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    Protesters Slaughtered In Streets Of Arab Capitals, UN Human Rights Council To Investigate … Israel

    Protesters Slaughtered In Streets Of Arab Capitals, UN Human Rights Council To Investigate … Israel

    Syrian troops have opened up with live fire, once gain, on protesters.  Libyan forces loyal to Gaddafi have shelled civilian areas indiscriminately.  Yemen government forces have cracked down leading to many deaths.  Iran routinely decimates opposition protesters.

    So what is the U.N. Human Rights Council going to do about it?  If the Islamic Conference at the U.N. has its way, it will investigate … Israel.  Via AP:

    Several members of the U.N.’s top human rights body are pressing for an emergency meeting to examine the government crackdowns against popular protests that have swept the Middle East and North Africa, Western diplomats said Wednesday.

    The countries, from Latin America, Europe, North America and Asia, are trying to collect 16 signatures necessary to force a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council next week, the diplomats said.

    They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, which was underlined by the innocuous title proposed for the meeting — “Promotion and protection of human rights in the context of recent peaceful protests.”

    The title was chosen to avoid singling out particular countries, the diplomats said. But they confirmed that Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria would be among the nations whose violent suppression of protests would be on the agenda.

    The Organization of the Islamic Conference, whose members carry significant weight in the 47-nation Human Rights Council, said it wouldn’t consent to holding such a meeting.

    “We think that the events that are taking place do not merit some kind of a special session,” said Zamir Akram, Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva.

    He accused those advocating a special session of double standards, and said the OIC would use any such meeting to focus on human rights abuses by Israel instead.

    Hey, we wouldn’t want to break the HRC’s anti-Israel hitting streak.

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    "Blame Israel First" and its "Firsters" are really misnomers, I'm coming to believe.

    "Blame Israel Only" and "Onlyers" might be more fitting.

    I'm not really sure how I feel about this phenomenon any more.

    The first stage, long ago, was disbelief. For some time now, it's been a stage of almost humorous, "Here we go again … just like clockwork!!" Now, it's getting to be so old … I guess it's the stage where you want to yell at the comedian, "Get off the stage. You're not funny anymore! Get some new material!!"

    sort of runic rhyme | April 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    There certainly don't appear to be any obvious good guys in these ME revolts and put-downs. I'm curious as to why Libyan oil-consuming France and Italy (and, to a lesser extent, the UK) have waded into the Libyan uprising and on the side of the rebels? The humanitarian excuse comes off as an insulting cover for a western intervention and attendant "kinetic" killing. That Obama is giving money and other aid (arms?) to the rebels is more understandable, because they look to be extremists who'll end up resenting the US much as our Prez does.

    At any rate, Israel, like the Jew, always plays the scapegoat for haters, takers, corrupt dictators and clergy, western apologists, and screw-ups. The country is simply too successful for its own good.

    Speaking of which, why is the US still giving so much money to Israel and Egypt? Haven't the Camp David dynamics changed since Mubarek's ouster and esp. considering the permanent state of warm war with the Palis? While American-Israeli military and intel cooperation benefits us, aren't we throwing too much good money after bad in the case of Egypt which will end up radicalizing, anyway, and on our dime?

    It's time to seriously consider moving the UN headquarters to Jerusalem. What better place is there for their mission to achieve world peace?

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