The UN is rotten to the core. The US should long ago have pulled out of that sinkhole of moral equivalence and corruption, and kicked those enablers of Islamic supremacism and lovers of dictators out of New York.
UN holds 'minute' of silence for Kim Jong-il Reuters December 22 (hat tip armaros)
UNITED NATIONS - The UN General Assembly granted a request from North Korea and held a few moments of silence Thursday for Kim Jong-il, the country's former leader who died Saturday, though Western delegations boycotted it.
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 193-nation assembly, called for a "minute of silence" before the start of a routine meeting at 3:00 p.m. EST in the half-empty UN General Assembly hall.
"It is my sad duty to pay tribute to the memory of the late Kim Jong-il, Secretary-General of the Workers Party of Korea, Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, who passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17," he said.
The minute of silence lasted for 25 seconds before Nasser proceeded with the scheduled meeting. The United States, European Union member states and Japan were among the countries that boycotted the tribute to Kim Jong-il.