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Thursday, December 21, 2006
UN led by Canada condemns Iran for rights violations
UN assembly led by Canada condemns Iranian regime for human rights violations, al-Reuters reports:
The U.N. General Assembly expressed "serious concern" on Tuesday about a long list of human rights abuses attributed to Iran and urged Tehran to ensure full respect for those rights.
Well, that is good but here comes the very funny & sad part:
A resolution was adopted by a vote of 72-50 with 55 abstentions in the 192-nation assembly after it narrowly defeated a motion by Iran to take no action on the measure.
So, 105 countries think there are no human rights violations in Iran whatsoever. Good to know which countries voted NO or ABSTAINED.
P.S: Canadian governments also issued an official statement:
“Canada played a lead role in bringing forward this resolution and in ensuring its adoption by the General Assembly, which sends an important signal to Iran’s oppressed that they are not alone. In light of the gravity of the situation, Canada will continue to work for the respect of human rights and rule of law in Iran, as well as elsewhere in the world.
I should say Thank You Canada!
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Winston, I am eager to hear your comments on the Iranian election.
Are they good news? Do Iranian elections have any significance?
Posted by: Pete E | 2006-12-21 3:02:36 AM
It is sad, really how they love to simply talk and talk.
Posted by: Justin Hoffer | 2006-12-21 3:04:55 AM
I wonder how long it will take for the moonbats to say that Canada shouldn't have taken sides , that this will now put us at risk from the terrorists, etc. etc.
Posted by: Markalta | 2006-12-21 8:53:40 AM
3... 2... 1...
Posted by: obc | 2006-12-21 9:06:11 AM
Knowing that the UN is a completely useless body, I just cannot get worked up over anything coming from there. Their statements and so-called decisions are a farce, so in my opinion we are wrong in remaining in this organization.
Posted by: Alain | 2006-12-21 10:09:22 AM
Canada and the world slowly becomes a better place when we point out the injustices inflicted on people in these uncivilized countries like Iran and China, it's about time we had a government that took these responsibilities seriously because the world is getting smaller every day and the effects of these brutal governments on their populations will more often be felt here.
Posted by: Philanthropist | 2006-12-21 10:14:58 AM
As we know, the UN is extremely good at blah, blah, blah and passing high-falootin' sounding resolutions.
When it comes time to enforcing them, though, they drag their feet then condemn the nations which actually do go out and enforce them.
All this tells us is that the UN believes all it has to do is pass a law and everybody will obey ... Josef Stalin was also able to pass laws and eventually people figured out what his act was all about.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-12-21 11:13:17 AM
The U.N. has been taken over by the forces of evil and these same forces point to U.N. resolutions to justify their position. Susceptible people in our own societies are taken in by this. It is important that there be voices of sanity at the U.N. and not just the U.S.
The alternative is for an allied bloc to LEAVE the U.N. but I don't see this happening soon and if it did, the results might be worse than the status quo.
Posted by: greenmamba | 2006-12-21 12:13:38 PM
I suggest that UN should change its status and clearly become a forum where nations could discuss. Anyway, they cannot really enforce so-called resolutions. It could be possible if every nation would be a true democracy but ain't gone to happen.
Besides, there could be a true democratic organization called DN rather than UN. Nations would have to respect their citizens in order to become members. Of course, this could lead to wars. But we are having wars anyway. Better to have a well organized and just war than the actual confusion and most likely doomed events coming.
For a start, I wuould suggest an invasion of China. Most likely after such a war, Iran would fall like a cards castle because there would be enough people in Iran willing to go forward and getmrid of the mullahs.
Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-12-21 12:35:11 PM
You should read this article by Mr. Ledeen
Posted by: Winston | 2006-12-21 9:47:30 PM
"UN, Led by Canada, condemns Iran for rights violations:
You've been a naughty despot....now listen to nanny and climb back into Pandora's box...puleeese...aww cummon...cooperate...be nice now!
Posted by: Wlyonmackenzie | 2006-12-22 8:00:09 AM
This UN condemnation of Iran is as useless and ineffectual as UN itself.
Abolish UN and invest the savings in building capitalism and freedom in the 3rd world.
Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2006-12-22 9:11:37 AM
"The U.N. has been taken over by the forces of evil"
Where do people get the rosy view of the U.N. EVER having been run by the forces of good? Right from the get go they made the USSR, China and France permanent security members.
It really is only a sounding board, with almost zero authority. Bad things will continue to happen around the world with or without UN sanction and with or without the UN.
Abolish the UN and you become crazy isolationists who won't even talk to the world. A new, better UN with a better name or acronym will pop up in Shanghai or Marseilles. Maybe St Petersburg
Posted by: johnn | 2006-12-22 9:51:17 AM
France is one of the countries where there are the highest number of various evil cults. Magic, black masses, etc. Even voodoos I think. They cannot solve their muslim problem. They had to remove an important law for employment because of street disorder.
They are headed for destruction fast. They should have been left under the nazi dictature for 50 years. Suffering may bring some wisdom once in a while.
I do suggest we let UN live but only as a consultative organization.
On the other hand put together an organization of democratic nations, with real power to intervene in places like Iran. I would not see France as part of this new organization.
Menwhile, I think it is past time for action. In my point of view, invading Iran will not be enough. We need to get rid of the communist regime in China first. Think as in a chess game. Go for the king not the pawn. The only mean I can think of is invasion. I think the Chinese people are ready for regime change.
Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-12-23 7:02:45 PM
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