Thursday, November 16, 2006

Feckless at the UN

Jimmy Carter is angling to head up UN investigations of Israel for suspected war crimes or human rights violations.
The U.N. General Assembly is expected to convene a special emergency session tomorrow to deal with the November 8 Israel Defense Force artillery strike on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, which killed 19 civilians. A draft resolution for the assembly session calls on the U.N. secretary-general to establish a fact-finding mission into the event and requests that he report back to the assembly in a month.

And yesterday in Geneva, the U.N. Human Rights Council, which in its five months of existence has failed to pass one resolution on any country other than Israel, concluded its third emergency session on the Jewish state. In the session's resolution, the council called on its president, Ambassador Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate the incident at Beit Hanoun.

A diplomat in Geneva who requested anonymity said the sponsors of the resolution are planning to ask Mr. Carter to head the investigation. Other candidates include the diplomats Martti Ahtisaari of Finland and Sadako Ogata of Japan.
Nowhere is there any indication that the UN will investigate Palestinian terrorists' ongoing violations of international law, human rights violations, calls for genocide, and terroristic activities that include daily rocket attacks of Israeli cities; one such attack killed one and wounded several others yesterday. It was these ongoing rocket attacks that Israeli forces have responded to by engaging Palestinian terrorists within Gaza - territory that was handed over to the Palestinians when Israel unilaterally withdrew from the territory in 2005. Since then, Palestinians have used Gaza as a weapons platform from which to launch hundreds of rockets into Israel, and engaged in acts of war including a cross border raid that killed two soldiers and led to the capture of Gilad Shalit, who remains held by Hamas (the terror group that dominates Gaza and the Palestinian Authority).

Hamas calls for the elimination of Israel - no 2-state solution for them. The UN is more than willing to comply, launching investigation after investigation into Israel's responses to terroristic activities by Palestinian terror groups including those directly involved in the government (Fatah and Hamas and their offshoot groups).

No other country has been investigated for human rights violations more than Israel, despite the fact that Sudan's Darfur region is a genocidal wasteland that threatens to spill over into Chad. War threatens to engulf Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea due to the spread of Islamists dominating the region and neighboring countries supporting different factions. China's ongoing human rights violations scarcely rates a mention, and ongoing misogyny in the Islamic world doesn't even rate a mention.

Feckless doesn't begin to cover it.

Charles at LGF has more on Carter's views on Israel. Carter pretty much believes that Israel is an aparteid state, which is curious considering that the Palestinians lynch anyone who doesn't adhere to the terrorists' viewpoints. Israeli Arabs are free to pray as they wish, and can visit the Temple Mount, while Jews are discouraged and sometimes prohibited from doing the same, despite the fact that the Temple Mount is the most sacred spot on Earth for the Jewish people.

Sister Toldjah wonders if the neurons are firing in the heads of anyone at the UN. I'd suggest that the UN HRC is as anti-American and anti-Israel as any organization on the planet, and Carter's views mesh well.

Pamela at Atlas Shrugs notes with mock surprise that the UN once again goes out of its way to slam Israel.

Others picking up on Carter and the UN's push to investigate Israel: Israelated, Environmental Republican, Menorah, Florida Cracker (who snarks that Ramsey Clark must have been busy), and For Zion's Sake.

All this comes at a time when those so called crude rockets have killed and maimed Israelis (though as Meryl Yourish points out you wouldn't know from the AP coverage, which continues to dehumanize Israelis to the point of putting their deaths in the passive voice while any Palestinians killed are treated with active voice and specifically mentioning them in the ledes).

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