MAY 20, 2008
The United Nations human rights investigator, who condemned an increase in “Islamophobia” after Middle Eastern terrorists attacked the U.S. in 2001, is back in the country investigating racism.
The scandal-plagued world body’s race patrol is a Senegalese lawyer named Doudou Diene who will spend the next three weeks in eight American cities—including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami—to assess racism in the country. The U.S government will officially sanction the visit although the nation’s U.N. ambassador suggests the Human Rights Council spend more time on real problems in countries notorious for human rights violations.
Americans will no doubt anxiously await—on pins and needles—Diene’s findings, which will be delivered to the joke of a U.N. Human Rights Council next year. Incidentally, some of the world’s most abusive regimes are members of the so-called U.N. Commission on Human Rights. They include Cuba, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Azerbaijan.
Contradictions like these, as well as rampant fraud and corruption, have diminished the U.N.’s credibility over the years. Corrupt diplomats have been jailed for taking bribes, most procurement contracts are tainted with waste and corruption and peacekeeping troops systematically violate the human rights of the people they are charged with helping.
Still, the United States annually gives the U.N. $5.3 billion taxpayer dollars. The funding continues even though the organization, founded six decades ago to maintain international peace and security, has failed miserably and is best known for its severe mismanagement and corruption.
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