Monday, February 2, 2015

Impartial Investigation At Its Finest

The United Nations, an utterly impartial referee in diplomatic disputes, as we learn from this article at the Al Jazeera website:

"The head of a UN inquiry into last summer's conflict between Israel and Gaza has said he will resign after Israeli allegations of bias due to consultancy work he did for the Palestine Liberation Organisation [PLO]... 

(Canadian academic William)  Schabas was appointed last August by the head of the UN Human Rights Council to lead a three-member group looking into alleged war crimes during Israel's military offensive against Gaza. 

Schabas' departure highlights the sensitivity of the UN investigation just weeks after prosecutors at the International Criminal Court in The Hague said they had started a preliminary inquiry into alleged atrocities in the Palestinian territories."

It does, of course not " highlight the sensitivity of the UN investigation;" it highlights what a rigged farce it is.  After reading this, and discovering that the UN appointed as the head of this investigation, a man who was a consultant for the PLO, can anyone wonder why Israel regards the UN as an extension of Arab policy with no intention of finding anyone but Israel guilty of all wrongdoing? And does anyone think his replacement will be any more an honest figure than he is, if the United Nations Human Rights Council saw fit to select him in the first place?

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