Thursday, July 06, 2006

The U.N.'s Claim to Legitimacy is Tenuous

As the BBC reports, "The UN human rights watchdog deplored Israel's campaign in Gaza as a breach of international law in an emergency resolution passed in Geneva.", referring to the military incursions Israel is making into Gaza, in response to both 1. The kidnapping (and probable torture) of an Israeli soldier, and 2. as reported in the same article, Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli city Ashkelon.

Let us now remember who the U.N. Human Rights Commission consists of:

15 islamic nations, all of which are dictatorships/monarchies; Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Tunisia. All of which voted for the resolution.

8 borderline dictatorships; Argentina, Ecuador, Ghana, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Cameroon, and Nigeria, 5 of which voted for the resolution,

and China, and Cuba, both of which are real dictatorships/prison states, both of which voted for the resolution,

leaving only India, South Africa, and Phillipines as democracies voting for the resolution.

Abstentions and votes against were as follows: Cameroon, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, South Korea, Romania, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

The Americans aren't allowed at the table here, having been voted out of the Council in 2001.

So what can we conclude from this, and the resolution of a few days ago making Israel's 'human rights abuses' a permanent feature of the council's meetings?

1. The majority of nations on the 'Human Rights Commission' are dictatorships, which should theoretically disqualify them from positions on this commission, and

2. The majority of nations which voted against Israel (and sponsored the resolution) are Islamic, thus natural enemies of Israel, which should be a conflict of interest in this vote, and

3. The resolution seems unfair anyway, as Hamas seems to have initiated the violence.

Well hey, at least all those dictatorships are 'united nations' in their jew-hatred.

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