This one is right up Obama's ally though. Happy Friday to you. Can you believe it's Friday already?
"Did Obama agree to this. Sounds like something he would love to take part in. He would probably lead the way putting us all down. What do you think?"
I think this IS right up Obama's ally. I think you are right. Here is the Link.
CSN - Cuba, Venezuela, Iran Top the List of Countries Lining Up to Scrutinize U.S. Human Rights Record During U.N. Review Thursday, November 04, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough
I wonder if that REALLY is this guys name. "Goodenough?" Not that it really matters, and not trying to be insulting, just curious. Anyway, here it is.
(CNSNews.com) – Scores of countries, more than half of them in the developing world, are lining up to take part in the first U.N. Human Rights Council assessment of the United States’ human rights record.I know, I know, WHO CARES? I couldn't care less what the UN thinks about America. It is FILLED with people that hate this country. Hell, Iran is on the Women's Rights Council. Not kidding. A country that still STONES to death Women for being RAPED? They are on the Council for Women's Rights? The UN is a Joke, AMERICA is the greatest country on the face of the Planet. PERIOD. But, lets continue.
A limited number of speakers can be accommodated during Friday’s three-hour “universal periodic review” (UPR) session in Geneva, and a copy of the list obtained by CNSNews on Thursday is topped by Cuba, Venezuela and Iran.I really thought that this had to be a Joke. It's not. We are suppose to actually care what Countries that will torture you to death for saying "boo," about the Government, or they find you practicing a different Religion than they accept, or they deem you have too many kids? We are suppose to take part in this nonsense for WHAT reason?
Others high up on the list of 85 countries include Russia, North Korea, Egypt, China and Libya, all countries that are regularly criticized by the U.S. – and by human rights advocacy groups around the world – for poor human rights records.
A lawmaker who chairs Iran’s parliamentary human rights committee, Zohreh Elahian, said this week that the countries registering to take part in the UPR are doing so “to declare their criticisms of the U.S. policies in area of human rights.”
Charging that the U.S. holds itself up as the example for others to emulate even while violating rights at home, Elahian told Iran’s Fars news agency that this had “redoubled the importance” of the U.S. review.The entire UN is Anti-American. Folks, Iran, China, Russia, and "other non-democracies" are going to call US bad? REALLY? This is a Joke. A big fat waste of time. Problem is, we have a President that would actually AGREE with them. We have a President that wanted to give away American Sovereignty to the UN. He still does. He doesn't like this country. He THINKS a lot of the same things that THEY are likely to say. Pay attention to THIS next statement. It IS important for you to get this.
She said Iran’s delegation planned to address the session and would also hold sideline meetings with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the subject of the U.S. human rights record.
As part of the UPR process, every U.N. member state presents its rights record, once every four years, for the rest of the international community to examine, question and offer recommendations. More than 100 countries have gone through the process since it was inaugurated in mid-2008.
Although carried out under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, countries under review as well as those participating are not limited to the HRC’s 47 members.
Of the three-hour UPR, two hours are reserved for statements from country representatives, who usually speak for no more than two minutes each.
Ahead of a particular country’s UPR, diplomats interested in speaking sign up on a first come, first serve basis.
The speakers' list usually is compiled just before the UPR but, according to diplomats cited Wednesday by a Geneva-based NGO, U.N. Watch, Cuban officials “took the lead last week in circulating an advance sign-up sheet.”
“We are concerned that Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and other non-democracies are planning to hijack the session to score propaganda points and drum up anti-American sentiment worldwide,” said the organization’s executive director, Hillel Neuer.
Human Rights Council spokeswoman Claire Kaplun, who provided the list on Thursday, said it was possible the list could change before Friday morning. She also confirmed that due to the large number of signed-up countries, not all would be accommodated.Did you get it? It goes on to talk about it being a Joke and completely manipulated. The Whole of the UN is a Joke and being manipulated all the time. We should have no part in this Joke of an organization. We should not sit in it. Fund ANYTHING to do with it. We need not deal with it AT ALL. The last paragraph kind of puts this all into perspective. Iran claims that we executed too many people. They said there were 45 executions in the United States in 2009, up from 37 in of 2008. Meanwhile?
As such, the fact that countries hostile to the U.S. are high up on the list is significant.
More executions take place in Iran than in any other country apart from China. Human Rights Watch reports that Iran in 2009 executed at least 388 individuals, at least five of them juvenile offenders.WE do not execute people for being Gay. They do. WE do not execute Women for being Raped. They do. WE do not execute people for Voicing their Opinion of Government. THEY do. WE do not execute and torture people for Religious Views. THEY do. The UN needs to be banished to the neverlands. They need not be taken seriously, nor should we give them ANY of our time or money. It really is, just that simple.
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