Moral clarity: UN ‘Human Rights’ Council votes 29-1 to investigate Israel’s “war crimes”

posted at 8:01 pm on July 24, 2014 by Guy Benson

…with 17 abstentions, including several from our courageous European allies.  The single “no” vote?  The United States of America.  Thank you, Samantha Power.  Seriously.  For all of the (deserved) “voting present” snark conservatives have directed at President Obama, his administration took a stand against the UN’s self-parodic madness and deep moral depravity last night.  The Obama White House’s record on Israel has been the worst in recent memory, but even they have standards below which they won’t stoop.  Then again, the only reason our delegation was present to vote ‘no’ is that Obama insisted that we join this farcical body, lending it woefully undeserved legitimacy.  Our participation on the Council has featured such indignities as prostrating ourselves before a merry-go-round of crackpot regimes as they lectured us about imagined human rights “abuses.”  Last night’s resolution approved an international inquiry into Israel’s supposed “war crimes” in Gaza  It did not mention Hamas.  Not once.  Here’s the ignominious scorecard, courtesy of UN Watch:

UN vote

The Brits, French and Germans couldn’t be bothered to unambiguously dissent against this sham.  Slow clap, guys.  Well done. Meanwhile, scrupulous defenders of human rights — including China, Cuba, Pakistan, Russia (!), Saudi Arabia and Venezuela — tripped over each other to vote in the affirmative. That’s right, all of those nations occupy seats on the United Nations’ human f—ing rights council.  And in case you were curious, Iran and Syria (!!) were totally on board, too — though North Korea was evidently unavailable for comment.  One of the few voices of sanity in this unhinged debate belonged to UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer, who used his testimony to absolutely lay into the gross hypocrisy and double standards at play. I challenge you to endure the stomach-turning low-light reel of complete rubbish at the beginning of the clip:

Mr. President, I turn now to the resolution upon which this Council will soon vote. The text before us denounces Israel, denies its right to self-defence, and disregards Hamas war crimes. We ask: why does this Council refuse to say that which was said only two weeks ago by the Palestinian ambassador himself? In an extraordinary moment of candor, Palestinian Ambassador Ibrahim Khraishi admitted, on Palestinian TV, that “each and every” Palestinian missile launched against Israeli civilians constitutes “a crime against humanity.” And that, by contrast, Israel’s own response actions in Gaza “followed the legal procedures” because, as Hamas spokespersons admitted on TV, “the Israelis warned them to evacuate their homes before the bombardment; but, “as for the missiles launched from our side, we never warn anyone about where these missiles are about to fall or about the operations we carry out.” Can any UN entity, or any individual, be truly for human rights when they refuse to say that which was said by the Palestinian ambassador himself? Is it possible that the true purpose of this session is to silence the true victims and voices of human rights around the world by deflecting attention from the world’s worst abuses?

Later in his remarks, Neuer was interrupted by Egypt’s representative, setting off this skirmish:

President of UNHRC Session: We have a point of order. Egypt, you have the floor.

Egypt: Mr. President, I think we are meeting today for the special session to discuss the current crisis in Gaza and the violations committed within this crisis. So, I don’t see why we have a reason to discuss other issues relating to human rights situations on other countries.

United States of America: We think it is relevant to the subject under debate, and therefore you should allow the NGO to continue to speak.

Iran: We fully support the point of order made by Egypt.

Canada: We urge you to allow the NGO to complete their intervention, which is relevant to the discussions at hand.

Israel: It is important that civil society participate in this debate, and we request that you allow this NGO to continue.

Venezuela: We support the point of order made by Egypt.

Palestine: This is not a point of order, but more a clarification. The speaker will continue along the same lines if the speaker is not stopped. I would ask you not to waste any time on this so we can conclude this meeting in good time.

Cuba: It is inconceivable that a NGO should be able to come to this Council to distract us with the little time we have to debate an issue which is of such crucial importance as the genocide being committed currently against the Palestinian people.

When Neuer mentioned the Assad regime’s murder of nearly 2,000 Palestinians, Syria’s delegate objected, requesting that this insolent truth-telling be immediately silenced. Neuer regained the floor and closed with this barb:

“Let the world note that in a session purportedly on Palestinian human rights, the government of Syria objected to us mentioning the 1800 Palestinians that they starved and murdered.”

