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The UN loves Obama because he’s weak and is eager to downplay US power. They especially like Obama at the so-called UN Human Rights Council because of his clear lack of interest in human rights. If anything, he’s thrilled with Richard Falk’s anti-US hate speech

April 29, 2013

Obama is only where he is thanks to the Bush crowd/Fox News/GOP. He can do whatever he wants is because he knows the GOP is thrilled that democrats are in charge.

4/27/13, “UN official will keep job, despite anti-U.S. Boston Marathon rant,” Fox News

The United Nations official who angered critics by blaming the Boston Marathon bombing on “American global domination will keep his post, because not enough other countries took offense at his comments.

Richard Falk, the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Palestinian Territories monitor, will remain on the job until his mandate expires in mid-2014. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has rejected Falk’s comments, but the council’s 47 member states have no plans to force him out.

Professor Falk is appointed by member states of the Human Rights Council in Geneva and not by the secretary-general,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky told Fox News. “So it is within the domain of the Human Rights Council and member states to determine the appointment and work of special rapporteurs. It is up to them to decide.”

Special rapporteurs to the U.N. are appointed by the council as independent experts tasked with investigating, monitoring and advising on human rights concerns in their personal capacity without financial compensation. However, the U.S. funds 22 percent of the council’s budget, and thus, the same share of Falk’s official U.N.-related costs.

Falk, an 82-year-old professor emeritus at Princeton University, is no stranger to controversial statements that put America in a negative light. In a 1979 Op-Ed for The New York Times, he pronounced incoming Iranian dictator Ayatollah Khomeini a moderate.

“The depiction of him as fanatical, reactionary and the bearer of crude prejudices seems certainly and happily false,” he wrote of the man who turned Iran into a radical theocracy.

In 2004, writing the foreword for a book critical of the Bush administration’s handling of 9/11, Falk hinted that the U.S. government was behind the attacks.

“There have been questions raised here and there and allegations of official complicity made almost from the day of the attacks, especially in Europe, but no one until Griffin has had the patience, the fortitude, the courage, and the intelligence to put the pieces together in a single coherent account,” he wrote.

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe, U.S. representative to the Human Rights Council, released a statement on Wednesday rejecting Falk’s latest comments and called for his resignation.

We have repeatedly called for Mr. Falk’s resignation and expressed our grave concern in a letter to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights,” Donahoe said. “Mr. Falk’s continued offensive communications do nothing to advance peace in the Middle East or to further the protection and promotion of human rights. Mr. Falk’s latest comments demonstrate once again that he is unfit to serve in his role as a UN special rapporteur.”

A U.S. State Department official familiar with the matter tells Fox News that Donahoe has repeatedly made objections to Falk’s mandate and to his series of offensive statements, including the most recent one.  The State Department considers the issue to be part of the council’s broader pattern of anti-Israel bias, which has been consistently and vocally condemned.”…

[Ed. note: This is pure propaganda. The US government (Obama and his pals) loves anti-American statements, that’s why it joined this group. Obama joined the so-called Human Rights Council and happily handed over US taxpayer dollars to support it mainly because it bashes the US No one forces the US to even be a member of this group much less to pay 22% of the group’s expenses via the US taxpayer. US membership in the group elevates its hateful remarks. The US looks even weaker when it issues lame statements objecting to remarks. The whole world knows Obama wants America to be the whipping post, and he’ll sit back and take it as if there were no alternative, such as quitting the group, while continuing to funnel US taxpayer dollars to them.]

(continuing): “The official added that the U.S. will continue to call for Falk’s resignation and will encourage others to speak out against him.

Falk’s latest controversial remarks appeared in a article he penned for Foreign Policy Journal.

“It is soon to tell, and the somewhat hysterical Boston dragnet for the remaining at large and alive suspect does suggest that the wounds of 9/11 are far from healed,” he wrote. “We should be asking ourselves at this moment, ‘How many canaries will have to die before we awaken from our geopolitical fantasy of global domination?’”

On Thursday, he sought to clarify the remarks, writing on his blog that he considers the Boston Marathon attack a “despicable crime, so horrifying that I lack the imagination to comprehend the sociopathic mentality that planned and executed such a monstrous event.” He said his remarks had been taken out of context and complained of the wave of anger his comments have brought.

“My only effort was to suggest that in addition to grieving and bringing the perpetrators to justice, this could also become an occasion for collective self-scrutiny as a nation and as a people,” he wrote. “Should this be seen as such a provocative assertion as to provoke a wave of hate mail?” via MichaelSavage.com

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Ed. note: His “clarification” merely said the same thing, that the US should look to itself as the cause of Boston terror attacks. He’s the offended party because he got some bad mail. Obama’s UN dealings are fine with the GOP. The GOP cares about only one thing, which is permanently silencing the Silent Majority.

