Juan Cole on the UNESCO vote to recognize Palestine:
...Since a law passed by Congress in the 1990s forbids the US from funding UN bodies that recognize Palestine, the Obama administration has no choice but to withdraw the $80 million a year it gives UNESCO, which is a fifth of the agency’s budget. But what this step really means is that the US loses influence over UNESCO, and indeed, it might well lose its membership in the organization. UNESCO may have to close some offices and lose employees. Or someone else, such as Saudi Arabia or China, might pick up the $80 million, gaining influence over UNESCO at US expense.http://www.juancole.com/2011/11/unesco-palestine-vote-isolates-us-further.html
If the move becomes common, the US could end up further and further isolated and helpless...
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