Ah, the Orwellian, through the mirror world of the United Nations where up is down, black is white and wrong is right. And the US and Israel are always wrong.
Celebrating Human Rights Day last week the UN's so called Human Rights (sic) Council, whose membership consists of such gross human rights violators as Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Mauritania, elected the representative of Mauritania as vice president.
Hillel Neuer, of UN Watch, publicly objected, explaining
"It is obscene for the U.N. to use the occasion of Human Rights Day, when we commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to elect the world's worst enabler of slavery to this prestigious post," said Hillel Neuer, UN Watch executive director.
"The U.N. is making an arsonist head of the fire department. It defies both morality and common sense."
According to a recent report by the Guardian, "up to 800,000 people in a nation of 3.5 million remain chattels," with power and wealth overwhelmingly concentrated among lighter-skinned Moors, "leaving slave-descended darker-skinned Moors and black Africans on the edges of society."
Meanwhile over at the UN's Education, Science, Culture Organization (UNESCO) Syria - -the country involved in a murderous civil war against its own civilian citizens, men, women, children, different religions, ethnicities, tribes -- remains a member of their human rights (sic) committee which "rules on individual human rights complaints worldwide."
Despite having murdered tens of thousands of its own people, the Bashar al-Assad regime remains a full member of UNESCO's human rights committee, "and no one at UNESCO seems to care the slighest (sic) bit," said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer.
"UNESCO is allowing the Assad regime to strut in Paris as a U.N. human rights arbiter -- it's indefensible and an insult to Syria's victims."
However, while a resolution was adopted censuring Syria's violations -- a welcome first for UNESCO -- the promised call to oust the regime from UNESCO's human rights panel was excised.
U.S. ambassador David Killion had urged UNESCO to revisit the decision. The watered-down text included language suggesting UNESCO chief Irina Bokova could raise the issue again, but she has failed to do so.
Not so surprisingly, when there is an occasion to condemn the US or Israel, the UN quickly springs into action.
That's their idea of human rights.