UN “Human Rights Council”? Really? Wow….

OK, can we be honest here?

I  read the article at the following link this morning, and the more I thought about it, the more outraged I became at the absurdity of it all.

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=263179

From the article:

“In a statement released by US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, the US said that the UNHRC had “helped spur action on a series of important human rights situations around the world, in part due to vigorous US engagement.” The statement praised UNHRC action in Syria, Sri Lanka, Iran, North Korea, Burma, Libya and Yemen.”

Is this woman (Nuland) on drugs?  What “actions” have been taken by the UNHRC or the UN to alleviate human rights abuses in Syria, Sri Lanka, Iran, North Korea, Burma, Libya and Yemen?  Those places are among the worst hellholes on Earth in terms of human rights.  Syria is killing its own citizens by the thousands, and the rest are not much better.

“Until today, the council has made 91 decisions, 39 of which dealt with Israel, three with Syria and one with Iran,”.     So, 43% of the council’s decisions are directed at Israel, a true democracy.  I don’t claim that Israel is perfect, but certainly, 43% of the world’s human rights abuses are not happening in Israel.  I’d be shocked if it amounted to as much as 1/4 of 1%, frankly.  Yet, this malicious, ridiculous, officially sanctioned UN body continues to be allowed to function, and we pay for it, financially and with the heavy weight of knowing that it is, in all senses of the word, wrong.

What on Earth is the purpose of this organization?  How does it forward the cause of human rights?  Why on Earth would ANY western country support it in its current configuration.

THREE DECISIONS about Syria????  Seriously?  ONE DECISION about Iran?

Give me a break.

Based on their decisions, the UNHRC has concluded that Israel is the world’s biggest abuser of Human Rights, by a mile, and now, while Syria burns, Libya and Egypt are suppressing human rights a mile a minute, Iran is killing and torturing dissidents, Venezuela’s Chavez is systematically destroying the rights of anyone dumb enough to oppose him, the Taliban continues to cut ears and noses off women who dare to go to school, conflicting Muslim sects blow up their opposition on a regular basis, and the list goes on and on and on and on.

I would support, in a heartbeat, the withdrawal of the US from the UNHRC AND cessation of payments of any kind to it.  If the abusers of the world want to use it as a forum for legitimization of their clear abuses, we should not be paying for it or providing it with any semblance of legitimacy.

And, based on Nuland’s (the State Dept spokeswoman, remember?) remarks, our State Department has its collective head FIRMLY cranially rectally inverted…..

It’s time to write your congressmen and senators, and demand that we withdraw from this ridiculous caricature of an organization, and that we encourage our allies to do the same.

What is so difficult for the “Quartet” to understand?

What is so difficult for the “Quartet” to understand?

For there to be peace, both sides have to actually want peace.

There have been ample (and beyond) opportunities over the years for peace. The Palestinians have actively torpedoed EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

Israel, in spite of the broad proclamations by left wing “pundits”, the Palestinians, and much of the EU, Arab world, etc., HAS made significant offers, and has proven several times that they are willing to compromise and sacrifice for peace.

They gave up the Sinai for peace with Egypt, uprooting the community of Yamit.  They withdrew from Gaza 100%, uprooting thousands of Israeli citizens, leaving behind homes, businesses, etc. They have offered, numerous times, to settle borders and land swaps in face to face negotiations, only to have that door slammed in their face time after time under the pretext that they weren’t willing to do whatever it was the Palestinians demanded that week. It’s pretty simple, really.

For there to be peace, BOTH sides have to want it.

In Israel, education is about democracy, human rights, equal rights, and their legal system supports those things.

In the Palestinian territories, education is about killing Jews, obliterating Israel, Palestine “from the river to the sea” (code for no more Israel), glorifying those who murder Jews, and instilling a culture of hatred and intolerance.

Unfortunately, Israel actively WANTS peace, while the Palestinians are deathly afraid of making ANY compromise and do NOT want peace. Couple that with Hamas’ clear and unequivocal dedication to the destruction of Israel and the eradication of all Jews worldwide, and it’s no wonder at all that there is no peace in the region between Israel and the Arabs.

At this rate, there never will be, and the sooner the mealy-mouthed Catherine Ashton and the EU truly understand that, and the sooner that the rest of the world accepts that, the sooner we can all get on with our lives. If the EU and Obama want to impose peace on Israel and the PA, they need to stop supporting the parties that are absolutely unwilling to sit down and negotiate. That is NOT the Israelis.

Boys will be boys….

It occurred to me today that the world seems to view Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the PRC (Popular Resistance Committee), etc very “paternally”.

What I mean by this is that they are seen as a minor annoyance, almost as if they were vandalizing Southern Israel with their little rockets and mortars.  That since they rarely injure anyone seriously, their “toys” are not to be taken seriously.

As a result, when Israel decides to “spank” them, the world focuses their attention on Israel, in a way blaming them for abusing the “children”.

Today, Israel “spanked” the PRC by killing two of its upper level commanders, including the “man” who masterminded the kidnapping of Gilad Schalit.  The reaction from Gaza was immediate, with dozens of rockets, including GRAD rockets, launched at Israel.

Now, we can anticipate the world’s outcry, blaming Israel and crying crocodile tears for the Palestinians killed in Israel’s raids on rocket launchers.

Of course, most of the world couldn’t care less about the Palestinians, in reality.  If they did, their focus would be not only on Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank, but on the conditions of Palestinians in “Refugee Camps” all over the Middle East, where Palestinians are not allowed by law (hmmmm – Apartheid, anyone?) to engage in a wide variety of professions, to become educated, to work, or to become citizens of the various countries in which they reside and have resided for many, many years.

Unfortunately, however; These groups are NOT children, their “toys” ARE deadly, and Israelis have been lucky that their physical casualties have been relatively light.  Given the thousands of rockets and mortars launched at Israel, including 69 in 2012 alone (so far!), it’s amazing that these “toys” haven’t killed or seriously injured many more people than they have.

The psychological cost cannot be over-estimated, though.

With somewhere near a million or so Israelis living under the fear of rockets coming out of the sky at any time, these mischievous little brats from Gaza have had much more of an effect than they might have anticipated.

Unfortunately for them, a day of reckoning cannot be far off.

I suspect that sooner, rather than later, Israel will have no choice but to mount a major offensive on Gaza to root out these crazies, who would rather die than make peace with even the idea of a Jewish state.

That day cannot come too soon, in my opinion.