Not Thursday Humor: Saudi Arabia Plans To Head U.N. Human Rights Council

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Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

The fact that Saudi Arabia is on the U.N. Human Rights Council at all is more than sufficient to make a mockery out of the entire body. Nevertheless, it appears this ridiculous membership isn’t enough for the Saudis, and the Washington Free Beacon is reporting that the medieval desert monarchy is angling to take over the head position when the leadership position becomes available after 2016.

Apparently the whole thing is funny to Saudi Arabia, which has already beheaded as many people in 2015 as it did in all of 2014.

Now we learn from the Washington Free Beacon:

Saudi Arabia is making a bid to head the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (HRC) just days after it posted a slew of new job openings for executioners who would help carry out beheadings amid a massive uptick in state-sanctioned killings in the country.

 

Saudi Arabia, which has come under increasing criticism from human rights groups for an uptick in the number of executions in the country, has been a member of the U.N.’s top human rights body since 2014, along with Russia, China, and Cuba.

 

It is now making a bid to assume lead control over the HRC after 2016, when the presidency rotates to a new nation.

 

U.N. Watch, a nonprofit group that monitors the international body, disclosed Saudi Arabia’s intentions in a recent report and urged the United States to fight against it, describing the move as “the final nail in the coffin for the credibility” of the HRC.

 

“We urge U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and EU foreign minister Federica Mogherini to denounce this despicable act of cynicism by a regime that beheads people in the town square, systematically oppresses women, Christians, and gays, and jails innocent bloggers like Raif Badawi for the crime of challenging the rulers’ radical brand of Wahabbist Islam,” Hillel Neuer, the group’s executive director, said in a recent statement.

 

Neuer compared the possible ascension of Saudi Arabia to the top slot to electing “a pyromaniac as the town fire chief.”

 

Germany currently heads the HRC, but its term ends in 2016. Elections will be held in early December 2015 for the 2016 term, according to a U.N. official.

 

David Weinberg, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and lead author of recent report on Saudi human rights abuses, said the autocratic nation would make of mockery of the HRC.

 

“It’s sadly ironic Saudi Arabia wants to be elected president of the human rights council when its citizens aren’t granted enough civil rights to even have a president or an elected prime minister but are instead ruled by a hereditary autocrat,” Weinberg said.

 

“Saudi Arabia has already used its position at the Human Rights Council to whitewash the crimes of allied but abusive regimes in places like Bahrain and Egypt, and it no doubt will seek to do further harm to the very concept of human rights in other ways as well,” Weinberg said.

Just in case you aren’t up to speed on the Saudi human rights record:

Need a Job? Saudi Arabia is Looking for Eight Swordsmen to Keep up with Record Beheadings

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Jaspergers's picture
Not Thursday Humor: Saudi Arabia Plans To (BE-)Head U.N. Human Rights Council
Keyser's picture

A little late for an April Fools joke...

Headbanger's picture

I dunno.

It all could make Baltimore a really safe place to live again.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 


Saudi Arabia Plans To Head U.N. Human Rights Council

 

Heh heh, bow to us like Obama, or we'll take your head clean off.

 

 

SickDollar's picture

is that mean they need to hire more executioners ?

clooney_art's picture

These fuckers wil behead and stone everybody on the Council.

greenskeeper carl's picture

The entire UN is a joke and undermines our sovereignty. We should leave the UN, tear down that headquarters, throw them all out. It is possibly the only more retched hive of villainy worse than the US congress

That being said, the US is hardly in a position to lecture others about human rights abuses.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

The headquarters would make a great East Side hotel convention center.  Save that.  Clear out the human waste then.

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Where's the problem?

The U.S. sits on the council.

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Soon after taking over they will close the council for 'plumbing repairs'.

janus's picture

maybe i'm misunderstanding it all, but it seems to me that the UN and the US are synonymous, that the will of the former is but a function of the latter's...but i'm definitely not disagreeing on the villainy part -- villains to a man, from the beltway to babylon's UN headquarters.

but as to your second point, uncle sam is in a position to lecture anyone he wants...he remains the great potentate.  but potentates don't stay that way when they get too casual and cavalier in their bald hypocrisy.  truly, might does make right; but a more important question involves the composition of might...in other words, might makes right; but what makes might?  it must be both feared and loved, but the emphasis must be on the love, such that it justifies the actions and posture of the fear.  in other words, if it is loved only 'evil' need have fear of it.  amorica is still feared; but there is a question as to the issue of ecumenical affection for a decaying and duplicitious empire.  in an effort to play chums with everyone, we've managed to piss-off the whole world.  the whole of the globe feels betrayed because they all have enemies and we can't be friends with them and they.  and that means we're going to either broaden the scope of our 'axis of evil' beyond the relatively insignificant villains of so recent yore or disintegrate through the dissipation of formless sprawl.  'friends' necessarily implies the station of 'foes'; for without 'foes' what real good are 'friends'...at least, this is true in the world of real politik.

