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Iran – Where Women’s Rights Rule!

As we all know, Iran is harmless. Their only fault is standing up to the USA, and having their president’s threat to wipe Israel off the map published in the international media.

So the left should have no problem with this.

NEW YORK — Without fanfare, the United Nations this week elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to a theocratic state in which stoning is enshrined in law and lashings are required for women judged “immodest.”

Just days after Iran abandoned a high-profile bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, it began a covert campaign to claim a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women, which is “dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women,” according to its website.

Buried 2,000 words deep in a U.N. press release distributed Wednesday on the filling of “vacancies in subsidiary bodies,” was the stark announcement: Iran, along with representatives from 10 other nations, was “elected by acclamation,” meaning that no open vote was requested or required by any member states — including the United States. FOXNews.com learned of the press release only after being alerted to it by Anne Bayefsky director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust.

Maybe that earthquake thing is going to become official UN policy?

(Naturally, the headline is sarcastic.)

Hat Tip.

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From the “You Must Be Joking” file

This has caused me to spit the dummy each and every time I heard it.

Barack Obama’s in the running for the most prestigious award for peace, along with French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is among a record 250 nominations for this year’s Nobel Peace prize.

The man started his current job just over a month ago.

He’s barley done anything outside spending stupendous amounts of money and telling big fibs about it.

It’s actually a wonder Bush hasn’t been, most people would agree he’s done a lot more, even if only (as some would say) by stepping down.

The new head of Norway’s Nobel Committee Thorbjoern Jagland chaired on Thursday for the first time the five-member committee that awards the prize annually in Oslo and he said in an interview the prestige of the peace prize must be guarded.

“The peace prize is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world and it is not an easy task to keep it at that level – one must be careful choosing the prize winners so that the world community accepts and takes note of it,” he said.

“It is a prize for the entire world,” said Jagland, who is president of Norway’s parliament and a former prime minister. “It has to reflect the attitudes present in the world community, like it has done very successfully many times.”

The scope of the prize has grown over the decades from its roots in disarmament and peacemaking, expanding to human rights work from the 1960s and even to the fight against climate change with the 2007 award to former US Vice President Al Gore.

Critics of the expansion say the prize has strayed too far from the intention of its creator, Swedish inventor and philanthropist Alfred Nobel, in his 1895 will.

Count me on that list!

Wife want’s to know who nominated the Great O, whoever they are, they need medication of some sort.

Someone at the UN needs their head seen to

This is insane on so many levels. People in Myanmar need food, shelter. They’ve lost homes and loved ones.

So what does the UN send in?

Condoms.

The United Nations will send nearly a quarter of a million condoms into cyclone-hit Myanmar to help needy survivors with no access to contraceptives, a UN official says.

So far, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said it had sent 72 800 condoms to survivors struggling to maintain their family planning after the storm hit in early May.

One would like to think this is a hoax, but I’ve read somewhere that the UN has focused on contraception to the point where it is far more available than fresh water.

Priorities.

Original source. Apparently last time the UN chipped into “relief efforts” they also made sure to include manual power abortion machines, missing from the reports this time.

Normality Returns to UN

Turns out someone noticed the whole “destroy Israel” thing.

John Bolton – Doing a Great Job

That’s from CNN too.

Doesn’t seem to worried about that moustache.

Sudan and the UN

The UN was setup in the wake of WWII, with preventing genocide as one of it’s core aims.

The situation in Sudan shows the farce that this is. The Government of Sudan is able to stop the UN moving in on it’s own

In an unsigned letter this week, Sudan’s UN mission warned that any nation volunteering troops for a UN peacekeeping force in its vast Darfur region was committing a “hostile act” that was a “prelude to an invasion.”

Sadly, this being an “internal” problem, it can be safely ignored.

The sooner a proper replacement for the UN is found, the better.

Updated:

Found this cartoon on Cox and Forkum. Two Years Old.

UN in Lebanon

Remember the UN mission that went into Lebanon to keep the peace.

Forget It.

So what DID Ahmadinejad say?

The media are silent:

As of noon at ABC News, it is as if Ahmadinejad never spoke, as their was no reference to his address in front of the United Nations on their Web site’s front page, and is notably absent from the headlines of their political section as well. I had to search Google News to find this report on their site, which did not link to the transcript, nor provide Ahmadinejad’s closing remarks.

Read the whole thing.

Ignoring what evil men in power say is always a good practice. Not.

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