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(JPost)   UN appoints Iran at the head of its anti-Racism committee. No, that's not a link to an Onion article. Seriously   (jpost.com) divider line 218
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2007-08-24 10:46:45 AM  
The UN biaised against Israel? Never...
 
2007-08-24 10:47:13 AM  
This will end well -- for anyone of just the right tone of skin.
 
2007-08-24 10:52:47 AM  
Libya wants to host the conference
 
2007-08-24 10:52:51 AM  
Since it is Iran's stance that the Jews are not a race, but inhuman pig-devils, there's really no conflict of interest at all.
 
2007-08-24 10:53:36 AM  
Well, Libya was head of the Human Rights Committee for a long time, IIRC. The UN is a strange organization sometimes.
 
2007-08-24 10:55:20 AM  
sigh...
Are they trying to be totally ineffective?
 
2007-08-24 10:56:08 AM  
Maybe I'm just not seeing it...

Can someone point out to me where in the article it states that Iran was appointed head of this committee?
 
2007-08-24 10:56:35 AM  
Once again the UN shows its incompetence. From its failure to keep the peace in troubled parts of the world to appointing hideous regimes like Libya and Iran to posts where they definitely should not be appointed to. Makes a person glad that the US pays for the majority of its budget.

Tatsuma: The UN biaised against Israel? Never...

Oh boo hoo! Poor Israel. Whatever shall they do with the billions in aid they receive from the US? What about the strongest military in the Middle East? Whatever shall they do about their nuclear weapons? They might as well turn them over to Iran because the UN is biased.

Is there ever a time when you don't concern yourself with Israel? You sound like a broken record sometimes.
 
2007-08-24 10:57:17 AM  
Pelagius: Since it is Iran's stance that the Jews are not a race, but inhuman pig-devils, there's really no conflict of interest at all.

You do have a point there!

I heard they were going to put Saudi Arabia in charge of the Women's Rights conference.
 
2007-08-24 10:59:08 AM  
Isn't that sort of like putting oil execs in charge of regulatory agencies?
 
2007-08-24 11:00:51 AM  
Hyaku-Shiki:

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I hear it's a good way to remove that sand from up there.
 
2007-08-24 11:02:17 AM  
Pelagius: Since it is Iran's stance that the Jews are not a race, but inhuman pig-devils, there's really no conflict of interest at all.

Isn't that also the United States stance on all brown skinned people?
 
2007-08-24 11:03:38 AM  
Since it is Iran's stance that the Jews are not a race, but inhuman pig-devils,


Actually, there are thousands of Jews living in Iran, as there have been for thousands of years.

Iran is a very diverse society. There are lots of minorities there and they more or less get along.

/at the same time if you're Muslim you have it better than the other religious minorities.
 
2007-08-24 11:03:54 AM  
All of the governing organizations in the world are corrupted beyond repair.

I wait for the singularity, and hope the other side looks better.
 
2007-08-24 11:05:06 AM  
kabloink: Isn't that also the United States stance on all brown skinned people?

No, it's not.

Why do we always get empty-headed Americans yelling "JUS' LIEK AMERIKKKA LOL" whenever there's a thread about an horrible, third-world dictatorship?

No, America and America's policies have got nothing to do with North Korea
No, America and America's policies have got nothing to do with Iran
No, America and America's policies have got nothing to do with Uzbekistan

These people need to shut up until they graduate college and get over it.
 
2007-08-24 11:07:27 AM  
sigdiamond2000: Maybe I'm just not seeing it...

Can someone point out to me where in the article it states that Iran was appointed head of this committee?


FTA: The preparatory meeting, which runs from August 27-31, will be chaired by Libya and include representatives of Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Estonia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, Norway, Russia, Senegal, South Africa and Turkey. Those countries make up the bureau, the committee that will decide on the modalities and objectives of the 2009 conference.

Looks like it's chaired by Libya and not Iran, though I can't see Libya being much better.
 
2007-08-24 11:09:06 AM  
Submitter: UN appoints Iran Libya at the head of it's anti-Racism Conference preparatory committee.

