Moronic new video: Iran, North Korea, Cuba indict U.S. for human rights abuses

posted at 8:03 pm on November 22, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via Powerline, a case study in degenerate autocracies using the UN for cheap propaganda in the name of “human rights.” The occasion here is the U.S. having submitted its first-ever universal periodic review of its human rights record, which it’s now required to do every four years per the same UN resolution that created the Orwellian body we know as the UN Human Rights Council. That’s the same Human Rights Council that includes China, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia as members, and which counts among its accomplishments a proposed international ban on “religious defamation.” Iran, North Korea, and Cuba aren’t on the Council, but luckily for them, the universal periodic review process doesn’t limit comment to members. It’s first come, first served, to all UN participants. These three came early, and boy, did they serve:

According to the Council’s procedure, all U.N. members are given carte blanche to comment and make recommendations to the state in the docket. But since only three hours are allotted per state, the practice has emerged of allowing approximately only the first sixty to speak.

This morning fifty-six countries lined-up for the opportunity to have at the U.S. representatives, many standing in line overnight a day ago in order to be near the top of the list. Making it to the head of the line were Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and North Korea…

Iran – currently poised to stone an Iranian woman for adultery – told the U.S. “effectively to combat violence against women.”

North Korea – which systematically starves a captive population – told the U.S. “to address inequalities in housing, employment and education” and “prohibit brutality…by law enforcement officials.”

The temptation here is to frame this as an Obama problem, part of his world apology tour, etc, but that’s only half the equation. His deputies could have and should have treated this “critique” with the utter contempt it deserved, but as I noted above, we’re now obliged by resolution to account for our sins periodically to vastly worse offenders. It’s a UN problem, in other words, and it’ll remain so even after the GOP takes back the White House. And if Iran ever gets its wish to devolve more power from the Security Council to the General Assembly, our little UN problem will get even worse.


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I’m sure there was a Blame Bush somewhere in there.

I guess Obama wasn’t clear enough on his apology tour, so now we use the diplomats at the UN to redeliver the message.

Kini on November 22, 2010 at 8:06 PM

The Onion OWNS!! .. what?

the_nile on November 22, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Unbelievable. Obama probably encouraged this crap

clnurnberg on November 22, 2010 at 8:07 PM

The dems didn’t want Bolton in there.

Good job A@@holes.

WitchDoctor on November 22, 2010 at 8:08 PM

I’d like to indict Obowma for abusing US citizens.

Urban Infidel on November 22, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Saw that on BIG PEACE earlier and it is just sickening for American representatives to sit there and parrot “Obama this and Obama that” hogwash.

fourdeucer on November 22, 2010 at 8:10 PM

An Iranian woman excoriating the U.S. for violence against women? Oof.

Want to save money from the U.S. budget? Kick the UN out of Manhattan and sell that prime building space to private companies.

Bishop on November 22, 2010 at 8:11 PM

For all of those who think living in Iran, North Korea, and Cuba is better than the United States of America …

… there is a train leaving in ten minutes.

Seven Percent Solution on November 22, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Unbelievable. Obama probably encouraged this crap

clnurnberg on November 22, 2010 at 8:07 PM

He did, he tries to get America under UN control.

Cap and trade is part of that too.

the_nile on November 22, 2010 at 8:13 PM

And we are still in the UN why?

chemman on November 22, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Maybe Obama will surrender.

MikeA on November 22, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Like they say…. when all the right people hate you, you’re doing the right thing.

Scrappy on November 22, 2010 at 8:15 PM

You have just seen a video of what is being taught to your children in our government run educational system…

… Have a nice evening digesting your food.

Seven Percent Solution on November 22, 2010 at 8:16 PM

At the end of the video our own representatives were acting like we deserved this smack down. Everyone of them should be ashamed of sitting there and listening to that garbage.

fourdeucer on November 22, 2010 at 8:16 PM

“to address inequalities in housing, employment and education”

We tried that. And we all know how that`s turned out, don`t we?

ThePrez on November 22, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Turtle Bay (very, very low yield, maybe conventional); ten, nine. eight… Then the countries from which these fine folks come (skip the low yield)… ten, nine. eight…

Mason on November 22, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Whatever food, goods or help we`re sending those countries now, pull the plug on it.

Then see what tune they sing.