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9/23/2009, “The UN loves Barack Obama because he is weak,” UK Telegraph, Nile Gardiner

“It is not hard to see why a standing ovation awaits Barack Obama when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly.”…

Obama’s popularity at the UN boils down essentially to his willingness to downplay American global power. He is the first American president who has made an art form out of apologizing for the United States, which he has done on numerous occasions on foreign soil, from Strasbourg to Cairo. The Obama mantra appears to be – ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do to atone for your country. This is a message that goes down very well in a world that is still seething with anti-Americanism.

It is natural that much of the UN will embrace an American president who declines to offer strong American leadership. A president who engages dictators like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez will naturally gain respect from the leaders of the more than 100 members of the United Nations who are currently designated as “partly free” or “not free” by respected watchdog Freedom House….

Obama’s clear lack of interest in human rights issues is a big seller at the UN, where

  • at least half its members have poor human rights records.

The president scores highly at the UN for refusing to project American values and military might on the world stage, with rare exceptions like the war against the Taliban. His appeasement of Iran, his bullying of Israel, his surrender to Moscow, his call for a nuclear free world, his siding with Marxists in Honduras, his talk of a climate change deal, have all won him plaudits in the large number of UN member states where US foreign policy has traditionally been viewed with contempt.

Simply put, Barack Obama is loved at the UN because he largely fails to advance real American leadership. This is a dangerous strategy of decline that will weaken US power and make her far more vulnerable to attack.

As we saw last week with his shameful surrender to Moscow over missile defence, the president is perfectly happy to undermine America’s allies and gut its strategic defences while currying favour with enemies and strategic competitors. The missile defence debacle is rightly viewed as a betrayal by the Poles and the Czechs, and Washington has clearly give the impression that it cares little about those who have bravely stood shoulder to shoulder with their US allies in Iraq, Afghanistan and the wider war on terror.

The Obama administration is now overseeing and implementing the biggest decline in American global power since Jimmy Carter. Unfortunately it may well take another generation for the United States to recover.”

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In 2010, Obama formally submitted the US for judgement by dictators and terrorists at the UN’s so-called “Human Rights Council.” Thugs and criminals lectured the US about hundreds of ways in which we must improve our human rights. Obama is the first US president to submit the US for this public lashing. US taxpayers obediently pay the majority of bills at the UN but Obama thought that wasn’t enough. So he delivered us to be smacked around by psychotic animals.

3/18/11, “Obama Yields to UN on US ‘Human Rights’ Abuses,” AP, Geneva

““The United States on Friday disavowed torture and pledged to treat terror suspects humanely, but set aside calls to drop the death penalty, as the United Nations carried out its first review of Washington’s human rights record.
As part of a groundbreaking commitment to improvement under the Obama administration, the U.S. joined the 47-nation* Human Rights Council in 2009. And in doing so, submitted to more international scrutiny. State Department legal adviser Harold Koh outlined nine key improvement areas Friday, encompassing about 174 of the 228 recommendations the community had urged on Washington in an initial report last November. Nations are held

  • accountable for what they agree to improve.

He said the U.S. would agree to improvements in areas ranging from civil rights to national security to immigration, including intolerance of torture and the humane treatment of suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.

“To those who desire as a matter of policy to end capital punishment in the United States — and I count myself among those — I note the decision made by the government of Illinois on March 9 to abolish that state’s death penalty,” Koh told the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council.

Cuba, Iran and Venezuela complained the U.S. was brushing too many recommendations aside, while China and Russia said the U.S. was not going far enough on Guantanamo, and called for it to be shut down as President Barack Obama had promised.

Other nations urged the U.S. to reduce overcrowding in prisons, ratify international treaties on the rights of women and children, and take further steps to prevent racial profiling. Koh said Obama also would push to ratify additional measures under the Geneva Conventions and add protections for anyone it detains in an international armed conflict.”…

*On Libya’s election to the so-called UN Human Rights council in May 2010:
“U.N. Watch said, “If any good could possibly come out of today’s results, perhaps the mere fact of Gaddafi’s presence on the council will serve to expose the already existing hypocrisy and injustice which too often gets covered up by those who – out of career interests or political agenda – portray

  • this kangaroo court as a serious body.””…

3/14/10, “Many ‘Free’ Countries Voted for Libya to Join U.N. Human Rights Council,” CNS News, Goodenough

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Nigerian below holds amputated hand of man punished by Sharia law, 2/15/08. Nigeria is a member of the UN Human Rights Council to which Americans are now subservient.  12/20/12, “U.N. Adopts ‘Religious Intolerance’ Resolution Championed by Obama Administration,” CNS News

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