Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Canada's "Human Rights" Shame: Louise Arbour

In light of the current reaction from the public against the outrages of "Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals" let's look at the story as it extends beyond these shores, so far as across the whole of the world, but then, really, only to Israel. This story comes from Nov. 24, 2006. Since that time things have only gotten worse. First, from the Jerusalem Post:

Israel could be considered deserving of more blame for its actions in the Lebanon war than Hizbullah, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post Thursday.


Arbour spoke to the Post in Tel Aviv on the tail end of a five-day trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. The visit came on the heels of international condemnation and charges of human rights violations following an IDF strike in Beit Hanun in which 19 civilians were accidentally killed.

According to criminal law, "there is very little distinction between recklessness and intent," she said. "It is a small distinction as to whether you desire the result, or you foresee it as virtually certain and you do not care. In terms of culpability there is not a lot of difference between recklessness and intent."


Asked by the Post if there was a distinction under human rights law between missile attacks aimed at killing civilians and military strikes in which civilians are unintentionally killed, Arbour said the two could not be equated.

"In one case you could have, for instance, a very objectionable intent - the intent to harm civilians, which is very bad - but effectively not a lot of harm is actually achieved," she said....


[I]n looking at the two groups, she found that the lack of human rights was "particularly acute in the occupied Palestinian territory."

Such profound hatred of civility gives a whole new sense to Milton's line: "Eyeless in Gaza at the mill with slaves." But in a rare fit of fairness, I must admit that perhaps Arbour has had a change of heart and is no longer the legalistic philistine she was a few years ago. Let's see:

The Israeli army estimates about 250 rockets and mortar rounds have pounded Israel since last week. Israeli troops killed more than 30 Palestinians over the same period.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, in a speech on Wednesday, denounced Israel's "Disproportionate use of force and targeted killings" As well as Palestinian militants' firing of rockets into Israel.

Arbour, a former UN War crimes prosecutor, told the forum that international law forbids collective punishment and said Israel should lift all restrictions on aid intended for Gaza.

"All parties concerned should put an end to the vicious spiral of violence before it becomes unstoppable," she warned.


GENEVA, Switzerland: The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday demanded Israel lift its week-long blockade of Gaza, rebuking the Jewish state for the third time for violations in the Palestinian territories since the forum was set up in 2006.


Delegations from the United States and Israel, which both have observer status at the Council, boycotted the two-day session, diplomats said.


Canada was the lone vote against it.,7340,L-3498351,00.html

Now, I could have sworn I was on the bus, but I truly missed the stop where it made sense that a Canadian civil servant,
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Arbour, could stand up and contradict the government just because she feels like it. She was appointed, she can be recalled.

This is simply one more case of extra-legal opinionators making statements based on feel-good and ya-ya. These public fools have a physical effect, and too often that effect is death-- of others. It cannot go on like this without some break in the system. No one must die just because it upsets Ms. Arbour to see them live. Those who live in Canada cannot continue to allow this kind of fundamental outrage to go on in their names. High Commissioner or not, Ms. Arbour is condoning murder of innocent civilians by playing to the gallery. That, dear reader, strikes me as a war crime.

1 comment:

personalrep1 said...


Larry Houle

Muhammad created Islam as a criminal Mafia enterprise to make war against infidels, murder those infidels who refused to convert to Islam or pay a devastating submission tax (jizya) (criminal extortion) enslave their women and children, rape and breed them like cattle, loot their property and share 80% of the looted proceeds with the criminal Muslim jihadists with 20% going to Muhammad. If no fighting was involved then 100% of the proceeds went to Muhammad.

Islam is on a holy mission decreed by Allah to conquer the world by whatever means necessary and make Islam- the only religion and Muslims the only people. This means the extermination or conversion by force or the threat of death or slavery of 5 billion people. The Koran is a blueprint for mass murder and the creation of a total totalitarian state with all human beings living in total submission to the will of Allah as expressed by the ETERNAL LAWS OF ALLAH (the ANTI GOD) in the Koran.

Murdering infidels, stealing their property, raping their women and little girls, selling into slavery the women and little girls the Muslim men did not want to keep as sex slaves, breeding them for profit and the the imposition of the devastating jizya (submission) tax on the conquered peoples funded the Islamic armies allowing them to conquer more infidel nations, taking more slaves, more jizya, more sex slaves – a vicious deadly circle. These evil criminal acts are Islam - murder, looting, rape, and slavery.

Muhammad invented Islam and Allah (the Anti God) and created fake revelations from this bogus Allah and presented them as the ETERNAL LAWS OF GOD. This ANTI GOD - Allah was presented as the same God worshipped by Christians and Jews. This allowed Muhammad to morally justify criminal acts as holy duties sanctioned by God to be rewarded on earth by unlimited wealth of booty, unlimited source of sex provided by sex slaves and future wealth by breeding and selling slaves. And for those Muslims who slayed and were slain in carrying out these evil criminal acts of the ANTI GOD were guaranteed accession to a Paradise of big breasted, lustrous eyed virgins who re – generate as virgins after each sex act to be molested by these righteous killers for all eternity.