And once again, your final score: 29-1-17.  A disgrace.


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Oh yeah? Well, I vote 1-0 to bulldoze the UN into the East River.

M240H on July 24, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Pull the plug on the U.N. already.
What a waste of NYC realestate.

Missilengr on July 24, 2014 at 8:07 PM

The U.N….. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

ThePrez on July 24, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Fu[k the UN. Seriously, I’ve had about enough of subjugating ourselves to these fkn stinking hellhole countries.

crrr6 on July 24, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Guy, of course you meant, “voting present”. Not “…President”.

HiramRevels on July 24, 2014 at 8:12 PM

High Santa Cruz Valley Railroad signs said – “Get US Out of the United Nations.”
I miss those signs.
Too bad the commies got so entrenched into our Department of State.
Slight chance of ridding ourselves of that worthless immoral institution.
Er … not sure which one … but let’s eliminate the Turtle Bay cretins first.

Missilengr on July 24, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Guy, the Republic of Korea is South Korea, not North Korea.

blammm on July 24, 2014 at 8:13 PM

HiramRevels — of course. Fixed. Thank you.

Guy Benson on July 24, 2014 at 8:15 PM

The United Nations has basically evolved into a modern day version of it’s feckless and failed predecessor, The League of Nations.

While some can argue that there is value to oppose the moral vapidity of votes like this, which can only be done by being a member, it’s getting to the point where the US should halt all funding and request the UN to relocate their headquarters. The institution, more interested in establishing and enabling tyranny along with encouraging massive wealth redistribution, is too corrupt, too feckless, and too morally bankrupt to be salvaged.

Athos on July 24, 2014 at 8:16 PM

The Israelis should just forget the war against Hama and just shoot down a passenger jet so the U.N. won’t bother them.

NeoKong on July 24, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I’ve got a shed full of possum cheet worth more than the whole UN.

#theunisapile

PappyD61 on July 24, 2014 at 8:17 PM

The Dictators’ Lobby votes again.

formwiz on July 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Turtle Bay is some prime real estate. And we’ve got a $17 trillion debt. It might pay the interest for an hour.

rbj on July 24, 2014 at 8:18 PM

It’s long past time kick this anti-semite organization out of our country!!!! Seriously. They have Cuba, Pakistan, Saudis Arabia and Venezuela in their ‘human rights’ council. That should say everything that needs to be said about them.

sadsushi on July 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM

blammm – yeah, I know. South Korea abstained. NoKo, to my knowledge, didn’t weigh in, which was my point…although they should definitely lobby for a seat on this august council. They’re highly qualified.

Guy Benson on July 24, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Best to nuke the site from orbit. Just to be sure. Sarc tag intentionally left off.

Wisdom_of_Homer on July 24, 2014 at 8:20 PM

“Israel is secure.” — Harry Reid

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Get the US out of the UN.

Then get the UN out of the US.

Then kick all their spying arses back to whatever third-world shiite-hole they came from in the first place.

Then demolish the building, burn the wreckage, stir the ashes, plough the ashes under the ground, then salt the Earth, that nothing so evil may ever grow there again…

JohnGalt23 on July 24, 2014 at 8:21 PM

The U.N….. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

ThePrez on July 24, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Did the Democratic National Committee relocate to Turtle Bay…?

JohnGalt23 on July 24, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Despite my own cynicism, I keep asking: why is the US still funding this corrupt nest of kleptocrats again? And why do we tolerate their continued rotten presence on our shores?

RebeccaH on July 24, 2014 at 8:29 PM

If I were President every one of those ‘aye’ votes would have just lost their MFN trade status.

Every one. Wal-Mart, Apple, you wanna complain about what that just did to your costs? First you can blow me.

JEM on July 24, 2014 at 8:31 PM

For all of the (deserved) “voting present” snark conservatives have directed at President Obama, his administration took a stand against the UN’s self-parodic madness and deep moral depravity last night.

Yeah right. This was like voting present without having to take the grief for it.

wifarmboy on July 24, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Time to kick them out of this country – send them to Pakistan.

gophergirl on July 24, 2014 at 8:33 PM

If all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, what then is to be done when evil is actually encouraged out in the open?

MrX on July 24, 2014 at 8:33 PM

United in ignorance indeed!

