Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The UN: From Hope, To Tragedy, To Farce, To Tragedy, To Farce Yet Again

The UN is often a self-parody of itself, doing things that you just can't make up if you tried. It has beclowned itself yet again this week.

UN Watch: Syria to chair UN disarmament forum on chemical & nuclear weapons; watchdog calls on US & EU to walk out

No, you really can't make this stuff up, they really just did that on Monday, right after Syria used chemical weapons against its own population yet again. Of Course, Syria had been appointed to the UNESCO Human Rights committee in 2013 as it was killing its own citizens wholesale so the current appointment merely follows the trend.

It's the stuff of farce. The country in the news today for the most recent use of chemical weapons (and sought to build nuclear weapons in the recent past and was found in breach of the non-proliferation treaty, if not currently) has been named as the chair of the UN's disarmament forum on chemical and nuclear weapons.

Yes, the organization that named Iran to the UN's Women's rights committee as Iran was violating women's rights wholesale, has now named Syria, the most famous current user of banned chemical weapons to chair the committee on disarmament of chemical weapons.

One wonders if the members of the UN completely lack any sense of self-awareness or shame, or for that matter why anyone should take anything the UN and the UN General Assembly does seriously ever again, if you ever took it seriously before.

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