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June 21, 2018 - 10:44am

Today's Poll: Do you support the U.S. withdrawing from the U.N. Human Rights Commission?

posted by Howard B. Owens in polls.
tom hunt
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This is the classical "1984" novel "Double Speak". The title of the organization is the exact opposite of the members philosophy and actions..

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So how do you figure Tom? Because they criticize Israeli murder and mayhem perpetrated upon the unarmed Palestinian protesters? The bend over backwards capitulating Nikki Haley has a very special place in Hell waiting for her. Her constant backing of any and all things Israeli, no matter how totally absurd and depraved has earned her this special status. As an " official" whose position dictates an in depth knowledge of the entities concerned with the affairs of which she is charged, ignorance is no defense. Your obvious lack of knowledge is unfortunately very common in our country.
The former CIA station chief in charge of the search for Bin Laden has campaigned for the US to "drop the Israelis tomorrow." As an American who has been in a position to have in depth knowledge of the evil deeds continuously perpetrated by this "ally", I give his words credence. The list of these deeds is huge. All Jews are not evil and many of them point out the evil that is perpetrated in their name. As I do regarding the evil perpetrated by our government in my name. Do some research and explain to me how you back up your stance Tom. Virtually the whole world has condemned Israel for the mistreatment of those they have illegally subjugated. Only the political clout ($$$) of the Israeli American lobby dictates our acquiescence. Our politicians can't stay in office if they don't tow the line. Watch "Cynthia McKinney US Lawmakers Forced to Sign Pledge to Support Israels" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/ImFMcbF2MYY

Watch "I'd Dump the Israelis Tomorrow --Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/XHl1JnQoIWQ

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Not that Israel isn't beyond reproach but the scorecard is a little lopsided.

UN Human Rights Council Condemnations, 2006-2016:

Israel - 68
China - 0
Iraq - 0
Pakistan - 0
Russia - 0
Somalia - 0
Turkey - 0
Venezuela - 0

I voted yes not because of anything to do with Isreal or the stated U.S. reasons but because the council is a joke.

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Calling it a joke is kind. I would say ineffectual, bias and corrupt.

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Ok so I have no doubt that some or all of the countries on your list have a significant number of human rights abuses. You should also add the U.S. & numerous other western countries. That doesn't mean you give up. Here is a link to the oldest Jewish/Israeli newspaper still in existence. This opinion piece is by an Israeli and should lead to many other informative articles regarding Israel that the US press ignores by design. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israel-is-not-a-democracy-1...

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