Justin Sink of The Hill reports that:

President Obama plans to personally lead a meeting of the United Nations Security Council next month in New York … The session, slated for the week of Sept. 22, will focus on "the acute threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters" and comes as the U.S. is grappling with resurgent Islamist militants who have seized territory in Iraq and Syria.

This is a melancholy sort of alliance. Hard to think of any institution in human history that was launched with such high hopes only to fall into such low esteem as the UN. Something like the presidency of Barrack Obama which began in the spirit of hope and change and is now a spent force, mired in disillusionment.

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