The United Nations’ Human Rights Council, a 47-nation body that boasts the membership of virtually every major human rights abuser on the planet as well as, inexplicably, the United States and Canada, opened a 3-week session earlier this week. That sound you hear is cheering from every thugocracy, dictatorship, banana republic, and junta, knowing that, for three glorious weeks, they’ll be able to tie the Western world in knots by focusing on the “crimes” of democracies while deflecting attention from their own (far more serious) abuses. According to the official schedule, next week on June 27th the council will hold a 90-minute debate on Syria, possibly featuring Kofi Annan.
The following week, on July 2nd, the Council will feature an entire day on alleged violations in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT),” featuring Richard Falk, a notorious Israel-hater and 9/11 conspiracy theorist who has been hired as the Council’s “expert” on “Palestine.” Follow me here…90 minutes on the butchery taking place in Syria and an entire day spent bashing Israel. That seems about right.
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