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UN to Monitor U.S. Elections?
By James P. Tucker Jr.
Members of Russia's parliament have called on the United Nations to confirm America's choice for president.
In a draft resolution members of the national parliament, or Duma, also demand the right to observe U.S. presidential elections, expressing "profound concern" they will be falsified, the Agence France Presse reported.
The resolution says the lawmakers have "profound concern about the danger of falsification of the results of the U.S. presidential elections, particularly in Texas and California and other territories that were forced to join the United States."
Because the United States is a world superpower, the resolution says, "the presidential election campaign in the U.S. must not be considered an exclusive internal affair of that country."
The Duma suggests the UN Security Council should confirm the Nov. 7 presidential ballot before it can be declared valid.
The Russians are serious, and now that they have favors from Bilderberg, it is natural to them to suggest that U.S. elections be subject to international supervision.
But the Iranian press was simply laughing in print.
"The outcome of the U.S. elections might not be crucially important for countries such as Iran," the English-language Iran News observed on Nov. 13. "However, since the United States uses democracy as an excuse to re proach, isolate and even impose unilateral embargoes on other countries, the deterioration of the American democratic process is interesting to watch."
If such an election foul-up had occurred in another country, "Washing ton would have undoubtedly been the first to demand international monitors," the paper said.