Human Rights violators cannot use UN/UNHRC to determine other human rights violators or violations
Posted on September 14th, 2016

Shenali D Waduge

The whole human rights game needs to be exposed. Human rights is being used by countries that claim to be possessing a moral high ground to point fingers. They possess no such moral high ground. Evidence is ample to show they have no rights to accuse others. Their past and present crimes deny them that right and none of their crimes have been accounted for. UN is being used to shamelessly whitewash and cover up their crimes. If UN is a body of integrity why does the UN not stop the US/NATO/EU crimes? Those with unclean and bloodsoaked hands have no moral standing whatsoever to preach and point fingers. “Equity must come with clean hands”. A nation that possesses nuclear arsenal has no rights to complain that another country has nuclear weapons! This entire human rights hoax needs to stop until the real culprits are brought to book.

Colonial crimes

The era of plunder and murder began when European voyagers set sail on orders of their Kings and the Church to declare all territories and lands as ‘discovered’ and made Christian even if they were people living in them. Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Britain and later France became the initial colonial invaders and occupiers committing unacceptable human rights violations and stealing people’s nations, their peaceful life and their natural resources. The crimes of the colonial invaders have yet to be accounted for and their legacies continue still with nations grappling to solve the seeds of divide and rule tactics that besiege nations and keep them trapped in debt/interest game subjugating their development forever.

We have no exact figures of the people that these colonizers killed and the methodologies adopted to kill, but these countries continue to preach ‘accountability’ without wanting to take any accountability for their crimes but continuing to plunder these countries.

The Americas

The conquest of the Americas was exploitation. Portugal accidentally discovered Brazil in 1500. In 1549 the first Jesuits arrived to Christianize natives. Importing of Africans began with Angola the main source. According to Bradford Burns by 1822 two million slaves, Africans or their descendants, lived in Brazil where the total populations was four million people.

Terry Lynn Karl contends that Latin American inequality can largely be explained by looking at how the past [still] has its claws in the present’ the perpetual reliance on foreign investment throughout the 19th and 20th centuries” has created a vicious cycle of inequality. The majority of Latin American countries have struggled to find their national and cultural identities, relying on Western philosophical doctrine.

Funnily enough Christopher Columbus and his crimes had been whitewashed with America annually celebrating Columbus Day of a mass murderer!

Estimated figures of genocide of indigenous in the Americas vary. Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas in A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies in 1552 says the indigenous population on the Spanish colony of Hispaniola had been reduced from 400,000 to 200 in a few decades.

In the late 16th century, England, France, Spain and the Netherlands launched colonization efforts in the part of North America that is now the United States. Letters of British commander Jeffery Amherst indicate that he authorized the intentional use of disease as a biological weapon against indigenous populations during the 1763 Siege of Fort Pitt. In 1837 Secretary of War Lewis Cass prohibited vaccinations. John Ehle says missionary Elizur Butler, who made the journey with one party, estimated 4,000 deaths in the famous Trail of Tears.

Dee Brown quotes Col. John Milton Chivington, U.S. Army

Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians! … I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God’s heaven to kill Indians. … Kill and scalp all, big and little; nits make lice” (Sandy Creek Massacre 1864)

Alexander Hinton claims over 80 indigenous tribes disappeared between 1900 and 1957, and of a population of over one million during this period 80% had been killed through deculturalization, disease, or murder.


The extinction of the Tasmanian Aborigines is regarded as a classic case of genocide by Lemkin. According to Raymond Evans white settlers killed more than 10,000 Aborigines between 1824 and 1908. These white settler regarded the aborigines as ‘vermin’ and killed them as a sport!

Crimes of Anglo-European nations cannot be just shoved into a corner claiming them to be crimes of the past. Even the crimes after 1945 have not been accounted for still. Nations cannot be threatened with sanctions, overthrow of their leaders and destabality because they point fingers at these perpetrators. Injustices cannot be allowed to continue just because the violators have taken every international body under their dictate.

The words of Winston Churchill are important because Britain with 8.6m people ruled over 458million people by 1922 (1/5 of the world controlling land mass of 33,700,000 km2)

We are not a young people with innocent record and a scanty inheritance.

We have engrossed to ourselves – an altogether disproportionate share of wealth and traffic of the world.

We have got all we want in territory, and our claim to be left in the unmolested enjoyment of vast and splendid possessions, mainly acquired by violence, largely maintained by force, often seem less reasonable to others than to us” –


In 1884-5, the African continent was divided among 14 countries simply by taking a pen and dividing territory to call their ‘own’ to plunder. They did not care that families and tribes were being divided. These 14 countries did not care for any of the human rights of these people. These countries together committed atrocious human rights violations while ‘whitening’ the Africans and taking them on a mentally programmed journey that would denounce their autonomy, their dress, the way they slept, prayed and replace them with Western models and value systems. In short their identity was snatched and replaced with what the West deemed was their identity. These were all violations of the very rights that these same Western countries today preaches.

