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Originally posted by stumason
Originally posted by groingrinder
Are you kidding me? What has the UN done to stop the genocide of the Palestinians? What have they done to stop the illegal settlements being built on Palestinian land? What have they done to stop the blockade and withholding of food and medical supplies?
You are joking, right? Every time a resoltuion comes up in the Un with the teeth to "stop the genocide of the Palestinians" or "stop the illegal settlements being built on Palestinian land" it has been vetoed..
Guess who did that?
Americans like to paint the picture of an ineffective UN, when it is the USA itself that hampers the UN when it tries to stop the very things you're complaining they don't stop...
Oh, the irony.
Originally posted by ll__raine__ll
that coming from the daily mail makes me skeptical of its validity but who knows ...
Originally posted by stevegmu
Isn't Saudi Arabia on the Human Rights Commission of the UN?
The members of the General Assembly elect the members who occupy the UNHRC's forty-seven seats. The term of each seat is three years, and no member may occupy a seat for more than two consecutive terms.
The resolution establishing the UNHRC states that "members elected to the Council shall uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights." The General Assembly may, by a vote of two-thirds of its members, suspend the rights and privileges of a member if that member has persistently committed gross and systematic violations of human rights.
Originally posted by redhead57
Interesting isn't it how the US runs in to free Afghan women from the Taliban but are in bed with the Saudis. They are by far the most oppressive of nations against women, but the US remains silent.
I suppose there is nothing that can be done to help this young woman as they have no legal rights or recourse. Sad and sickening.
Originally posted by Skittle
reply to post by stevegmu
Does VETO'ing means anything to you? And who are behind most of the VETO's?
Girl gets a year in jail, 100 lashes for adultery
By Adnan Shabrawi
JEDDAH – A 23-year-old unmarried woman was awarded one-year prison term and 100 lashes for committing adultery and trying to abort the resultant fetus.
The District Court in Jeddah pronounced the verdict on Saturday after the girl confessed that she had a forced sexual intercourse with a man who had offered her a ride. The man, the girl confessed, took her to a rest house, east of Jeddah, where he and four of friends assaulted her all night long.
The girl claimed that she became pregnant soon after and went to King Fahd Hospital for Armed Forces in an attempt to carry out an abortion. She was eight weeks’ pregnant then, the hospital confirmed.
According to the ruling, the woman will be sent to a jail outside Jeddah to spend her time and will be lashed after delivery of her baby who will take the mother’s last name. – Okaz/SG
Originally posted by stevegmu
And people wonder why the UN is ineffective and carries little credibility...