Like a dog returns to vomit, it was predictable that the Biden administration would return to the UN for guidance on American foreign policy. Far from looking after American interests, Joe Biden will bow and scrape to organizations like the UN and then hope and pray they throw us a glance of approval now and then. It is foreign policy by appeasement and groveling.
The latest manifestation of this geopolitical cowardice is this nation asking to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council. That body includes in its ranks such wonderful exemplars of human rights as China and Cuba. That is how relevant it is to reality. But that doesn’t matter to the Biden administration. They, get this, “humbly” ask the likes of those terror run states to rejoin. We bet the Chinese just love the “humbly” part.
FNC: “The Biden administration on Wednesday said the U.S. will seek election to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) nearly three years after former President Donald Trump withdrew from the body, according to a report.
‘I’m pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term,’ Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the council, according to Reuters. ‘We humbly ask for the support of all U.N. member states in our bid to return to a seat in this body.’ ”
JUST IN: “I’m pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human Rights Council for the 2022-24 term. We humbly ask for the support of all UN Member States in our bid to return to a seat in this body,” @SecBlinken tells @UN_HRC #HRC46
— Stephanie Nebehay (@StephNebehay) February 24, 2021
In 2018 the UNHRC passed more resolutions slamming Israel than Iran, Syria, and North Korea combined. Of course it did, because the Chicoms are not about to criticize their client states.
Give them this: “As the United States re-engages, we urge the Human Rights Council to look at how it conducts its business. That includes its disproportionate focus on Israel,” Biden Secretary of State Antony Blinken added, according to Reuters.
But asking China and Cuba to back off on Israel and look at Belarus, Syria, and Iran is like asking a wolf to ignore the rabbit in front of him and instead munch on some daisies over in the adjacent field. Not gonna happen.
Said an article in Foreign Policy magazine by Richard Goldberg, “Against the backdrop of crimes against humanity in Xinjiang and the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in a video message this week—a first for an American diplomat since Washington withdrew from the council under the previous administration. But it will take more than a speech by Blinken to reform this deeply flawed body…”
Goldberg is right. Blinken has previously made some noises. But only that. The only reason the US should even consider serving on such a vile and useless council would be to give them hell every second of the day. Where’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan when you need him?