Monday, March 29, 2004

Grave Situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT)

The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights is currently holding its 60th Session. They held a Special Meeting to pass a Resolution on the Grave Situation in the OPT with only two countries voting no. Who do we think they were? US and Australia.

Now I don't agree with the US vote but I am not American so I'll steer clear of commenting on their vote, especially since the resolution was passed regardless of the US and Aussie votes. But Australia has no excuse for voting against a resolution condeming blatant acts against basic human rights and international laws to which it is a signature. This vote was purely a political arse-kiss to US. We could've even abstained like UK, Italy, Korea and others but NNNNOOOOOO we had to vote NO. No to stopping violence, No to stopping assassination, No to human rights, but Yes to America.

Currently reading:

"Hell" by Yasutaka Tsutsui