Secret Ballot Results – Turkey Loses Bid For U.N. Security Council Seat…

This is considered a staggering, albeit splendid, defeat considering Turkey was anticipated to be a shoo-in for a non-permanent U.N. Security Council seat.

erdogan-obamaPreviously Turkey had claimed letters of support from 160 countries. However, the actual voting by secret ballot showed they only had 60 countries who supported their bid. The needed threshold is 128 supportive votes. Spain won the seat with 132 votes of support. New Zealand is the other contested victor who won in a previous ballot.

As Newsweek reported: “[Last] Wednesday night, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, hosted a posh party for diplomats at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, where many of the guests predicted an easy victory for Turkey“.

Apparently the ‘pinky swear’ diplomats partook of the ritzy digs; but when push came to shove they knew their ballots would be secret so they ditched the Turks who have become more and more unreliable as Sunni Islamist President Erdogan pushes Turkey further and further into radical Islam.

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[More from Newsweek] After several rounds of voting, Turkey ended up receiving the support of only 60 General Assembly members, while Spain got 132 votes, more than enough to satisfy the necessary threshold of 128 supporters.

New Zealand got elected in an earlier round. Angola, Malaysia and Venezuela ran unopposed in their regional voting blocs.

The American U.N. ambassador, Samantha Power, homed in on Venezuela after the vote, saying in a statement, “Venezuela’s conduct at the U.N. has run counter to the spirit of the U.N. Charter, and its violations of human rights at home are at odds with the Charter’s letter. The United States will continue to call upon the government of Venezuela to respect the fundamental freedoms and universal human rights of its people.”

The five newly elected members will replace Australia, Argentina, Luxembourg, South Korea and Rwanda on January 1 and will serve on the council for two years. Power’s statement promises to create new tensions among council members, but perhaps not as tense had Turkey become a member. (link)

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24 Responses to Secret Ballot Results – Turkey Loses Bid For U.N. Security Council Seat…

  1. And “they” say there is no God! The UN should NOT exist, but hey this speaks volumes as to the dispicability of Recep Erdogan, and “guilt by association” the muslim in chief, barak hoser obola. And Samantha Power can eat my shorts!

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  2. sundance says:

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  3. TexasRanger says:

    Has Obama lost control? Surely this is not part of Obama’s plan for the Kurds!

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  4. lovemygirl says:

    The Kurdish determination is giving Obama fits. Now he has to reword his policy and pretend he always supported them. He might have to take a really long vacation soon.

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  5. 1hear2learn says:

    That’s got to be about the best news I’ve heard about UN since I don’t know when! Outside of hearing Netanyahu speak before the assembly, I have to tune them out!

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  6. “…Wednesday night, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, hosted a posh party for diplomats at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, where many of the guests predicted an easy victory for Turkey“.

    Apparently the ‘pinky swear’ diplomats partook of the ritzy digs; but when push came to shove they knew their ballots would be secret so they ditched the Turks…”

    Hee hee hee! 😀

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  7. Yakmaster says:

    Obama and Erdogan can commiserate together over the loss.

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  8. TexasRanger says:

    Now, to complete this fiasco;

    All we need is for Obama’s Ebola Czar to announce we need an immediate Travel-Visa Ban on all Ebola infested West African countries!

    And, a surveillance video from the local grocery of juvenile Michael Brown kicking and beating a little old white lady while he’s stealing her purse and Cigarillo’s!

    This would give our commander and chief imbecile Obama something to keep him busy and squirming with for a while!

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  9. TexasRanger says:

    This photo say’s to me that each of these tyrants-Obama and Erdogan are thinking how they are playing the other for a fool!

    But, we all know they are both fools, we can only hope that there is one or more military renegade commander’s out there that will blow it for both of them and let real justice prevail!

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  10. SouthCentralPA says:

    I haven’t had the TV on. Is that guy on CNN going “Turkey … is … OUT? Turkey. Is out. Turkey is OUT?? …”

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  11. beaujest says:

    Will the Comander in Chief visit the troops in Africa ? The seat next to the UN Ambassador from Liberia is open !

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  12. TwoLaine says:

    The Oh? does a speech at a nearby Dim fundraiser, and they walk out on him in droves.
    🙂 🙂 🙂
    Erdog gets a 0 at the UN.
    🙂 🙂 🙂
    Nothin’ says LOVE like that!
    Send them to a small cell where they can commiserate together!