FTFY
 
2007-08-24 11:10:05 AM  
vernonFL: Actually, there are thousands of Jews living in Iran, as there have been for thousands of years.

Well, occasionally they try to wipe them out, but yeah, Jews have lived the for a long while now.

I actually really love Persia and Persians, but modern Iran and the mullahs? fark that.

/at the same time if you're Muslim you have it better than the other religious minorities.

That's understating it. I can say that Iranian Jews are oppressed, but I can't say they are more oppressed than any other minorities in particular.

Minorities in Iran are like the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi. Henry Jordan was asked how his coach treated him. He answered : "He treats us all the same - like dogs."
 
2007-08-24 11:11:58 AM  
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3441314,00.html

Islamic Republic selected by UN for 'leading position' to plan anti-racism conference

Despite its numerous calls for Israel's destruction, and repeated denials of the Holocaust, Iran has been selected by the United Nations for a leading position in a committee that will plan the 2009 UN World Conference against Racism.


Yeah, Iran and Lybia are leading the anti-Racism committee. Yeah. Even better.
 
2007-08-24 11:14:17 AM  
vernonFL: Actually, there are thousands of Jews living in Iran, as there have been for thousands of years.

Iran is a very diverse society. There are lots of minorities there and they more or less get along.


I warmed up this nice mug of STFU for you.
 
2007-08-24 11:16:01 AM  
vernonFL: Actually, there are thousands of Jews living in Iran, as there have been for thousands of years.

Iran is a very diverse society. There are lots of minorities there and they more or less get along.

/at the same time if you're Muslim you have it better than the other religious minorities.


I'm close to a Jewish + Muslim couple who were forced to get out of Iran because of their "unholy" marriage. True there are many minorities, but getting along is not entirely true. "Some Muslims aren't Muslim enough" is an understatement. There, you can forget equality, and human rights are determined on a case-by-case basis. The Jews there have managed to survive underground at times, and other times just by keeping their heads down.
 
2007-08-24 11:21:12 AM  
Tatsuma: I hear it's a good way to remove that sand from up there.

No that's quite alright. I don't have a persecution complex, nor have I been genetically endowed with a vagina. You, my friend, may find a use for it. I don't think I've ever seen you post unless it has some vague connection to Israel or Judaism. Sand in the vagina? Pot meet kettle.

If anything, you should agree with me on the basis that the UN is ineffectual. By receiving a majority of its budget from the US (Israel's patron saint), they are allowed to post stupid appointments such as these and useless Security Counsel resolutions (that the US blocks anyway).
 
2007-08-24 11:21:32 AM  
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2007-08-24 11:22:37 AM  
kabloink: Isn't that also the United States stance on all brown skinned people?

Yeah, we hate the brown skinned people, don't we?
 
2007-08-24 11:23:28 AM  
dj_spanmaster: Looks like it's chaired by Libya and not Iran, though I can't see Libya being much better.

I guess Iran just has a much higher "Q Score" than Libya in these Middle East flamewars on Fark. Libya is so '86.
 
2007-08-24 11:23:57 AM  
Ah, more UN bashing.

If it bugs you that much, then just convince the US to quit and abrogate all of its treaty obligations.
 
2007-08-24 11:24:08 AM  
dj_spanmaster: chaired by Libya and include representatives of Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Croatia, Cuba, Estonia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Libya, Pakistan, Norway, Russia, Senegal, South Africa and Turkey.

When I was teaching, one of the techniques for controlling kids who were unruly in class was to have them come up and sit next to my desk in front of the class.

Look at that list of countries and tell me that this isn't just an example of that. Most of these countries have been the scenes of racial bigotry as national policy taken to the extreme, to the point where their citizens died for their various skin colors.
 
2007-08-24 11:25:18 AM  
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2007-08-24 11:27:56 AM  
Hyaku-Shiki: If anything, you should agree with me on the basis that the UN is ineffectual. By receiving a majority of its budget from the US (Israel's patron saint), they are allowed to post stupid appointments such as these and useless Security Counsel resolutions (that the US blocks anyway).

