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Why the UN isn’t worth the powder to blow it to hell
Posted by: McQ on Monday, May 14, 2007

Some things just never change:
Zimbabwe won approval on Friday to head a key U.N. body charged with promoting economic progress and environmental protection despite protests from the U.S., European nations and human rights organizations.

The 53-member Commission on Sustainable Development voted 26-21 with three abstentions on the new chair, said Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, vice chair of the commission. The chair traditionally rotates among regions of the world and it is Africa's choice this year. The government of Zimbabwe has nominated Francis Nhema, the minister of environment and tourism, to chair the commission.
Zimbabwe, the basket case of Africa is now going to chair a commission about "promoting economic progress and environmental protection"? Zimbabwe? The country has absolutely destroyed its own economy, has hyper-inflation as a result and recently bulldozed the shanty homes of thousands of persons its economic policies have displaced.

The newly elected chairman dismissed questions Friday night about his country's international standing and the appropriateness of Zimbabwe holding such a position in a global body.

"I think it's not time to point fingers," said Nhema. "There is never a perfect method, it's always a method which is appropriate to each country. So it's important not only to look at Zimbabwe but to look at each other and see what we can learn."
I think it is high time to point fingers. And the first finger should be pointed at the absurdity of the UN's decision to allow another oppressive regime - under virtual dictatorial rule where political dissent is ruthlessly oppressed - to have the positive visibility and validation this sort of a position gives it.

But then this is the UN we're talking about, where oppressive nations have the same morally relative standing as the most free nation on earth.

What's next, the appointment of Vietnam to the head of the Human Rights Commission?
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Maybe this will give defenders - a.k.a. leftists - of the UN a reason to rethink their position. I do wonder what it will take for them to see this body as hopelessly corrupt and worthless.
Written By: Grimshaw
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Economic development, one Zimbabwean bureaucrat at a time.
Written By: Dave Schuler
It’s worth the diesel to have it shoved into Turtle Bay.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
Written By: Tom Perkins
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What’s next, the appointment of Vietnam to the head of the Human Rights Commission?
Libya headed this fine Commission in 2003.
Written By: unaha-closp
Re. the UN not being worth the powder to blow it to hell:

I have a few pound cannisters of powder lying around getting old, since I’ve barely reloaded in years.

I’d be happy to donate them to the collection for blowing up the UN building (empty, of course - even UN bureaucrats and functionaries lives have at least nominal value, and some of them are doubtless decent folk, though misguided), if Congress decides to do so and doesn’t want to pay for the cost.

I’m civic-minded that way.
Written By: Sigivald
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Maybe they’re working on the theory of giving leadership responsibilities to children as part of a learning process.
Written By: Synova
Unfortunately, Synova, Mugabe’s henchmen are not children; they’re the murderers of children. They’re evil cutthroats who’ll only ever learn more ways to thieve and destroy. It’s chilling to think how the US government takes money from us to lavish on an organization that promotes and tries to legitimize criminal scum like the people who have raped Zimbabwe.
Written By: Linda Morgan
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Looking at the bright side, Zimbabwe U has some kick-ass climate scientists.
Written By: Ralf Goergens
Looking at the bright side, Zimbabwe U has some kick-ass climate scientists.
LOL! Yeah, and I believe they were writing for the IPCC a little earlier as well.
Written By: McQ
I believe they were writing for the IPCC a little earlier as well.
They are bona-fide pillars of the consensus.
Written By: Ralf Goergens

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