The UN finally gets tough on Gaddafi

From Colum Lynch at Foreign Policy magazine:
With Col. Moammar Qaddafi allegedly unleashing a campaign of mass killing against his people, the United Nations has decided it might be best to put a little distance between itself and the Libyan leader.

At today's noon briefing, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman, Martin Nesirky, said that the U.N. Development Program has "terminated" Qaddafi's daughter's position as a National Goodwill Ambassador for Libya. Ayesha Gaddafi had been extended the honor, which comes without pay, in July 2009. Her mission was to "address the issues of HIV/AIDS and violence against women in Libya, both sensitive topics in the country," Nesirky sai

Libya is still a member of the UN, still a member in good standing of the UN Human Rights Council, and still has not been subject to any UN Security Council actions.

But, hey, his daughter is being fired - that will teach him the punishments that come from abusing human rights and sponsoring terror.

The feckless United Nations, recipient of billions in US taxpayer dollars.


From Colum Lynch at Foreign Policy magazine:

With Col. Moammar Qaddafi allegedly unleashing a campaign of mass killing against his people, the United Nations has decided it might be best to put a little distance between itself and the Libyan leader.

At today's noon briefing, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's spokesman, Martin Nesirky, said that the U.N. Development Program has "terminated" Qaddafi's daughter's position as a National Goodwill Ambassador for Libya. Ayesha Gaddafi had been extended the honor, which comes without pay, in July 2009. Her mission was to "address the issues of HIV/AIDS and violence against women in Libya, both sensitive topics in the country," Nesirky sai

Libya is still a member of the UN, still a member in good standing of the UN Human Rights Council, and still has not been subject to any UN Security Council actions.

But, hey, his daughter is being fired - that will teach him the punishments that come from abusing human rights and sponsoring terror.

The feckless United Nations, recipient of billions in US taxpayer dollars.


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