Throw the bums out and spare us the waste of tax dollars.

onlineanalyst on July 24, 2014 at 8:34 PM

This sounds strangely like the Galactic Senate when Queen Amidala was pleading for help and the Trade Federation was acting all righteous and leeegal.

#geekthread

Nutstuyu on July 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

M240H on July 24, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Make that 2-0.
If I didn’t have a funeral to go to tomm-I’d wear my ‘Jude’ button to work and stick my small Israeli flag in my headband just to p.o. the muzzie customers.
F8ck the UN.
F8CK THEM!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

I guess all that smart power is really paying off for us eh?
IF we had any real cred, we would be summoning ambassadors from each of these gutless countries and making it stick. But we don’t.

UK, Germany, France? geezus, not even fricken’ Korea.
Pathetic.

JusDreamin on July 24, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Meanwhile, scrupulous defenders of human rights — including China, Cuba, Pakistan, Russia (!), Saudi Arabia and Venezuela — tripped over each other to vote in the affirmative.

.
Even The Philippines voted “Yes.” The Philippines! Fer cryin’ out loud, how many American missionaries do we have in that “island paradise” anyway? I know of one who comments on this blog frequently. And Sierra Leone, home of conflict diamonds and rebel atrocities… voted “Yes.” These people no longer need our foreign aid, so cut them off. Let’s start saving some American communities.

ExpressoBold on July 24, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Oh yeah? Well, I vote 1-0 to bulldoze the UN into the East River.

M240H on July 24, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Make it 2-0.

Samantha Power must have pushed the wrong button.

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM

It’s really simple. No one gets a pass. Our ambassadors go to their counterparts and say “You can abstain, but if you vote ‘yes’ nothing you send us gets to market until January.”

And when a third of corporate America can’t stock their shelves for three months, the Apple and Google shareholders will be defaulting on their million-dollar mortgages in droves…screw ‘em.

Mexico voted ‘yes’? Damn. Crush them now. Shut down remittances IMMEDIATELY.

See, I know Presidentin’, even if our current Chicago crook don’t.

JEM on July 24, 2014 at 8:41 PM

un equals pos

crosshugger on July 24, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Make that 2-0.
If I didn’t have a funeral to go to tomm-I’d wear my ‘Jude’ button to work and stick my small Israeli flag in my headband just to p.o. the muzzie customers.
F8ck the UN.
F8CK THEM!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2014 at 8:37 PM

3-0, then. I further move that a quorum has been reached.

Can we use Catepillar bulldozers?

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Btw: East Jerusalem is part of Israel. ALL of Jerusalem is part of ISRAEL!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Hey, while those kocksuckers are at it, can they get a commission made up of Mexican drug cartels to see if we’re committing any injustices on the border. Bunch of un-elected a’holes whose own citizens would hang them by their gonads if they could.

msupertas on July 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Why do we even have a UN? It’s worthless. It’s only legitimacy is being on our soil.

JellyToast on July 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Steve Eggleston on July 24, 2014 at 8:42 PM
Absolutely.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Mexico voted ‘yes’?

Gee, I’m really sure it’d be great for Mexico if three months of Ford and GM production rotted at the border. I’m sure the Mexican govt would like to see 20K troops on the border. I’m sure they’d like to have their US assets sanctioned to pay for all those Central American “refugees” they’ve trucked to our border.

Damn them. Just damn them to hell.

This administration is just completely dickless.

JEM on July 24, 2014 at 8:46 PM

A “yes” from Costa Rica, retirement Mecca for US citizens. I wonder how many American Jews have retired there over the years. Then again, American “Jewry” largely votes Dem and largely doesn’t give a rat’s touch as about Israel.

NY2SC on July 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM

When you know you’re the only one voting “no”, it’s not that phucking brave. Our esteemed congress plays the same damn game.

msupertas on July 24, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Costa Rica? Oh, gee, what are they going to do without their ag exports to the US? You want all that crap to rot on the wharves while we inspect the papers, three, four, five, thirty-seven times?

It’s easy if you play the game. But our current administration is playing for the other side.

JEM on July 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Oh yeah? Well, I vote 1-0 to bulldoze the UN into the East River.

M240H on July 24, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I think it’s unanimous.

Vince on July 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Powers gets to have the moral high ground back home…knowing all along Israel will still get condemned. It’s all worked out ahead of time.

msupertas on July 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Fvck the UN! They, evidently, endorse the following, which is part of the Hamas Charter:

‘The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!’

