United Nations

Who controls the UN?

A book has been written called The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jihad on Free Speech. It is about

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the largest Islamic organization in the world – comprised of 56 UN Member states plus the Palestinian Authority which has long been trying to silence, and ultimately criminalize, all criticism of Islam, specifically targeting America and the West. 

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Way back in 1990 the UN were doing the unthinkable declaring Islam the only legitimate religion and then in 2009 they called on states to make criticism of Islam illegal.

Further evidence of the power of the Islamic nations is seen at the UN

The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), a group of 57 Muslim majority nations, holds the largest voting bloc in the UN. The OIC Secretary General, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, is the one who congratulated Obama on his inauguration, and appealed for the new president’s help to work out problems that face the Muslim world.

In 1990, the OIC (The Organization of Islamic Conference ) adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam…August 5, 1990 dictating that Islam is the only legitimate religion.

 

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Does John Kerry actually know shit from clay?

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It appears Murray McCully is John Kerry’s bitch…or maybe not.

Oh how nice, thanked for the Iran deal…at least we will know who to blame when it all turns to custard, which it will.   Read more »

UN report on Gaza is flawed and dangerous

Richard Kemp, a retired British Army colonel and the former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan, writes in the New York Times about how deeply flawed and dangerous the UN report on Gaza is.

AS a British officer who had more than his share of fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans, it pains me greatly to see words and actions from the United Nations that can only provoke further violence and loss of life. The United Nations Human Rights Council report on last summer’s conflict in Gaza, prepared by Judge Mary McGowan Davis, and published on Monday, will do just that.

The report starts by attributing responsibility for the conflict to Israel’s “protracted occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,” as well as the blockade of Gaza. Israel withdrew from Gaza 10 years ago. In 2007 it imposed a selective blockade only in response to attacks by Hamas and the import of munitions and military matériel from Iran. The conflict last summer, which began with a dramatic escalation in rocket attacks targeting Israeli civilians, was a continuation of Hamas’s war of aggression.

In an unusual concession, the report suggests that Hamas may have been guilty of war crimes, but it still legitimizes Hamas’s rocket and tunnel attacks and even sympathizes with the geographical challenges in launching rockets at Israeli civilians: “Gaza’s small size and its population density make it particularly difficult for armed groups always to comply” with the requirement not to launch attacks from civilian areas.

There is no such sympathy for Israel. Judge Davis accuses the Israel Defense Forces of “serious violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law.” Yet no evidence is put forward to substantiate these accusations. It is as though the drafters of the report believe that any civilian death in war must be illegal.

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Legal Standards in a war?

Call me old-fashioned but, apart from following the Geneva convention, I though war was about winning at all costs, preferably through superior firepower. That seems to be the case if you are a country like America but for some strange reason Israel is held to standards that no other country under ongoing attack from hostile forces is held to.

Any other country under ongoing attack  (let alone from forces that have promised to wipe it and its people off the face of the earth) is expected to defend itself and is usually offered assistance from other countries to do so. They are not told how they are allowed to defend themselves or restricted in how they defend themselves.

The MSM uses phrases like ‘disproportionate  force‘ when discussing Israel’s defence of its citizens, which is a phrase I have never heard used in any other conflict.

America ended the war with Japan using ‘disproportionate force’ because that is how you win a war. If you have similar proportionate force you end up with a bloody stalemate like the Western Front in World War One. That stalemate was only broken once the Allies obtained ‘disproportionate force’ in the form of tanks.

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Hi I’m from the UN, we are here to…uhmm…root you

The ten most dreaded words in the world are “Hi, I’m from the UN and we’re here to help”.

When the UN deployed to Haiti to “assist” I don’t think the locals were expecting to have to line up to service the UN workers in order to get aid.

Members of a UN peacekeeping mission engaged in “transactional sex” with more than 225 Haitian women who said they needed to do so to obtain things like food and medication.

The draft by the Office of Internal Oversight Services looks at the way UN peacekeeping, which has about 125,000 people in some of the world’s most troubled areas, deals with the persistent problem of sexual abuse and exploitation.

The report, expected to be released this month, says major challenges remain a decade after a groundbreaking UN report first tackled the issue.

Among its findings: About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18. Assistance to victims is “severely deficient.” The average investigation by the OIOS, which says it prioritises cases involving minors or rape, takes more than a year.   Read more »

What a shame, I’d have supported him

Apparently there was a massive rumour going around that Kevin Rudd was going to stand for the position of Secretary-General of the United Nations…against Helen Clark.