and now it's about to get REALLY complicated.  if ever a nation were being set-up, it's saudi arabia.  this shit has been telegraphed and narrated so explicitly for so long that the observant just sits back, jaw agape, as the real-world theater of the absurd migrates about its stations on the world stage.  so, the biggest worst-kept secret are the contents of those 28 pages; which will directly implicate the kingdom.  this revelation is going to be timed for maximum effect; and then, all of a sudden, the world's largest energy exporter is going to be left without a fixed strategic alliance.  

and here amorica has allowed itself to in the hearts of the traditionally minded world (which just so happens to be the vast bulk of its inhabitants) be characterized as a demonic den of sodomites, deviants and depraved athiests whilst putin has taken the opposite tack and identified mother russia with some sort of defender of the faith and the patriarchal/tribal societal structure.

what kinds of foreign policy changes will necessarily be effected by these 28 pages?  i have my suspicions.  but i'll for the most part keep them to myself.  the important thing to realize is that there will be consequent revelations about the associated participants in 9/11, and just who were the ultimate wire-pullers.  

but i suspect that this will unfold in stages.  

we got the set up for this going in earnest back in 2010 with an earth shaking expose in vanity fair.  since then we've had bengazi; open cooperation with israel & rhyiad on security issues; a dynastic change in the saudi hierarchy (salman is from a rival faction of the formerly presumed heir); a concomitant coup in yemen backed explicitly by tehran; a relatively friendly detent with the persians viz. their nuclear program; a civil war in syria; isis clearing the levant; open season on the shia of iraq; north africa shattering like a brittle salt cake from egypt to casablanca.

my guess is that we're going to see more & more 'boldness' from rihyad in the very near...'theatrics' in other words.  the theater of the absurd is about to move into another scene in the latter stages of a scripted act.  whatever the case, script or no, the implications for all this are seismic.  

notice how there was barely a mention of the beheadings for 50 years in our medias?  and now it's the reflexive association being conditioned into the amorican consciousness on a regular basis.  strange, no?  my guess is that all this upheaval won't come as a big surprise or emotional trauma in riyhad, either; for as bad as we esteem the conduct of the two shrine's custodians, they appraise amorica as a vile and wretched abomination of sinfully horrific proportions.  they don't call us the great satan for nothing; doncha know.

so now venezuela gets to be this hemisphere's saudi arabia (look, just because some bolsheviks in caracas forgot about the monroe doctrine doesn't mean the pentagon's memory is defective), the stage is set for the battle of civilizations and all eyes turn to europe in an attempt to figure out which way it will turn.

and then shit REALLY starts to get entertaining.

hey, amorica, y'all remember when you loved your kenyan christ?  it's funny to watch your emotions oscillate so wildly...reminds me of the old WWF wrasslin when a 'good' guy would sour to the dark side.  the crowd would go livid with rabid indignation.

oh, and, amorica, there is every possibility that you are yourself being set-up, just like your puppet in arabia; perhaps with a ruse whose magnitude will eclipse the duplicity about to unfold in the near east.  but i say it's for the best...there's a better and more robust america that only needs to jettison some ballast level back to buoyancy.

janus, much like the rest of the world, has developed a distaste for amorica in its current incarnation.  and that's the great thing about games -- everything's in play.

tally-ho,

janus 

ShrNfr's picture

Nothing short of a tactical nuke could do that provided you can deal with the radiation afterwards.

Oh regional Indian's picture

@ Jaspergers...You did NOT write that you #$^&*&ing *&^#$*ious *&*&^%.....*^$#%%$*&&@@#.....

Good one though. Be-Head.

Be Head should be all right. Right? Left? No?

De-heading is what I'd be fraid of.

This BE De game is a real mind-fuck, interested freedom seekers may pay attention.

Do you want de-fence like you want de-fang and de-claw?

Eh?

Just because :taddddawuuuuuul.....

https://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-deep-perversion-of-langu...

 

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Dude relax, breath into this paper bag.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Re-lax? Like doubly lax?

Re-tire? Tired again? (See wall mart greeters)...

Rabbit hole entry points always cause a little hyperinflation, I meant hyperventilation... ;-)

Jaspergers's picture

omg chill and I did write that oh re-gional indian

Winston Churchill's picture

Ori, just the one gooley of chandoo in the morning remember.

