Criticizing the United Nations isn’t all that newsy (see Donald Trump Blasts the United Nations for “Mismanagement” and Nikki Haley Lowers the Boom: ‘UN’s Days of Israel Bashing are Over…’). Quite frankly, the UN leaves a lot to criticize. But Vice President Mike Pence just absolutely unloaded on them, specifically the Human Rights Council.
The United Nations is bound by its charter to foster ‘International cooperation in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all.’ That was the purpose under which the U.N. Human Rights Council was formed. But the truth is, the Human Rights Council doesn’t deserve its name.
Oh yeah, it deserves it.
Cuba sits on the Council, an oppressive regime that has repressed its people and jailed political opponents for more than half a century.
Venezuela sits on the Council, a dictatorship that undermines democracy at every turn, imprisons political opponents, and as we speak is advancing policies that worsen deprivation and poverty that’s costing the lives of innocent men, women, and children.
The Human Rights Council has become exactly that, and particularly the Human Rights Council has become a forum for anti-Semitism and invective against Israel. The council’s agenda item seven actually singles out Israel for discussion at every single meeting, something no other country must endure.
As evidence, the Human Rights Council has passed more than 70 resolutions condemning Israel, while largely ignoring the world’s worst human rights abusers.
This has been a very good week for the Trump Administration.
I frankly have very little to add here. Other than it was about time someone told these gangsters what for.