U.N. Circus

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Once the Obama administration decided last year to join the circus known as the United Nations Human Rights Council, it was only a matter of time before the U.S. faced judgment day on its own human rights record before this dysfunctional UN body.

Our turn came on November 5, 2010. “It is an honor to be in this chamber,” said Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Esther Brimmer to the council on the occasion of America’s examination. “Star chamber” would be a more fitting description.

The “honor” that Brimmer was referring to was being present at the council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) hearing. The UPR is a rotating periodic examination of all UN member states’ human rights records by the Human Rights Council. The council includes such countries as China, Cuba, Libya and Saudi Arabia. These serial human rights abusers exploit the UPR process to heap praise on each other and whitewash their own abysmal records, while scoring propaganda points against Western democracies with baseless accusations.

Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based non-governmental organization that monitors the Human Rights Council, captured perfectly the absurdity of America in the dock: “the U.N. system failed today by allowing non-democracies to hijack the session for political propaganda and to drum up anti-American sentiment worldwide.”

Predictably, Cuba, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Russia, China, Algeria, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Libya, and other dictatorships and terrorist-sponsoring states accused America of genocide, war crimes, and systematic anti-Muslim and anti-African racism.

For example, Cuban ambassador Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez called on the U.S. to end its blockade of the island country, calling it a “crime of genocide.” In addition, Cuba condemned the U.S. for “violations against migrants and mentally ill persons” and called on America to “ensure the right to food and health” for all citizens.

Iran’s delegation demanded the U.S. “halt serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law and even told the United States it needed to “combat violence against women.” Meanwhile, Iran is preparing to execute a woman on trumped up adultery charges.

Libya complained about U.S. “racism, racial discrimination and intolerance.”

North Korea, whose people are literally starving while the regime pursues its militaristic ambitions, told the U.S. “to address inequalities in housing, employment and education.”

The Obama administration should have seen this “bash America” circus coming. Just last year, a report highly critical of the United States — prepared by the United Nations’ former special rapporteur on “contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance,” Dr. Doudou Diène — was submitted to the very same UN Human Rights Council that is judging the United States’ human rights record today. Diène comes from Senegal, a predominantly Muslim country and a member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

In his report, which Diène wrote following his three week “fact-finding” tour in this country that included meetings with various Islamic groups, Diène concluded that “racism and racial discrimination have profoundly and lastingly marked and structured American society.” He went on to say that the “historical, cultural and human depth of racism still permeates all dimensions of life of American society” and lashed out at what he characterized as “racial profiling” against “people of Arab, Muslim, South Asian or Middle-Eastern descent.”

The current special rapporteur who replaced Diène, Githu Muigai, is not as anti-American as Diène, but has still managed to take a gratuitous swipe at the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law which, he claimed, compromises basic international human rights that migrants are entitled to.

“This is the sort of statute that opens a floodgate, equips a policeman or such other law enforcement person on the beat with such immense powers as to compromise…the very fundamental human rights that ought to be enjoyed in such an enlightened part of the world as Arizona,” Muigai told reporters at a press conference at UN headquarters last week. He contined:

If I have found any specific group of people to be the subject of the most insidious contemporary forms of racial discrimination, those are migrants. And I think in many parts of the world today, immigrants bear the brunt of xenophobic intolerance and this is true of the United States and it is of Europe, and it is of many parts of the world.

It has been often said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result each time. Yet that is precisely what the Obama administration has done in submitting our country’s human rights record to the judgment of the UN Human Rights Council, knowing full well the biases that prevail there.

As former U.S. ambassador to the UN John Bolton put it, “For the Obama administration, this is an exercise in self flagellation, which they seem to enjoy. But it doesn’t prompt equivalent candor from the real rights abusers.”

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  • Chezwick_Mac

    And with his apologia, Barry does nothing but validate this convoluted paradigm.

  • http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com patti

    In repsonse to UK attempt to embarrass israel
    Israel stands strong and proud, Catholics slaughtered by Wahabists …. despite the Asylum on 42nd Street.. . http://t.co/v1jJru9

    http://technorati.com/politics/article/uk-attempt

  • suprkufrB

    I know how tedious it has become, but we've got to keep saying it;
    USA, Canada, Western Europe and all democratic countries – out of this nest of ninth century vipers. Without our funding, it will collapse in 20 minutes, an outcome most beneficial to all of mankind.
    Step #2; Found a UDN – United Democratic Nations.
    We've permitted the tail to wag the dog for far too long.

