We’ve previously highlighted the UN’s extreme bias by re-posted an excellent op-ed from the Times of Israel (UNHRC Redux, June 16 2012)
But let me share this with you: Guess who the UN just elected for a top post at the UN Arms Trade Treaty conference? Iran! (H/T to UN Watch for alerting the world to this)
Because you know, IRAN doesn’t smuggle weapons. Oh wait. They do! How do we know this? A U.N. Security Council committee published a report in June 2012 stating:
“Iran has continued to defy the international community through illegal arms shipments,” it stated. “Two of these cases involved (Syria), as were the majority of cases inspected by the Panel during its previous mandate, underscoring that Syria continues to be the central party to illicit Iranian arms transfers,” the report said.
This is… actually.insane.
As insane as when Iran was elected to serve on the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (in 2010, a four-year seat). Beyond the general repulsive lack of human rights in Iran, women are targeted. Read Shadi Sadr’s short report if you can stomach it. Apparently no one in the UN did…