"Cesspool Of Political Bias" - Haley Confirms US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council

Update: Confirming the earlier leaked expectations, Trump envoy Nikki Haley says that the US withdrawing from UN Human Rights Council, calling it "not worthy of its name" and a "self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights," and a "cesspool of political bias."

“Earlier this year, as it has in previous years, the Human Rights Council passed five resolutions against Israel — more than the number passed against North Korea, Iran and Syria combined,” Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, said in a speech on Tuesday.

“This disproportionate focus and unending hostility toward Israel is clear proof that the council is motivated by political bias, not by human rights.”

“If the Human Rights Council is going to attack countries that uphold human rights and shield countries that abuse human rights, then America should not provide it with any credibility,” Ms. Haley said.

As we noted below, this is first time a member has voluntarily left the Council. The United States now joins Iran, North Korea and Eritrea as the only countries that refuse to participate in the council’s meetings and deliberations.

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Two years after Russia was kicked out of the UN Human Rights Council, while that paragon of humanitarian virtue Saudi Arabia was reelected, the WaPo reports that the Trump administration is set to withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council as soon as today, making good on a pledge to leave a body that Trump has repeatedly accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel.

Per The Washington Post,  the decision to leave the 47-nation body, as most observers anticipate, would be more definitive than the lesser option of staying on as a nonvoting observer.

It would represent another retreat by the Trump administration from international groups and agreements whose policies it deems out of sync with American interests on trade, defense, climate change and now, human rights.

And it would leave the council without the United States playing a key role in promoting human rights around the world. This is the first time since the Human Rights Council was formed in 2006 that a sitting member would volunteer to step aside, though Libya was suspended in 2011 after a government crackdown on unarmed protesters.

However, a U.S. departure would deprive Israel of its chief defender at a forum where Israel's human rights record comes up for discussion at every single meeting, a standing "Item 7" on the agenda.

"It's true, the Human Rights Council continues to disproportionately focus on Israel," said Peter Yeo, an official with the United Nations Foundation that connects the organization with private and nongovernmental groups and foundations.

"But with U.S. leadership, the attention Israel brought has dropped significantly. U.S. leadership matters. We're still the only ones with credibility on human rights on the world stage."

As Bloomberg adds, SecState Mike Pompeo and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley plan to announce the withdrawal at the State Department in Washington at 5 p.m.. They asked not to be identified discussing a decision that hadn’t yet been made public.

The U.S. withdrawal will not come as a surprise: as BBG adds, National Security Adviser John Bolton opposed the body’s creation when he was U.S. ambassador to the UN in 2006. In a speech to the council last year, Haley called out the body for what she said was its “relentless, pathological campaign” against Israel. She has also called for ways to expel members of the council that have poor human rights records themselves.

“For our part, the United States will not sit quietly while this body, supposedly dedicated to human rights, continues to damage the cause of human rights,” Haley said at the time. “In the end, no speech and no structural reforms will save the members of the Human Rights Council from themselves.”

Here one can argue that the real joke is some of the member's shocking human rights records:

"The United States is looking very carefully at this council and our participation in it," she told council members. "Being a member of this council is a privilege, and no country who is a human rights violator should be allowed a seat at the table."

The council's current membership includes 14 countries that are ranked as "not free" by Freedom House: Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, China, Cuba, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iraq, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela

On the opening day of the council’s current session, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson criticized the body’s perennial agenda item dedicated to Israel and the Palestinian territories, calling it “damaging to the cause of peace.” Nonetheless, he said the U.K. wasn’t “blind to the value of this council.”

The council is scheduled to discuss Israel and the Palestinian territories on July 2, according to its agenda.

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hedgeless_horseman Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:25 Permalink

 

MIGA?

Fucking New Yorkers.

At least we freedom-loving Texans don't have to suck up to Israel.

Wait.

What?

All private businesses wanting to provide goods or services to the State of Texas, and get paid for doing so, must now sign a statement swearing allegiance to the foreign nation of Israel.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-20/oy-vey-now-seven-flags-over-t…

Oh.

I am sure going to miss the First Amendment.

