United Nations ScandalWikileaks Revelations – United Nations
What I would like to share on Wikileaks, is this.
Under Article 18 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights 1948 : "Everyone has the Right to Freedom of Opinion and ex
There is also, of course another Document. The United States Constitution. Did you learn about it at School ? It matters, today. It is the Law, on the Wikileaks problem.
It says : http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am1.html .
So Wikileaks are blameless. And Lawyer / Politicians, such as the U.S. Attorney-General, who waffle on about "Criminality", are talking from their posteriors. More crooked Lawyers ?
"Human Rights", is not just Prisoners in China or Burma. We are looking to the United States, to honour them, too.
Human Rights are inconvenient. They often mean accepting embarrassment, shrugging your shoulders, and saying : "We don't like it, but accept it is "Free Speech." If we criticise, China, Burma, North Korea. Heard of them We must look in our own "Backyard", also ?
American "Patriotism" = never criticise America. American "Free Speech" = Support, or at least tolerate, WikiLeaks. Thinking ?
"The Land of the Free." But, are you ? "The only thing necesary, for the triumph of Evil, is that good folk stand by and do nothing." (Edmund Burke, Irish philosopher, or maybe not him at all).
Is the U.S., is Barack Obama, mature enough to allow real Human Rights, in America, today ? Or not ?
You can call the White House. http://www.whitehouse.gov/ . What do Americans say ? "Ma Bell", is it ? The old phone ?
Barack Obama is a real man. He does have staff to pick up the phone, as he gets a few calls. One, yesterday, was from me.
Today, in 2010. Can the U.S. be "Fair", "Free",a "Democracy" ?
The U.S. Government, clearly has a Data Protection problem. But that is another issue.
But the body I would like to draw in, is the United Nations itself.
The U.N. Declaration, just after the Second World War, makes a stirring commitment to World Peace, Freedoms, and Equality.
" ... It is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between Nations."
Etc, etc, etc.
It waffles on, at very great length, using fine rhetoric.
The U.N. General Assembly, commits itself broadly to creating a Peaceful and Fair World.
I submit they have failed. Failed to prevent the Iraq War. Failed to prevent Afghanistan. Failed to indict those guilty of starting Illegal Wars. Tony Blair and George Bush.
Principle is simple. "Thou Shalt Not Kill."
Starting War, is plainly Illegal under Declaration. Yet U.N. passed waffly Motions, while America and Britain bombed Baghdad.
The current nastiness between Nations, revealed by Wikileaks, is further evidence the U.N. has failed.
I am a Barrister with an interest in Human Rights.
I recently attempted to contact the United Nations, leaving a Message about a Human Rights violation. I have yet to receive any reply, or even acknowledgement.
Their Website only allowed me a contribution of 200 characters, which believe me is extremely brief. There was no room to comment on this "Right of Freedom of Speech", violation.
The body I was complaining about, for breaching the U.N. Declaration, was ... the United Nations itself.
Which has passed an Illegal Motion on The Death Penalty. Which discriminates against Gay people, prohibited under their own Declaration.
Please see U.N. "Diplomacy" in action :
I think they should be closed down.
Tell them - briefly ?
If concerned about Gays being executed, please contact Amnesty International - http://www.amnesty.org/en/contact .
Tony Cantlay, Barrister.