FROM THE MORAL EQUIVELANCY HANDBOOK
Posted by Andrew Roman on May 14, 2010
The United Nations is the Comedy Central of world affairs – cowardly and highly irrelevant. While no one at the UN is backing down from showing Muhammed in a bear costume, the planet’s most laughable and ineffectual organization continues its steady descent into the cesspool of moral depravity. Their very existence helps to reinforce one of the long-standing credos of this blog: Whatever world opinion is on any given subject, go with the opposite.
Indeed, if the United Nations actually were relevant, this would (or could) be bigger news than it actually is.
Instead, it serves as just another nugget from the “What Else Is New?” file.
The UN Human Rights Council has just been enriched by the inclusion of no less than seven nations who have extensive track records of human rights violations.
Seven countries accused of human rights violations have won seats on the U.N. Human Rights Council in an uncontested election, including Libya, Angola and Malaysia.
The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday approved all 14 candidates for the 14 seats on the 47-member council by wide margins.
By wide margins, mind you.
Human rights groups criticized the poor human rights records of seven countries that won seats – Libya, Angola, Malaysia, Thailand, Uganda, Mauritania and Qatar.
The seven other countries that won seats were Maldives, Ecuador, Guatemala, Spain, Switzerland, Moldova and Poland.
The 14 countries will serve three-year terms on the Geneva-based council, which was created in March 2006 to replace the U.N.’s widely discredited and highly politicized Human Rights Commission.
It’s good to see that the dark days of the “widely discredited” Human Rights Commission are well behind us, and that the new era of the Human Rights Council is in full swing with the addition of such nations as Libya and Angola to the council.
Knowing Uganda will be part of the Council solidifies it for me.
FYI: Of the 40 censure resolutions adopted by the new and improved Human Rights Council since its inception, 33 have been directed at Israel. That’s 33 more resolutions than have targeted Iran.
Incidentally, Iran was recently appointed to the UN Women’s Rights Commission.
In other news, experts are baffled as to why incidents of crime have escalated at the hen house ever since the fox took over security there.