Ghordius's picture

well, as soon as Cameron has taken the UK out of the european human rights club there is a vacant seat for Saudi Arabia to fill, and they could chair it, too

question is: do I then get moar lashes for my impertinent sarcasm in the UK or from the Saudis? decisions, decisions

onewayticket2's picture

coming to a 'courthouse' near you.

Whoa Dammit's picture

See Waco where 170 have $1 million dollar bonds and face a possible death penalty for being bikers.

roadhazard's picture

uh, it's hard to get a Neanderthals attention. I think it should be $2 mil. and chain gang work for them instead.

Whoa Dammit's picture

So you are in favor of punishment based upon one's appearance or your perception of their IQ  and financial status, therefore  constitutional rights be damned?

 

roadhazard's picture

I'm in favor of a fucking lesson. How fucking far would it have gone if the cops had not ALREADY been there. Fuck those biker clowns, if they want to kill each other go out in the desert and fucking have at it. Not around unarmed civilians.

And fuck you putting words in my mouth, son.

Whoa Dammit's picture

At this point no one knows who shot who. Perhaps the cops shot everyone, and maybe if they had not been there, nothing would have happened. Maybe they are the ones who shouldn't be "around unarmed civilians".  

And please don't call me son. I am a woman. And don't curse at me either.

roadhazard's picture

Your gender does not get a pass from me. Is that something you want to hide behind, bitch/son.

Funny, you are the one talking "maybes". I'm talking Neanderthal bikers and consequences. If you want to condone that shit then one of those bikers should make you their property.

junction's picture

The bikers gunned down by Waco police already received the death penalty.  So far, no word from police spokesperson/liar Swanton if guns have also been taken from Waco cops and other LEOs at the scene, to determine whose weapon killed the bikers running away from gunfire at the Twin Peaks restaurant.  This incident sounds like part of the Jade Helm exercise.  No mention yet of the undercover cops inside the restaurant.   

 

(AP) When gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, most of the   leather-clad motorcycle riders watching the confrontation from the patio or inside immediately ran away from the shooting.  

A few tried to direct people to safety, crawlingon all fours heading for cover.

Restaurant security video reviewed exclusively by The Associated Press showed only one of the dozens of bikers recorded was seen firing a gun [police undercover?] from the patio of the Twin Peaks restaurant where nine people were killed.

Police have said that all those arrested were part of criminal motorcycle gangs, but only five of the nine people killed had criminal histories in Texas, based on court records and a search of their names in a database maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Police have acknowledged firing on armed bikers, but it is not clear how many of the dead were shot by gang members and how many were shot by officers.

 

Whoa Dammit's picture


Sandra “Drama” Lynch, of Mart, is well-known among local bikers for organizing charity concerts for cancer patients, rescuing dogs and fighting for motorcycle-friendly legislation.


In fact, she reserved the patio for Sunday’s meeting of a regional bikers’ rights coalition at Twin Peaks restaurant.

Now Lynch, 53, is in the McLennan County Jail on $1 million bond, along with her husband, Mike Lynch, 62, a plumber. The arrest warrants say the Lynches were part of organized criminal activity that led to the Twin Peaks shootout that left nine bikers dead.

teve “Dozer” Cochran, of Waco, who was working with Sandra Lynch to set up for the regional Texas Confederation of Clubs & Independents meeting at Twin Peaks, scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday. He said the Lynches were among the innocent victims of a law-enforcement sweep.

“Instead of doing an investigation and coming up with credible evidence and arresting those who have been involved in wrongdoing, they have arbitrarily placed everyone there,” Cochran said.

Participants at Sunday’s event have disputed police descriptions of the meeting, saying it included veteran groups and “mom and pop” clubs who wanted to learn about biker legislation.

http://www.wacotrib.com/a/friends-family-claim-some-arrested-bikers-shou...

farflungstar's picture

That really is some unbelievable shit. Cops overstep their bounds with African-Americans, all Hell breaks loose. Bunch of middle-age white people on motorcycles? Automatically all criminals, methheads, troublemakers. Such two-faced bullshit.

Fuckin cops. Fucking Texas.

farflungstar's picture

Thanks for the update. That whole thing smelled like a set-up from the beginning.

Police entrapment and brutality only gets called out when they go nuts on minorities. Bikers right away assumed to be worthless scum - there is reason for that of course - but like someone on here said yesterday - motorcycle club does not equate to motorcycle gang.

BlowsAgainsttheEmpire's picture

Yep - Saudi Arabia is a near-perfect US client state.

