Basic reason scored something of a victory today as the UN Human Rights Council announced that it was postponing the vote to affirm a report praising Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s regime for its human rights record.
The report (PDF) said that the Gadhafi regime protected “not only political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights,” praised it for the nation’s treatment of religious minorities, and the “human rights training” received by security forces. It was to be approved at a vote later this month.
The report, of course, was written before the massive public protests against the Gadhafi regime broke out, and likewise before the regime started massacring protesters in the thousands nationwide.
The move to “postpone” the vote was met with some praise, but also prompted some to question why the vote was only delayed and not canceled entirely. The UN has not made it clear when the new vote would be held.
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Hypocrisy doesn't even face me anymore but this one has me scratching my head. They actually admitted this monster to the Human Rights Commission and were planning to give him praises and all that. Gee! I wonder how the Nobel Piss Prize commission missed him. He should have got his prize before Obama got his. What a fucking joke!
PS: I now noticed that they "postponed" the vote. So, I guess the issue is only temporarily off the table and, if he's not found guilty of crimes against humanity, they'll go back to considering him for all the praising and awards and maybe that Nobel Prize. Rhetorical question, I know, but why is it that these boot-licking, clueless, good for nothing bureaucrats don't ever think of asking people – the real people – their opinion of their leaders before they do these shameful things? Now, I'm double sick!
thedissenter — The UN Human Rights Commission likes Gadhafi because he's virulently anti-semitic. To these bigots supporting human rights and being anti-semitic are the same thing. It matter how many crimes you commit, how many people you kill, how many people you imprison, how viciously and violently you violate the UN Declaration of Human Rights (which all Arab governments completely ignore). What matters is you attack Israel and support violence against Jews. That's the sole standard these days. The Nazis won.
What the hell are you talking about. What is with all of the ant-semetic, attacking Israel and supporting violence against Jews and nazis winning shit? I would have to correct you and say that Israel is just a guilty of UN Human rights violations as any other government in the region…Wake up, the holocaust was a long time ago!
The hypocrisy is stunning. It reaches new levels every day. Obama gets a Nobel Peace Prize before he does a single thing, then he continues the illegal wars and inhumane treatment of prisoners and uses the veto to protect Israeli war criminals. Now he is bombing civilians in Libya on the pretext of saving them from the tyrant that has fallen out of favour whilst he sells arms to other tyrants in Bahrain and Saudi and Israel etc… Life is stranger than fiction, you simply could not make this stuff up.
What an appalling, cynical and ill-informed bit of character assassination.
'The regime massacring people in their thousands' where did you get this from, the US State dept via Foxnews ?
As many of us commented back in February and March, this was another illegal and predatory US attack against a small and seemingly defenceless nation – about all the US are capable of facing up to, bloody chickenshits.
Luckily the Libyan people are made of much sterner stuff – they sent the rebel-rabble (King Idriss- the-paedophile-procurer supporters for god's sake) packing easily. Then NATO started a massive and murderous bombing campaign – oh they love the safety of distance don't they ? It is estimated that some 50,000 Libyanms have been killed by NATO – whereas the outrageous accusations against the Libyan gov have been completely debunked as lies.
Libya and their millions of supporters around the world are waiting for the US and their cronies to go home and stop this genocide; the bill will follow. On a smaller scale – I am still awaiting your apology and retraction, Jason Ditz, for false, misleading and utterly reprehensible slanders against Gadaffi and the Libyan Gov.
You know nothing about Libya and should be held to account for your false reporting.
Shame on you and Viva Independent Libya: They will never conquer the people of Libya, because they have heart and integrity – something sadly lacking in their opponents.
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