UN Names Syria to Committee to Oppose "Subjugation, Domination and Exploitation

FrontPage Magazine - 27 February 2013 - From Daniel Greenfield

Luckily the Syrian government is an expert at all three areas and will doubtlessly do the United Nations proud

The story here isn’t just another horrible Muslim tyranny being named to a top United Nations post revealing once again the complete moral and legal bankruptcy of the UN system. The real story is the refusal of the UNocrats and the entire leftist establishment to let go of their ridiculous colonialism narrative as the explanation for all the world’s woes.

UN Watch today called on Ban Ki-moon, US Ambassador Susan Rice and EU representatives to condemn the world body’s "revolting and absurd” decision to unanimously re-elect the Assad regime to a senior post on a decolonization committee charged with upholding fundamental human rights in opposing the "subjugation, domination and exploitation” of peoples — a propaganda victory now being trumpeted by Syria’s state-funded SANA news agency.

The committee is mandated to implement the UN’s 1961 Declaration on the Granting of Independence of Colonial Countries and Peoples.

How relevant is the "struggle” against colonialism today? Not at all. (continue reading...)