ThePrez on November 22, 2010 at 8:18 PM

The UN has outlived its usefulness. Why do we continue to throw money down this rat hole?

d1carter on November 22, 2010 at 8:18 PM

When does this nightmare end? This is parallel universe stuff.

lukespapa on November 22, 2010 at 8:20 PM

When a business fails to serve its customers or markets a flawed product, it goes into bankruptcy, and either re-organizes or closes its doors.

I think it’s time for this country to force the United Nations to file.

Rovin on November 22, 2010 at 8:21 PM

“Didn’t understand a word you guys said, I don’t speak douchebag. I’m going to go take a dump now.”

-Bishop E. Bishop, UN representative for the United States

Bishop on November 22, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Can we get a guy down at eh U.N. holding a sign that says “F*ck all you you!” I`d do it but I`m busy working so Uncle Sam can take my cash and buy other people`s food, shelter and education.

ThePrez on November 22, 2010 at 8:24 PM

This will make a great PAC ad for the Paulites. Move over PaulBlimp, here comes the UN to help stuff the mattress.

Limerick on November 22, 2010 at 8:27 PM

as we can see clearly in the pathetic people that “represent” the US (at the end), this is mainly about how great a leader Obama is. It is ALL about Obama…ALL.

He is the great one who will transform this country into a civilized great culture that gives up it racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, hegemonic desires, carbon spewing, consumerist ways

r keller on November 22, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Bishop on November 22, 2010 at 8:23 PM

“So what you`re all saying is, no more U.S. aid, am I right?”

ThePrez on November 22, 2010 at 8:28 PM

At the end of the video our own representatives were acting like we deserved this smack down. Everyone of them should be ashamed of sitting there and listening to that garbage.

fourdeucer on November 22, 2010 at 8:16 PM

I couldn’t stand to watch it. Did the US rep get up and bow at the end? That’s what the One would proablay do.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Think about how Reagan would reply and then how this President will.

There was a time when we would know the difference, but that line in the sand isn’t clear anymore.

Speakup on November 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM

r keller on November 22, 2010 at 8:27 PM

That is what is most disturbing to me too, I don’t care what those bleeping bleeping bleepers say about our country, but to have our own representatives taking that bleeping bleeeping b leep and crying Obama saved is too much.

fourdeucer on November 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM

To the female rep from Iran: Send me a vid of yourself walking through Tehran wearing nothing but a bikini and heels, then we can talk.

Bishop on November 22, 2010 at 8:31 PM

We need to quit the UN and kick them out. We pay for them to abuse us. Same with the Democrats , they use our money against us, we booted a lot of them out early this month let`s finish the job in 2012 with the Dems and the UN!

bluemarlin on November 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM

How about a DECLARATION OF WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Towards..UN/Syria/Iran/NK!

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM

I hope next year, when the House does the State Department budget, it explicitly prohibits spending any money on this “human rights” group.

Better yet, I hope the House committee in charge of this budget holds hearings and makes Hillary come in and explain this in public.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Anyone who says Barry didn’t know about this, isn’t drinking Kool Aid, they’re mainlining the powder.

GarandFan on November 22, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Did the US rep get up and bow at the end? That’s what the One would proablay do.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Every stinking one of them responded with Obama Obama Obama Obama fixed everything. I need a oxycodone and some Hoppes#9 now.

fourdeucer on November 22, 2010 at 8:33 PM

The crazy (ok narcissistic) thing is that Obama thinks he can continue to cut down and weaken the US, while he personally will have a position of power and influence just because of his wonderfulness.

Apparently in the inner circle in the WH, no one dares tell the emporer that he has no clothes on and that the rest of the world’s leaders have since found him to be a sick joke of an amateur.

Even the Hondurans, God bless them, told him to pound sand and won.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Every stinking one of them responded with Obama Obama Obama Obama fixed everything. I need a oxycodone and some Hoppes#9 now.

fourdeucer on November 22, 2010 at 8:33 PM

They think he will somehow deliver US sovreignty to them with the International Criminal Court, the Law of the Sea Treaty and the Global Warming Treaty. And, of course, all the US money to be “redistributed”.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Moronic Convergence.

ronsfi on November 22, 2010 at 8:40 PM

The crazy (ok narcissistic) thing is that Obama thinks he can continue to cut down and weaken the US, while he personally will have a position of power and influence just because of his wonderfulness.
Apparently in the inner circle in the WH, no one dares tell the emporer that he has no clothes on and that the rest of the world’s leaders have since found him to be a sick joke of an amateur.