Waitasecond. The US funds the majority of the UN? We really ought to stop wasting our money.
 
2007-08-24 11:30:43 AM  
The US funds the majority of the UN? We really ought to stop wasting our money.

Great! Who needs a forum where representatives of all the different countries can get together to talk? Pffft. Fark that.
 
2007-08-24 11:32:37 AM  
Hyaku-Shiki: I'm a complete jerk online. .

You got that one right

LocalCynic: Ah, more UN bashing.

So it's fine to appoint Lybia and Iran to head it's anti-racism committee and we're making a big deal out of nothing?
 
2007-08-24 11:33:05 AM  
unlikely: When I was teaching, one of the techniques for controlling kids who were unruly in class was to have them come up and sit next to my desk in front of the class.

Look at that list of countries and tell me that this isn't just an example of that. Most of these countries have been the scenes of racial bigotry as national policy taken to the extreme, to the point where their citizens died for their various skin colors.


I can see that possibly working in a classroom, where the kids care what their peers think. But here you have a class of 20 where 8 are serious troublemakers who mostly don't care what the teacher (the UN) thinks. It looks more like a gang than a committee.
 
2007-08-24 11:33:09 AM  
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I'm not a fan of 'protest warrior' garbage but this is just funny.
 
2007-08-24 11:34:54 AM  
vernonFL: Who needs a forum where representatives of all the different countries can get together to talk?

Who needs a forum where vile views dominate such things as "anti-racism" committees?

dj_spanmaster: The US funds the majority of the UN?

22% as of last year.

Tatsuma: You got that one right

"Because I'm that bored, and so are you"

I know.
 
2007-08-24 11:35:36 AM  
I think the US pays 20% or something of the UN budget. Which is still a lot, much more than other countries, but not all of it.

This is a non-issue anyway. It's the anti-Racism committee. You can't be racist on an anti-Racism committee! That would be ludicrous!
 
2007-08-24 11:39:01 AM  
vernonFL: The US funds the majority of the UN? We really ought to stop wasting our money.

Great! Who needs a forum where representatives of all the different countries can get together to talk? Pffft. Fark that.


My opinion would be different if other nations (like Iran) took the UN seriously and even just took note of its sanctions. A lot of those nations will be on this committee -- one will even chair it. So yes, the UN does feel like a waste of money, especially when the leadership is involved with stopping internal investigations.
 
2007-08-24 11:39:26 AM  
the selection process for committees is pretty frightening these days. It worked well when the UN was conceived because the number of member nations was a lot smaller, and mainly European nations, so there really wasn't a gap between nations on what was considered acceptable social and political behaviour.

While the UN's number of delegates and overall scope has increased dramatically, the actual rules haven't changed like, at all. The UN is built around offending the least number of people when it comes to political moves, so you get appointments like this (often on a rotational basis, or based on voting of each nation) to key positions that don't appear to make any sense to anyone.
 
2007-08-24 11:40:10 AM  
vernonFL:
I like that one

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2007-08-24 11:40:26 AM  
Tatsuma: Why do we always get empty-headed Americans yelling "JUS' LIEK AMERIKKKA LOL" whenever there's a thread about an horrible, third-world dictatorship?

Actually its a thread about an UN anti-racism committee. It's quite easy to compare American racism to other countries. we do have a long history of racism here. It still widely exists here even if its no longer officially sanctioned.

Tatsuma: These people need to shut up until they graduate college and get over it.

Actually, I graduated college many years ago before they basically became remedial schools.
 
2007-08-24 11:41:56 AM  
obesefrogs: This is a non-issue anyway. It's the anti-Racism committee. You can't be racist on an anti-Racism committee! That would be ludicrous!

Ah, the logic behind holding Tea in one hand and holding No Tea in the other. He who makes the rules cannot break them.
 
2007-08-24 11:42:29 AM  
kabloink: Actually its a thread about an UN anti-racism committee. It's quite easy to compare American racism to other countries. we do have a long history of racism here. It still widely exists here even if its no longer officially sanctioned.

America has a better track record on Racism than about 90%+ of countries in the world. Point in case: how we treat our immigrants versus Europe.

