Tuesday, June 17

UN chief responds to mass executions of prisoners by ISIS

Well the UN has responded to the mass executions of bound prisoners in Iraq by ISIS (a.k.a. ISIL)--and the response is exactly what we've come to expect from that body:

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [the word "spokesman" was capitalized in the original]:

The Secretary-General reiterates his condemnation of the recent upsurge of violence in Iraq at the hands of terrorist groups including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  Reports of mass executions by ISIL are deeply disturbing and underscore the urgency of bringing the perpetrators of such crimes to justice.

The Secretary-General warns against sectarian rhetoric that could further exacerbate the conflict and carry grave implications for the entire region.  In this regard, he welcomes the important clarification statement on the need for Iraqi unity of His Eminence Sayed Ali Al-Sistani, who represents a deeply influential voice of wisdom and reason.

The Secretary-General calls on all Iraqi leaders to ensure that their followers avoid acts of reprisal.  The Secretary-General urges Iraqi leaders to coalesce behind an inclusive national security plan as well as political and social measures aimed at addressing...the substantial threat to the country.

The Secretary-General once again urges the international community to unite in showing solidarity with Iraq as it confronts this serious security challenge.  He calls for full respect for international humanitarian law and human rights law in efforts to counter terrorism and violence in Iraq.
OMG, the dreaded "strongly-worded letter"!  That'll fix things really fast!

I know this is politically-incorrect of me but the UN is utterly, totally useless.  In fact it's far worse than useless because supporting the UN allows mutton-heads to wallow in the illusion that they're defending peace or human rights or women's rights or whatever, when actually the UN never does anything truly helpful.

And don't forget that ISIS was one of the groups Team Obama supported in their efforts to overthrow Syria's Assad regime. 

Ah, just f'n brilliant.

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