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Stalking the beast: with The Beast on the East River, author Nathan Tabor unmasks the United Nations, its criminal behavior, and its globalist designs.

The Beast on the East River, by Nathan Tabor, Nashville, Tennessee: Nelson Current, 2006, 261 pages, hardcover, $24.99. Order from American Opinion Book Services by calling 1-800-342-6491 or online at

For most Americans, there is probably no subject that can elicit as many yawns as the United Nations. The world body seems distant from everyday life in America, its globalist schemes dismissed by most Americans--who have other pressing things to worry about--as little more than the daydreams and delusions of Marxist malcontents, green eco-nuts, and tin-pot dictators.

Unfortunately, while most Americans go about their lives, the schemers on the East River have patiently built an organization that looks more and more like a world government. Slowly and meticulously, without fanfare and without the media mentioning it, the UN's dark tendrils of tyranny have spread across the globe and are now gradually tightening their grip. The danger has not been lost on author Nathan Tabor. "I am persuaded," he writes, "that the totalitarian global agenda that the UN seeks to advance is inherently evil." That conclusion has led to a book, The Beast on the East River, written by Tabor, that should play an important role in alerting Americans to the UN's dangerous designs.

The UN Is No One's Friend

Tabor observes that the UN is widely viewed as a benevolent, compassionate agency that is badly needed in a dark and dangerous world. "Most people in the world today probably believe that the ultimate goals of the UN are benign," Tabor notes. "Even when it is ineffective in its efforts, its intentions are good, the pro-UN public relations spin declares." But without exception the history of the world body proves that UN practice does not live up to UN propaganda.

The UN's dangerous tendencies have been on display in Africa for decades. The mainstream media has long ignored Africa, giving the world body the opportunity to flex its muscles there largely without observation or question from the outside world. Anyone who cares to examine the UN's atrocious record in Africa will find the real nature of the world body on frightful display.

One of the earliest examples of UN brutality occurred in the Congo in the early 1960s. In July 1960, Congo's Katanga province, under the leadership of anti-communist Moise Tshombe, broke away from the pro-communist Congolese regime of Patrice Lumumba. In September 1961, UN forces mounted an unsuccessful attack on Katanga to force it back into Lumumba's regime. In the wake of the attack, a cease-fire was signed, but the duplicitous UN broke the agreement, attacking Katanga's capital of Elisabethville. The attack was described by Smith Hempstone for the Chicago Daily News: "The U.N. jets next turned their attention to the center of the city. Screaming in at treetop level ... they blasted the post office and the radio station, severing Katanga's communications with the outside world.... One came to the conclusion that the U.N.'s action was intended to make it more difficult for correspondents to let the world know what was going on in Katanga." Among the things "going on in Katanga" was a deadly UN attack on a clearly marked hospital, in concert with other UN perpetrated atrocities.

Lest anyone think that this is ancient history and that the UN has since reformed, Tabor points out that the UN continues to misbehave in Africa. Employees of the world body, including so-called "peacekeepers," have been engaged in drug dealing, child pornography, rape, and all manner of other crimes, including torture. Institutionally, the organization turned a blind eye toward the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The world body is supposed to work for peace, if the organization's propaganda is to be believed, but with peacekeepers on the ground in Rwanda, it did nothing to stop the slaughter. When the UN general in Rwanda asked for permission to intervene, Tabor notes, Kofi Annan "ordered him to defend only the UN's image of impartiality and forbade him to protect the desperate Tutsis."

Coming to America

For the past 50 years, Americans have been insulated from the UN's bad behavior. But the world body makes a claim to universality and has made dangerous headway in staking that claim around the world, including in the United States. In fact, the UN already exercises some control over some of the most historically and culturally important sites in the United States.

Through the UN's World Heritage program, important American properties like Independence Hall, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, and the Statue of Liberty have been designated as World Heritage Sites under the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, better known as the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Article 6 of that convention makes the UN a co-sovereign with national authorities in areas designated as World Heritage Sites. The relevant section reads: "States Parties to this Convention recognize that such heritage constitutes a world heritage for whose protection it is the duty of the international community as a whole to co-operate." Incredibly, under this convention, the United States has ceded sovereignty to the UN over Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776!

As outrageous and repugnant as UN control over sites like Independence Hall is, the UN has managed to create other programs that represent very credible threats to the freedom of every American. The world body looks askance at the Second Amendment to the Constitution that guarantees to every American the right to keep and bear arms. Under its comprehensive gun-control programs, the UN would revoke the Second Amendment if given the chance, depriving Americans of the right that protects all others. As Tabor rightly observes, the object of the UN gun-control drive is to begin to create a UN monopoly on the ownership of weapons. "The totalitarian objective behind all of the UN's disarmament schemes," Tabor warns, is "to transfer control of those weapons to the custodians of the emerging UN global police state."

Like any good police state, the UN will need a kangaroo court in which to try those "criminals" who oppose the UN world order or who transgress the web of international law created and administered by the world body. That, too, has been brought into existence through the UN's International Criminal Court (ICC).

Thankfully, the United States has not ratified the treaty creating the ICC, though it was signed by President Clinton. But even though the United States is not a party to the ICC, the court claims jurisdiction over the United States all the same. "This is of concern, because our soldiers, whether serving in our own armed forces or serving as UN peacekeepers, would be at risk of arrest, prosecution, and judgment, not by a jury of their peers as granted in the Bill of Rights, but by the ICC," Tabor points out.

Get Us Out!

Nathan Tabor's Beast on the East River is a clearly written, straightforward book that details the dangers presented by the growing power and ambition of the United Nations. But learning about a problem is only a first step. The next, and crucial, step is doing something to remedy the problem.

Fortunately, Tabor recognizes that the solution to the UN problem is still firmly within our national grasp. "The US Constitution still rules," Tabor writes, and that fact gives the nation the power to stop the UN cold. Under the Constitution, the Congress is the lawmaking power in the United States and could pass a law ending American participation in the United Nations.

In fact, Congressman Ron Paul of Texas has sponsored a bill--The American Sovereignty Restoration Act (H.R. 1146)--that would withdraw the United States from the UN if passed and signed into law. That's not going to happen overnight. Passage of a measure like H.R. 1146 will only happen when a sufficient number of Americans become aware of the threat posed by the UN. And Tabor's new book will go a long way toward building that essential understanding.
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