Ghordius's picture

well, being a client does not make you married to the client or patron. or their way of life, or their ethos. it's a quid pro quo among near strangers. like in the free market

in fact, the more "free-market" above anything else is pushed, the more you'll see strange bedfellows engaged in exchanges, for example military protection

I'm waiting for the first trans-national mercenary corps to provide exclusive security to small states. Singapore could be a likely client

you can bury or try to bury the nation-state, but you cannot bury... reality

JustObserving's picture

There are many advantages to the fox when it is in charge of the henhouse.  The silence of the free and fair western media on Saudi Arabia's illegal war on Yemen is deafening while Putin is constantly demonized as an insane "mass-murderer" for his aid to ethnic Russians being murdered by Kiev in eastern Ukraine.

Saudis Drop US-Made Cluster Bombs in Criminal War on Yemen Saudi-American rogue state alliance flouts global decency norms

http://www.globalresearch.ca/saudis-drop-us-made-cluster-bombs-in-crimin...

Big Corked Boots's picture

I suppose it can be argued that the Saudis would be worse human rights council chairs that the Americans. But not by too much.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Don't know man, if Abu Gharib and Guantanamo are the visible tips of the iceberg, I think at the bottom of things, all these scum are equally psycopathic.

To torture is not human nature, just like killing isn't either.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Yeah some pretty bad crap happened at those places. Caulk it up to poor training.

 

But, we didn't kill any little kids.

 

When you're beheading little kids, what class does that put you into?

cheech_wizard's picture

>But, we didn't kill any little kids.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/24/-sp-us-drone-strikes-kill...

Sure the US kills children, just not up close and personal...

Some 24 men specifically targeted in Pakistan resulted in the death of 874 people. All were reported in the press as “killed” on multiple occasions, meaning that numerous strikes were aimed at each of them. The vast majority of those strikes were unsuccessful. An estimated 142 children were killed in the course of pursuing those 24 men, only six of whom died in the course of drone strikes that killed their intended targets.

Saudi Arabia leading the Human Right Council?

"What difference does it make?" (aside from the fact the UN has been a joke for many years now)

At least the Sauds have figured out the correct punishment for treason and murder... death.

Ghordius's picture

I beg to differ. about "To torture is not human nature, just like killing isn't either"

both torture and murder are part of human nature. both happen in war and peace. human nature isn't angelic. the response to such criminal acts is the reason why we form societies, polities and so on

this does not mean that everybody would torture or murder if the circumstances would allow it. but enough would to make it... unconfortable

and that is the main reason why pure anarchy is completely utopic. show me an "anarchic territory" and I'll show you a warlord... providing order, if not justice

reality. it's not nice, but it's the only thing out of our heads

PTR's picture

Some would argue that's the reptile gene(s) doing its dirty work.

TheReplacement's picture

One would bet the Saudis are much more visible in their abuses.  They do not have the CIA/NSA, international blacksites, nor MKUltra-esque mind control by which they can cause ordinary Joe Blow to do any horrible thing to their enemies so that TPTB are not implicated in any way.

How can we even begin to fathom what TPTB in the US have done?

Dr. Engali's picture

It's as good a government as any other to head the " human rights" council. They're all the fucking same. At least the Sauds are honest about their butchery.

3Wishes's picture

If I had a son, I would let the The king sodomise him. its a neighbourly thing. 

homiegot's picture

There's a right way and a wrong way to behead people.  When the Saudis do it, it's right. When ISIS does it it's wrong. Get it?

Mike Honcho's picture

ISIS: report it, SA: (crickets)

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

And "Why the Fuck Not"?!!!...

The Zionist Yids who own them in Washington, London and Tel Aviv have done everything they have done and are doing everywhere else in the World with torture and murder with the exception of "public executions" that include women and children beheadings and stoning!!!

The Zio(s) prefer to do it in secret undisclosed location(s) preferably through "outsourcing" to Al Qaeda and ISIS!

22winmag's picture

What's next? The Nobel Beheading Prize?

Immortal Flatulence's picture

I need to get some head.

WillyGroper's picture

Rumors of guillotines in the USSA makes a bit more sense now.

Pliskin's picture

Will we see that horible, dirty, fuckin twat (Sorry for the language Tylers, couldn't control myself) Hillary dancing around the Whitehouse when Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud gets butfucked with a sword after the 'Saudi Spring', just like Gadaffi?

I think not!  It'll be flags at halfmast for this piece of shit.

Sickens me down to my balls.

 

Pliskin's picture

Whoever downvoted this comment go and get down on your knees and suck Hillary's 3 inch clitoris that looks like a bell at the end....