Even the Hondurans, God bless them, told him to pound sand and won.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:36 PM

I do believe he thinks this job is beneath him and that his true mission is to govern the world. Maybe he sees doing that through the UN. I really don`t know but I cannot understand why else he puts up with and contributes to the constant downgrading of our country.

bluemarlin on November 22, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Seven Percent Solution on November 22, 2010 at 8:11 PM

+1

cmsinaz on November 22, 2010 at 8:42 PM

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM

2nd that….time to the UN HQ to move over there

cmsinaz on November 22, 2010 at 8:43 PM

What a joke. The UN is nothing but a bunch of shrieking chimps throwing their feces.
Sometimes one can’t help but wish the U.S would become the terror all these morons claim it is. It gets a little frustrating that the most powerful nation in world history has to put up with this nonsense from countries like these.

Grayson on November 22, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I’ll keep bringing this up until I get an answer:
What happened to Presidential Candidate McCain’s excellent idea of a League of Democracies to at least reign in or hopefully replace the UN?
Is anyone in DC pushing this idea any more?
What good is a deliberative body that is dominated by thugs?

itsnotaboutme on November 22, 2010 at 8:46 PM

This is what emboldens people,bowing and apologizing
to world,by the,

Leader of the Free World…..who is MIA!

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:47 PM

It gets a little frustrating that the most powerful nation in world history has wants to put up with this nonsense from countries like these.

Grayson on November 22, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Fixed.
We don’t have to put up with that crap.

itsnotaboutme on November 22, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Think about how Reagan would reply and then how this President will.

Reagan would say “tear down this building”, while Obama will poll his advisors.

Rovin on November 22, 2010 at 8:49 PM

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM
============================
2nd that….time to the UN HQ to move over there

cmsinaz on November 22, 2010 at 8:43 PM

cmsinaz:As long as our Liberals over here,don`t get access,
and don`t move the UN to Quebec,hehe,ahem!!:)

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Sometimes one can’t help but wish the U.S would become the terror all these morons claim it is.

Grayson on November 22, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Grayson: My only wish….UNLEASH the US Military,in all
forms,any ordanance,even tactical nukes,and end
the WOT alot earlier,but,Jihadys would then,really

fear,Big Satan/Little Satan,and truly,then the nam
es would truly fit!

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:55 PM

To the female rep from Iran: Send me a vid of yourself walking through Tehran wearing nothing but a bikini and heels, then we can talk.

Bishop

Maybe if you first send her one of you walking through Tehran dressed that way…

audiculous on November 22, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Fixed.
We don’t have to put up with that crap.

itsnotaboutme on November 22, 2010 at 8:48 PM

itsnotaboutme:As your neighbour,your right,you shouldn’t
have to!!:)

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:56 PM

… there is a train leaving in ten minutes.

Seven Percent Solution on November 22, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Seven Percent Solution:Oh boy:)

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM

cmsinaz:As long as our Liberals over here,don`t get access,
and don`t move the UN to Quebec,hehe,ahem!!:)

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Why not move the whole building and its representatives right on the southern border of Texas? It’s certainly safe there, right?

Rovin on November 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM

canopfor on November 22, 2010 at 8:50 PM

*shudder*…hold them off Big C!

cmsinaz on November 22, 2010 at 8:59 PM

I do believe he thinks this job is beneath him and that his true mission is to govern the world. Maybe he sees doing that through the UN. I really don`t know but I cannot understand why else he puts up with and contributes to the constant downgrading of our country.

bluemarlin on November 22, 2010 at 8:42 PM

I agree. I think his plan was to “transform” the US into a socialist utopia, bring “peace” to the Middle East, and make “peace’ with those countries Bush could not (NoKo and Iran), redistribute US wealth to the world, disarm the US to make it as weak as any other nation, then heal the planet with a global warming treaty, and then win the Nobel Peace Prize.

(Oops, and he’d bring the Olympics to his hometown, too, because of his compelling life story and all.)