- Article 7

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Ummm “touch as” = “tuchas”.

NY2SC on July 24, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Come on, no one’s quoting my Star Wars reference? This blog seriously needs up arrows.

Nutstuyu on July 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

While I am glad we voted “no”, isn’t the job of the ambassador to build coalitions, too? I thought the problem with ensuring world peace was George W. Bush, an obstacle we successfully removed. Can we build a coalition now? After all, we”re led by a person who lets himself be very clear twice a day. Can he or his team for once be clear to our allies that this is an important matter?

PBH on July 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Yeah-well THIS Jew shoots back.
Btw: Did you here that the pisslamists are planing an uber Jew-hatred march for Saturday in London. My son ‘hits’ London on Saturday for a few days before flying home next week.
I’ve warned him to keep alert.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

libfreeordie – only fifteen? If I were giving the orders we’d stop somewhere in seven figures. Sorry, but that’s life.

JEM on July 24, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Guess that’s what happens when one side keeps lobbing rockets at the other.

wifarmboy on July 24, 2014 at 9:18 PM

…with 17 abstentions, including several from our courageous European allies. The single “no” vote? The United States of America. Thank you, Samantha Power. Seriously. For all of the (deserved) “voting present” snark conservatives have directed at President Obama, his administration took a stand against the UN’s self-parodic madness and deep moral depravity last night.

I’ll bet the Obama had NOTHING to do with that vote and that was all Kerry and only then because, without it, he’d lose even the slim optics of trying to actually broker a peace and not be tacitly supporting Israel.

Skywise on July 24, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Defund the UN now. NO more US dollars for terrorists.

Revoke their diplomatic immunity.

Give them 2 years, then charge fair market real estate taxes for the building in NYC.The money can even be used for human rights causes.

BTW, was it an Israeli rocket that hit the shelter, or did Hamas blow it up with the missiles the UN “confiscated” that went missing?

talkingpoints on July 24, 2014 at 9:20 PM

If you ask me, I think a number of our allies who abstained, like the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, etc., were sending a message to Obama. They simply have no confidence in his transparent vocal support of Israel; they know it’s all hat and no cattle.

Another way to say it, do you think for a moment that there would been so many abstentions and even “Yes” votes if Bush or Reagan were in the White House?

TXUS on July 24, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Meanwhile Hamas keeps attacking Israel’s airport which is in range of the US Embassy.

Skywise on July 24, 2014 at 9:21 PM

If I continue on this thread I’m likely to get banned…again-since the Jew-hating dreck just showed up.
Move to Gaza Libby. PLEASE move to Gaza!

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Costa Rica? Oh, gee, what are they going to do without their ag exports to the US? You want all that crap to rot on the wharves while we inspect the papers, three, four, five, thirty-seven times?

It’s easy if you play the game. But our current administration is playing for the other side.

JEM on July 24, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Yep, not even Costa Rica is concerned anymore about the ramifications of going against our country. Whether they assume our “No” vote was merely ceremonial and that our support of Israel is a farce under the Regime, or whether they know it’s playing for the other side behind the scenes, bottom line is even the Ricanos know that Obama is feckless, at best.

TXUS on July 24, 2014 at 9:27 PM

For the record, I would like to state that under the current government, Canada has consistently treated the conflict as entirely one of Hamas’ own choosing. They start each violent out-break; they should take the blame. This, and our oil sands, are perhaps the main reasons why we weren’t welcomed to the Security Council for this rotation.

LancerDL on July 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM

Israel has shown tremendous restraint. It is time they drive these terrorist squatters into the sea and retake their land. And who cares what the UN thinks? The IN has no relevance in the world today.

Ellis on July 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Because Hamas weapons have never been found at UN buildings, right?

LancerDL on July 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Why does Hiding Amongst Mosques And Schools continue to put their people in danger?

In the last week, 2 UNRWA schools have found to be the hiding place for rockets. Should Israel just permit that? Just admit it. You don’t care about Israelis. They can all die, but heavens no, please don’t hurt any of the people that were dancing in the street when 3,000 Americans were killed.

