Seriously? Can someone please remind us why we have anything at all to do with the UN again?
It’s crap like THIS that shows how right we were to pull out of the UNHRC in the first place.
Here’s Nikki Haley a little more than a year ago. (Note the nations she mentions):
In a statement given alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Haley derided the Human Rights Council as biased and counterproductive to the cause of human rights.
“Human rights abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council,” Haley said. “The world’s most inhumane regimes continue to escape its scrutiny, and the council continues politicizing scapegoating of countries with positive human rights records in an attempt to distract from the abusers in its ranks.”
“When a so-called Human Rights Council cannot bring itself to address the massive abuses in Venezuela and Iran, and it welcomes the Democratic Republic of Congo as a new member,” she continued, “the council ceases to be worthy of its name.
They failed to do anything about Venezuela when we were still part of it. How about now. Did they take any lessons from our pulling out?
Of course not… they doubled down.
There is a new cast of members in the UNHRC now. They gave us a handy list.
Here is the how the Human Rights Council will look, as of 1 January 2020:
Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Togo
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar
Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine
Latin American and Caribbean States
Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Western Europe and other States
Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain
Not only did they fail to mention the abuses of Venezuela, but they actually welcomed Venezuela into the UNHRC — despite the fact that much of the world doesn’t even recognize Maduro as the legitimate governmental authority in the country he has commandeered.
Can we be ready now to call the UN a failed experiment?
That’d be great.