Despite the fact that the Secretary General of the UN can’t be from a permanent member of the security council, I bet he thought they’d change the rules out of gratitude because he was the savior of the world.

And of course, this all began to unravel when he won the Peace Prize for doing nothing, making him into a joke.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Rovin on November 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM

excellent idea…

cmsinaz on November 22, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Hahahahahahahahaha
*big breath*
hahahahahahaha

Between this and the Ground Zero mosque guys asking for 9/11 money, it’s an awesome comedy news day.

LASue on November 22, 2010 at 9:06 PM

A little history on who Esther Brimmer is.

The daughter of Andrew Brimmer

Esther Brimmer

Connie on November 22, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Before I read anything my first thought was: The U.S.A. is guilty of human rights violations with their TSA procedures.

shick on November 22, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Speaking of liberal heroes…

What would Harry Truman have done?
What would John Kennedy have done?
What would Lyndon Johnson have done?
What would Dean Rusk have done?
What would Adalai Stephenson have done?
What would Dean Acheson have done?
What would George Ball have done?

(Why can I only ask that question up to 40 years ago? What hath these modern liberals wrought?)

ss396 on November 22, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Why not move the whole building and its representatives right on the southern border of Texas? It’s certainly safe there, right?

Rovin on November 22, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Nooooooooooo! They will start selling dipomatic immunity to replace a green card and become the most powerful cartel down there.

bluemarlin on November 22, 2010 at 9:12 PM

And of course, this all began to unravel when he won the Peace Prize for doing nothing, making him into a joke.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Finally exposing him as the joke he was/is! I say that but he has pulled off the best scam I have ever seen, so who are the real jokers? Many of us were not fooled but as we all know, we lost.

bluemarlin on November 22, 2010 at 9:14 PM

It’s a UN problem, in other words, and it’ll remain so even after the GOP takes back the White House.

Don’t follow you on that one. Why wouldn’t a GOP White House (assuming we remain in the UN) just ignore the resolution?

ss396 on November 22, 2010 at 9:15 PM

we’re now obliged by resolution to account for our sins periodically to vastly worse offenders. It’s a UN problem, in other words, and it’ll remain so even after the GOP takes back the White House.

I agree with Frank Burns: “GET US OUT OF THE U.N.!”

disa on November 22, 2010 at 9:16 PM

Delicious.

Glorious.

Wonderful.

Those are my thought on the matter.

I don’t view this as disgraceful at all. I see it as revealing how absolutely terrified all these tyrants are of us.

They lined up overnight for some silly UN meeting where they could call us names and tell blatant lies about us?

Is anything that could be more weak, more cowardly, more yellow-bellied?

People say America’s power is waning. Perhaps it is- but it still terrifies the tyrants of the world. Even China is still scared of us. Not our bombs or our armies. They are scared of the very idea of America. They are terrified because if their people ever get the idea of America in their hearts, then they will all be very dead tyrants.

Sackett on November 22, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Charles Lichenstein:

A furious Mr. Lichenstein replied that if member states felt “they are not being treated with the hostly consideration that is their due,” they should consider “removing themselves and this organization from the soil of the United States. We will put no impediment in your way,” he continued, “The members of the U.S. mission to the United Nations will be down at the dockside waving you a fond farewell as you sail off into the sunset.”

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on November 22, 2010 at 9:56 PM

“In order for the United States to immediately address all of these grievous problems of abuse of our citizens at this time of economic instability, we announce today that we will have to stop ALL aid to foreign countries…and to the United Nations until such time as we get our flawed house in order and can return to this *cough* august body *cough*.

/snark

SoCalOilMan on November 22, 2010 at 10:06 PM

The U.N. is an utter joke. I can’t BELIEVE we spend our hard-earned tax dollars supporting that mess.

Murf76 on November 22, 2010 at 10:09 PM

“In order for the United States to immediately address all of these grievous problems of abuse of our citizens at this time of economic instability, we announce today that we will have to stop ALL aid to foreign countries…and to the United Nations until such time as we get our flawed house in order and can return to this *cough* august body *cough*.

/snark

SoCalOilMan on November 22, 2010 at 10:06 PM

Gorgeous. Let’s do it.

Murf76 on November 22, 2010 at 10:11 PM

Despite the fact that the Secretary General of the UN can’t be from a permanent member of the security council, I bet he thought they’d change the rules out of gratitude because he was the savior of the world.

