Tag: human rights council

By Their Friends Will You know Them.

You may have noticed — Syria is engaged in brutal crackdown on its own people.  So what is the appropriate response to this?  Well, if you’re the UN, it’s obvious, isn’t it?

The brutal crackdown by Syrian President Bashar Assad may finally be getting the attention of world leaders — but apparently not enough to stop Syria from becoming the newest member of the U.N. Human Rights Council.

And despite calling for an independent investigation into the crackdown, which has left hundreds dead, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apparently won’t do much about blocking Syria’s path to the human rights group.

This is nothing new, of course. The UN Human Rights Council has been littering itself with thugs, pugs, shitwits and halfwits for a long time now.

Well at least, we can rely on the leftists to … oh:

“From here we greet president Bashar al-Assad,” [Hugo] Chavez said, after witnesses reported that Syrian troops backed by tanks had rolled into the town of Daraa, the epicenter of recent anti-regime protests, killing at least 25 people.

“Terrorists are being infiltrated into Syria and producing violence and death — and once again, the guilty one is the (Syrian) president, without anyone investigating anything,” said Chavez.

He gave no further details to support his claims.

Chavez, a close Assad ally in Latin America, criticized the “imperial madness” of the international community which, according to him, seeks to attack Syria under the pretext of defending its people.

“They re starting to say: Let s see if we sanction the government, we re going to freeze their assets, we ll blockade them, throw bombs on them, in order to defend the people.

“Wow, what cynicism. But that s the empire, it s imperial madness,” he said.

These are two institutions — the UN and Chavez — that enjoy enormous popularity in varying parts of the left. And as the death tolls climbs, one is rewarding, the other actively supporting the oppressive regime. Will we seen Sean Penn break from Hugo the Horrible over this? Will we see the Democrats demand we give less power to the UN HRC?

Is there an echo in here?