The Conference met at Berlin from November 1884 through February 1885 resulted in the Berlin Act of 1885. It was attended by representatives of Great Britain, Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Russia, U.S.A., Portugal, Denmark, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium and Turkey. King Leopold II of Belgium who ruled over Congo using mercenaries and killed millions of Congolese inhabitants, including children. .

The colonial invaders enforced their legal system, their language, their culture totally denying natives to follow their own. Having destroyed ancient civilizations these same nations are launching programs to protect and preserve ancient cultures. What a farce. 458million people were denied all rights.

The nations that committed and continue to commit mass murder, war crimes, religious and ethnic cleansing are demanding accountability from others!

How can countries that stole cultural artefacts, forcibly converted people, destroyed and plundered nations preach human rights?

Anglo-European countries have done great damage to the world – to the black, brown and yellow men, women and children of the world. These nations have no conscience for their crimes that continue still.

The wealth stolen from Asia and Africa funded industry in US, Britain and Europe ushering the Industrial Revolution and Western capitalism.

  • What is the difference in slave trade of the past and the present refugee migration tactics adopted by bombing nations forcing people to flee their homes and beg to survive in nations that are waiting to use them as cheap labor? Britain and Portugal accounted for 70% of the African slave trade to Americas.
  • What is the difference in the calculated policies of divide and rule, encouraging internal conflicts by inciting communal/religious conflicts adopted then to the same policies continuing now?
  • Gross violations like mass rape began with colonial invaders who used it as a government policy & tactic. There are no evidence of such existing in pre-colonial eastern civilization. These very nations are bringing laws without accounting for thousands raped on their orders!
  • Shoot to kill policy in 1818 in Uva Wellasa then Ceylon Governor Robert Brownrigg (3rd British Governor of Ceylon from 1813 – 1820) orders to Maj. Gen. Hay MacDowell was to kill anything above 8 years and Indian sepoys were brought from India and these Indians left only in 1920 after remaining in Sri Lanka for 102 and the British Government is demanding demilitarization now!
  • What kind of ‘civilized’ occupiers would set fire to entire villagers and destroy crops and livestock and is this different to the 78 days Yugoslavia was subject to by NATO in 1999 purposely targeting civilian infrastructure?
  • What right do these western nations have to talk about human rights when they have turned rice fields into poppy plantations just to grow opium?
  • Today, a well-funded campaign is out to remove the perahera elephants citing torture – how many knew that Samuel Baker headed the elephant slaughter killing 30-40 elephants on a daily basis, for the British killing elephants was a sport in Sri Lanka.
  • The British have no moral ground to be dictating human rights – they have ‘roasted’ Kenyans alive, they have beaten natives dead, British troops enjoyed breakfast watching natives being hung, they have kept natives with snakes and scorpions, they have created special tools to crush testicles of natives, they have used pliers to mutilate women’s breasts, they have rolled men around barbed wire, any natives resisting white settlers were roasted alive! Barak Obama’s own father had his testicles squeezed between metal rods!
  • What is the difference in the inquisition tortures used by the Church, anally raping men using knives, broken bottles and rifle barrels and the waterboarding and other CIA tortures presently being used at secret detention camps which UN does nothing again?
  • How can countries that denied the right to worship for Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims and built Churches on top of these religious sites now be champions of religious freedoms?
  • How can countries that have depopulated nations have any right to be talking on behalf of humans – Diego Garcia is one recent example of the flouting of human rights that continue.
  • How can nations that have killed unarmed civilians – example 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, 10,000 killed in 1818 Uva Wellassa, Ceylon have any right to bring any resolutions on unarmed civilians getting killed?
  • How can nations that stole land, plundered land and profited from plundered and stolen lands be asking other nations to entertain homeland theories just because they want to extend imperialism in these newly created states! Wasteland Ordinance 1840 gave British to take every piece of land to cultivate and as a result wildlife started to perish, cattle died, elephants had to migrate.
  • What is the difference in Churchill’s crimes receiving a Nobel Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Peace Prize given to Obama – they all end up congratulating each other for their crimes and arranging award ceremonies for each other.

The Blood Never Dried” is recommended reading for people to realize the extent of the crimes committed by the British Empire and these crimes are archived and kept hidden and some evidence have even been burnt while the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has even lied that such records do not exist.

All former colonies must demand restitution – Britain, Portugal the Dutch and all other colonial invaders must atone for their sins before they preach human rights. If the Israeli’s can continue to demand compensation for the holocaust and countries are continuing to pay why cant the former colonial occupiers do the same?

