U.N. elects Syria to top post fighting “subjugation of peoples”
GENEVA, February 23, 2018 — A UN watchdog group is criticizing UN chief Antonio Guterres for his blessings delivered
Thursday before an anachronistic UN committee charged with “decolonizing” the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar — at the
same time as the 24-nation entity elected by acclamation the genocidal Syrian regime’s representative to a leadership
post. “I commend this body’s contribution,” said Mr. Guterres.
UN Watch instead is calling on Mr. Guterres, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and EU states to condemn the world body’s
“absurd and morally obscene” election of Syria to a senior post on a decolonization committee that is charged with
upholding fundamental human rights in opposing the “subjugation, domination and exploitation” of peoples — a propaganda
victory that—like before—will be trumpeted by the Assad regime.