    • Rifleman

      That's a great idea, not perfect, no human institution ever will be, but it would be far better than the un. As far as I'm concerned, the un charter became null and void as soon as we discovered the person supposedly representing the USA in drawing it up was a soviet agent.

  • tara

    When you point a finger at someone else, you are pointing four fingers back to yourself. That applies very well here, doesn't it?

    • Rifleman

      Examples?

    • ajnn

      yes – the one finger pointed at the US is an act that points four back at these oppressive dictatorships.

      good point.

    • HOOAH

      tara,
      Your "high and mighty" statement is assanine. It's ok to point the finger and criticise those who are oppressing others…AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT AN OPPRESSOR AS WELL. And despite what Pres Huessien Obama and his nutty friends think America does not oppress others.
      I'm pointing my fingers at Islam using both hands. What do you think of that???

    • suprkufrB

      Not unless you happen to have been born with a thumb and five fingers.
      Simple addition is obviously not your strong suit.

  • Cuban Refugee

    Why should this be surprising, or even incongruous? Do you not remember that the circus-master-in-chief sold out our sovereignty to Interpol and the U.N.? As members of the New World Order, we must live under the big tent with the bloodthirsty animals from the third world — the same red-eyed clowns who want to bring us down and make us suffer for the success of capitalism, and who keep coming out of the tiny Volkswagen in the center ring in ever-increasing numbers. The United States and the Free World are tethered to a revolving circle of fire while the protagonists for Lucifer throw sharp knives, and the audience, at the edge of their seats with excitement at the prospect of our imminent death, vigorously claps in sadistic unison.

  • Stephen_Brady

    Screw the UN. When Libya and the UN have the "right" to attack us in public, it's a simple matter of the pot calling the kettle black.

    Get the UN out of the US, and the US out of the UN. What should we expect out of an organization whose organizing General Secretary was Alger Hiss?

  • http://www.LifesHaven.net GaryMcAleer

    What we're being told over and over in a variety of ways is that there is not enough money to save the world. The financial stranglehold is increasing its grip step by step. And as long as the mass-murderer financial kings control the money, tens of thousands die needlessly every day. And these are the people promising to us, through our leaders, a better way? Rubbish! And you know, most of these men claim to serve Christ. If this is so, why do they not honor his words? "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be manifest, that they are wrought in God." Jn.3:19-21.

    Fact: the global financial crisis could go away in a single day! Infrastructure could be restored providing everyone a job. The poor could be provided healthcare, food and a home. And after the poorest classes are stabilized, the restructuring of monetary disbursement, in accordance with talent and productivity, could provide a simple equality between all people whereby none are left to perish as if their fate was somehow deserved.

    But this is not the agenda of the New World Order (and there's nothing new about it: its the same old covert murder, lying and theft of all that is noble). This nation needs to prosecute the liars who betray our trust: those who despise the Constitution by their freedom-crippling legislation. If we did, most of our government, judges, lawyers, news and business leaders would be in jail: from the White House to Wall Street: from Fox to MSNBC. Then maybe some men of integrity could fill the void and some real tangible reformation could come to this land, giving the TRUE meaning to: "Yes we can!"

    • Rifleman

      Where is ““The poor could be provided healthcare, food and a home. And after the poorest classes are stabilized, the restructuring of monetary disbursement, in accordance with talent and productivity,” in the Constitution? Were you talking of yourself when you wrote, “Those who despise the Constitution by their freedom-crippling legislation.”?

      Where does the Bible say it’s okay to take the property of one to give to another, to steal, for any reason?

      • http://www.LifesHaven.net GaryMcAleer

        I'm sorry you didn't understand the objective of my post. Let me clarify. I don't know your experience with Bible prophecy, history or the schemes of men behind closed doors, and I won't judge. But here's my understanding in a nutshell with two very important points.