If international conventions and human rights statutes drafted by these very violators recognize without qualification that a victim is entitled to a remedy, reparation for harm inflicted then all former colonial invaders and present invading occupiers must pay for their crimes. The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves even declared at the UN General Assembly that the European nations must pay for their misdeeds and crimes.

Every crime – physical, psychological, political, cultural, educational, economical, social, historical and many more have been committed in the past by the same countries that are committing virtually the same sets of crimes in the present while hiding behind a charade of being the custodians and champions of human rights.

This farce and hoax cannot go on. People are unnecessarily dying and getting killed, entire countries are getting environmentally poisoned, natural resources are being stolen from a nation and put into corporate private hands – the Nestle CEO now says water is not a human right. Who is he to say water is not a human right and justify its privatization?

744millon in EU, 34m in Canada, 313.9m in the UN are conniving together using the UN and international laws created for their own benefit and advantage to reign over 1.1billion Africans, 4.3billion Asians and 599million Latin Americans. We must not bow down to these bullies.

It’s time the Third World stood up and demand international investigations on colonial crimes not by the violators but by a jury comprising members of victim nations.

  • What was excused as ‘civilizing the uncivilized’ then has now become ‘liberating from dictators and delivering democracy now’
  • What was invasions and occupations of ‘discovered’ nations (though these were very much inhabited by people) has now become ‘R2P – military interventions / humanitarian interventions’
  • The sword and gun used then has now been replaced with drones in countries that not many in the world would make a noise about while in others where people are more informed it is the human rights lackeys and their lying machine of reports.
  • What is the difference in the Viceroys and Governors that ruled invaded nations and the team of US/NATO & UN officials that dictate to nations that have been craftily brought under the UN ‘protection’.
  • What is the difference in the Colonial Office Administration by invading nations and the UN Peace Missions in countries which are of geopolitical interest to the West which uses the UN to advance their agendas?
  • What is the difference in the same nations that currently make up US/NATO members destroying destroying nations to the manner they have destroyed native civilizations and states in Latin America. Where is the accountability for the crimes against the Aztecs, Incas and the Mayas?
  • What is the difference in the manner that these native populations were infected with disease resulting in upto 90% of the population of Latin America getting killed and the US/NATO forces using banned chemicals and dropping bombs on civilian targets in over 37 victim nations since 1945 and brushing the killings as collateral damage or getting the UN to whitewash these crimes?
  • What is the difference in the genocidal policies adopted by colonial invaders and the manner that US/NATO have killed millions with their interventions, secret wars, covert & overt operations, creation, funding and training of armed militants unleashed upon countries that imperial West wish to devour since 1945?

For the argument let’s put all past crimes aside and take the past 2 decades only. What has been done about the war crimes and lies against Yugoslavia that resulted in its balkanization and the creation of independent states? Kosovo is in a state of poverty and all of the countries and persons cheering for independence have deserted Kosovo after they established what they wanted – a military base to attack Russia. What has been done about the foreign mercenaries in that collaborated in the mass murders in Rwanda?

9/11 remains the world’s biggest lie. Afghanistan has paid the price being attacked without evidence or investigation and there are now 2.5m Afghan refugees.

Iraq was invaded on lies. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and Iraq continues to be occupied on lies. Saddam Hussein was publicly hanged for no reason. There are now over 3million displaced Iraqis. Was this not why an Iraqi journalist threw his shoe at George Bush no different to the naval rating who went to hit Rajiv Gandhi following the Indo-Lanka Accord in 1987.

Gaddafi of Libya was killed for no reason. The developed Libya is now in a state of ruin thanks to US & NATO and the mercenaries they have unleashed. In the US the House of Representatives have voted to enable victims of 9/11 to file charges against Saudi Arabia, we now hear that the US President plans to use his veto powers to deny this right.

The findings of the European Scientific Institute concludes the 9/11 took place as a result of a controlled demolition and not the planes as was presented to the world. If so the US government, European allies, the media and all those party to invading Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya are accountable.

The US, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and European Union NATO allies and other [Persian] Gulf state allies in the region have been absolutely decimating Syria,” says Scott Rickard a former US intelligence officer. UN is even approving resolutions against Syria. UN will approve any resolution forwarded by US, NATO and EU members only.

These same countries are bringing hate speech and religious accusations against countries but little is said about more than half of British mosques being attacked. It was only yesterday that a mosque was attacked in the US while today a Muslim woman has been set on fire by Americans in New York City.

Now the theatre of war is Syria soon to shift to Iran and thereafter to North Korea enroute to China and Russia. These murders and mayhem must stop. Our war created ISIL, which led to the current crisis in Syria.

That refugee crisis we’ve been talking about?

Saddam was a captured as a Prisoner of war. Since when did the United States hang prisoners of war while being filmed for the public.?..

We are all in favour of accountability for human rights violations, but the countries pointing fingers and drafting the laws cannot omit their own accountability first – past & present.