Video: Hamas Fires At IDF Forces From Hospital, Israel Bombs It After Confirming No Civilians Inside…

Surprise! Rockets Found At U.N. School In Gaza “Have Gone Missing”…

Journalists In Gaza Threatened After Reporting Hamas Using Human Shields…

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people
 
http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html
 
libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

 
Slackers. If they try harder maybe one day they can reach Chicago’s July 4th numbers:
 
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-chicago-shot-weekend-violence-20140707-story.html

rogerb on July 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Why does Hiding Amongst Mosques And Schools continue to put their people in danger?

In the last week, 2 UNRWA schools have found to be the hiding place for rockets. Should Israel just permit that? Just admit it. You don’t care about Israelis. They can all die, but heavens no, please don’t hurt any of the people that were dancing in the street when 3,000 Americans were killed.

Video: Hamas Fires At IDF Forces From Hospital, Israel Bombs It After Confirming No Civilians Inside…

Surprise! Rockets Found At U.N. School In Gaza “Have Gone Missing”…

Journalists In Gaza Threatened After Reporting Hamas Using Human Shields…

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people

http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Did you actually read the article you posted dumbass?…

The Israel Defense Forces issued a statement saying that it had told the Red Cross to evacuate civilians from the shelter Thursday, giving a four-hour window for those evacuations. According to the IDF, Hamas militants prevented civilians from leaving and continued firing rockets from the area around the shelter.

Hamas prevented the civilians from taking shelter because they wanted civilian deaths!

slickwillie2001 on July 24, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Islamic Cleric In Syria Calls For Muslim Fighters To Wage Jihad Against “Brothers Of Apes And Pigs” In Gaza…

Resist We Much on July 24, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Interesting – an Islamic cleric calls for Muslims to kill other Muslims?

Rix on July 24, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Israel has shown tremendous restraint. It is time they drive these terrorist squatters into the sea and retake their land. And who cares what the UN thinks? The IN has no relevance in the world today.

Ellis on July 24, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Too much restraint, as far as I’m concerned.

And, that we have the UN on our shores is tantamount to allowing the enemies of our own country a fortress behind our own lines. It should be closed and sent packing. But then again, the Regime welcomes this anti-American one-worlder body, like peas in a pod.

TXUS on July 24, 2014 at 9:42 PM

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Well, I see the Stormfront position is represented here. Generally rejected, but you trolls keep trying anyway.

Bless your hearts.

mankai on July 24, 2014 at 9:44 PM

We need to shut this place down.

RdLake on July 24, 2014 at 9:45 PM

I got a day off near London a couple years ago.
Found myself surrounded by Jumbotrons and a bunch of angry people.
Found out later it was a demonstration.
Tamer then what we are seeing now by far.
They know how to fire people up.
Practice makes perfect.

The UN is a joke.

seesalrun2 on July 24, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people …

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

The Secretary-General of the UN didn’t pin the blame on Israel, or Hamas:

“He said in a statement in Erbil, Iraq, which was released at U.N. headquarters, that the ‘circumstances are still unclear.’”

Alien on July 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people
http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html
libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Here you go, moron. Hamas was firing from there. Of course. And in any case you can’t tell the UNRWA and Palestinian terrorists apart with a crowbar. They are the same, wretched, a-moral bunch of idiots. Come to think of it, you’d feel real comfortable over there, but I hear they’re a little behind in their feminist consciousness-raising. That, and the fact that they kill gays for sport. Come to think of it, what does a faculty-lounge progressive like you see in those barbarians anyway?

http://www.jpost.com/Operation-Protective-Edge/US-State-Department-UNRWA-school-shelling-underscores-need-to-end-violence-in-Gaza-368833

smellthecoffee on July 24, 2014 at 9:49 PM

F*ck the UN…It’s a POS Organization.

Stand with Israel!

workingclass artist on July 24, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people …

Well, where the UN camps are concerned, Israel might want to up its game quite a bit, particularly after this foolish vote.

TXUS on July 24, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Come on, no one’s quoting my Star Wars reference? This blog seriously needs up arrows.

Nutstuyu on July 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Heh.

Most of us older folks watched the first three, but gave up after (or was it during?) the pitiful fourth movie — so have no idea what you’re referencing …

ShainS on July 24, 2014 at 9:53 PM

The US should ABSTAIN when Russia comes knocking on the door of Europe. Starting with pulling troops from Germany et al.

KenInIL on July 24, 2014 at 9:59 PM

The Bush’s didn’t tell the UN to go to He77, why should we expect the same from Obama?

