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Posted: 9/22/2004 4:28:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 4:31:05 AM EDT by vito113]
NOW you had better behave! or he'll send you to bed without any supper!

"Annan rebukes law-breaking nations

Gary Younge in New York
Wednesday September 22, 2004
The Guardian

The UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, yesterday delivered a stern rebuke to nations that "shamelessly disregard" international law, explicitly chastising the United States, Sudan, Russia, Uganda, Israel and the Palestinians.

Mr Annan, who last week branded the US-led war in Iraq "illegal", told the UN general assembly that international law remained the cornerstone of global stability in a speech laced with many veiled - and at least one explicit - criticism of the US.

He said, just minutes before US president George Bush spoke, that the law "including security council resolutions ... offers the best foundation for resolving prolonged conflicts - in the Middle East, in Iraq, and around the world. Those who seek to bestow legitimacy must themselves embody it, and those who invoke international law must themselves submit to it."

On the opening day of a two-week session attended by 64 presidents, 25 prime ministers and 86 foreign ministers, Mr Annan listed "only a few flagrant and topical examples" of human rights violations and indifference to international and national laws.

He denounced terrorism in Iraq, violence in the Darfur province of Sudan, killings by both Palestinian suicide bombers and the Israeli state, the recent fatal hostage crisis in Beslan, Russia, and the actions of the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda.

He also mentioned the human rights abuses in Iraq committed in Abu Ghraib prison by American soldiers. "In Iraq we see civilians massacred in cold blood, while relief workers, journalists and other noncombatants are taken hostage and put to death in the most barbarous fashion," he said. "We have seen Iraqi prisoners disgracefully abused."

Mr Annan argued that there was a knock-on effect when law was flouted. "No cause, no grievance, however legitimate in itself, can begin to justify such acts," he said. "They put all of us to shame. Their prevalence reflects our collective failure to uphold the law and to instil respect for it in our fel low men and women. We all have a duty to do whatever we can to restore that respect."

To do that, Annan said, "we must start from the principle that no one is above the law, and no one should be denied its protection.

"Every nation that proclaims the rule of law at home must respect it abroad. And every nation that insists on it abroad must enforce it at home.

"Today the rule of law is at risk around the world. Again and again we see laws shamelessly disregarded."

He said some nations had used the war against terrorism as an excuse "to encroach unnecessarily on civil liberties".

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:32:10 AM EDT

Do the letters "FO" mean anything to you?

Duplicitous assbag.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:32:16 AM EDT
Kofi Annan just doesn't get it....never has, never will.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:32:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:33:03 AM EDT
They should send him to Abu Garib
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:34:16 AM EDT
Let me be blunt here...


and everything they stand for

gonna have to start up the blue helmet shoots at Greater Pitt Gun Club again.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:35:28 AM EDT
Kofi Annan should be arrested for crimes agaianst humanity.

He is a thief and anything he says is to protect his corrupt dealing within the UN.

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:38:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 4:39:12 AM EDT by raven]
One of the great evils of the UN is precisely how they go to bat for murderers like Saddam against free countries like the US and refuse to do anything about genocides in places like Rwanda and Darfur. Kofi Annan was promoted despite his complete failure in Rwanada. That really tells you all you have to know about the UN.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:38:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
oh no!!

not the "stern rebuke"!!!

why...that's carries almost as much weight as getting banned from an internet forum!


…the awsome power of the UN 'stern rebuke'…

……now bow down before before the one you serve and tremble and weep!

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:38:20 AM EDT
Holy SHIT!! Oh NO!!! The UN is mad at us!! They are going to send Peacekeepers into the US to keep us from causing more trouble!!! I heard that they are calling on their only nation cabable of sending troops!! The United States!!!


Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:46:44 AM EDT
Hey Kofi, kindly go FUCK YOURSELF!!!!

[I am Charging_Handle, and I approve this message]
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:48:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
Hey Kofi, kindly go FUCK YOURSELF!!!!

[I am Charging_Handle, and I approve this message]

Careful with that language… or you'll get a "Stern Rebuke" …

Link Posted: 9/22/2004 4:50:25 AM EDT
Not the stern rebuke! Anything but that!

Next thing he'll bring out is the comfy chair.

Gee...I wonder how many people were slaughtered in the Sudan before he issued his stern rebuke. I bet the survivors are relieved.

This jackass is nothing but a criminal profiting from the misery of others and using the United Nations to cover his dirty deals. He didn't give a rat's ass about the suffering of the Iraqi people. He just wanted to make money from Saddam.

We have got to find a way out of the United Nations.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:39:34 AM EDT

What Kofi means is people who disregard HIM.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:43:22 AM EDT
Kofi Annan is a douche bag. I gaurantee he will want us to send aid and troops into the Sudan and north Africa to stop the genocide going on there. And yet, the UN are the same idiots that left the U.S. with international contempt because of our sanctions on Iraq prior to the Iraq War that THEY suggested. THEY suggested the Oil for Food program that was clandestinely used by neighboring nations like Iran to ship in weapons and other military aid, i.e. when they shipped 40,000 pencil sharpeners (I'm sure they did a lot of studying)? And then the UN expects the U.S. to do its dirty work and let us take the blame. I say, screw them... the rest of the UN needs to start pulling its weight. Until the citizens of other countries actually see what WE do to keep the world running, let them wallow without our aid. If they want to picket through the streets claiming our "Fascist Regime" and that we are "War-Mongers" (although I am not a War-Monger, I do support war and especially surgical preemptive strikes against our enemies) then let them feel the pain of terrorism and the aggression of other countries. Americans take the brunt of criticism in the world because we stand for what we believe in. We do not capitulate. We do not back down. We are the sons and daughters of the men and women who defeated the English in the Revolutionary War, the Third Reich in Germany, and the dastardly Japanese.

Tell Kofi Annan to suck it. Until other countries want to help out America then I say: let AIDs ravage Africa, let children starve in China, Russia can deal with its own Chechyns.

I want my country to help the world and I want my troops to secure my safety, which they do remarkably well, but I will not send them into harms way for other nations when those nations will not support us when the tides turn... or when something happens that they don't like.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:43:35 AM EDT
The UN is a nice idea, but is the most corrupt, inept, and hippocritical organization on the planet....next to the Unite States Congress of course. Talk about special interest groups!
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:47:50 AM EDT
I have somthing swinging in my drawers that koffie amen can give a stern re-puke to as he digests his oil for food program.
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 5:50:07 AM EDT
I think of the UN much the same as I think of muslims.

'Nuff said?
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 6:01:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
oh no!!

not the "stern rebuke"!!!

why...that's carries almost as much weight as getting banned from an internet forum!


…the awsome power of the UN 'stern rebuke'…

……now bow down before before the one you serve and tremble and weep!


Oh, no! The next step is double secret probation!


Did you see the news clip of Dubya going up to Kofi at the UN & saying "Hey, Kofi, how are ya?"

True story. I saw it on one of the news channels last night.

The best part: Dubya "swaggered!" I bet the liberals almost choked.
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