Can the UN possibly sink any lower?(EzraLevant).Iran was just appointed by the United Nations to sit on the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty conference. Yes, the same Iran that was just found guilty in a UN report of rearming the Syrian regime in its war against its own people, is now one of 15 countries at the UN overseeing arms control. That’s sort of like OJ saying he really wants to track down the real killers, isn’t it?
Here’s what makes that even grosser: It was a unanimous vote.Not a single country at the UN voted against Iran being on the committee. The Asian countries got to pick three, and so they chose the democracies of Japan and South Korea — but also the Islamic Republic of Iran. And the decision was rubber-stamped.
Oh, but it gets insaner.
The UN keeps plunging to new depths.
They hit rock bottom, and then break out the diamond-tipped drill bits to keep digging deeper.
Because nobody stops them.
So not only is Iran on the arms control leadership committee, but Syria is — get this, are you ready? — Syria is now on track to be appointed to the UN’s Human Rights Council.
Using the same system of slates and rule-rigging, Syria is going to now be the boss of human rights.
It sounds crazy.
But how is that any crazier than China, Cuba or Saudi Arabia being on the council, either?
In a vote between the world’s liberal democracies, and the dictatorships, where every country gets the same vote, how could these thug regimes not win the vote?
The largest voting bloc at the UN isn’t NATO.
It’s the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, with 57 members in it, little dictatorships such as Yemen and Syria — with the whole thing run by Saudi Arabia.
Of course it’s in their interest to take over the human rights council and the arms trade council.
It’s like a mafia boss paying off the local cops — or, a better analogy, actually becoming the cops.
Being on these committees mean no worries that Iran or Syria will actually be subject to any punishment.
And use whatever goodwill remains from the UN to cast aspersions against real democracies, such as America or Israel, or, increasingly, Canada.
So because the UN is now controlled by the likes of Iran and Syria, and their masters China and Russia, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they need to find scapegoats to distract from their own misdeeds.
Which is surely why the UN has ramped up its moral war against Canada — us, the gentlest country in the world.
They sent their “food” commissioner to condemn us for our lack of food security. Us — a massive net food exporter, a country where being fat is much more of a health risk than being thin.
They came after us, instead of North Korea, where the Communist regime is so harsh that their state-engineered famine has driven people to literally eat grass.
Neither will the UN condemn terrorism or torture in the Arab world.
But their torture commissioner will condemn us for our treatment of Omar Khadr — even though a judge threw out his baseless claims of torture as laughably false.
So what, the UN will give a tyrant every benefit of the doubt, but will assume the worst about our democracy.
Question: Why does Canada spend $400 million a year on the UN?Hmmm......Hear, Hear!
This column appeared in The Sun Chain July 10 2012. Source: Ezra Levant.