Even as Chinese troops are shooting monks in Tibet, neither the Human Rights Council nor the UN Security Council have anything to say about it. That isn't surprising because China is after all on the UN Security Council and a 2009 member of the Human Rights Council.
Instead the UN Human Rights Council for the last two years has dedicated itself to one thing to the virtual exclusion of everything else, promoting the Islamic war on Israel with its endless parade of lies and smears. This is the attitude that not only discredited the original commission, but it has resulted in harsh criticism from two successive UN Secretary Generals as it became increasingly clear that the Council was interested in only one country, Israel. It has even alienated and angered left leaning human rights groups and NGO's who are Anti-Israel but nevertheless disgusted by the way that the Muslim Anti-Israel agenda has hijacked the council's mission with endless tirades about the Palestinian Arabs while ignoring actual human rights abuses by the council member nations.
The Beijing Olympics were meant to be to China what the Berlin Olympics in 1936 were to Hitler and the Munich in 1972 to the German Republic. A chance to show off the new China as a world power in a favorable light. Instead much like the Berlin and Munich Olympics, 2008 turns back to 1936 and 1972 as bloodshed once again reveals the ugly truths behind the power. And in doing so it reveals the unity of the Olympics and the United Nations for the sham that it is.
The 1936 Olympics proved to be a parade ground for the Nazis and the 1972 Olympics a chance for Arab terrorists to preen their bloody feathers before the world. The Bejing Olympics have become not about a frothy display of fireworks, athletics and some Bejing skyscrapers, but about the brutal reality behind the facade. And the world has nothing to say about it.
An Israeli air strike on a wanted terrorist responsible for a dozen murders produces worldwide condemnation. Chinese troops shooting Tibetan monks produces a pained uneasy grimace and perhaps a call for restraint that everyone knows will go unheeded. With Tibet in the spotlight and Tibetans resisting the Chinese and Muslim occupation of their country, the UN remains silent as the grave. Europe mumbles. The State Department issues a statement and shuffles its feet.
What the Tibet model truly demonstrates is that real occupiers and human rights abusers can and do get away with it. Just as Turkey is set to enter the EU despite the fact that it seized and occupied territory belonging to Greece. It's only countries that resist occupation by powerful nations, as Israel has, that in turn are besieged and condemned.
The idea of human rights on the world stage is nothing more than a facade for power plays, a propaganda tool in the hands of the powerful. As China stages its own version of the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the world troops to participate, the hypocrisy of discredited organizations like the UN is on display as well as a reminder that they have long since outlived their usefulness as anything but social networking for corrupt diplomats. It's time to let them go.