Heros City_Of_Champyinz Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:34 Permalink

If it was just useless it wouldn't be that bad.  But the UN is actively subversive and has been from its birth.  All these "refugees", especially those claiming to be children, are being steered and protected by the UN.  Agenda 21, Agenda 2030, global warming.  It all originates from the UN.  Maurice Strong, Javier Solana, all these globalist jerks are UN boys.

All those globalists working for the UN get paid TAX FREE!  Just like BIS.  The EU is almost as bad.

You can tell when an organization is owned by Jews when it doesn't have to pay taxes.

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PrayingMantis Omen IV Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:47 Permalink

 

   ... “ ... a pledge to leave a body that Trump has repeatedly accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel. ... “ ... 

     ... Trump’s only protecting his bff Bibi Mileikowsky from “crimes against goyims’ humanity” ... as well as protecting his master Rothschild’s khazarian occupiers’ non-stop sniping of civilians in Gaza, Palestine ... 

      ... and the next script at the UN (Useless Nitwits) would be Nimrata (Punjabi Nukie) Rhandawa’s “clenched-teethed” exhortation speech at the bully-pulpit of the UN Security Council, urging (read: bullying) lily-livered and cowered countries to follow the US mantra of “our way” or the “sanction” way ... 

 

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dirty fingernails beemasters Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:01 Permalink

I can't stop laughing at the same retards who love Trump more than their own mothers, rail constantly against jews, and yet completely ingnore how Trump is the most pro-jewish president in a long assed time. Orwellian double-think at its finest. The US pulls out of the UNHRC because the council criticises Israel for slaughtering noncombatants protesting illegal land grabs and violations of international law but Trump is so awesome and the US is the bestest.  Lmao this country is so fucked because the people are clinically insane and worship stupidity.

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Fireman wadalt Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:19 Permalink

You have to be a psychopath to cheer on the genocide of the Semitic people of occupied, apartheid Palestine by squatting Khazar welfare thugs who have as much claim to the land of Palestine as Fiji Islanders, yet the USSAN Goyim tax cattle enjoy nothing more, apparently, than watching land thieving Eastern Europeon "jews" slaughtering the rightful owners of this damned land, all on Saudi Mercan fiat filth dollahs that Slumville can't even afford.

T-Rump bought and paid for (30 million dollahs for his "campaign")by casino Don, Shylock Adelson will defend zionazi Israel to the last Grunt!

"The Invention of the Jewish People" by Shlomo Sands exposes the biggest fraud ever perpetrated by the chosenites on their herds of tax cattle and USSAN "Christian" sheeple.
https://www.amazon.com/Invention-Jewish-People-Shlomo-Sand/dp/1844676234
Onward to Armageddon, if we're not already there with the most shameless and applauded case of genocide ever witnessed by debauched humanity.

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Killdo Fireman Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:21 Permalink

More than anything zionism is a very effective psychopaths club (that's probably why it attracts so many psychopaths like Nikki Heily etc) - doesn't seem like a religion nor is it a race thing - most US of AIPAC jews I know look like Eastern Europeans - obviously nothing to do with biblical jews (they even had Slavic last names before they changed them to appear more like their host-nation)

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CriticalUser wadalt Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:56 Permalink

Genocide? You're aware that the Palestinian territories have one of the highest population growths of the whole WORLD?! The palestinian women are used as breeding machines by Hamas+PA.

And the quantity of casualties is a fraction of what it is in Syria, were Assad is using barrel-bombs do indesciminatively destroy whole neighbourhoods.

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dirty fingernails CriticalUser Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:21 Permalink

You forgot the part about throwing babies out of incubators and how they all color outside the lines and won't share their Crayola MegaPacks with the cool colors and the sharpener.

At least Raqqa was flattened and civilians were butchered by indiscriminate freedom bombs and artillery. That's the acceptable way to kill when you can't round them up and shoot them from on top of a big fucking wall, right?

If you were any more transparent you'd wouldn't be in this physical plane.

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r0mulus peopledontwanttruth Tue, 06/19/2018 - 12:59 Permalink

The UN doesn't necessarily have to be a "globalist" organization. It is because it, and therefore it's agenda, is dominated by "globalists".

