U.N. – United Nations against the U.S. and Israel

Mar 5, 2009 by

BoltonOnUN Once again the United Nations is showing that it is little more than a collection of states that hate the United States and Israel. There are many member states that need to go back and read the U.N. Charter to remember what the true mission of the United Nations is. Article 1 of the Charter states the purposes of the United Nations. They are:

  1. To maintain international peace and security.
  2. To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.
  3. To achieve international co-operation in solving problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character.
  4. To be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.

I wish someone would tell me which of the above purposes was being served when a top official of the U.N. accused the United States of committing inhuman “atrocities” in Iraq and Afghanistan during a speech Wednesday to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. U.N. General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann ranted during his speech that:

The aggressions against Iraq and Afghanistan and their occupations constitute atrocities that must be condemned and repudiated by all who believe in the rule of law in international relations.

D’Escoto claimed that U.S. actions have directly led to more than a million Iraqi civilian deaths since 2003, a vastly inflated figure that does not correspond with the U.N.’s own vastly overstated estimates. The U.N.’s health and medical agency, The WHO, says 151,000 Iraqis have died since the 2003 invasion while IraqBodyCount.org puts the death toll between 90,000-99,245. D’Escoto goes on to scream that these violations “must be addressed to bring an end to the scandalous present impunity.”

This clown is a top U.N. official and stands in front of the United Nations making these outrageous statements without a hint of condemnation from any U.N. official. Again I ask which of the stated purposes of Article 1 of the U.N. Charter is being served by a U.N. official making such statements? What really makes his statements so outrageous is the fact that D’Escoto was once the foreign minister for the Communist Sandinista government of Nicaragua.

The Sandinista government had a long record of human rights violations, one in which D’Escoto played a prominent role. Included in these violations were the murders of 800 Miskito prisoners, the disappearance of hundreds of detainees every month for years, the discoveries of 60 common graves of individuals who were executed by the Sandinista People’s Army or the State Security and the torture of many others. In 1997 R.J. Rummel in his book Statistics of Democide estimated that the Sandinistas were responsible for 5,000 non-battle related deaths.

I find it outrageous that someone with D’Esconto’s past history of association with human rights abuses could not only be a top U.N. official today but have the gall to stand in front of the world and falsely accuse the United States of the murder of a million Iraqis and Afghans. Rhetoric like this against both the United Sates and Israel is all to common with many top U.N. officials and should be recognized for what it really is. And what it really is is a blind and unreasoning hatred of countries like the United States and Israel and everything that they represent. Could someone please explain to me why the United States is still a member of the United Nations?

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