Obama: U.S. Will Join UN “Human Rights” Council

More indecision and waffling from the President. Anti-Semitic organizations continue to push him to participate in the United Nation’s “anti-racism” conference to be held in Geneva. At the last one, held in Durban, South Africa, the delegates adopted a declaration condemning Israel as the only racist country in the world. The purpose of this year’s conference, known as Durban II, is to implement that declaration and its anti-Semitic agenda.

On Friday Obama announced that the U.S. would not participate…unless we decide to participate.

Barack Obama just added double-dealing to his foreign policy repertoire. On Friday, administration officials led many Jewish leaders to believe that the president had decided to boycott the United Nation’s “anti-racism” conference known as Durban II. At the same time, however, human rights organizations were being led to believe that the administration was not pulling out and was looking for a way to “re-engage.”

Durban II, scheduled for Geneva in April, is the U.N.’s attempt at a rerun of the 2001 global anti-Semitic hate fest held in Durban, South Africa.

After sowing confusion over the phone lines, the State Department chose late Friday night to put the real deal in print. Their release reads: “the current text of the draft outcome document is not salvageable,” and “the United States will not … participate in a conference based on this text,” but we will “re-engage if a document that meets [our] criteria becomes the basis for deliberations.” A new version must be: “shorter,” “not reaffirm in toto the flawed 2001 Durban Declaration,” “not single out any one country or conflict,” and “not embrace the troubling concept of “defamation of religion.”

But don’t worry. Obama is reaffirming his commitment to human rights by joining the UN Human Rights Council. But notwithstanding Obama’s claims about the “troubling concept of ‘defamation of religion'”, that infamous council, whose predecessor the UN Commission on Human Rights included China, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, has approved at least ten resolutions on “defamation of religion” many of which specifically identify Islam as needing protection from blasphemers.

So let’s sum up. The President won’t go to Durban II unless it drops the concept of defamation of religion, but he’s just fine with joining the UNHRC, which embraces the same concept. Talk about a mixed message.


~ by Gabriel Malor on March 2, 2009.

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