Thursday, October 13, 2011

UN Security Council Resolution 2011

How poetic. Resolution 2011 in 2011. Too bad it's a farce. It was passed unanimously, 15-0, which means that China, Russia, India, and Brazil voted for it. Are they completely cynical? Are they playing realpolitik and watching as the USA circles the drain of its own delusion?

Having read the UNAMA report on torture in Afghanistan, it's hard to believe the Security Council "authorized" the continuation of the ISAF and OEF "mission" in Afghanistan, since that mission has explicity been violating international humanitarian law by transferring prisoners to Afghan "authorities" who have neither the need not the interest in adhering to the the Third Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949, which is the standard of care established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on August 12, 1999, 50 years after the Geneva Conventions were signed, it's hard to believe it's a coincidence.

What do we do then the UN Security Council is complicit in war crimes?