And of course, this all began to unravel when he won the Peace Prize for doing nothing, making him into a joke.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:59 PM

And what if there is a birth certificate showing he is not from a permanent member of the Security Council?

News2Use on November 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM

Dear Leaders of Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Nicaragua, Bolivia, North Korea, and Iran…

F*ck. You.

Very Sincerely,
Uncle Sam

Dopenstrange on November 22, 2010 at 10:53 PM

SoCalOilMan,

might be a pretty good idea if our foreign aid was going to Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Nicaragua, Bolivia, North Korea, and Iran…

instead of Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, Columbia, and Jordan

audiculous on November 22, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Wasn’t “were sorry” enough for these guys?

tommer74 on November 22, 2010 at 11:58 PM

“we’re sorry”

tommer74 on November 22, 2010 at 11:59 PM

OBAMA’S DRAFT RESPONSE:

Besides having said “We’re sorry”, we gonna give you some of our taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars to finance your little book club here at the UN.

I hope you forgive us.

In behalf of American People, WE’RE TRULY SORRY!

TheAlamos on November 23, 2010 at 3:14 AM

Does Obama’s airport strip searches and pat downs warrant UN sanctions?

eaglewingz08 on November 23, 2010 at 7:27 AM

I don’t see a problem with this. All Comrade Pantload needs to do is bow down a couple of dozen times. Maybe shine their shoes for them while he’s down there. OOOOOOoooohhh. Shoeshine. Somebody might think that’s racist. I think there’s more white shoeshine guys so screw the political correctness……

adamsmith on November 23, 2010 at 7:28 AM

When you have an incompetent eunuch for a president who has made himself a laughingstock on the world’s stage, what could go wrong? Hey somebody, wipe that brown stuff off Barry’s nose.

volsense on November 23, 2010 at 8:01 AM

DEFUND THE UN.

Kick it out of our country.

Enough is enough. It’s a complete joke.

Good Lt on November 23, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Looks like all these people were doing was repeating Obama’s talking points from his speeches when out of the US.

Wills on November 23, 2010 at 8:47 AM

The U.N. needs to be kicked out of the USA.

p51d007 on November 23, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Sackett on November 22, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Yup…but I’m also firm in my belief that this admonition by these nations comes with the blessings of Obama, and all the other liberal loons in this country, that hate this country, and everything it stands for.

The U.N. needs to be kicked out of the USA.

p51d007 on November 23, 2010 at 9:19 AM

AMEN!!!

capejasmine on November 23, 2010 at 10:08 AM

And of course, this all began to unravel when he won the Peace Prize for doing nothing, making him and the Nobel Prize into a joke.

Wethal on November 22, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Fixed

TASS71 on November 23, 2010 at 10:31 AM

To the female rep from Iran: Send me a vid of yourself walking through Tehran wearing nothing but a bikini and heels, then we can talk.

Bishop on November 22, 2010 at 8:31 PM

PLEASE GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now it they got a 25yr old hottie than okay.

Now onto the serious comment, why do we listen or care what they think? I second or third or whatever the motion to punt the UN out, cease funding and sell the real estate. Has the UN done anything worthwhile that we or another country couldn’t just do ourselves if we so inclined to help?

VikingGoneWild on November 23, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Welcome to Bizarro World.

Ward Cleaver on November 23, 2010 at 10:58 AM

I never thought I’d say this, but I’m actually starting to hate Obama. I have little doubt anymore that this guy hates the United States, and his administration is full of lunatics who also hate the U.S. One cannot go in front of this absurd UN body and basically grovel to human rights violators, while simultaneously praising their adoring messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, and all that his holiness has done in the name of turning a new page and fixing all the things we’ve done wrong as the terrible U.S.

These people are officially out of their minds and are dangerous to this nation.

TheBlueSite on November 23, 2010 at 2:28 PM

By the way- this Michael Posner guy- can he be any bigger of a pathetic little scumbag? If he hates this place so much, why doesn’t he take his sorry ass to Iran/Cuba/China/etc?

What a sickening excuse for a man.

TheBlueSite on November 23, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Not a problem at all. Tell the U.N. to pack up and get out. There’s about $5 billion that we can apply to the deficit.

ajackson on November 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM