The concept of irony is inadequate to describe the UN

Like putting Libya in charge of the planning for the Durban II anti-racism conference, or (in 2004) electing Sudan to the Human Rights Commission while it was murdering Darfur residents, the UN continues to find ways to make one spit out one’s morning coffee:

Two weeks after Israel’s alleged bombing raid in Syria, which some foreign reports said targeted North Korean nuclear material, the UN’s nuclear watchdog [the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)] elected Syria as deputy chairman of its General Conference on Monday…

The Syrian news agency SANA proudly reported the election on Tuesday, adding that Syria was also successful in including “the Israeli nuclear arsenal as an item on the agenda of the conference.” — Jerusalem Post

Here’s an honest job for the UN: condemn Hamas for committing war crimes by deliberately targeting civilian populations with rocket fire, kidnapping Gilad Shalit and refusing to allow him to meet with Red Cross representatives, etc.

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One Response to “The concept of irony is inadequate to describe the UN”

  1. Shalom Freedman says:

    I agree that the concept of ‘irony’ is not proper for describing the U.N. I do not think ‘ absurd’ or ‘ridiculous’ are adequate either. And this because the upside down world of the U.N. involves its supporting ‘evil’. Thus though much U.N. action , the resolutions against Israel are ridiculous, pathetic, absurd, infantile, feckless( The list goes on and on) there is the added element of their disgusting falsification of reality. The U.N. cannot be properly described as a ‘joke’ because their actions are too hateful.
    ‘Sick’ ‘Evil’ ‘Demented’ These kinds of word come to mind. But perhaps none can really adequately describe this disturbing reality.