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Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Fox in the Hen House

UN Watch condemned the election of Libya today to the UN Security Council. “Electing Colonel Muammar Qaddafi to maintain international peace and security is like naming Jack the Ripper to fight sexual harassment,” said Hillel C. Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based monitoring organization. “We’re also concerned with the election of Vietnam, a country that continues to deny its citizens fundamental political and religious liberties.”

Neuer expressed concern that “the West is silent as Libya is quickly acquiring a series of new and important UN posts — including its unanimous August election as head of the UN’s “Durban II” anti-racism process through 2009 – even as its record on human rights remains appalling.” The UN and African Union will meet in Libya at the end of the month for Darfur peace talks.

From UN Watch

Posted by Leah Dowe on October 18, 2007 | Permalink


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Since UN is becoming more and more a joke, this is nothing too surprising.

Nowadays, UN is all about red tape. So since Lybia is showing white paws for a while, it deserves its part of good looking UN membership and security showoff.

Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2007-10-18 12:13:26 PM

If & when Harper wins his majority, these are the first two items that should be on his agenda:

1. Canada out of the UN

2. CBC to be sold to the highest bidder

After that, he can be Prime Minister for life.

Posted by: obc | 2007-10-18 12:35:15 PM

obc I agree with 1 and 2 but not PM Harper, or anyone, as PM for life. The question is will any Western country have the guts to leave this useless and corrupt body called the UN?

Posted by: Alain | 2007-10-18 12:42:45 PM

U.S. Marines' Hymn
"From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of TRIPOLI,

We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea,

First to fight for right and freedom , And to keep our honor clean,

We are proud to claim the title Of United States Marines."

Yeah, it's looking like time for another visit to Tripoli.
But first, the UN needs to be closed down or, at least, evicted.

Does any Western country have the guts to quit the UN?

Every country has it's own diplomatic missions and forms it's own coalitions for international actions.
What purpose does the UN actually serve that an International BLOG whose posters could be restricted to individual Government Representatives wouldn't?

Posted by: Speller | 2007-10-18 1:08:50 PM

Alain ~

:) That last comment was meant to irritate our trolls. :)

Posted by: obc | 2007-10-18 1:09:13 PM

UN = Undeniably Nutty
Unquestionably Narcissistic
Utter Nonsense
Uniquely ‘nsignificant

(Sorry about the last one)

Posted by: Brian Mallard | 2007-10-18 6:58:59 PM

What purpose does the UN actually serve that an International BLOG whose posters could be restricted to individual Government Representatives wouldn't?

Posted by: Speller | 18-Oct-07 1:08:50 PM

Funny, since when are Governments in the habit of talking about everything in public and openly, not only to their own citizens but to the entire world. Oh yeah, not ever.

Posted by: Snowrunner | 2007-10-18 7:03:40 PM

While I would NEVER call Shrillery a fox, she is cetainly trying to get back into the henhouse by hook or by crook:

"Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into Clinton's campaign treasury. In April, a single fundraiser in an area long known for its gritty urban poverty yielded a whopping $380,000. When Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) ran for president in 2004, he received $24,000 from Chinatown."

Hmmm. More Chinese donations from questionable source, just like during Billybob's tenure. I wonder what the Red Commies are demanding in return. More satellite technology perhaps so they can threaten to attack - or actually attack - the US with Clintonoid assistance?

Posted by: obc | 2007-10-19 8:03:43 AM

>"Funny, since when are Governments in the habit of talking about everything in public and openly, not only to their own citizens but to the entire world. Oh yeah, not ever."
Posted by: Snowrunner | 18-Oct-07 7:03:40 PM

Everything they talk about in the UN is a matter of public record, with the exception of closed sessions of the Security Council.

The Security Council sessions could be done away with altogether, as the issues which are discussed in them can and already are addressed by closed door state-to-state diplomacy and coalition actions.

The day-to-day open sessions at the UN, where speeches are give and open statements are taken, could be done on an Intergovernmental Blog or 24 hour International Intergovernmental Teleconference that could have it's own cable channel.

Posted by: Speller | 2007-10-19 8:12:14 AM

Civilized nations are either acting through NATO or unilaterally as coalitions of the willing. The UN is just for pretenses given the toxicity of membership and key function of empowering basket-case tyrannies to urinate on the US.

Why tolerate this pretense of civilized discourse? Because that is not much different than what happens in the congress and most legislatures! Besides, for liberals, it sends the right message, to engage in dialogue and compromise (no good nor evil, just mush) - group hugs all around!

Posted by: John Chittick | 2007-10-19 11:30:30 AM

Well, there are still some in Venezuela who will not be stifled by commies:

"Glass monument to Ernesto 'Che' Guevara destroyed in Venezuela"

A glass monument to revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara was shot up and destroyed less than two weeks after it was unveiled by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's government.

Images of the toppled and shattered 2.4-meter-tall (8-foot-tall) glass plate, which bore an image of Guevara, were shown on state television Friday and appeared in newspapers.

The monument on an Andean mountain highway near the city of Merida was unveiled Oct. 8 by Vice President Jorge Rodriguez and Cuba's ambassador to Venezuela to mark the 40th anniversary of Guevara's death in Bolivia.


Posted by: obc | 2007-10-19 12:30:27 PM

And you just have to admire Rush's moxey for coming up with this and embarrassing the DemoRats:

"Limbaugh Letter Fetches $2.1 Million on eBay"

Rush Limbaugh appears to have the Midas touch.

The conservative radio talk-show host turned an inflammatory letter written by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and signed by 41 of his fellow Democrats into a more than $4.2 million gold mine for the kids of Marines and law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty, all courtesy of eBay.

The Eugene B. Casey foundation Betty Casey coughed up more than $2.1 million to be the sole owner of the letter sent to the radio host's boss demanding that Limbaugh be reprimanded for a "phony soldier" comment he made on air. Limbaugh has pledged to match whatever was paid for the letter.

Limbaugh described Betty Casey, a trustee of the foundation, as a loyal listener to his show.

“She gives significant sums to hospitals, hospices, colleges and private schools,” Limbaugh said during his radio show Friday afternoon, just after the eBay auction ended. “Betty has been a listener to my program since its inception, and we can't thank her enough for her support. This was kind of the last straw for her, what Harry Reid did here.”

The letter, sent by Reid and signed by his Democratic colleagues, was delivered Oct. 2 to Mark P. Mays, president of Clear Channel, the parent company of the conservative talk show host’s radio broadcast.

In exchange for the $2.1 million, the Maryland-based Eugene B. Casey Foundation, will receive the letter, the Halliburton briefcase in which the letter is secured 24 hours a day, a letter of thanks from Limbaugh and a picture of him announcing the auction at a speech in Philadelphia last week.

AND RUASH HIMSELF will double tghe cash for the children of the dead servicemen by matching the donation - for a total of over 4.4 million dollars. Rush challenged the Senators to also match the donation as a group - but naturally they stayed silent, even though they are all millionaires themselves.

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