The ‘Human Rights Council’ comes after … the United States
The New York Times reports that a United Nations ‘Human Rights Council’ investigator hasÂ called on the United States to demonstrate that it is not randomly killing people in violation of international law (read: committing war crimes) through its use of drones to liquidate terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Carl
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) â€“ US drone strikes against suspected terrorists inÂ Afghanistan andÂ Pakistan could be breakingÂ international laws againstÂ summary executions, the UN’s top investigator of such crimes said.
“The problem with the United States is that it is making an increased use of drones/Predators (which are) particularly prominently used now in relation to Pakistan and Afghanistan,” UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial ExecutionsÂ Philip Alston told a press conference.
“I would like to know the legal basis upon which the United States is operating, in other words… who is running the program, what accountability mechanisms are in place in relation to that,” Alston said.
“Secondly, what precautions the United States is taking to ensure that these weapons are used strictly for purposes consistent with international humanitarian law.
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Of course, needless to mention: the Taliban and Al Qaeda respect International Law... Six UN staff dead in Taliban raid on UN hostel
UN condemns American embargo on Cuba
The UN general assembly has overwhelmingly condemned the US economic embargo againstÂ Cuba, adding pressure on the Obama administration to abandon its 47-year-old policy. When the UN calls, the Obama-bastard jumps: Read it all>>
Just a few days ago UN Special Rapporteur Martin Sheinin won the “Asshole of the Month” award here on Winds of Jihad for this:
Human gender is “changeable over time and contexts,” sex slaves must not be “stigmatized” for their work, and it’s important to recognize the role of “transgender and intersex individuals as stakeholders” in counterterrorism policy.
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“Hamas respects International Law..!”
Well, if the world was living under sharia he might have a point:
In an interview with some sycophantic nobody from the website Palestine Note, Head Hamashole Khaled MeshaalÂ insulted the intelligence of everyone by claiming, inter alia, that Hamas respectsÂ international law, will form an honest and neutral investigative committee to look into their conduct during Operation Cast Lead, and â€“ here’s my favorite â€“ did not aim their rockets at Israeli civilians who were hit, rather, because of the rockets’ poor accuracy Â More from Israellicool
“It was the ninth reported attack on Israel from Lebanese territory since the end of fighting between Israel and the south-Lebanon-based Hezbollah in 2006.” “Israel shows restraint after latest rocket from southern Lebanon,” by David Harris forÂ Xinhua, October 29: thanks to Jihad Watch
The only law that really matters: “Blasphemy Law”
As noted here many times, such a law would criminalize all honest exploration of the Islamic motives and goals of the jihadis, thereby rendering us defenseless against them. What is odd here is that the Christian Science Monitor says that the U.S. is opposing this initiative. That is good news if it is true, but if it is true, why did theÂ U.S. cosponsor with Egypt a UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for criminalization of incitement to religious hatred?
“Islamic countries push a global ‘blasphemy’ law,” from theÂ Christian Science Monitor, October 28: JW
Remember the Danish “Muhammad cartoons” that set off riots by offended Muslims more than three years ago? The debate pitted freedom of press and speech against notions of freedom from insult of one’s religion. It rages still – but now in a forum with international legal implications.
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