Syria is in the midst of a brutal murderous crackdown on protesters. Several thousand are dead. So now would seem an appropriate time to … what the?

The Obama administration seems to have to have put itself in the firing line over its handling of the crisis in Syria by not stopping the Mideast country from being elected to a UNESCO committee that deals with human rights.

Critics say that granting Syria a seat on the committee, a consensus decision that happened without much fanfare at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris earlier this month, has enabled the Assad regime to claim it’s doing nothing wrong and has the moral authority to pass judgment on others.

The U.S. sits on the 58-member UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) executive board, which through consensus allowed the Arab regional group’s candidate, Syria, to be re-elected to the Committee on Conventions and Recommendations.

I think the reason the US didn’t object is because we simply don’t care. UNESCO is the more irrelevant part of the UN. The full Human Rights Council has condemned Syria’s action, albeit with some abstention or opposition by various thugocracies. I’m sure a strongly-worded letter is being drafted.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    While I never bought in to the “secret muslim” bullshit, it is quite obvious that Obama’s muslim/radical left upbringing has influenced him to be quite favorable toward holding socio-political views that are quite at odds with traditional American politics when it comes to North Africa and the Near East.

    While most Americans have a tendency to think that perhaps nuking the area really wouldn’t be that bad of an idea at times, Obama appears to think that perhaps he’d like to give them all a blowjob and a new car.

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  2. balthazar

    As much as I disagree with you on the AGW thing (NOT GW, AGW) sometimes you come out with good shit, this is one of those times. The UN is a bunch of Useless Numbskulls, they do this shit all the time. Yeah because giving the people who are performing atrociously on HR issues, a spot on the council on HR is a GOOD IDEA tm.

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    Last time some Mideast shit pile got a highly placed UN slot, the lefties all told us it would be good for this nation to be in the HOT seat, and draw attention to their own hypocrisy or some shit like that.
    It would be nice if we could just dump the UN and start a league of democratic republics, but then again the good old U.S.A. barely qualifies for that any more.

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