But…

Rife speculation that Kevin Rudd would stand against Helen Clark for the spot of United Nations Secretary General has been called to a halt by his office.

It was reported Mr Rudd was campaigning for the post of United Nations Secretary-General, but his office today poured cold water on it in a statement.

“The answer now, as it has previously been, is that Mr Rudd is not a candidate,” a spokesperson said.

“Mr Rudd has made his position clear about the position of UNSG (United Nations secretary-general) numerous times.”

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ISIS destroys tonnes of food aid

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You really have to wonder at the thought processes of people like Rachel Smalley and the Labour party who say we should be helping the people of Syria, not sending troops to put the ISIS scumbags into the ground.

Then you read about how ISIS has destroyed tonnes of food aid destined for relief camps in food starved Syria.

Images have emerged online that purportedly depict members of the Islamic State—also known as ISIS, ISIL, or IS—destroying hundreds of boxes of food intended for civilians.

Released by Halab, or “the information office of the mandate of Aleppo,” the picturesfeature boxes of chicken leg quarters produced by Illinois-based Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the United States.

The boxes are labeled as halal, and say that the chicken was “slaughtered according to Islamic rules.” The text on the images, however, notes that the chickens were destroyed because they were slaughtered “illegally.” According to The Independent, the boxes were part of a shipment of vegetables, fruit, and chicken intended for civilians that was stopped by IS security forces at a checkpoint outside Aleppo.    Read more »

Amnesty International: Hamas committed war crimes as well

No surprises here other than it is Amnesty International who has recognised that Hamas committed war crimes during last year’s Gaza war.

Amnesty International has published a damning report on Hamas’s conduct during last summer’s Gaza war, accusing it and other Palestinian armed groups of committing “war crimes” by firing rockets and mortars into Israel.

The report, released today, is the first by the human rights group to target Hamas after a series of publications accusing Israel of waging attacks that constituted war crimes.

Six civilians were killed in Israel by rocket and mortar attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza during the 50-day conflict in which 66 Israeli soldiers also died. Some 2,250 Palestinians were killed, at least 1,585 of them civilians, according to the United Nations.

Both sides must be held accountable, Amnesty says. “The violations by Palestinian groups, some of which are war crimes, do not in any way justify violations by Israeli forces; nor do Israeli violations justify those of Palestinian armed groups,” the report says.    Read more »

The UN…. UN-just, UN-acceptable, UN-accountable and UN-balanced.

Anti-UN

Anti-UN

All pretense of fairness and justice is gone at the UN as their political agenda is clear. They do not care about women’s rights, they only care about scoring political points. They should be disbanded as they are not fit for purpose unless their purpose was to provide high paid jobs for has been liberal politicians.

Any organisation that can make a claim this ridiculous and and claim it is a statement of fact cannot be taken seriously by any reasonable person.

What have they said?

They have named the country that is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today.

Who do you think they chose? An Islamic country? Nope think again.

How about a country ruled by a dictator? Nope think again.

How about a communist country? A totalitarian state perhaps? Nope not even warm.

What about a democratic country where women have the vote and equal rights? Surely not….

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‘Worst year’ yet for Syrian civilians and Labour doesn’t care

It has been the worst year yet int he 4 year civil war in Syria. The scale of the humanitarian disaster is immense.

But Labour won’t lift a finger to help. they think we need to teach Syrians and Iraqis how to farm cows and grow crops…missing the point that Syria has been the hub of the fertile crescent for longer than people have lived in New Zealand.

The international agencies – including Save the Children and Oxfam – are criticising the UN Security Council for failing to alleviate the suffering of millions of people in Syria.

They said it had been the “worst year” for civilians as the conflict enters its fifth year.

Save the Children is calling on the New Zealand Government to use its seat on the UN Security Council to push for an end to the Syrian conflict, which has killed more than 200,000 people.

Its New Zealand chief executive, Heather Hayden, said now was the perfect chance for this country to influence the international community.

New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United Nations Jim McLay said last month the UN should focus on the Syrian conflict, especially helping with access to medical aid and addressing the indiscriminate attacks on civilians, including through the use of barrel bombs.

The report condemns the world’s most powerful countries for not having the will to enforce their own UN resolutions on the free flow of humanitarian aid to the victims.

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