Theodore's World: Obama Complains to UN About US ‘Human Rights’ Violations and Boasted About His Policies

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May 13, 2015

Obama Complains to UN About US ‘Human Rights’ Violations and Boasted About His Policies

Obama Complains to UN About US ‘Human Rights’ Violations

The State Department report, released Monday as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, reads less like an accounting of human rights issues and more like the platform of the Democratic Party–and invites the world to judge America harshly.

The so-called “human rights” problems cited in the report include:

Police brutality, including the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri

Discrimination against Muslims who want to build or expand mosques

Voter identification laws in Texas and elsewhere

Predatory lending in home mortgages

Suspension of black children in schools

Women earning “78 cents on the dollar” (a false statistic)

In addition, the report boasts of progress in the following areas:

Promoting same-sex marriage

Fighting discrimination against transgender children in school

Executive action on illegal immigration

Helping illegal alien children who cross the border

Protecting privacy rights against government surveillance

Trying to close the Guantánamo Bay prison for terror detainees

Revoking “torture” memos for interrogating terrorists

Passing Obamacare

Expanding food stamps

Regulating “carbon pollution” to fight climate change

The apologetic, left-liberal report echoes one filed by the Obama administration five years ago, during which the State Department proudly told the Human Rights Council that the administration opposed Arizona’s new immigration law, among other alleged American misdeeds.

Critics of the UN note that “the UPR has become a place where abusers are applauded and democracies are heavily criticized,” and “Iran, Libya, China, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia” are treated lightly.

Al-Jazeera America reported that the U.S. was subjected to scathing criticism from a variety of dictatorships after filing its report, including Chad, Pakistan, Russia, and China.

Iran, for example, complained about racial discrimination in the United States, among other criticisms, calling on the U.S. to “protect the rights of African-Americans against police brutality.” (The Iranian regime brutally represses its own population, and used police and paramilitaries to crush a pro-democracy protest in 2009.)

The Qatar-owned network piled on with a misleading headline: “US cited for police violence, racism in scathing UN review on human rights.”

The story implied that it was the UN that had targeted the United States, rather than the Obama administration targeting America–a rather telling conflation of America’s enemies with the Obama administration itself.

A representative of the Obama administration offered meekly: “The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Ohio and Walter Scott in South Carolina have renewed a long-standing and critical national debate about the even-handed administration of justice.

“These events challenge us to do better and to work harder for progress–through both dialogue and action.”

The Obama administration also boasted to the UN about challenging “racially discriminatory voting laws in North Carolina and Texas,” though many UN member states have laws requiring voter photo identification, and similar laws have been upheld in the recent past by the U.S. Supreme Court as constitutional and non-discriminatory.

Wild Thing's comment.........

He has done this before, his being a traitor is a natural to him as breathing.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 13, 2015 12:40 AM


This is the definition of "backassward".

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at May 13, 2015 12:20 PM