May 13, 2009
Barack HUSSEIN Obama (USA) Gets First Seat on UN "rights" Council
US wins first seat on UN rights council
The United States won a seat on the UN Human Rights Council for the first time along with four countries accused of serious human rights violations - Cuba, Saudi Arabia, China and Russia.
Former President George W. Bush's administration boycotted the council over its repeated criticism of Israel and its refusal to cite flagrant rights abuses in Sudan and elsewhere.
But the Obama administration has reversed its predecessor's policy of boycotting the Geneva-based body.
The US was one of 18 countries elected to the 47-seat council in a vote by the UN General Assembly.
It received 167 votes, far more than the 97 votes needed in the secret ballot.
The Obama administration announced in March that it would be seeking to join the Human Rights Council as part of a broader strategy to create a "new era of engagement" with the rest of the world.
Previously, the US government had accused the council of being hijacked by countries with a strong bias against Israel, and had criticised it for its failure to condemn perceived human rights violations by the Sudanese government in Darfur.
After the vote, the US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, told the BBC America was not blind to the council's flaws.
"Obviously there will always be some countries whose respect and record on human rights is sub-par," she said.
"We have not been perfect ourselves but we intend to lead based on the strong principled vision that the American people have about respecting human rights and supporting democracy."
A number of countries whose human rights records have been criticised by the US - including Cuba, Saudi Arabia, China and Russia - are also represented on the council.
The council was set up in 2006 to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights, which had also been dogged by accusations of anti-Israeli prejudice.
The UN is no friend to American ideals...The UN’s Founders were known Communists
Of the 17 individuals identified by the US State Department as having helped shape US policy leading to the creation of the United Nations, all but one were later identified as secret members of the Communist Party USA.
Joining them at the UN’s founding conference were 43 members of the ultra influential, ultra pro-socialist, globalist think-tank the Council On Foreign Relations, of the 43 CFR members having the additional distinction of membership in the Communist Party USA) . And, importantly, the UN’s first Secretary General and orchestrator of the San Francisco conference was the man later convicted as a Soviet agent - Alger Hiss.
Following in the footsteps of that unhallowed class of ‘46, the ideological makeup of the UN’s leadership has been constant. In its 54 year history all seven Secretary Generals of the UN have been either dedicated socialists or communists , all 15 of the UN Under-Secretary-Generals for Political and Security Council Affairs (the UN’s military boss) have been communists (all but one from the Soviet Union/Russian Federation).
Twenty years later, the "anti-American, anti-freedom” flavor of the UN continued unabated, which prompted former UN enthusiast Republican Senator Barry Goldwater to call for US withdrawal from the UN, and the re-stationing of its headquarters to a place "more in keeping with the philosophy of the majority of its voting members, somewhere like Peking or Moscow .
Things were no different by the 1980’s, so Republican President Ronald Reagan, expressed the same conviction; adding that the UN was the host of the greatest concentration of spies in the world and thus he vowed to withdraw the US from the UN. (He did boot UNESCO out of the US)
Wild Thing's comment.......
"The council had been shunned by the Bush administration, which accused it of admitting states with poor rights records and having an anti-Israel bias. "
I'm not surprised, Obama loves those who hate Israel.
Hmmm human rights like the ones that unborn babies should have as Obama wants to murder an aborted baby if a miracle happens and the baby manages to live he want it DEAD! OH and our Veterans, Conservatives, Gun Owners, right -wing extremists, God fearing American loving you and I???? You know the ones the DHS likes to keep adding to the list. Yes those NON rights.
The UN has always had to have a communist as their iGeneral Secretary. So Obama will fit right in. The bad thing is he is not just one entity. He represents the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. And HE should be kicked out our country for wanting to join this horrible group. This is NOT what America is about, nor stands for. The American people have more understanding of human rights then any other people on Earth. Individual freedom is the cornerstone of human rights and liberty; concepts this country was built on.
Unfortunately, it will bee Obama’s government that speaks in America’s name on this council.
The United States has been elected to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council for the first time.
What a great honor. For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country. (cough.)
Posted by Wild Thing at May 13, 2009 04:48 AM
Lots more interesting detail here: http://www.conservapedia.com/Alger_Hiss
Posted by: Ignatz Zablonsky at May 13, 2009 07:06 AM
The U. S. should get out of the UN and send them packing. They can go to a tent city in Darfur or a refugee camp in an Arab land for Palestinians. Keep this money and the rest of our foreign aid home. Support our allies and screw the rest of them. See how fast some of these POS anti-American countries come begging.
Posted by: Bob A at May 13, 2009 07:24 AM
It just goes to show you that the UN is a fraud and a half! Kick them to the curb-send them packing. They should care about all nations, including Israel, but they push such a liberal agenda that it makes me sick. Obviously this proves that Obama is against Israel. Too bad. That land was given to the Jews after WW2 by the (can you remember?) UN!!!!!! Now the UN has turned Indian Giver and wants it back?
Posted by: Lynn at May 13, 2009 08:22 AM
Are we surprised? Shouldn't be. Obama and his minions hate this country. They just want to continue to hang with those who feel the same way. Plus, where better to get tips on how to screw the citizens and gain power?
Besides they are all so thin-skinned, they just can't stand being with people who disagree with them.
Posted by: yankeemom at May 13, 2009 09:14 AM
Oh Boy! Now Obama really has an audience friendly to his American apologies and anti-American rhetoric. He has already signed a treaty with the OAS to register and control our guns. Now he can sign a UN treaty to completely ban private gun ownership.
Yes, the Mighty O and the UN will have a love fest, on our dime.
Posted by: TomR at May 13, 2009 10:36 AM
Oh boy, we get the first seat, does that mean we get to play with the wheel ? or is this bus steered by some other remote control moron and we are only along for the ride, Of course, we get to pick up the tab: gas, food, lodging and any bailouts the communists think we should pay for.
Why are we even in the UN. We should evacuate the building sell it some Brothel, at least they'd be making money and paying their own way. At least this way we'd be getting screwed for our money's worth.
Posted by: Mark at May 13, 2009 11:51 AM
Ignatz Zablonsky, thank you for the link and
Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2009 06:30 PM
Bob A., that sounds good to me.
Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2009 06:33 PM
Lynn, good one, they sure hate Israel.
And I think they hate our country too.
Maybe they will like it now with Obama.
Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2009 06:38 PM
Yankeemom, yes your right. I still get
shocked by things Obama does, but at
the same time I expect the worst. Hard
to explain haha.
Mostly I have a rage that comes and goes
at how I feel. I try to get rid of it so
I don't burst. But as soon as I see his
face or news I feel anger all over again.
Nicholas calls it the seething undercurrent.
He is right.
Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2009 06:42 PM
Tom, your right, very scary stuff.
Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2009 06:44 PM
Mark,LOL good one about the wheel.
I am wondering what happenes in the
next presidential election.Let's say
our side wins. Can this all be reversed?
I wonder, I hope so.
Posted by: Wild Thing at May 13, 2009 06:47 PM