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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Deja vu all over again at the 'Human Rights Council'

Guess who wants Muammar Gadhafi's seat at the United Nations 'Human Rights Council'? Yes, of course, the star of Vogue, that great 'humanitarian,' Bashar al-Assad (Hat Tip: Shy Guy).
Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch reported Wednesday that Syria has announced it will compete for a seat in the council during the upcoming elections scheduled to take place on May 20.

UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer criticized the move, calling it "an outrage." Neuer noted that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi "was just ousted by the UN on grounds that a government which brutalizes its own people doesn't belong on the world's highest human rights body.

"Well, the Assad regime runs a notorious police state that denies the Syrian people the right to free speech and freedom of assembly, jails journalists and tortures dissidents. It sponsors some of the world's most vicious terrorist groups and has assassinated numerous journalists and opponents in Lebanon. The UN and the cause of human rights will be severely damaged if Syria's Assad regime wins a seat," he added.
Hillel, Hillel.... One man's terrorist is another man's... freedom fighter.... N'est ce pas?

What could go wrong?

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