Tuesday, April 11, 2006

You cannot spell "unbearable" without UN

Anne Bayefsky, one of the most tireless and righteous fighters in the crusade against the corrupt and immoral abyss that shames the entire New York skyline, has a brilliant piece in the Weekly Standard, Another U.N. "Reform".

A nice little fact to get started:

The council was created by the U.N. General Assembly on March 15 in a vote of 170 to 4

Now, why does that sound familiar? Or, more to the point, did Australia, which had joined the coalition of the free not too long ago, and brought the count in the hall of fame at Turtle Bay to 5, forget its mind? Or was it one of the two Pacific nations of blessed memory? Or possibly one of the Original Satans?

(United States, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau)

Palau, by the grace of Queen Elizabeth the Second. Marvelous. But what about the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Pacific Pillar of the Anglosphere?
Did they have the decency to abstain? Or did someone else?

...with 3 abstentions (Belarus, Iran, Venezuela).

Is anyone else noticing the foul smell? Or, while we're at it - what were Zimbabwe, Cuba and Sudan doing?

Now that we know who was responsible, let's look at what exactly they have wrought.

How about a look at the members of this august, high-flying council?

Which brings us to the candidates that have put themselves forward. First out of the gate for the African group is ...

I'm taking a wild guess here.... Libya? Or maybe the Congo?


Oh. Competing on a high level, are we?

And throwing their hats into the ring for the Asian group are China, Iran, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, among others.

That is just priceless. One has to wonder, though: was the North Korean delegate busy at the UN restaurant? Was Syria's representative busy at a biochemistry lecture downtown?

The Latins? Cuba to start.

Any questions? No, thanks.

Oh, wait... the whole thing is actually fool-proof!
In another twist, countries standing for election can choose to make a public pledge that they will eventually protect human rights.

Eventually. As in, whenever hell freezes over.

In the words of the secretary general, "states wishing to be elected to the new Council will put forward their pledges and commitments to protect and promote human rights. It will be up to their fellow member states to evaluate these promises."

A pledge. By a communist or Islamofascist stooge. Makes me feel so much better already...


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