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The UN and Human Rights: Canada hoisted on its own petard

It is interesting to see how Canada, which in regards to Cuba has run interference for the Castro dictatorship and shamelessly advocated in favor of the repressive dictatorship, was hoisted on its own petard by their buddies in Havana.

Via Frontpage Mag:

North Korea, Cuba and Iran Criticize Canada’s Lack of Human Rights at UN

The moral authority of the United Nations and its supporters and defenders has as much value as the moral authority of the North Korean, Chinese, Cuban, Russian, Saudi and other totalitarian regimes that actually dominate it.

Until the United States does the right thing and waves farewell to this union of tyrants, terrorists and thugs, we will all be forced to subsidize obscene scenes like these.

Obama brought the United States back into the United Nations Human Rights Council lending it whatever shoddy moral authority a Nobel Peace Prize winner who upholds Islamist tyrannies that oppress women and Christians has on tap.

Today’s UN quadrennial review of Canada’s human rights record quickly turned into a spectacle of hypocrisy and farce when the North Korean regime of Kim Jong-un took the floor to accuse the country of “torture and other ill-treatment,” China, Cuba and Pakistan bewailed Canada’s “racism,” and Russia deplored “torture and cruelty against peaceful protestors.

QUOTES FROM TODAY’S UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL REVIEW OF CANADA

Iran: We are “concerned on violations of human rights by Canadian government… particularly with regard to child sexual exploitation and trafficking, the right to food, discriminatory law and regulation against indigenous people and minority groups including Muslim and African communities.”

China: “We are concerned by the wide-spread racial discrimination in Canada.”

Cuba: There is “racism and xenophobia” in Canada.

Continue reading HERE.

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Fidel Castro greeting then Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien in 1998. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

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