Surreal: Libya’s UN ambassador makes the case against Qaddafi to the Security Council

posted at 9:57 pm on February 25, 2011 by Allahpundit

An amazing end to an amazing spectacle this week of Qaddafi’s diplomatic corps summarily abandoning him in cities around the world. I remember reading somewhere long ago how western diplomats once spoke privately with Tariq Aziz about defecting, and he dismissed the idea on grounds that while he’d be safe afterwards, his extended family back home in Iraq wouldn’t be. I’m not sure why that logic hasn’t held for Libyan diplomats. Maybe they figure that Qaddafi’s grip on power is so weak that they don’t have to worry as much about targeted retaliation anymore. Or maybe they think he’s capable of such horrors against so many innocents that they have to speak out, the risk to their families notwithstanding. That’s not to defend these guys — like the UN ambassador, many of them have obviously been in bed with the regime for ages — but a humanitarian act at the end that might save lives partly mitigates the damage.

If you don’t want to watch both clips, just watch the first. It ends with him crying and being consoled by other ambassadors. Serious question: Has this ever happened before at the UN, where a country’s envoy ends up making the case at the Security Council against the man who appointed him?

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So,like,ummm,I thought the UN decisions,
were approval for Liberals!!

canopfor on February 25, 2011 at 9:59 PM

“I was just following orders.”

pedestrian on February 25, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Barry Soetero and Rev. JJ Wright hardest hit.

SouthernGent on February 25, 2011 at 10:02 PM

Embassies around the world are flying the old Libyan flag, pre-Qaddafi. I just hope Louis Farrahkhan flew down from his spaceship and is sitting by his friend’s side when they storm in and pull the drag queen out of hiding.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 10:09 PM

so, if MoMo is a friend of BaObama, er..a ‘good friend’ and this guy is speaking out against MoMo, doesn’t that make him a racist-by-proxy, since MoMo is one of BaObama’s homeboys?

ted c on February 25, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Maybe they figure that Qaddafi’s grip on power is so weak that they don’t have to worry as much about targeted retaliation anymore. Or maybe they think he’s capable of such horrors against so many innocents that they have to speak out, the risk to their families notwithstanding.

Possibly a mixture of both. He may be thinking that Gaddafi is slipping from power and will take as many of his inner circle with him as possible. So he’s hoping for a UN action to push out Gaddafi before Gaddafi has the chance to do anything worse.

amerpundit on February 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM

One more thing.

How typical of the UN is it that the ambassador gave an impassioned plea, warned that more people are being killed by the minute…and then the council adjourns to talk some more.

amerpundit on February 25, 2011 at 10:17 PM

UN rights council recommends suspending Libya, orders inquiry into abuses
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25 February 2011 –

The United Nations Human Rights Council today strongly condemned the recent violence in Libya and ordered an international inquiry into alleged abuses, while also recommending that the country’s membership in the UN’s top human rights body be suspended.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=37626&Cr=Libya&Cr1=
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UN SECURITY COUNCIL

http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/index.html

canopfor on February 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I could not care less than about what someone from the UN says! Really, this guy is just trying to save his ass whenn the next guy takes over. I truly hope it is a Democracy movement but I also seriosly doubt it!

bluemarlin on February 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM

this is like a deathbed conversion. The country falls apart and the light suddenly goes on in this guy after he has aided and abetted him for years? C’mon.

ted c on February 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Embassies around the world are flying the old Libyan flag, pre-Qaddafi. I just hope Louis Farrahkhan flew down from his spaceship and is sitting by his friend’s side when they storm in and pull the drag queen out of hiding.

HornetSting on February 25, 2011 at 10:09 PM

HornetSimg:Oh gawd,the MotherShip!:)
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Rush Recalls his “Rita X” caller

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr4yfkfjzwA

canopfor on February 25, 2011 at 10:24 PM

D*mmit,thats HornetSting,not,Smig!

canopfor on February 25, 2011 at 10:25 PM

he refers to Pol Pot and Hitler and their slaughter of innocent people. He must know if MoMo has snuff teams that could take him out or not roaming around New York. To say stuff like this means MoMo is circling the drain.

ted c on February 25, 2011 at 10:30 PM

They say the UN is a disgrace; something we should get out of, and not fund. Maybe. But at least the UN is a window through which we can see the horrible state of the world (government-wise); it’s a warning of what we must avoid.

ParisParamus on February 25, 2011 at 10:42 PM

Maybe they figure that Qaddafi’s grip on power is so weak that they don’t have to worry as much about targeted retaliation anymore.

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This assumes the retaliation has not already happened and their families are secure. Who knows what the situation is?

News2Use on February 25, 2011 at 10:42 PM

He sure dresses nice, for a self serving behind saving.

Odds are, he’ll seek sanctuary here, for himself and his family…to avoid any retribution from Qadaffy, or the govt opposition. Oh…and it will be granted.

capejasmine on February 25, 2011 at 10:48 PM

Hugs and handshakes.

Move along now.

PattyJ on February 25, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Wow, I haven’t seen so many drab, grey jackets and slacks in one room since the Nixon administration!

rickyricardo on February 25, 2011 at 11:07 PM

The guy might be sincere, but that doesn’t forgive him for abetting one of the world’s worst regimes. I’d venture to guess that he’s trying to get “on the right side of history” now that the circus tent is coming down.

I wonder if that douche that used to be on that network we keep seeing clips from is going to call out Qaddafi as the Worst Person in the World™. Probably not, since he is close to being the actual worst person in the world.

hillbillyjim on February 26, 2011 at 12:12 AM

We can hate on the guy all we want but if he helps expedite things-good.

CWforFreedom on February 26, 2011 at 7:46 AM

According to the BBC News the situation at the airport is deteriorating by the hour.

tartan on February 26, 2011 at 8:37 AM

Well, we can all at least utter a needed sigh of relief knowing that even at this very moment, with the world literally on fire, the White House and The President are concentrating on the important things that matter most!

pilamaye on February 26, 2011 at 9:05 AM

pilamaye on February 26, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Gladys on Sunday ?
She missed the Motown bash ?

Ooooooo, so maybe THAT was that mysterious ‘scheduling problem’ !!!!
‘Mirite ????

Even THEY can’t keep up with themselves, and we’re expected to ?

pambi on February 26, 2011 at 10:08 AM

I could not care less than about what someone from the UN says! Really, this guy is just trying to save his ass whenn the next guy takes over. I truly hope it is a Democracy movement but I also seriosly doubt it!

bluemarlin on February 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM

this is like a deathbed conversion. The country falls apart and the light suddenly goes on in this guy after he has aided and abetted him for years? C’mon.

ted c on February 25, 2011 at 10:23 PM


Amen!

cartooner on February 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM

An amazing end to an amazing spectacle this week of Qaddafi’s diplomatic corps summarily abandoning him in cities around the world.

Maybe Hillary will get the memo.

percysunshine on February 26, 2011 at 11:16 AM