Law of the Sea Treaty, Senate Hearing, Video, Kerry’s Upshot

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This is yesterday’s hearing of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, regarding approval or rejection of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty (UNCLOS/LOST). Thank you, Heather.

From C-SPAN, yesterday, May 23rd

 

Caption at C-SPAN:

Secretaries Clinton and Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty, an international convention that sets rules for under- and over-sea travel and commerce. The U.S. is the only major country that has not ratified the treaty. The witnesses argued in favor in favor of the U.S. signing the agreement for reasons that included national security, job creation, oil exploration, and countering China’s influence in Asia. Senators who argued against the treaty cited loss of sovereignty, imposition of an international tax, and the allowance of foreign nations to regulate U.S. energy emissions as the basis for their disapproval. Secretary Clinton in her opening statement said that opposition to the treaty is based on “ideology and mythology.”

From The Hill, yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 5/23), thank you Tricia:

Sen. Kerry: Some lawmakers ‘more comfortable’ with Sea Treaty vote after election

By Julian Pecquet – 05/23/12 03:33 PM ET

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced Wednesday he likely won’t bring up the Law of the Sea Treaty for a vote before the November election.

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said some lawmakers “on and off the committee” have candidly told him they’d “be more comfortable” if they could avoid having to cast the controversial vote during the campaign season.
He made the announcement during a high-level hearing with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.Read more about Kerry’s decision on The Hill’s Global Affairs blog.

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John Kerry, trying to get his Qi just right for the political Jiu-Jitsu involved in getting America to knuckle under to global governance kleptocracy. Some dare call it treason.

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Comments

  1. The sell-outs are on deck, the freeloading, windsurfing gigolo,
    the Alinsky accolade pretending to act as Secretary of State,
    and the dimmest bulb in the pentagon, chosen by a certified
    “useful idiot” from California, groomed by an ancient fossil
    of the Communist Party of California, (RIP) exposed on
    Trevor Loudon’s, NewZeal,com, for his numerous affiliations
    and allegiance to the Communists (oops “Progressive”)
    cause…they are hell bound – to hand over U.S patrimony
    to strangers. In Old Russia, they’d be sent to Siberia,
    in the “Progressive” USA, they will end up with the
    Presidential Medal of Honor, for successfully
    undermining the people of the USA.

  2. Nearly two decades have passed but still no signature from the United States, largely because of a handful of Senators.
    Could oil have anything to do with it? Earlier this year, 9 of the 10 senators from Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and Texas supported continued tax breaks and subsidies for big oil. Orrin Hatch (R-Ut), didn’t vote.
    Oil companies have resisted all form of government regulation since the day John D. Rockefeller first stuck his shovel in the dirt. The signing of the current Law of the Sea Treaty would be to acknowledge that mineral resources (oil) found in international waters are a global asset.
    I can’t see the Big-5 oil companies passively going along with this. And maybe they haven’t!

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