Grabbed_by_the_Spets wrote:Oh no, a small portion is a country you don't like, how dare there be some form of diversity you don't like. Why don't we just slam puppets or countries that we do like into it!
That's roughly a fourth to a third of the council members. Also, what diversity are you asking for here? Diversity in acceptance and implementation of baisc human rights? Because that surely is the diversity we need on a human rights council of the United Nations...
Yeah, a quarter, not even a sizable minority.
Sorry, but one country can't just pick and choose which nations to show representation within the UN, that defeats the entire purpose of the UN Council. We got a few shitters of countries, they are still a minority.
Did you ever look into the criticism about Agenda Item 7 or is it all irrelevant because its Israel?
It's because Israel is a calling card for United States and much of the western world accepting and supporting human rights violations. It's just more and more shitty excuses and whataboutisms.
I'm sorry, but it's been quite abundantly clear that the Repubs and Israel are colluding with each other to support their gains.
And before you bring them up, yes, I feel the same way about the likes of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Turkey, etc.
Israel has been condemned by the UNHRC a total of 68 times between 2006 and 2016. About three times as much as Syria, with more than blatant human rights abuses documented (20 condemnations). Fucking North Korea with its gulag system and collective punishment was only condemned nine times in that period.
Syria got bombed several times after it violated human rights. North Korea has had direct intervention from a UN collation which resulted in a 50 year war.
Israel gets commendation all the time because US vetoes further action every time, so yes, they should continue pushing condemnations until further actions have applies. I've only seen it not vetoed once, which resulted in declaring war on us! And then the Trump administration vetoed it anyway!
So no, I will not let "but Israel" excuse pass, especially considering that they are both openly corrupt and colluding. And especially considering that both are become more and more blatant with their human rights violations.
EDIT: your link doesn't work BTW.