama. He said that that executive order was treason.

Second, the United Nations’ ATT is a Trojan horse. It is a way for the Obama administration to disarm the people of this nation in violation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution that protects the rights to bear arms. If this nation were to disarm, it would facilitate President Obama’s desire to establish a totalitarian regime on the way to a one-world government under the United Nations. The first step that a communist or a fascist government takes to establish tyranny is to disarm the people. Those of us born in Cuba remember how Fidel Castro, shortly after taking power, prohibited under the penalty of imprisonment the right to bear arms. When only the government has weapons, the people have no defense against a tyrannical regime. It is also for that very reason that our Founders established the Second Amendment of the Constitution so that the people in our nation could be protected from a tyrannical government.

Muslim-BrotherhoodThird, al Qaida and other terrorist groups will continue arming themselves in order to kill innocent Jews and Christians, as they did recently in Kenya and Syria. No U.N. treaty will stop that. It is most naive and foolish to say that the ATT “will keep weapons out of terrorists hands and rogue nations.” Kerry knows perfectly well that what he said is not true. He said it to deceive the American people as to the true intention of the U.N. treaty, which is to eventually disarm the American people.

Kerry, like Obama, are globalists that would like to take our sovereignty away and place the American people under the control of a one-world government under the United Nations, but controlled by the powerful Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council of Foreign Relations. President Barack Obama would like the United States Senate to approve this treaty and many other United Nations’ treaties that would take not only our sovereignty away but also our wealth. These treaties would destroy our Constitution and Bill of Rights as well as our courts.

Knowing full well that President Barack Obama has a great disdain for our Constitution and the rule of law, Senator Bob Corker, Republican from Tennessee and the ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, in a letter to President Obama, urged his administration not to take any actions to implement this treaty without the consent of the Senate. Senator Corker said the treaty raises “fundamental issues” concerning individual rights protected by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Senator Corker stated the following: “Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be inconsistent with the United States Constitution, law, and practice… The executive branch is not authorized to take any steps to implement the treaty…”

Senator Jim Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma, also sent a letter to Kerry calling the treaty “dead in the water” since the majority of senators have gone on record against the agreement. Senator Inhofe wrote that “the administration is wasting precious time trying to sign away our laws to the global community and unelected United Nations’ bureaucrats.” During the summer of 2013, 130 members of Congress signed a letter to President Obama and to Secretary Kerry urging them to reject the treaty for this and other reasons. Both the President and Secretary of State ignored the will of these 130 members of Congress. According to the United States Constitution, for any treaty to be approved, it needs 2/3 of the votes of the Senate. At this time, the ATT will not be approved by the Senate. However, many Republicans lawmakers and knowledgeable observers are concerned that the president will illegally and unconstitutionally  implement this treaty anyway.

This writer strongly believes that if President Obama violates our Constitution and implements the ATT, the House of Representatives needs to file immediate impeachment charges against the president. Enough is enough! The nation cannot continue to tolerate the president´s violations of our Constitution and the rule of law.

Senator Rand Paul, Republican from Kentucky, warned that if this treaty were ratified, “make no mistake, they will ultimately register, ban and confiscate firearms owned by private citizens.” Mark Alexander, in an article entitled “Guns, and other WMD” published by The Patriot Post on September 26, 2013, explained the following: “Not long ago, Obama told Sarah Brady from the anti-gun Brady Campaign “I just want you to know that we are working on gun control. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” Yes, Barack Obama always works “under the radar” on the road to a socialist totalitarian society.

Chris Cox, executive director of the Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association, said the following: “These are blatant attacks on the constitutional rights and liberties of every law-abiding American. The NRA will continue to fight this assault on our fundamental freedom.”

One of our Founders wrote in 1787 on the Federalist Papers Number 15 the following: “The experience of treaties being broken with impunity provide an afflicting lesson to mankind how little dependence is to be placed on treaties which have no other sanction than the obligations of good faith…” How right he was! What has the Obama administration done with the illegal transportation of military equipment from Cuba and North Korea in a North Korean ship detained by the president of Panama at the entrance of the Panama Canal? Shamefully, the Obama administration has done nothing in spite of the fact that North Korea and Cuba violated a United Nations’ resolution prohibiting the transfer of weapons to that rogue nation which continues to build nuclear weapons and improve its missiles’ delivery system.

Totalitarian and communist regimes will continue to transport weapons in violation of the ATT. It is for this very reason that the Senate should never ratified this ill-conceived treaty, which does what the drafters and Secretary Kerry, who signed it, really want. This is the opportunity to take away the weapons from the American people.