QUOTE(lordvader129 @ Oct 31 2009, 02:18 PM)
from watching the vid he comes off as an alex jones type
1: "ive read this treaty" he cant provide us a copy of it, or even a section verbatim, just his interpretations, which we are to take as fact
2: "your president WILL sign it" declaring future events as fact, and also showing ignorance of policy (the president can sign any treaty he wants, its meaningless unless the senate ratifies it) this treaty is supposed to replace the kyoto protocol, which was never ratified in the US
3: generally any talk of an impending ceding of national sovereignty puts the speaker squarely in lala land
in the US treaties are considered supreme law, even higher than the constitution, therefore the senate takes ratification of treaties very seriously and wont ratify anything that has a chance of reducing national sovereignty or even reducing the powers of congress in the US, such as the above-mentioned kyoto protocol and the league of nations charter
Thanks for heads up! I was wondering why bbc pubished this story. Seems like rumor. I hope the bbc isnt turning into CNN / MSNBC.