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Mandating Moral Rot at the UN Human Rights Council

May 25th, 2014 - 11:38 am

Instead, the UN has now empowered Elver to jet around the globe, traveling under the UN flag, reporting back to the UN Human Rights Council and the General Assembly in New York, spreading her agenda on anything she might deem relevant to ” food.” Her position as rapporteur is unpaid, but her expenses are picked up by the UN (which means almost one-quarter of her tab will be bankrolled by U.S. taxpayers).

Oh — and did I mention that however bad these things look, it’s almost always worse? Well, Canada protested Elver’s candidacy for this post. And just after Elver’s appointment, the U.S. Mission in Geneva released a “media note” expressing its concern, noting Elver’s “lack of relevant experience” and record of “biased and inflammatory views regarding the United States and the State of Israel.” But when Elver’s candidacy came before the 47-member Human Rights Council, did a single member call for a vote? As we learn from Anne Bayefsky’s Human Rights Voices — not one. Her appointment passed by consensus. That means the U.S. delegate sat there and nodded along.

Canada is excused from responsibility for that consensus because it is not currently a member of the Council. But the U.S. administration has some explaining to do. The U.S. does hold one of the 47 seats on the Council — having joined in 2009, and renewed its three-year seat in 2012, based on the Obama administration’s argument that by working within the Council, the U.S. would have a better chance of actually reforming it. It is probably too much to expect that the U.S. could have swayed such fellow Human Rights Council members as Cuba, China, Gabon, Russia and Saudi Arabia to vote against Elver’s appointment. But what about the U.S. itself, and the other democracies on the Council?

Did the Obama administration make any serious attempt to lead on this issue — whether from behind or in front? Did the U.S. even try to muster at least a show of protest votes from such democratic fellow Council members as Germany, France, Ireland, Japan, Italy, India, the Czech Republic and the UK?  Or is consensus approval the best the U.S. can do these days when it comes to UN decisions which, according to the State Department itself, ensconce a rapporteur with a record of “biased and inflammatory views” on the U.S. and its democratic allies?

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Israel is not even allowed to be a member of the Asian regional group!

The new cheif Israel-hater said a few years ago that Israel has a "ruthless contempt for the lives of the innocent,” and carries out “callous attacks against terrorized and defenseless civilians.”

I wonder just who he thinks lives in Sderot and other areas under attack by Hamas' rockets?
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As for Wibisono's appointment to be the chief Israeli-hater, how can he criticize a nation his country doesn't even recognize?

Our joining the HRC is no surprise. How else could FCMABBHO help promote U.N. H.R.C. Res. 16/18 and other measures that would further ingratiate himself with the O.I.C.?

The same goes for our joining the Muslim-dominated Alliance of Civilizations. Our membership in this little-known forum allows him to operate in near-darkness as he tries to chip away at the legitimacy of Irael.
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It's tough getting a job these days. Resume, background and credit checks; have you committed a felony in the last...
Anyway, Obama would never have seen the inside of the WH had he been 'properly' vetted. And then there's the UN, where as you point out, the bar lies on the floor; the standard: Do you hate the US and Israel? Congrats. Come on in.
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I'm sure Elver's appointment fits very well with Obama's anti-American agenda.
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I was never a fan of the John Birch Society but even in my youth I knew they had one slogan right: "Us out of the UN and the UN out of the US."

True enough then as today.
29 weeks ago
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The One World totalitarians have plots and schemes and slimy conspiracies ...most of them aimed at Judeo-Christian Western nations.

Either to steal our wealth, undermine our security or take away our freedom.

This barrel of tripe does not belong on our soil.
The criminal enterprise currently running our government is more devoted to this indoctrination hate farm than they are to us. We are the enemy of both.
29 weeks ago
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The United Nations with all its departments, sections, etc. was and is a horrible error. Ship the whole mess to some third world country and see how many "nations" continue membership.
29 weeks ago
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As for Wibisono's appointment to be the chief Israeli-hater, how can he criticize a nation his country doesn't even recognize?

Our joining the HRC is no surprise. How else could FCMABBHO help promote U.N. H.R.C. Res. 16/18 and other measures that would further ingratiate himself with the O.I.C.?

The same goes for our joining the Muslim-dominated Alliance of Civilizations. Our membership in this little-known forum allows him to operate in near-darkness as he tries to chip away at the legitimacy of Irael.
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I didn't know whether to laugh, cry or throw my monitor out the window when I read Elver's application. Doesn't she know how to proof-read? Doesn't she know anyone who could have done that for her? Or, did she know she was a shoe-in?
29 weeks ago
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It's tough getting a job these days. Resume, background and credit checks; have you committed a felony in the last...
Anyway, Obama would never have seen the inside of the WH had he been 'properly' vetted. And then there's the UN, where as you point out, the bar lies on the floor; the standard: Do you hate the US and Israel? Congrats. Come on in.
29 weeks ago
29 weeks ago Link To Comment
Israel is not even allowed to be a member of the Asian regional group!

The new cheif Israel-hater said a few years ago that Israel has a "ruthless contempt for the lives of the innocent,” and carries out “callous attacks against terrorized and defenseless civilians.”

I wonder just who he thinks lives in Sderot and other areas under attack by Hamas' rockets?
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Most things at the UN never change...
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The Human Rights Council is nothing but a new name for the Human Rights Commission, amd the stench remains the same.
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