    I think I’ll go celebrate their newfound unpopularity with a VM sammich.
    😉

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  13. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    In what some might mistake as a “change of heart” Turkish officials have apparently agreed to facilitate the reinforcement of Kabane by Iraqi Pershmerga forces, while still refusing to personally aid in the battle against IS, or to allow Turkish PPK forces to cross into Syria.

    Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds use its territory to reinforce Kobani

    The city appeared to be close to falling before U.S. and allied airstrikes helped drive back ISIS forces.
    Still, the city remains cut off from the ground. The Turkish decision to allow Iraqi Peshmerga to enter Syria through its territory could provide an influx of much-needed ground forces to help.
    But no Peshmerga have yet arrived in Kobani to aid in the city’s defense, Muslim said Monday.
    “There has not been any communication with (the Iraqi Kurds) on this, with us inside,” Muslim said. “We will announce it when and if they come.”

    A fighter on the ground in Kobani who cannot be identified for security reasons saw more than 100 large crates, including a crate with M-16 guns.

    Wow, a WHOLE CRATE of M16s? Yeah, that will do the trick.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/20/world/meast/isis-airstrikes/index.html

    Already reported was the American airlift of supplies to the YPDfighters defending Kobane from IS. The details are scant, but:

    US drops weapons and ammunition to help Kurdish fighters in Kobani

    According to Lahur Jangi Talabani, director of the intelligence agency of the Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq, 24 tons of small arms and ammunition and 10 tons of medical supplies were delivered to Kobani in three US C-130 cargo planes on Sunday.

    The weapons were all supplied by the autonomous Kurdish authorities in Iraq.

    Notice that it was the already undersupplied Iraqi Peshmerga, and not the Iraqi or US governments, who provided the weapons, ammunition, and supplies? Haven’t the Peshmerga in Iraq already mentioned that they are woefully low on ammunition and arms, too? What a great way for Baghdad and Washington to weaken the Kurds in Oraq, while putting on a big show about supposedly aiding the Kurds in Kobane. I wonder what kind of “deal” Kerry managed to broker with Turkey?

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/turkey-iraqi-kurds-kobani-isis-fighters-us-air-drops-arms

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  14. czarowniczy says:

    In order of the magnitude of surprise: (1) we dangle the prospect of a UN Security Council seat in front of Turkey, (2) “Those bastards, they’ve killed Kenny!!!!!”
    Why would Turkey be a shoo-in for a seat and suddenly – poof – the votes disappear? Who could be working behind the scenes to torpedo Turkey and why? Might it be due to Turkey not taking the lead in the ‘Crush ISIS’ campaign as the Europeans (with a dog in the fight) and the US wanted it to? Might this seat be like the EU member seat the EU keeps dangling (has been dangling for decades) in front of Turkey and then snatching away? You’d think by now Turkey would be used to this carrot-stick approach to its relations with the West.
    I keep on believing that Turkey has a bigger stake in this game than the West’s scraps-off-of-the-table rewards would bring in. Turkey sees itself as THE regional power and with the ability to recapture some of its old territories in Iraq and Syria and quash the Kurds. A resurgent Ottoman-lite with a hand on some Iraqi oil and Russian backing. Russia’s already invested a lot of money in Turkey with plans for more, it’s been actively recruiting the Turks into a regional alliance that would give Russia back the Med and make it THE naval player there. Russia’s holding out bouquets of carrots and the West keeps on smacking Turkey with the stick. This latest insult to Turkey will move her closer to Russia, to whom the deaths of thousands of anybodies is irrelevant, and closer to pulling away from Europe and the US. If Turkey is willing to ALLEGEDLY funnel more supplies to ISIS so that ISIS can sterilize Kobane it can get the Kurd sterilization program (Turkey’s still killing Kurds in other areas around Turkey) into a higher gear without fear of any further Western games-playing. I’m watching to see the US step up arms/supplies drops to Kobane to pressure the Turks by ratcheting up the pressure against ISIS. I believe both sides look at the Kurds and the ISIS forces as a means to an end and that our and the Turks national interests trump those of ISIS and the Kurds combined.

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  15. czarowniczy says:

    Noon news is saying that Turkey has agreed to allowing Kurd fighters to transit Turkish territory to aid the Kurds fighting ISIS. Ahhhh, when you’ve got ’em by the taşaklar their hearts, minds and foreign policy will follow. CENTCOM is also saying that more Kobane resupply drops may be in the works at some unspecified point in the future. Let’s see if the Unwilling to Commit (us, not the Turks) will go farther without our having to squeeze the vise any tighter.

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