Navi Pillay is demeaning the UN dignity
Posted on June 20th, 2009

Ajit Randeniya

The standard of performance of Navi Pillay as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is fast approaching that of an unashamed Western stooge, doing their bidding in the most distasteful manner. She seems to be, quite willingly, applying different standards to assessing an publicizing Human Rights violations, taking in to consideration the global power status of the country concerned.

Navi Pillay came to prominence within the first year of her appointment when she scolded the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his speech at the Durban II Conference in March. In response to President Ahmadinejad’s quite accurate description of Israel as “a racist, cruel regime guilty of committing atrocities against the Palestinians”, Pillay pontificated: “I utterly deplore the speech of the President of Iran delivered this afternoon…. it also clearly went against the long-standing UN position adopted by the General Assembly with respect to equating Zionism with racism”. In addition to being ignorant of the fact that the “ƒ”¹…”UN position’ she referred to was a “ƒ”¹…”reversal’ of an earlier version which agreed with the Iranian President, obtained through fraudulent US manipulation, Pillay clearly breached the UN protocol by castigating a Head of a State.

Now she has barged in to the “ƒ”¹…”stage 2 “ƒ”¹…”of the UK-led Western conspiracy against Iran, by joining in with the criticism of the Iranian government action on maintaining law and order!

Appearing together with the Iranian activist Shirin Ebadi (whose justifiable grievance of discrimination going back to the 1979 Revolution is being exploited by the West), in a “ƒ”¹…”staged’ media conference in Vienna, Pillay criticised the “harsh” treatment of post-election protesters by the Iranian government. She warned that the arrest of protesters in Iran raises “troubling questions”, and urged Tehran to ensure that the right to free speech and freedom of assembly are respected: this is simply outrageous! She has used her UN position to launch “ƒ”¹…”Stage 2′ of the game plan of the forces behind the Iranian “Green Revolution’.

It is obvious that in her haste to please the Western minders, Pillay has totally overlooked the problem faced by the Iranian government. What they are facing is on-going civil unrest and disturbances to the running of the State, created by a small minority (a group of young, wealthy and reactionary Iranians) under the influence of foreign manipulators, based on unsubstantiated allegations of “ƒ”¹…”vote-rigging’ at 13 June presidential elections. The government’s offer of a recount, despite the ridiculously large “ƒ”¹…”11 million’ vote majority of President Ahmadejinad, has been rejected. So what does Pillay expect the Iranian government to do? Hand over power to this minority backed by the guardians of “ƒ”¹…”democracy’?

Pillay appears to have worked out “ƒ”¹…”which side her bread is buttered’: the choice of language in her various “ƒ”¹…”statements’ and speeches smacks of US State Department Press Releases. Pillay uses strikingly pithy form of words to criticise developing countries and their leaders on bogus or trumped-up charges of Human Rights breaches, and “ƒ”¹…”grovelling’ language when UK, US, Israel or NATO is involved.

Pillay’s 3 June speech to the 11th Human Rights Council gives clear examples of her apparent subservience: with respect to Afghanistan she says (emphasis added) : “there is concern over the continuing high rate of civilian casualties in the context of the deteriorating security situation. Anti-government elements remain responsible for the largest proportion of conflict-related civilian casualties”. Then at last, she gets on to the killings by NATO (US &UK), mildly: “Civilians continue to be killed by pro-Government forces as well, particularly in the context of air strikes”. Her prescription for solving the problem is extremely mild: “The Government of Afghanistan and all States involved in this conflict should take all measures to protect civilians…”

Turning to Iraq, she is pussy-footing around the issue of illegal killing of thousands of Iraqis by US forces: “…the security situation in Iraq remains precarious, with civilians being exposed to daily risks such as suicide attacks, abductions and other criminal activities. While there is a marked decrease in violent deaths recorded in 2008 than in 2006 and 2007, insurgents’ operations and criminal activities continue to claim large numbers of civilian victims.” The blame is well and truly on the “ƒ”¹…”insurgents’ and not a word on the illegal occupation! Finally, when she does get on to the US illegal murders, she says: “Operations against suspected terrorist and criminal groups by the multi-national force in Iraq (MNF-I) and by the Iraqi military and police also expose the civilian population to risk”. Risk only?

Similarly on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, she refers to “credible indications that grave breaches of international humanitarian law and human rights violations may have been committed” but is being careful to point out that it was “by all parties”.

In relation to the “ƒ”¹…”show of the finger’ by Israel to her “ƒ”¹…”Independent Fact-Finding Mission’ headed by Justice Richard Goldstone, she pleaded: “All parties concerned, as well as states and the international community as a whole, should extend full support and cooperation to the mission.”

Strangely the beseeching language in these cases against the “ƒ”¹…”powerful’, no recriminations, no reprimand or no show of her UN power!

Pillay only supplemented the calls by other Human Rights guardians and advocates from amongst the conspirators who were queuing up to offer their “ƒ”¹…”Two Bobs worth’: writing in The Sun, David Miliband said: “My message to the Iranian people is simple: the future of your country is for you to decide”. Speak of hidden messages!

No “ƒ”¹…”Reform Movement’ however, will not be able to complete its subterfuge without Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch stepping in! Amnesty started by increasing the widely reported seven protester deaths to “up to 10”. “ƒ”¹…”Sarah’ Leah Whitson, of Human Rights Watch reminded the world that “Peaceful protests are a fundamental right,” and dictated that: “The government needs to stop its harassment and intimidation of its critics, including peaceful demonstrators.”

In the meantime in Tehran, the remote controllers appeared to have failed: the group that had planned to organise a rally again on Saturday the 20th backed down, taking heed of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni’s warning that they would be held responsible for any violence.

 Miliband and other conspirators will be saying, Damn!!!

One Response to “Navi Pillay is demeaning the UN dignity”

  1. gdesilva Says:

    Obviously the Western Masters want Iran under their control so they have let the dogs out – ordinary people should start asking ‘who let the dogs out?’ and this article answers the question. The same old policy of subjugation of other nations as we all saw very clearly in the case of Sri Lanka. I think the west is yet to see the real ‘people power’ and hope it will happen sooner than later.

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