Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oops the UN Does it Again!

Today someone sent me the headline UN Defends Endorsement of Iran’s “Anti-Terror” Conf .  I thought that was interesting so I read the article.  The UN being the typical UN claiming to be against terrorism and for human rights, while all the time supporting evil regimes because they want to appease everyone - continues to fail in supporting real human rights.  

I cannot say it much better than the article did (insert sarcasm font here) "If the Chinese Communist Party will now organize an international conference for internet freedom, and if Syria’s President Assad will hold one for the right to peaceful protest, will the UN also endorse those, on grounds that it is important for all nations to work together in promoting human rights?"  (/sarcasm font) The answer is most likely yes. 

It seems that once again the UN has outdone itself as the most hypocrytical organization on the planet.

Stay Safe!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

UN Court Convict First Woman for Genocide

Rwanda has had a very dark and dire history of genocide.  Taking steps to move forward the UN court has made a bold move convicting a woman of genocide.  According to Google News:

Judges at the UN court for Rwanda sentenced Pauline Nyiramasuhuko on Friday to life in prison for genocide, conspiracy to commit genocide and rape, and one of her sons to the same term on related charges.
"This conviction is a significant milestone because it demonstrates that rape is a crime of violence and it can be used as a tool of war by both men and women."
Nyiramasuhuko, a mother of four who faced charges over atrocities committed in Rwanda's southern Butare region in 1994, is the first woman to be found guilty of genocide and incitement to rape by an international tribunal.

It is good that courts are finally treating women and men as equals when it comes to rape and genocide.  I am surprised the UN court did this, but more power to them.

Stay safe friends!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Defense Base act Blog - Check it Out

If you are a contractor working over seas - or a relative, be sure to check out the Defense Base Act Compensation Blog.  It is not light reading, they earned a link here.  Really, important stuff to read there.  I will likely steal a few stories (no plagiarism just references).

Whatever you do - stay safe!