Shenali D Waduge

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One Response to “Human Rights violators cannot use UN/UNHRC to determine other human rights violators or violations”

  1. plumblossom Says:

    The UNSG Ban Ki Moon’s Outrageous, Total and Utter Lies With no Proof Whatsoever Regarding the Sri Lankan Conflict during His Speech in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is Insulting to the People of Sri Lanka

    The UNSG Ban Ki Moon’s statement that ‘thousands of civilians died in the last stages of the conflict in Sri Lanka’ at a speech Ban Ki Moon gave in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 2nd September, 2016 is a total and utter lie, is outrageously wrong and an extreme insult to all the victims of the brutal terrorist group the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). If Ban Ki Moon makes such outrageous statements, it is better he has any proof whatsoever to show for it. His utter lie is totally deplorable, is condemnable and an insult to the people of Sri Lanka and the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka.

    Sri Lanka has had 26 years of conflict from 1983-2009. In this period (inclusive of the first, the middle and the last stages of the war), it is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terrorist group who massacred over 47,000 mainly Sri Lankan Armed Forces members and also civilians.

    The LTTE massacred over 35,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members and Civil Defense Force members over 6000-7000 overwhelmingly Sinhala but also Muslim civilians, 1,253 Indian Peacekeeping Forces (IPKF) members, over 2,000 Tamil Armed Group members who supported the Government of Sri Lanka and who were against the LTTE, around 3,000 Tamil civilians and all this add upto 47,000. Around 35,000 LTTE terrorists are estimated to have perished too. In all around 84,000 in total have perished in total in the war.

    As you can see it is the brutal LTTE terrorists who massacred over 47,000 mainly Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members, Civil Defense Force members in over 26 years of war. Over 23,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members are today both temporarily and permanently disabled due to the war. Over 13,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members are permanently disabled due to the war. Over 156,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members have been injured due to the war. Over 6,000-7,000 overwhelmingly Sinhala but also Muslim civilians have been massacred by the LTTE terrorists in the war of over 26 years. Ban Ki Moon is insulting all these civilians who perished at the hands of the LTTE terrorists. Ban Ki Moon is also insulting all the over 35,000 Sri Lankan Armed Forces members, Police Force members and Civil Defense Force members who perished at the hands of the LTTE terrorists.

    If Ban Ki Moon can prove the above statistics wrong, please do so. Otherwise please do not insult the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka and the thousands of Sri Lankan citizens who were massacred by the LTTE terrorists for over 26 years. Thankfully the Sri Lankan civil war is at an end.

    Regarding Ban Ki Moon’s deplorable statement further, the UN did absolutely nothing while the LTTE terrorist group recruited over 20,000 child soldiers, all Tamil youth, as attested by UNICEF itself which stated in 2007 that perhaps the LTTE has recruited over 20,000 young persons under the age of 18 years into its cadre between 1983-2007 inclusive.

    The LTTE terrorist group also ethnically cleansed the entire Sinhala and Muslim population of the Northern Province, of over 65,000 Sinhala people and over 75,000 Muslim people of the Northern Province in the 1980s and the 1990s. The LTTE also ethnically cleansed the entire Sinhala population of the Batticaloa District in the East of over 25,000 Sinhala people. The UN did absolutely nothing then too.

    Today, the Sinhala people and their descendants of over 135,000 are yet to be resettled in the North and in the Batticaloa District and Muslims of over 115,000 are yet to be resettled in the North. Uptil 2012, of the above number, around 32,000 Sinhala people and around 32,000 Muslims has been resettled in the North.

    The LTTE was notorious for its horrific terror tactics such as large scale bomb attacks and the use of suicide bombers in carrying out hundreds of attacks against mainly Sinhala civilians and the country’s leadership, horrific attacks against Sinhala civilians using IED devices, claymore mines and bombs, the massacre of Sinhala villagers in their villages in the North Central, Eastern, Northern and North Western Provinces, the coerced recruitment or abduction of Tamil youth and children for recruitment as child soldiers, forced money collection from Tamils with threats to life in case of non-compliance, attacks on Sri Lanka’s economic infrastructure such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL), Sri Lanka’s the then only international airport, oil storage facilities, hotels, planes, buses, trains etc. ethnic cleansing of Sinhalese and Muslims from the North and East of Sri Lanka, the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the systematic assassination of over 120 noteworthy Sri Lankan politicians, civil servants, senior military and police officers, prelates, activists, academics, journalists and other professionals who were assassinated by the LTTE who were but a few of the hundreds of assassinations carried out by the LTTE, including the former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.

    My plea to Ban Ki Moon is to leave Sri Lanka alone and for the UN to stop supporting once and for all, the brutal terrorists group the LTTE at least now. The UN has continuously supported the brutal terrorist group the LTTE while it massacred over 47,000 as shown above for over 26 years.

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