Mr. Arrogant on July 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

.
Who here is willing to contribute to an escrow account, that would finance a VACATION for libfreeordie, over in Gaza ?

I hear it’s beautiful … especially this time of year.

listens2glenn on July 24, 2014 at 10:18 PM

The US should ABSTAIN when Russia comes knocking on the door of Europe. Starting with pulling troops from Germany et al.

KenInIL on July 24, 2014 at 9:59 PM

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Hang, yeah … I don’t know why anyone thinks having all of Europe fall into the Ruskies hands is any big deal.

listens2glenn on July 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Moral clarity: UN ‘Human Rights’ Council votes 29-1 to investigate Israel’s “war crimes”

Great. And how much more money will this august organization get from us next year?

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 24, 2014 at 10:25 PM

No one has said it better than Chuck Lichenstein:

On Sept. 1, Soviet fighter jets shot down a Korean airliner that had strayed over Soviet territory, killing all 269 on board, including an American congressman.

In response, the legislatures of New York and New Jersey voted to ban Soviet aircraft from landing in their states.

The United States, which opposed the legislation, offered the Soviet Union landing rights at a military base so its foreign minister, Andrei A. Gromyko, could fly in for the General Assembly meeting.

But the Soviets refused. When the United Nations committee met to review the situation, the Soviet delegate, Igor I. Yakovlev, said the ban on landing ”raises the question of whether the United Nations should be in the United States.”

A furious Mr. Lichensteinreplied 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 July 24, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Meanwhile, muslims continue hating Israel more than they love their own children.

Left Coast Right Mind on July 24, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Piss on them!

GarandFan on July 24, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Nutstuyu on July 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

There was a t-shirt made to that effect some time ago.

Left Coast Right Mind on July 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Since the U.N is such a joke, it’s only fitting to quote Dave Chappelle…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7T9gicSnR0&list=RDr7T9gicSnR0#t=185

Roc on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Left Coast Right Mind on July 24, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I was one of the original members of PW-Chicago.
Fun times.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 24, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I say we vote 300Million-0 to have the UN leave the US

ConservativePartyNow on July 24, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

You know what? If the UN keeps supporting Hamas, then they have it coming.

Othniel on July 24, 2014 at 11:53 PM

If this administration doesn’t think that strength and power is important…look at the votes.

All the nations, with the exception of us, either voted yes, or were too afraid of “strength” to vote no.

That is what we have given up, they don’t fear us, or fear we won’t be there for them…they fear real power, real strength.

right2bright on July 25, 2014 at 12:01 AM

The term United “Nations” is false. They are not nations; they are governments. Many of the worlds peoples are not represented in any democratic way at all. Most of the chairs are filled with representatives of tyrants.

Since these governments come to “vote” at a world council, to the casual observer it appears as a democratic institution.

It is not.

It is a place where brutal dictators have been given legitimacy.

Saltysam on July 25, 2014 at 1:07 AM

I don’t care what Borat Sagadayev says. Israel has a right to self defense. And the key issue should have been whether women are worth more than one or two goats

Brock Robamney on July 25, 2014 at 5:15 AM

un-UN the USA

RutRoh on July 25, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Shame on Israel for interrupting the time the UN “peacekeepers” have to rape & mistreat the people in their camps. /s

katiejane on July 25, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Those 3rd world freeloaders in the UN need to take a hike back to their own screwed up countries. They live high off the hog in their UN accommodations paid for by the US. Enough of this crap.

rplat on July 25, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Meanwhile, Israel continues to bomb UN camps. This time killing 15 people http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-gaza-ceasefire-remains-elusive-20140724-story.html

libfreeordie on July 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM

The UN has issues TWO humanitarian “cease fires” so far. One in Gaza, one in the neighborhood of Shuja’iya.

In both cases, Israel honored the cease fire and stopped firing.

In BOTH cases Hamas continued firing AND continued firing FROM THE AREAS where the cease fire was in effect.

Please explain how this shows Hamas is good and Israel is bad. Ignoring Israel and continuing your war of extermination is a good thing?

SO why is Israel bad for being cited by the UN? Hamas ignores the UN at every turn.

It was however nice of the UN to give back the rockets that Hams was storing in the TWO UN-run schools.

If you can’t use UN schools for warehousing your weapons, where can you keep them… right?

gekkobear on July 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM

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