October 2, 2007

Bush tells UNHRC to back off Israel

Israel -- 14 (74%).
Sudan -- 4 (21%).
Myanmar -- 1 (5%).
Rest of the world -- 0

October 2, 2007 - The above statistics represent the current, well-documented record of resolutions passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council condemning any instances in which they allege that a specific country is guilty of "human rights violations". As you can see, the HRC has a bit of a bias against Israel, and considers most instances in which the Jewish state has been provoked to the point of defending herself more of a threat to humanity than the well-documented instances of genocide in the Sudan, the atrocities in Afghanistan at the hands of the Taliban, a 19-year reign of terror in Burma, as well as in Gaza at the behest of Hamas. Considering the fact that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can be seen shmoozing with members of the HRC and Arab League in the above picture, it perhaps may be safe to assume that condemning the numerous incidents involving the Iranian government's oppression of its own people isn't exactly the Human Rights Council's first order of business, either.

Even so, President George W. Bush, in a speech at the United Nations last Tuesday, sent a clear message by calling for an overhaul of the Human Rights Council for focusing its criticisms "extensively on Israel", whilst virtually turning a blind eye to the exponentially greater crimes against humanity at the hands of brutal dictators and regimes.

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