Actually, I graduated college many years ago before they basically became remedial schools.

And you're still not out of your "Grrr America sucks more than everything else!" phase yet? That's a shame.
 
2007-08-24 11:42:31 AM  
Yes, absolutely a lot of what the UN does is stupid bullshiat. But they do a lot of other stuff that is really important. UNICEF, WHO, etc...
 
2007-08-24 11:44:43 AM  
vernonFL: Yes, absolutely a lot of what the UN does is stupid bullshiat. But they do a lot of other stuff that is really important. UNICEF, WHO, etc...

The fact that the UN was able to eradicate Polio is enough to justify it's existence. The fact that the UN is getting closer to eradicate Malaria is another. The fact that the UN might one day do the same to AIDS is another.

However, it is fraught with corruption, scandals like UN troops being involved in sexual child slavery, etc... means that it is overdue for a HUGE reform of it's political branch.
 
2007-08-24 12:11:43 PM  
vernonFL: /at the same time if you're Muslim you have it better than the other religious minorities.

Not unlike being Christian here in the US.

...

I have no problem with Iran leading or Iran's representatives leading the Anti-Racism initiatives. Of course, I don't think Iran is really 'evil' as people like to pretend (or as the Bush admin tries to convince you of).

I also don't really have a problem with the UN. The UN had the sense to say that we shouldn't rush into war with Iraq even after Bush sent Colin Powell to lie his ass off to them and utterly destroy any credibility he still had.

Racism is alive and well all over the world. It isn't localized to any one particular country. Sure, some places are worse than others, but I can't think of a single country where racism doesn't exist. Heck... I even see a sort of racism here in this thread. For whatever reason, it seems like a few folks in here think that the Iranians are all inherently bad or evil people.

Personally, I just can't do that. For me, people have to prove that they are bad people. Also, when the government is telling me over and over and over again that some particular country or its citizens are evil, I tend to not believe them. Probably a bit of the 'doth protest too much' kind of thing. Thus far, Iran has not proven to me that they are all bad people.

And yes, I know that not all Iranians are of one particular race and that it is not as much specifically 'racism' and more of general bigotry, but for me those things go hand in hand.

Even take something as simple as the conservatives and the liberals here in America. Yes, not racism, but a very intense feeling of bigotry pouring from it. The strange thing about bigotry is that it almost always stems from one group of people being afraid of another group of people for one reason or another or sometimes for no reason at all. Also, it seems as though most of the time, that fear is either unfounded or simply taught from one generation of fearful folk to the next generation. It's just a matter of breaking the chain for many people.

In any case... I think you get my point. Racism sucks... Bigotry sucks... it happens everywhere and Iran's people are as good as any other people at attempting to tackle the problem IMHO.
 
2007-08-24 12:11:47 PM  
So let's see: Zimbabwe's heading the commission sustainable development, Iran and Libya and heading the commission on anti-racism. Now we just need to get North Korea to chair commission on social development and Saudi Arabia to chair the comission on the status of women and the world's problems will be solved and everything will be bunnies, rainbows and unicorn shiat.
 
2007-08-24 12:20:33 PM  
MasterThief: rainbows and unicorn shiat.

Do we even have a representative in the UN right now? If so, is our representative the head of anything? I know Bolton resigned, but I don't recall hearing who, if anyone, replaced him.
 
2007-08-24 12:21:57 PM  
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2007-08-24 12:22:27 PM  
MasterThief: So let's see: Zimbabwe's heading the commission sustainable development, Iran and Libya and heading the commission on anti-racism. Now we just need to get North Korea to chair commission on social development and Saudi Arabia to chair the comission on the status of women and the world's problems will be solved and everything will be bunnies, rainbows and unicorn shiat.

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2007-08-24 12:23:25 PM  
patrick767: sigh...
Are they trying to be totally ineffective?


No, it is a little league game, to be fair everyone has to get playing time, no matter how bad the player is.
 
2007-08-24 12:26:23 PM  
Do we even have a representative in the UN right now?

I think its Zalmay Khalilhzad (sp)
 
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