Good news: Pyromaniac to head up UN conference on fire prevention

posted at 9:59 am on June 18, 2007 by Bryan

Or something like that.

Libya is one of two candidate countries to head the first preparatory committee for the United Nations 2009 anti-racism conference in Durban, according to Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch in Geneva.

The first anti-racism conference in the South African city of Durban in 2001 was widely condemned as anti-Semitic, with delegations from both Israel and the United States walking out in protest.

Neuer warned that the second conference was likely to be no different, given that a planning committee set to meet in Geneva later this month would likely be headed by Libya and would have among its 15 member body delegates from Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Delegates include Iran, whose president has pledged to annihilate Israel. And Saudi Arabia, which doesn’t even allow religious freedom. And Russia, which is spinning itself back into a dictatorship. And I’m sure they’ll all spend most of the conference slamming the US and Israel. Nice.

“Choosing Colonel [Muammar] Gaddafi to head a world anti-racism conference is like appointing a pyromaniac to be town fire chief,” said Neuer. “How can a regime that consistently ranks as one of the most notorious violators of human rights, a government that sentenced to death five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor only because they were foreigners and therefore easy scapegoats be charged with promoting fundamental principles of human dignity and equality?” Neuer wanted to know.

Well, it’s simple. The UN empowers totalitarians at the expense of democrats.


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The UN: Upholding a tradition of useless incompetence since 1945.

CP on June 18, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Fun Fact:

Muammar Gaddafi’s personal stylist is Rod Roddy.

natesnake on June 18, 2007 at 10:09 AM

And the left keeps on promoting the UN. I don’t get it, I was young and stupid and a lefty once. Any racism was anathema, this kind of thing would have been a huge embarrassment and something to be condemned.

Shay on June 18, 2007 at 10:19 AM

You know, if the terror threat level ever goes to red again, the UN building is probably the safest place to be.

WisCon on June 18, 2007 at 10:25 AM

Now, when there must be a separate group formed specifically to monitor and watch the UN, to make sure that it’s doing what it was originally formed for… When a supposedly humanitarian organization is headed by countries such as Libya, and when Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia are allowed to join, then I think it’s time to disband the UN. Or at the very least rename it and call it what it really is, the Great Persecutor, or the Great Oppressor of Human Rights. And kick the headquarters out of the U.S. of A!

4shoes on June 18, 2007 at 10:38 AM

I think Paris would be a MUCH better place for the UN. Oui?

Mojave Mark on June 18, 2007 at 10:48 AM

Pull a US funding for the UN-American and watch it fold! I believe we provide around a quarter of its funding! Really really silly and stupid of us!!!

SSG Fuzzy on June 18, 2007 at 10:59 AM

This is what happens when you bow to the god of moral equivalency.

common sensineer on June 18, 2007 at 11:00 AM

As long as the MSM continues to carry water for the UN, there will be a slow eroding of principles.

By the time rational people around the world figure it out, it will be too late.

natesnake on June 18, 2007 at 11:02 AM

What does the UN do well? Anything? We know they can’t provide a competent police force nor can they be trusted with money. Time to dissolve it and reclaim the property for a permanent circus.

csdeven on June 18, 2007 at 11:19 AM

What does the UN do well?

They are great at doing nothing.

lorien1973 on June 18, 2007 at 12:02 PM

Your headline reminded me of being Farnsworth-esque…

Professor Farnsworth: “Good News everyone, today you’ll be making a delivery to the flesh eating zombie planet.”

Jones Zemkophill on June 18, 2007 at 12:17 PM

Hey, it’s Muammar and the amazing monocolor racism coat!

I think Paris would be a MUCH better place for the UN. Oui?

She’ll be available in a couple of weeks…the best part is that the UN’s new digs will be more spacious than the current building.

Professor Farnsworth: “Good News everyone, today you’ll be making a delivery to the flesh eating zombie planet.”

Bender: “The food was good, though.”

James on June 18, 2007 at 12:36 PM

What does the UN do well?

They are great at doing nothing.

lorien1973 on June 18, 2007 at 12:02 PM

Actually, they are really good at bashing Israel and the US!

4shoes on June 18, 2007 at 1:54 PM

What do you never want to say to Moammar as a rock flies at his head:

Khaddafy, duck!

profitsbeard on June 18, 2007 at 2:22 PM

The UN: Upholding a tradition of useless incompetence since 1945.

and yet they’re better at nation building then us.

crr6 on June 18, 2007 at 4:37 PM

That’s like saying “our diapers are loaded but the U.S. and Israel smell like caca”. Risible.

Entelechy on June 18, 2007 at 4:37 PM