Quips, quotes, queries, qualms and quarrels regarding American politics, politicians, foreign policy and public accountability with particular attention to Drumpfen-putz Administration, the Drumpf Crime Family and the Mueller investigation.
Drumpf's Amerikkka has left the UN
Human Rights Council, stating that the Council did not protect human rights and
in fact, shielded those nation who are culpable of human rights offenses. A perverted
marriage of nonsense that would flabbergast Lewis Caroll, Franz Kafka and
George Orwell combined.
Pompeo puffed that the Council was an “exercise
in shameless hypocrisy, with many of the world’s worst human rights abuses
going ignored, and some of the world’s most serious offenders sitting on the
“The only thing worse than a council that does almost
nothing to protect human rights is a council that covers for human rights
abuses, and is therefore an obstacle to progress and an impediment to change.”
Of course, it was, in reality, the UN's chiding of Israel for murdering Palestinians
that actually provoked this lamentable action.
While the UN HRC has (to put it diplomatically) some rather dubious members - most
of the nations which sit on the current council have putrid records of systematically
violating human rights - the purpose of
the Council is undeniably a proper one.
A touch of bitter-sweet self-effacing
satire is provided, however, by the publicly announced resignation.
To wit: By leaving the Council for
these admitted reasons, the US is declaring that they have no enduring power and
effect no influence on the structure or actions of the Council. Curious, that.
The 9 nations which the US - the wealthiest and most powerful nation in history
- could not influence are (get this...) Burundi, Egypt, Rwanda, Cuba,
Venezuela, China, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. These are
the member states which comprise the UNHCR as of Sep 21, 2017 (according to The
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and India are all aligned with the US
as allies. That's half the Council.
Moreover, Burundi, Rwanda and Cuba are on no one's list of most powerful influential
One would rightfully figure that
Cuba would align with China. Venezuela would be opposed to the policies on US on
That makes a minority of 3 on a Council of 10 and Nikki Haley and the weight of
the US could not sway or influence the UNHRC.
Twaddle, of course.
Smoke and strobe lights.
"Make America Feckless
Again" seems to be the standing order of the Drumpf mis-administration.
Ineffectual, impotent, enfeebled and
(the word of the hour) feckless.