Giving it Back to the UN
It it truly an insane world we live in when vicious dictatorial regimes like Pakistan, Libya, any member of the Arab League, and the UN Human Rights Commission sits in judgement of Israel, the one and only free, democratic, and moral nation in the Middle East. It fails to make a dent in most people's thoughts that the most unfree nations on Earth: Zimbabwe, The People's Republic of China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and former members of the UN Human Rights Commission, Algeria, Syria, Libya, and Vietnam, all countries with atrocious human rights records, condemn Israel on a regular basis for imaginary crimes. The one crime that they truly condemn Israel for is existing at all. Why they are taken seriously will always remain a mystery to me.
keeps their eye on the corrupt UN and their even more corrupt, malignant Human Rights Commission.
In response to the twisted Goldstone Report, I'm reprinting the following from UN Watch:
GENEVA, October 16, 2009 -
The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan just finished addressing the U.N. special session on the Goldstone Report, speaking on behalf of UN Watch.
“Mr. President, based on my knowledge and experience, I can say this: During Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli Defence Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare,” said. Col. Kemp.
Speech by Col. Kemp, as delivered today, Oct. 16, 2009
UN Watch Oral Statement
UN Human Rights Council, 12th Special Session
Geneva, 16 October 2009
Delivered by Col. Richard Kemp
Thank you, Mr. President.
I am the former commander of the British forces in Afghanistan. I served with NATO and the United Nations; commanded troops in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Macedonia; and participated in the Gulf War. I spent considerable time in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, and worked on international terrorism for the UK Government’s Joint Intelligence Committee.
Mr. President, based on my knowledge and experience, I can say this: During Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli Defence Forces did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare.
Israel did so while facing an enemy that deliberately positioned its military capability behind the human shield of the civilian population.
Hamas, like Hizballah, are expert at driving the media agenda. Both will always have people ready to give interviews condemning Israeli forces for war crimes. They are adept at staging and distorting incidents.
The IDF faces a challenge that we British do not have to face to the same extent. It is the automatic, Pavlovian presumption by many in the international media, and international human rights groups, that the IDF are in the wrong, that they are abusing human rights.
The truth is that the IDF took extraordinary measures to give Gaza civilians notice of targeted areas, dropping over 2 million leaflets, and making over 100,000 phone calls. Many missions that could have taken out Hamas military capability were aborted to prevent civilian casualties. During the conflict, the IDF allowed huge amounts of humanitarian aid into Gaza. To deliver aid virtually into your enemy’s hands is, to the military tactician, normally quite unthinkable. But the IDF took on those risks.
Despite all of this, of course innocent civilians were killed. War is chaos and full of mistakes. There have been mistakes by the British, American and other forces in Afghanistan and in Iraq, many of which can be put down to human error. But mistakes are not war crimes.
More than anything, the civilian casualties were a consequence of Hamas’ way of fighting. Hamas deliberately tried to sacrifice their own civilians.
Mr. President, Israel had no choice apart from defending its people, to stop Hamas from attacking them with rockets.
And I say this again: the IDF did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare.
Thank you, Mr. President.
Will it have any effect on the real thugs, torturers, and criminals at the UN? Probably not. But we must stand up to evil in any way we can, and sadly, the UN, originally conceived as a force to spread peace and freedom throughout the world, has been allowed to become a tool of evil.
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