        1. Half of Jesus Christ's ministry was healing the sick, free of charge. The Bible says that He often stayed up all night and "healed them all." To deny this work is fundamentally evil because the 6th Commandment is clear: to neglect to save life is to kill. None who left Jesus Christ could say they were neglected, for healing or for truth.

        2. In the book of Daniel, chapters 2 & 7, (from Daniel to the end of time), four kingdoms are listed to have the lions share of authority in relation to God's people: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and lastly, Rome (pagan & papal). There is no fifth kingdom to rule the Earth to the end of time. And the prophecy closes by stating that when Christ comes He will smash to smithereens the religion of popes whose arrogance has removed two of GOD'S Ten Commandments: the 2nd and the 4th, and substituted himself in Christ's place as both Creator and Redeemer (Read the Catholic Catachism: the 2nd removed entirely and the 10th divided into two to keep the same number).

        Rifleman, America has been the servant of Rome since the European banks under Vatican control inaugurated the Federal Reserve, thus removing America's Constitutional right to print our own money. We have been unable to print our own money for nearly a century, and Americans have paid interest to a lender who takes but gives nothing! And these are the same guys who have schemed the NWO and financed every war and revolution of modern times because banks always come out on top after a war. I've connected the dots of history, current events and Bible prophecy. And I am so grateful to read and believe the words, "Let God be true, but every man a liar." Rom.3:4.

        In closing, the words I pray give you strength and courage are these, "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." "Be angry, and sin not," "that no man take thy crown." Rev.14:12;Eph.4:26;Rev.3:11.

        • Rifleman

          I think I do understand the objective of your post Mr. McAleer, I was just pointing out a few important contradictions in it.

          It's one thing to feed, house, clothe, and heal people, it's another to compel others to, or plunder their property to do so. That violates the Eighth Commandment against stealing.

          It also seems (hence the initial question) the freedom of property and its' disposal however its' owners conscience dictates, and equality before the law that our Constitution was created and ratified to protect, are not the freedom and equality of which you write.

          • http://www.LifesHaven.net GaryMcAleer

            Understood bro. I'll never claim infallibility or complete wisdom in my understanding, as some we know. I'm just grateful to see some rudiments that could alleviate so much suffering in our world.

  • minnieiam

    Those who are enamoured by a one world government should be aware that Western democracies are already outnumbered by the many Islamic countries and every time a "break away Province" demands and gets autonomy it is accepted by the UN as a new country with it's own UN representative and vote. Since the Brits ceded control of India Muslims have slowly chipped away parts of India and now have UN votes as Afghanastan, Pakistan, Bangladesh (Once called East Pakistan) and are claiming and will soon be given, by the UN, control Kashmier. Same with Yugoslavia. They have already gained Un votes for some of Yugoslavia's states and ,if present trends continue, will soon have separate Un votes for Montenegro, and the other Yugoslavian states. It was bad enough when the USSR had separate votes for all it's states, but the Muslims are workign that scheme for all it's worth. The immediate result of a one world UN governemnt will be that the Muslims will be able to to outvote the nonMuslim states and impose sharia law universally. It's time to call ahalt to this scheme to dominate the world. Actually we would be better off if we got the Un our ot the US and the US out of the UN.

  • minnieiam

    Commedian Dave Gardner once said, " A man will go out into the wilderness and carve out an empire for the lady of his choice, but were she lenient with her affections, he would say 'Get it. Let Willy build it." The same is true of everything else that is given to people regardless of whether they make and efford to contribute to the system. Our first experiment with Socialism was the Mayflower Compact. "which read, "To each accroding to his need and from each according to his ability." After one year of near starvation, as everyone laid around to let willy do it, it was replaced with, "If you don't work, you don't eat." The latter policy has been the cause of the fabulous success of our capitalist system.

  • flowerknife_us

    The UN loves to observe the misery and death they supervise. Give them some credit for helping to fatten up the victims. When the UN shows up at your door to "help", it's time to run.

    • weRscrewed

      Well put! lololol

      Too bad it's so TRUE.

  • PMBPR

    Who cares what these obsequious myrmidons do. The UN is a mockery of wisdom and reason.

  • Greg

    I sure hope we get some leadership vs appeasers soon. We shouldn't give one red frick'n dime to the UN… kick their dead beat asses out of our country.