Skip to comments.The US has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council ...
Posted on 06/19/2018 6:58:11 PM PDT by caww
Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, announced the decision on Tuesday evening, saying that the US could no longer be part of a UN body that was a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias.
Look at the council membership and you see an appalling disrespect for human rights, she said, citing member countries China, Venezuela, Russia, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Egypt. She went on to speak at length about how the council displayed a chronic anti-Israel bias and was not worthy of its name.
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Please tell me this is a prelude to the USA leaving the UN proper.
Possibly....but it’s certainly sending a strong signal the US isn’t interested in further nonsense.
One can only hope. That’s some VERY prime real estate right there...
just dig it up and plant some walnuts or maples, you know something useful.
It would make a great NYC Casino LOL!
Then what’s Nikki Haley gonna do? LOL I hope one day I’m still breathing to see us leave the most irrelevant group of useless people on the planet called the UN. 2nd most useless are stupid Dummycraps.
time will tell
This is actually a BIG deal...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, appeared alongside Haley at the State Department, said there was no doubt that the council once had a “noble vision.”...But today we need to be honest,” “The Human Rights Council is a poor defender of human rights.”
The new Trump Tower
I’m sure she’ll find something to do.
The Trump World Tower is right next door to the UN building.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s office called the U.S. decision “courageous,” calling it “an unequivocal statement that enough is enough.”
So no doubt other International Leaders are going to be voicing their opinion soon.
It’s easy to disguise evil with the description .
either calling the US uncaring barbarians or shamelessly licking our boots to curry favor.
not that I mind other nations bowing and licking America’s boots, but would be rather unseemly.
“Human rights” is a made-up, B.S. idea created by Karl Marx. Like the concept of “social justice,” which was added by Lenin, “human rights” has no definition and can be used by propagandists any way they please.
People don’t have a “right” to anything except what they earn by working. You aren’t entitled to free stuff just for being human.
US already left the U.N. educational and cultural organization and now this .....So looks like we’re doing a slow withdrawal.step by step.
The Heritage Foundation defended the move, calling the council “notably incurious about the human rights situations in some of the world’s most oppressive countries.” Brett Schaefer, a senior fellow, pointed out that Trump could have withdrawn immediately after taking office but instead gave the council 18 months to make changes.”
Kenneth Roth, the EX. Dir. of Human Rights Watch responded to this latest withdrawal...... “All Trump seems to care about is defending Israel.”
On Twitter, al-Hussein, the ‘U.N. human rights chief’, said it was “Disappointing, if not really surprising, news.”
We shouldn't leave it, just veto everything proposed in the Security Council. That would render the UN irrelevant, as the important crap the UN does is through its Security Council.
we provide all the logistics, many billions of dollars every year and all we get in return is the UN screaming “We hate the USA!”
Leave now and let FDR’s worst mistake wither and die.
Another bad Obama decision reversed.
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