Kofi Annan and International Law

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    www.townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/printbs20041117.shtml

    It must be nice to be Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations. You're from Ghana, a country with an annual gross domestic product per capita of approximatley $2,200, and yet you have a world -class educational background after attending college in Minnesota, graduate school in Geneva,and a Amsters program at MIT. You make $227,253 per year simply for blathering agianst the United States and Israel, and writing pertirbed letters to homicidal dictators. You get to pretend moral superiority while providing aid and comfort to terrorists. Plus you get to eat in the finest restaurants in New York.

    Kofi Annan deserves all that because he has a busy job. It's not everyone who runs the most Corrupt organization on the planet. It's a busy lifestyle. This week, Annan had his hands full praising Yassar Arafat and condemning America. After Arafat died, improving the world through his absence, Annan ordered UN flags lowered to half- staff to commemorate the the terrorist leader. "By signing the Oslo accords in 1993 he took a giant step towards the realization of this vision," Annan said in a statement delivered by a spokeman. "It is tragic that he did not live to see it fulfilled."

    Perhaps Mr Annan forgot to look up the word "tragic" in his dictionary before writing his statement. Most people would probably consider the continuing genocide perpetuated by Arab Muslims agianst Black Christians in sudan, ignored by Kofi Annan, "tragic". And anyone with a smidgen of morality would consider suicide bombings agianst civilians in israel "tragic." No one but a SAVAGE would describe Arafat's death as "tragic."

    After hailing a mass murderer as a hero, Annan's UN turned to condemning true Heroes: the American troops in Iraq waging war agianst murderers and thugs. In particular, the UN is complaining about alleged crimes committed by US soldiers. UN High Commissioner for HUman Rights Louise Arbour, released a statement: "The High Commissioner considers that all violations of International humanitarian law and human rights laws must be investigated and those responsible for breaches--including dleiberate targeting of civilians, indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks, the killing of injured persons and the use of human shields--must be brought to justice, be they of the Multinational Force or insurgents."

    Moral equivalence is the hallmark of the United Nations. Equating American troops with Arab terrorists is child's play for an organization that included Sudan lecturing American troops on war crimes is somewhat like listening to Ted Bundy lecturing Mother Teresa on acts of violence.

    That's the beauty of International law: it means whatever Kofi Annan wants it to mean. For some strange reason, many Americans buy into the concept of international law because it supposedly provides a "consensus". But consensus is no indication of whether a policy is worth following. Anyone who believes American foreign policy should be bound by the imperious faux-moralisitc dictates of nations like France should be forced to contemplate the meaning of consnesus morality form the middle of Saudi Arabia.

    International law isn't just foolish, It's dangerous. This week an American soldier shot an apparently unarmed, wounded Iraqi terrorist in a mosque in Fallujah after the terrorist pretended he was dead. Only the day before, the soldier's comrade had been killed by a dead, booby-trapped terrorist. The UN will undoubtedly call for the American soldier's head. Meanwhile, Iraqi terrorists murdered aid worker Margaret Hassan...........
     
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    They'll have to come get him first, and there's no force in the world that'll get the Marine Corps to give up that guy to the UN. The only way the UN's getting his head is if they KILL EVERY US MARINE on the planet, after which they'll have a lot more problems than worrying about a wounded "insurgent."
     
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    Agreed but sadly I don't see that happening any time soon!
     
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    kofi annan should be fired.

    then we'll pay ghana some money and have his ass extradited back to america for trial on corruption and fraud charges.
     
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    Isn't it amazing how communists and terrorists go to our schools for their educations then slander and kill us. Also tells us a lot about the socialistic climate of our educational institutions!!!!
     
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    coyote ugly ..........
     
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    And to think we came within a few million votes shy of having Monseur Kerry being led around by Annan's doggie leash! Scary!!
     
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    Honest question---Does Annan have to answer to ANYONE for ANYTHING he does? (besides the obvious)
     
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    My understanding is that Annan is protected under International law and consensus which gives him a pass to make any foreing policy he desires as long as he gets France, Germany and others on board, considering Chirac had his hand in the Oil For food till like others they all have to answer to Kofi......... I could be wrong?
     
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    http://www.hrweb.org/legal/unchartr.html

    "The Secretariat shall comprise a Secretary-General and such staff as the Organization may require. The Secretary-General shall be appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council. He shall be the chief administrative officer of the Organization."

    i belive it would take a vote of the entire general assembly, one country one vote...to hold him accountable or make him do anything
     

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