reply to post by Xcathdra
He has not done those things.
1. By immediate reform of the regulations, the General Assembly, as the main pillar of the UN, must regain its true position as the manifestation
of public participation in global management.
Coming from a country who is ruled by the Ayatollah and top clerics who are not subject to elections nor do they answer to the people.
Their version of governance works for them. The nation is thriving, and by any measure of government that is popularly used (that is, putting liberty
behind safety) they are improved to 10/20/30/40 years ago. They are far, far, far better off than they were under the regime of the US supported
No, they are not perfect. That is a high bar to set for any nation, and hypocritical of us to expect considering our own decaying notion of liberty.
And i realize you could say, "Well, we aren't as bad", but that is just comparing one turd to another when they are both turds.
Regardless, the will of the Ayatollahs is beyond his control, and is irrelevant in this discussion.
2. The regulations governing the Security Council must be totally transformed and reformed in the interests of nations and justice, through
the participation of all members of the General Assembly immediately.
Again Coming from a country who is ruled by the Ayatollah and top clerics who are not subject to elections nor do they answer to the
Yes, coming from a COUNTRY, not a MAN. I was talking about Ahmedinejad, not the entire nation or the Ayatollah's.
3. The progressive principles of equality and justice must be observed in the enactment and implementation of the law.
This coming from a country with no due process, sham courts, prosecution of those who speak against / dont agree with the government, public
executions, killing of homosexuals, killing people who decide to leave Islam for another religion, etc etc etc etc.
I know, huh? Its starting to sound like he is also lambasting his own leadership for failures. But, once again, your issue is with the system he is
charged with running, not him personally.
4. The international community should hold occupiers accountable and should try to return occupied lands to their real owners, and the
rights of nations should be upheld.
Hamas... Hezzbullah - not held accountible by Iran. Refusla to recognize Israel as a nation while advocating their extermination.
Hamas....Hezzbollah - not "occupiers", but rather tools used in a proxy war that we have instigated. No, i do not find their methods acceptable.
But I do have to remember that what I "know" about their actions are filtered through the eyes of government controlled media.
Regardless, this is once again out of his control. The only thing you mention that is within his control are his sentiments on Israel. And I do not
completely disagree with him. The land was stolen and given over. The current nation of Israel is an occupying force, in my estimation.
5. The principles of the prohibition of threats and the initiation of force in relations between states and the peaceful resolution of
differences should be the basis of the rule of law at the international level.
Again coming from a nation who calls for the extermination of Israel on a daily basis.
Are they mentioning the use of force? Or are they stating that they don't want Israel to exist, and to be replaced by Palestine? It is a warping of
words to insinuate that they are rattling their sabres when they have made no actions towards actually driving a war.
6. The principle of sovereign equality of states should be observed. All the governments should have an equal opportunity in management
cooperation, normalization, and decision making at the international level.
Except when it comes to Israel...
The existence of Israel is a denial of the sovereignty of Palestine, a nation that was "exterminated" at the end of WWII.
7. All governments should equally honor their international commitments according to international treaties and regulations.
Says the country who is violating the NPT / IAEA... Says the country that routinely executes children in violation of UN agreements they signed.
The latter is absolutely indefensible. But the US has blood on its hands in this regard as well, so lets reserve the shock and outrage just a bit, or
The IAEA bit is more an infringement on their sovereignty. Those organizations are being leveraged by the US, who controls them, to pressure Iran.
They are being used as tools against Iran. Why would Iran tolerate that?