It's a disgrace on principle that Trump is pulling the US from the human rights council, but practically, it was always a huge fucking joke that the US was ever on it to begin with.

And how is Israel not a legit yearly target? It is the West's favored bastion of colonialism, colonizing historically middle-eastern lands with people of predominantly Western origin. It is quite obviously the linchpin of the West's invasion of the Middle East, it's only tangentially "defensible" reason for being there, unless you count the scarce (accidental) admissions that "the oil" is the reason for being involved over there, scarce because the Wests populace's faith in the legitimacy of their governments would crumble if this were revealed to be the actual reason.

Anyways, it's been a joke, the US makes it more of a joke, but it doesn't have to be a joke. Getting rid of the bullshit US domestic leadership would sure be a start in the right direction, however.

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E. Grogan r0mulus Tue, 06/19/2018 - 15:31 Permalink

Humans Rights Council is anything but, it helps or protects no one. It has its own self-serving agenda. TheU.N. Peacekeepers are nothing more than paid bullies who rape, steal and murder the people of whatever country they are "defending" and "helping". Wake up, the hour is late and nothing will make sense to you until you realize that almost every single gvt organization like the U.N. does NOT have your best interests at heart. They try to tell U.S. what they should do - NO WAY imo, that just doesn't fly. We are a sovereign nation, in charge of our own country and dont need t kowtow to anyone. All nations should be putting their interests second to another nation.

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 E. Grogan Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:31 Permalink

Exactly. Putting SA as head of the UNHRC made it a joke. I hate this group. It is the reason that NGOs are shuttling nafricans to Europe and is also the group that fucked up when Syrians were staying in Turkey (where they could have been housed, temporarily, so it would be easier for them to return home). If people want to look at why Europe is so fucked up and being invaded by narfcans and gimmigrants, look no further than the UNHRC. Along with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, in the US, which is doing the same thing here in the US with these kids from South America. Same tactics, same emotional caterwauling and blackmail.

I think the entire UN should be booted from the US. Turn the building into a homeless shelter or housing project. At least it would be serving a useful purpose.

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Algo Rhythm NidStyles Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:17 Permalink

" This is the first time since the Human Rights Council was formed in 2006 that a sitting member would volunteer to step aside, though Libya was suspended in 2011 after a government crackdown on unarmed protesters." 

As if Lybia wasn't overthrown by the UN & Obama...

 

Leave the UN all together Drumpt and maybe I'll jump on the train.

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the artist Algo Rhythm Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:22 Permalink

Well said...

As long as Saudi Arabia sits on that council, we have no business associating with it. 

The UN Human Rights Council is a lot like Climate change and carbon taxes. A way to assure that as many abuses happen as humanly possible/way to assure that as much carbon is created as humanly possible. 

Next step is leaving the UN altogether. 

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Heros TBT or not TBT Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:09 Permalink

You don't think jews are good at getting special tax-free deals?  The ADL, SPLC, Bnai Brith, all those Soros "open borders" type organizations are tax free, yet they serve foreign interests and governments.  Even the kosher certification industrial complex is tax free.  And do you think anything to do with "the holocaust" or reparations are taxed?  What about all those multi-million dollar Harvard, Yale and Princeton endowments made to get some rich kikes kid into an elite university?  Thats right, tax free.

Jews like Louis Lerner at IRS, who used her dogs name as her gmail alias while conspiring to persecute truthers, libertarians, and anyone associated with the tea party, have long warped the tax system in favor of yids.  In 2012 She certainly also conspired with these same FBI traitors who swore to keep Trump from being elected in 2016 to flip the Republican nomination away from Ron Paul.

When it comes to abuse of the income tax system, the jews really are gods chosen.

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Quantify TBT or not TBT Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:34 Permalink

Indeed I agree. Look if you want to point out POS like Soro's (who happens to be Jewish or was) needs a bullet in the head, I am fine with that. But unless you have some document that ALL Jews have signed stating they are planning to bring us their control it's pretty much a waste of time to constantly bash the whole population considering their accomplishments. And that they are at the forefront of standing up to the worst cult on the planet that DOES state in its writings and publicly it wants to make us ALL submit to its ideology.

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