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Monday, February 07, 2005

Beyond parody

"What do Cuba, Zimbabwe and Saudi Arabia Have in Common?" asks Roger L Simon.

Give up? Well, unfortunately it's not that surprising. They are three of the five members of the panel to decide which complaints shall be heard this Spring by the UN Human Rights Commission!

Oh and congratulations to Hezbollah-owned TV station al-Manar for winning the World Health Organization's prize for best anti-smoking and nutrition programs. The WHO, which is a UN "special agency", is to be commended for recognizing the efforts being made to ensure that Hezbollah suicide bombers are the healthiest in the world.


At 8 February 2005 at 08:40, Blogger Jorgen said...

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At 8 February 2005 at 15:34, Blogger Jorgen said...

That makes it as good a time as ever to leave the UN. It is ineffective (as latest proved by the Tsunami-disaster), bureaucratic, dominated by the kind of countries it should protect the world against and has not acted within it's original charter for ages anyway.

Open a new UN for peace-loving countries - a small and exclusive club!

[Sorry, I was trying to get a hard-link to this but deleted it instead!]

At 8 February 2005 at 19:49, Blogger rexie said...

I am increasingly of the view that the world would be a safer, healthier and richer place for all but the overpaid UN bureaucrats and the jumped-up despots that they indulge, if the organisation was quietly put to sleep.


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