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Saturday, 29 October 2016

29 October 2016. Stopping Executions is “Bad”… Chopping Off Heads is “Good”… So Says the UN Under US Pressure

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This is what the Church teaches on the death penalty… it always has… it always will. Tsar Aleksandr Aleksandrovich routinely commuted ALL death sentences to ten years at hard labour, except for crimes against the state. Do note that the godless Republican filth don’t do likewise. Vote accordingly…

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The UN Human Rights Council removed Russia, which has had a moratorium on use of the death penalty since 1996. However, Saudi Arabia, a country that executed 157 people in 2015, many of them by decapitation, will remain. Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy in which everything and everyone is the de-facto property or “subject” of the King. They’ll set the agenda for “human rights” at the United Nations. Despicable.

Caleb Maupin

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Editor:

The Three Stooges… Clinton, Trump, and Johnson… are cosy with the Saudi decapitators and support them. Only Dr Jill and Ajamu oppose them. Is this a question? Vote for the only supporters of human rights and justice… vote Green… just sayin’…

BMD

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Iran CONDEMNS Islamist Atrocities in Iraq

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Russia has Iran’s back in foreign affairs… the USA had best remember that…

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Mohsen Naziri-Asl, Iranian Ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva, spoke on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement in denouncing ISIL crimes during a special meeting of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) on Iraq. Naziri-Asl, whose country chairs the movement, expressed deep concern over the organised and widespread violations of human rights by ISIL terrorists, especially in Iraq. He said the massacre of women and children, religious and ethnic cleansing, as well as the destruction of religious sites by ISIL and its affiliated groups amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying, “The Non-Aligned Movement believes that the trans-border nature of the ISIL and other groups affiliated to it, and their crimes, pose a threat to regional peace and stability and that the persistence of such crimes will endanger regional and international peace and security”.

Naziri-Asl emphasised Iran’s respect for Iraq’s national sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence, praising the Baghdad government’s fight against terrorism and extremism. He called upon the international community to help the Iraqi government fight terrorist groups and restore peace, stability, and security to the country. ISIL terrorists threatened various communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, and Izadi Kurds, during their advances in Iraq. They’ve committed heinous crimes in their area of control, including mass executions of civilians. The Iraqi army is fiercely fighting the ISIL militants to push them out of the captured areas. On Monday, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) accepted a resolution to send an emergency mission to Iraq to investigate crimes committed by ISIL militants.

3 September 2014

Press TV

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/03/377522/nam-slams-isil-crimes-in-iraq/

Editor:

Earth to Rightwing Nutters in America… most Muslims OPPOSE the terrorists. OPPOSE. Much of the blather about “terrorism” is nothing but a figleaf to cover American aggression in the Middle East and to justify American support for repressive dictatorships in the region. Always check out a person’s agenda… the American Right supports the spread of untrammelled laissez-faire crapitalism throughout the world. Why? Well… many of them profit personally from sweated quasi-slave labour in Third World countries, that’s why. It’s quite that simple. Ergo, they oppose Iran as it opposes such exploitation. QED.

BMD

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Do Traditional Values Have a Future?

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My Family from Age to Age

Tatiana Mikhedova

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On 27 September 2012, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution submitted by Russia on “Promoting Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms through a Better Understanding of Traditional Values of Mankind: Best Practises”. More than 60 states sponsored this initiative, including, collectively, members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the League of Arab States. The resolution reiterates the idea that understanding of and respect for traditional values both encourage and facilitate the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

We strongly believe that all cultures and civilisations, in their traditions, religions, and beliefs, share a common set of values that belong to mankind in its entirety, and that those values have made an important contribution to the development of human rights, norms, and standards. The family, society, and educational institutions all play key roles in asserting these values. In a broader sense, traditions underpin national identity. It’s widely-recognised that manifestations and symbols of national identity unite people and underpin their sense of national pride, community, and continuity. It’d be no exaggeration to say that traditional values are the backbone of every society and define its existence. By protecting traditional values, we protect our societies from destabilisation, the erosion of fundamental moral principles, loss of national identity, and basic cultural codes. It’s clear that safeguarding human rights goes hand in hand with preserving traditional values.

