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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Algerian at the UN lectures US on human rights

Yes, the world has gone completely mad. Inmates not only run the asylum, but the state board which governs the asylum.

Of course the Islamic government in Algeria doesn't want terror plotters to give up information, but using human rights as an excuse under UN cover is particularly hypocritical.

"We call on the government to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention center and, until that time, to refrain from any practice amounting to torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment," they said.

The statement was read out by Leila Zerrougui, the Algerian chairwoman of the U.N. working group on arbitrary detention.

The human rights situation in Algeria is terrible. Thousands of men, women and children have been killed, many massacred in their own homes, both by security forces and the government-backed militias or by extremist Islamic groups. Thousands more were arrested and imprisoned, many without charges or trials, and hundreds have been sentenced to prison after unfair trials. Torture by the security forces is widespread, both at secret detention centers and in prison. The security forces continue to "disappear" people, and the fate of thousands of the disappeared remains unknown.

Of course Reuters won't even consider telling you the real story.

Even anti-American and pro-Islamist Human Rights Watch has trouble putting a fig leaf over Algeria.

The issue of prisoner treatment is now before Congress and the UN is already involved. Anyone else see something wrong with this picture? I guess we need to save a seat for the UN representative from here on out.

But worst of all, Algerians presently in Gitmo (if they exist) cannot be sent to Algeria due to all the HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS!


Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Chip,

Regardless of whether these other countries have faults, Bush is still causing great evil. It's not a question of whose worse, but simply of discerning good and evil.

Why do religious leaders and followers so often participate in and support blatant evil?

History is replete with examples of religious leaders and followers advocating, supporting, and participating in blatant evil. Regardless of attempts to shift or deny blame, history clearly records the widespread crimes of Christianity. Whether we're talking about the abominations of the Inquisition, Crusades, the greed and genocide of colonizers, slavery in the Americas, or the Bush administration's recent deeds and results, Christianity has always spawned great evil. The deeds of many Muslims and the state of Israel are also prime examples.

The paradox of adherents who speak of peace and good deeds contrasted with leaders and willing cohorts knowingly using religion for evil keeps the cycle of violence spinning through time. Why does religion seem to represent good while always serving as a constant source of deception, conflict, and the chosen tool of great deceivers? The answer is simple. The combination of faith and religion is a strong delusion purposely designed to affect one's ability to reason clearly. Regardless of the current pope's duplicitous talk about reason, faith and religion are the opposite of truth, wisdom, and justice and completely incompatible with logic.

Religion, like politics and money, creates a spiritual, conceptual, and karmic endless loop. By their very nature, they always create opponents and losers which leads to a never ending cycle of losers striving to become winners again, ad infinitum. This purposeful logic trap always creates myriad sources of conflict and injustice, regardless of often-stated ideals, which are always diluted by ignorance and delusion. The only way to stop the cycle is to convert or kill off all opponents or to end the systems and concepts that drive it.

Think it through, would the Creator of all knowledge and wisdom insist that you remain ignorant by simply believing what you have been told by obviously duplicitous religious founders and leaders? Would a compassionate Creator want you to participate in a system that guarantees injustice and suffering to your fellow souls? Isn’t it far more likely that religion is a tool of greedy men seeking to profit from the ignorance of followers and the strife it constantly foments? When you mix religion with the equally destructive delusions of money and politics, injustice, chaos, and the profits they generate are guaranteed.



Chip said...

Yes, steven, everyone and everything is evil. Why bother making those fine distinctions which determine whether you get three square meals a day and a lack of sleep or a cattle prod up your ass until you die?

Thanks for the tiresome and very long comment which doesn't really address the corruption and hypocrisy at the UN, a font of faux "legitimacy" for dupes and rubes worldwide.

As for religion always leading to evil, well, that's your poorly-founded sweeping generalization.

Did you notice you said we just had to discern good and evil without providing any useful criteria, and concluding all the foundations for the good-evil distinction are basically crap?

Ergo, how's the cult business going? Brisk?