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United States Quits Human Rights Council

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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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United States Quits Human Rights Council


www.humanrights-geneva.info

The news that the US has completely withdrawn from the Human Rights Council spread like wildfire Friday afternoon (June 6) through the corridors of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:24 PM
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I don't even know what to say to this...Is this finally recognition of the torture and illegal detainment committed under the Bush Administration? What does it take for American citizens to stand up and say "no" to this corrupt government?

www.humanrights-geneva.info
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:30 PM
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Gone are the days when the United States was the world's number one advocate of human rights, whether we lived up to it or not.

The terrorists have won.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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Originally posted by evanmontegarde


I don't even know what to say to this...Is this finally recognition of the torture and illegal detainment committed under the Bush Administration? What does it take for American citizens to stand up and say "no" to this corrupt government?

www.humanrights-geneva.info
(visit the link for the full news article)


Believe me we are getting to it


Dude who said the terrorists won, way to be a lose, if everyone gave up as easy as you I think we would all be ruled by radical Muslims by now.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:44 PM
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The United Nations Human Rights Council still does little to address much of the human rights abuses occuring around the world, despite the name. It's almost sole focus on Israel and the lack of focus on other countries major violations of Human rights makes it ineffective and almost useless. Without major reforms it will continue in the manner.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:45 PM
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Its obvious you have no idea what I am talking about...

... I said that the terrorist have won because in bush minor and his administration's response to them... we have pawned the values that we once stood for...

To quote Ben Franklin:


Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by Baxtoriafall

Dude who said the terrorists won, way to be a lose, if everyone gave up as easy as you I think we would all be ruled by radical Muslims by now.


I take it you're the type of guy who would rather die than give in to terrorism.

A fairly radical approach, if i may say so myself.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:48 PM
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Bush is too worried that he will be accountable for his Administration's Crimes Against Humanity to belong to this Human Rights group.


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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 04:56 PM
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No, it was the right decision. Everyone should quit it, the council has become a joke.

All Western nations are being investigated by the likes of Morocco, Algeria and Egypt for human rights violations but have blocked other nations from investigating them in return. A speaker was thrown out after highlighting Hamas human rights record in Gaza involved denying freedom of speech and the right to protest. Most sessions end up in a bash against Israel and America. The British diplomat walked out during one session because the Arab nations would not let him rise concerns about Egypt and the French hardly turn up.

French, Britain and America have described the council methods as political motivated against the West and Israel. Even Amnesty International are sceptical of the Council's recommendations.

Zimbabwe is on the council FFS



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 05:01 PM
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Exactly, Its a bash America and Israel fest unjustly most of the time so we want nothing to do with it. I support this move completely, Now if we can get the U.S. my country out of the U.N. and make them move their headquarters all would be great.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 05:02 PM
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You can't save face in the human rights council when you're violating human rights all the time. Bush truly doesn't care about the harm we do to the rest of the planet, as well as his own citizens. This is just another nail in the coffin for the American Empire.

[edit on 7-6-2008 by projectvxn]



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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Good! Maybe this is this first step to withdraw completely from the UN.

This is the same UN who wanted to investigate the United States on racism, right when we were on the verge of electing Barack Hussein Obama as candidate for the Presidency.

The same UN whose so-called peace keepers are raping women and children in the Congo.

The same UN who condemmed Saddam Hussein, then at the same time lined their pockets by supporting Saddam's Oil for Food program.

Without looking can anyone name the US Ambassador to the UN? I had to look myself. Here's a hint, the guy is a Muslim, appointed by Bush, I guess that is why you never heard of him. I guess the media didn't want to give Bush any credit for this, so it went unnoticed.

The UN is completely worthless to the United States and the less involvement we have with them the better.



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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 05:06 PM
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It does seem rather pointless to even have the council if a country can block the council from investigating them. It should all be laid out in the open if you're going to have such a council, no matter how ugly it is.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 05:09 PM
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Star my friend.
This guy in the video is not bias or related to the US government. He is independent. You can watch more of his videos, especially him grilling a member from the Mugabe government.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 05:17 PM
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Thanks,

Yes, but you know others will attack him and just ignore the message and words.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 05:20 PM
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I think its more likely that we

got kicked OUT of the HRC.



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
I think its more likely that we

got kicked OUT of the HRC.


No, trust me, you guys did the right thing in leaving.

Video evidence in this thread shows some of the members were too busy denying genocide in Darfur



posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 09:58 AM
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Good luck to all Americans, looks like another step down the ladder to torturing American civilians.



posted on Jun, 8 2008 @ 10:20 AM
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Well said Infinite.

Gave it a star.


I find your well thought out writing on a variety of subjects interesting and worth reading.



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