The resolution that Russia initiated calls on UN member states to recognise and reaffirm the vital role of traditional values in promoting human rights. This is the third resolution in this vein adopted by the Human Rights Council since 2009. However, a few states, namely the USA and some EU members, voted against it. Their position is quite clear… they see traditional values as a way of justifying human rights abuses, particularly against those considered the most vulnerable members of society. Such arguments and unwillingness to collaborate on the draft are regrettable. Russia is open to dialogue and cooperation in this sphere, but we think that no state or group of states has the right to speak on human rights in the name of the entire international community. After all, we have universal instruments, such as the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, amongst others. However, in some regions, the concept of human rights evolved considerably beyond that common denominator. Imposing that outcome on others isn’t an option. What, then, can we do?

I’m convinced that human rights issues should draw nations together, and that the Human Rights Council should focus on finding ways to accentuate the fact that human rights don’t exist in a societal vacuum. They didn’t emerge from nowhere. If traditional values crumble, so will human rights, since that would destroy the moral fabric that holds society together. It isn’t about which come first. There’s a real need to promote the understanding that human rights and traditional values are interconnected. To this end, it’s important to take into account the cultural, civilisational, historical, and religious heritage of all communities and nations. The concept of traditional values will only benefit from absorbing elements of different cultures. This is even more important now, when this period of global economic crisis puts the very foundations of social cohesion to the test.

17 January 2013

Aleksandr Yakovenko

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/blogs/20130117/178839002/Ambassadors_Notebook_Do_Traditional_Values_Have_a_Future.html

Editor’s Note:

Let’s keep it simple and focused. The thesis of this essay is that the USA has no right to impose its idiosyncratic notions on the rest of the world under the guise of “human rights” and “traditional values”. This is especially true considering that the USA believes that it has the “right” to “impose” such notions using military force and violence against leaders and/or countries that it doesn’t care for (in addition, “traditional values” is used by the same lot to justify brutality and discrimination against individuals and groups that they don’t like). We, as Orthodox believers, follow the moral ethos and civilisational values of the Orthosphere… not the depraved moneygrubbing “values” and the twisted “morals” of the American élite (we have nothing in common with the crackbrained “Evangelicalsectarianism that cheerleads such rubbish). Note well that some of our clergy and laity have sold out to the American apparat… these people are Sergianists of the worst possible sort. Remember the definition of a “Sergianist”:

One who sells out to the godless powers-that-be for personal power and/or personal gain.

That definition fits Paffhausen, Potapov, Alexander Webster, Lyonyo, Jillions, Dreher, Mattingly, Freddie M-G, and Reardon, amongst others (sorts such as Whiteford and Trenham are simply uninformed louts… they’re not sell-outs… neither are Lebedeff, Roman Krassovsky, Behr, and Bobby K… they’re just First Family apparatchiki). Have a care… there ARE “Chekists in riassas”… and you can find them all on the Right, sucking up to the most extreme and irrational elements in the Republican Party (for instance, Paffhausen, Dreher, Mattingly, and Webster have sold out to the K Street stink-tankers). The worm does turn, doesn’t it?

BMD 

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Russia Votes Against UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Syria

Libyan militia thugs after their Western-backed victory… THIS is what the USA and its running-dogs want in Syria… with the Christians and Alawis as the victims. THIS is why Russia takes a principled stand against American warmongering in Syria. Take a good look… this is what your tax dollars buy (and Rick Santorum would do twice as much mayhem… reflect on that). I have a religious objection to such… does that mean that I can get a refund on my share of the money spent in foreign parts on aggressive warfare?

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On Thursday, Russia, China, and Cuba voted against a UN Human Rights Council resolution calling on Syria to immediately end violence against civilians and grant humanitarian organisations access to the country. The results of the vote, posted on the council’s website, show that 37 countries voted for the resolution and three nations abstained. On Tuesday, the Syrian delegation left the Human Rights Council discussions in protest against the “unfriendly” resolution. Syria also said it refuses to acknowledge the meeting and the resolution as legitimate.

The resolution “strongly condemns the continued widespread and systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities” and “deplores the brutal actions of the Syrian regime over the past 11 months, such as its use of heavy artillery and tanks to attack residential areas”. It also urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to allow “free and unimpeded access by the United Nations and humanitarian agencies” and permit deliveries of humanitarian cargo to the areas in need. Both Western and Arab nations increased their pressure on Assad’s regime, calling for an immediate end to bloodshed in Syria, which according to Syrian rights groups has claimed more than 7,000 lives since the uprising against the current authorities began 11 months ago.

1 March 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/world/20120301/171669049.html

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