Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Words Cannot Describe...

Absolutely breathtakingly unbelievable. If there was anything remotely redeemable about the UN, this moved it way beyond the point of no return.
On April 9, 2007 there was a United Nations believe-it-or-not moment extraordinaire. At the same time that Iran’s President Ahmadinejad declared his country was now capable of industrial-scale uranium enrichment, the U.N. reelected Iran as a vice chairman of the U.N. Disarmament Commission.

Yes Ripley, the very U.N. body charged with promoting nuclear nonproliferation installed in a senior position the state that the Security Council recently declared violated its nonproliferation resolutions.

So in Iran at the Natanz nuclear facility Ahmadinejad gloated: “With great pride, I announce as of today our dear country is among the countries of the world that produces nuclear fuel on an industrial scale.” And in New York, courtesy of his U.N. platform, Iranian Disarmament Vice-Chairman Seyed Mohammad Ali Robatjazi railed against “noncompliance with the NPT [nuclear nonproliferation treaty] by the United States” and “the Zionist lobby.”
So, Iran gets re-elected to the Disarmament Commission and immediately accuses America and Israel of no complying with the NPT. If that is not enough absurdity, here's more.
It took the U.N. a mere five days to rehabilitate Iran after the British kidnap victims made it home alive. Just the night before on April 8, Faye Turney, the only female victim, revealed her Iranian abductors stripped her to her underwear, caged her in a tiny, freezing cell, and subjected her to mental torture such as leading her to believe that her death was imminent.

But while this was actually happening to Faye Turney, Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, the president of the U.N.’s lead human-rights body — the U.N. Human Rights Council — was making this announcement, March 26, 2006:
I would like to make the following statement adopted by the Council. One,…the Human Rights Council has in closed meetings examined the human rights situation in…the Islamic Republic of Iran…Two, the Human Rights Council has decided to discontinue the consideration of the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran…Three,…members of the Human Rights Council should make no reference in the public debate to the confidential decisions and material concerning [the Islamic Republic of Iran]
As the world observed Iran breach and flaunt nearly every international convention of legislated decency for the civilized world, the UN Human Rights Council officially ended their inquiry into Iranian actions and closed the discussion on the subject.

And for the cherry on top:
Following the election on Monday of Iran as vice chairman, the U.N. Disarmament Commission elected Syria as its rapporteur.
If you are wondering what it takes to receive criticism from the UN, just ask Israel, who is condemned on almost a daily basis.


Michael said...

Don't get too upset, Aby Yussif.
There was nothing redeemable about the UN before this...

Abu Yussif said...

i lost hope in the UN long ago. it just pains me to no end that everyone still demands it dictate world affairs.