United Nations MIA on Syria

Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.


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The United Nations Security Council has reverted to its usual modus operandi: inaction. On April 27th, after receiving a detailed report by the UN’s Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs, Lynn Pascoe, on the violence unleashed by the Syrian government against its own people, the council members were unable to agree on a simple press statement calling on the Syrian government to stop its brutality.

In his briefing to the Security Council, Pascoe noted that the anti-government demonstrations in Syria had started in mid-March, following the detention of fifteen schoolchildren in Deraa for anti-government graffiti, and gradually increased in geographic scope and participation.  The protests began with demands for greater freedom and political and economic reforms and eventually included calls for the regime’s downfall.  The Syrian authorities had reacted with a mix of ‘reform’ gestures, and increasingly violent repression. Despite the promise of reform, the government crackdown had dramatically intensified, Pascoe reported.  As a result, more than 100 persons were killed across the country from Friday April 22nd to Sunday April 24th alone, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Pascoe went on to say that the overwhelming majority of protests had been peaceful, but there were also credible reports of a very few instances where protesters had used force, resulting in some deaths of security forces.  Despite the Syrian government’s attempt to place the blame for the violence entirely on the protesters’ shoulders, however, Pascoe said there were no reports suggesting that violence from the protester side was a recurring phenomenon.

The Security Council members listened to Pascoe, but the result was pre-ordained. Under Security Council rules, all fifteen members must approve in order for a press statement to be issued in the name of the council. In this case, Lebanon refused to go along with any press release for fear of offending Syria.

While Russia and China expressed caution in light of the interventions in Libya and the Ivory Coast under Security Council auspices that they believed went too far, Security Council sources have told UN reporters that Russia and China were at least willing to negotiate the wording of a press statement. However, the Lebanese UN ambassador reportedly had instructions from his government not to agree to any Security Council press statement, knowing that the unanimity rule would protect Syria from any official Security Council criticism.

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  • kafir4life

    The current makeup of the un's human rights council is really an interesting persepctive on human rights. It seems that many of the nations (syria, libya, etc.) are on the outside looking in when it comes to "human" rights.

  • Stuart Parsons

    The mythical Allah and his 'Prophet and Messenger' did not believe in human rights.

    • http://www.nexiumvsprilosec.net nexium vs prilosec

      Muslims killing Muslims is nothing new in the Muslim World. The Western World's current excitement over the Muslim violence in Libya and Syria, equating the events to "Struggles for Freedom" and "Struggles for Democracy" are fantasies. Even a murderer of human rights like Syria is promoted by the UN for a seat on its so called human rights council without the lotus eaters waking up.

  • sara

    I just came across a fascinating UN cabal in Geneva. It's not Saturday Night Live but could be written by them…. .http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/exclusive-rep-ileanna-ros-lehtin-defund.html

  • sydchaden

    The UN, with its preponderance of Muslim country members, has become the Voice of the Muslim World. And so, the appointment of Syria to the Human Rights Council is not surprising. Muslims killing Muslims is nothing new in the Muslim World. The Western World's current excitement over the Muslim violence in Libya and Syria, equating the events to "Struggles for Freedom" and "Struggles for Democracy" are fantasies. Ask any Imam, and he will tell you that they are not, they are struggles between factions of Islam as to which represents the true Islam. There have been wars between the Muslim sects for a thousand years, and none have produced freedom or democracy. Why do infidels have such difficulty in understanding that? Or, in recognizing the UN for what it really is?

  • minaka

    Like most leftist inventions, the ugly reality of the Useless Nations continues to be dressed in beautiful garb like human rights and the Left's useful idiots can't see beyond the illusion. Even a murderer of human rights like Syria is promoted by the UN for a seat on its so called human rights council without the lotus eaters waking up. What does the UN human rights council have to do get people to notice the dissonance? Start killing and eating people in the council chambers?

  • http://www.uniteddemocraticnations.org gary

    Joseph, here's a video you might appreciate on the subject of world peace and the UN…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN6jeDxpt1M

    gary

  • Fred Dawes

    The UN Is made up of evil little people ( so called minority people which is a code name for muslims and others ) and if this Government of monkey jumping fool's attack Freedom and Liberty we as a people must attack the evil monkey government running this place and help to save this nation from some monkey sociological Experiment of evil fools and by doing so we can help Israel and save our own world from monkeys jumping, muslims means monkey and all the fools who follow evil doers and we have a lot of evildoer.

    Civil and Human Rights mean nothing to the muslim world, the only thing that the muslim world wants is to murder little Jewish kids and someday your kids.

  • Texasron

    The UN is useless. We need to reduce our monetary support of them and suggest they move to another country they would like better, Somalia, for example.

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