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In the film The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Sean Penn’s boss advises him that Nixon was the greatest salesman of all time, because in two successive elections he hoodwinked the American people with the same promise: that he would end the war in Vietnam. [1] Eric Holder must have been Penn’s understudy.

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The Huffington Post reports that the attorney general and supreme representative of his people told the UN Secretary-General’s Symposium on International Counter-Terrorism Conference “Tuesday that the Obama administration will do its utmost to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay before next year’s presidential elections.” Bloggers on the Left and the Right have noted Holder’s hypocrisy. None has yet reported that this recycled 2008 campaign promise came as part of a speech that invited the UN to create an “international legal and policy framework” for waging the War on Terror in “civilian courts,” and which pledged to redistribute taxpayer dollars to fight such “root causes” of terrorism as global income “inequality.” Eric Holder vowed to bring terrorists to the mainland, diminishing U.S. wealth to the Third World, and UN norms to the halls of power.

As the centerpiece of this feckless conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the creation of a new UN anti-terrorism center — financed by Saudi Arabia.

On Monday, Holder addressed the United Nations Secretary-General’s Symposium on International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation. Holder asserted on 9/11 world leaders agreed “to respond to national challenges with international action, with global solutions, and with a renewed commitment to collaboration.”

In this work, the United Nations has led the way – by developing an international legal and policy framework to foster collaboration and information sharing, to promote the rule of law, to protect civil liberties and – ultimately – to enhance our capacity to identify and combat terror threats. Let me be very clear: The United States is firmly committed to the rule of law approach enshrined in this framework and to strengthening the capacity of civilian courts around the world, which have time and again shown their effectiveness at bringing terrorists to justice.

Holder added, in addition to trying the perpetrators of international terrorism, the United States must “just as importantly, endeavor to eliminate its causes as well.”

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The UN cannot even agree on a definition of terrorism, slightly complicating efforts to eradicate it. If it could, vast segments of its membership believe in systematically targeting civilian populations for political ends, rendering nominal opposition to terrorism disingenuous.

Yet they vigorously and sincerely approve of redistributing U.S. taxpayer dollars under UN auspices, whether in the guise of stopping environmental degradation or ending terrorism.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon himself stated: “Effective counter-terrorism requires a combination of social, educational, economic and political tools that target those factors that make the terrorist option appear attractive. The strategy also recognizes that human rights are an intrinsic part of the fight against terror, not an acceptable casualty of war.”

The globalist socialist agenda is described in greater detail in the documents promoted at the conference: the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, adopted five years ago, and the Comprehensive Convention against Terrorism, which Ban Ki-moon urged members to complete then ratify.

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