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Russia Loses Seat on U.N. Human Rights Council

After all 192 UN nations had voted, Russia finished behind Hungry (by 32 votes) and Croatia (by 2 votes) for the two eastern European U.N. Human Rights Council seats. Many nations believe that Moscow is committing war crimes in Syria and is using banned munitions. This marked the first time a permanent member of the UNSC has lost a seat on the 47 member UNHRC. Other highly questionable UNHRC members include Burundi (recently announced it will quit the ICC at the Hague), China, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
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They have been committing war crimes so this makes sense.
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After all 192 UN nations had voted, Russia finished behind Hungry (by 32 votes) and Croatia (by 2 votes) for the two eastern European U.N. Human Rights Council seats. Many nations believe that Moscow is committing war crimes in Syria and is using banned munitions. This marked the first time a permanent member of the UNSC has lost a seat on the 47 member UNHRC. Other highly questionable UNHRC members include Burundi (recently announced it will quit the ICC at the Hague), China, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
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After all 192 UN nations had voted, Russia finished behind Hungry (by 32 votes) and Croatia (by 2 votes) for the two eastern European U.N. Human Rights Council seats. Many nations believe that Moscow is committing war crimes in Syria and is using banned munitions. This marked the first time a permanent member of the UNSC has lost a seat on the 47 member UNHRC. Other highly questionable UNHRC members include Burundi (recently announced it will quit the ICC at the Hague), China, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
"Highly questionable"?
I colors them red because ...well... blood.
If Russia's out because of "war crimes" then the U.S. should be as well.
sorry if that pisses people off. but i weary of the hypocrisy.

For some reason the U.S and NATO powers are ginning up the cold war again.
And this seems to be just another poke in the eye to Russia.
I'm not saying Russia is NOT committing Human rights violations but to do this now... for what?
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The UN is just not fit for purpose. UN Watch is a great website.

UN Watch | Monitoring the UN, Promoting Human Rights
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The UN is just not fit for purpose. UN Watch is a great website.

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The UN needs to go. It no longer serves a purpose or if it does the purpose is in conflict with the needs of the US.
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The UN needs to go. It no longer serves a purpose or if it does the purpose is in conflict with the needs of the US.
And of course it is highly biased, considering the make up and the influences of course. With an interest in Israel as my daughter and other family members live there I am astounded at its bias against Israel. It makes me soooo angry!
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And of course it is highly biased, considering the make up and the influences of course. With an interest in Israel as my daughter and other family members live there I am astounded at its bias against Israel. It makes me soooo angry!
You saw the latest re: The Temple Mount?
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You saw the latest re: The Temple Mount?
Oh yes, I most certainly did.

Apparently the new guy who is going to take over from Ban Ki Moon is more pro-Israel, although of course we all know from experience that what politicians etc say one moment is different from the next. For example Obama stating in 2008 that he would never ask Israel to give up any land.
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"Highly questionable"?
I colors them red because ...well... blood.
If Russia's out because of "war crimes" then the U.S. should be as well.
sorry if that pisses people off. but i weary of the hypocrisy.

For some reason the U.S and NATO powers are ginning up the cold war again.
And this seems to be just another poke in the eye to Russia.
I'm not saying Russia is NOT committing Human rights violations but to do this now... for what?
The U.S. isn't on the HRC.
But never fear Burundi, China, Ghana, Nigeria, etc., are members. Nations where homosexual activity will get you jailed or executed, organs are harvested involuntarily from convicts, etc.
The U.N. is a joke and part of the problem.
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