Geneva – March 12, 2013. Cuba demanded – before the Human Rights Council of the United Nations – to end the hypocrisy, the selectivity and the double standards. They are harmful practices which in the past discreditably sank the now extinct Human Rights Commission at the United Nations.
During the XXII session at this organization, the Cuban ambassador in Geneva, Anayansi Rodríguez, warned that many industrialized nations, particularly the United States of America, present lists of nations which they accuse of committing supposed human rights violations. However, they are silent about brutal acts of repression in other countries.
In many cases these accusations are intended to be utilized as a pretext to justify interventions and to promote regime-change, she affirmed.
If they are so preoccupied with the cause of human rights, why is it that they say nothing about secret jails for tortures, the use of drones to assassinate civilians or concentration camps like the one established by illegal means in US occupied soil in Cuban territory, Guantánamo? asked the diplomat.
Washington – she said – silences the brutal repressions of movements like Occupy Wall Street and the Indignant Ones [indignados] in Europe, and on the contrary, presents as “dissidents” and “Cuban patriots” the mercenaries and agents to whom they pay huge salaries to promote the politics of aggression and blockade against Cuba. (Prensa Latina)
Source: Granma, Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Translation by Cuba Journal. Labor donated.
JG: Diplomat Rodríguez is 100% correct. Yankee imperialism uses the tired old saying of “Ház lo que yo digo, pero no lo que yo hago.” (Do as I say, not as I do.)
The administration of Chicago Gangster Barack H. Obama claims that they can send drones to conduct extra judicial executions against U.S. citizens, even inside the 50 states of the union. All they have to do is intone the abracadabra word called “terrorism.” It is the perfect excuse for a war that never ends, and which brings unlimited amounts of taxpayer money to corrupt and greedy U.S. war-is-good-and-profitable corporations and capitalists.
Human rights? What human rights? In the land where the so-called “dream” has become a nightmare, both George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama are trampling the rights enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. There are enough charges and reasons to impeach and remove Barack H. Obama from the Oval Office. But do not expect the equally corrupt U.S. Congress to do anything anytime soon.
The trampling of the U.S. Constitution will continue until the people get smart.