Tuesday, February 08, 2005

World Heritage Sites = UN Territory

Heritage Sites are areas in countries throughout the world deemed to be of "universal" cultural or environmental value. They are tied inextricably with the UN focus on "sustainable development", a concept you will see intimately woven into other UN sovereignty-sucking documents like the Kyoto Protocol and Agenda 21. If you don't know about Sus-Dev, Kyoto, or Agenda 21, you need to find out.

Area registered as Heritage sites are no longer the territory of the country in which they reside. Heritage sites are "international" (UN) territory under "universal" protection, for the good of all mankind. Once something is registered as a Heritage site, it cannot be modified, moved or removed without the permission of the governing body (World Heritage Committee); only preserved and maintained. Here is a list of Heritage Sites in the US which now belong to the International Community.

Guidelines for what can or cannot happen to a Heritage site can be found in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (PDF document). Note the section which reads:
"While fully respecting the sovereignty of the States on whose territory the [Heritage Site] is situated (comma)..."

And then proceeds to list all the ways these areas are under the protection and management of the international community.

This program is also tied into maintaining "bio-diversity", another catch phrase by which the UN gets its sticky little fingers into everybody's pies. Check out the Law of The Sea Treaty (LOST), and hopefully you will start to see how all the little pieces fit together to take away control of our country and its resources and give them to the UN.