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  1. Standard membervivify
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    19 Jun '18 22:27
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/u-s-withdraw-u-n-human-rights-council-n884751

    The expected announcement comes a day after the U.N.'s top human rights official criticized the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

    The United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council citing "chronic bias against Israel," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said Tuesday.

    "For too long, the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers, and a cesspool of political bias," Haley said, according to remarks prepared for delivery, adding that the "essential reforms" that would have ensured continued U.S. participation had not been achieved.

    "Therefore, as we said we would do a year ago, if we did not see any progress, the United States is officially withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council," Haley said.

    Her announcement comes just a day after the U.N.'s top human rights official, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, criticized the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of nearly 2,000 children from their parents at the border.

    "The thought that any State would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable," he said Monday in an address to the council.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted his thanks to the Trump administration for withdrawing from the "so-called" human rights council.

    "Instead of dealing with regimes that systematically violate human rights, the UNHRC obsessively focuses on Israel, the one genuine democracy in the Middle East," Netanyahu said.

    Israel thanks President Trump, Secretary Pompeo and Ambassador Haley for their courageous decision against the hypocrisy and the lies of the so-called UN Human Rights Council.

    — Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) June 19, 2018
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    19 Jun '18 22:31
    Originally posted by @vivify
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/u-s-withdraw-u-n-human-rights-council-n884751

    The expected announcement comes a day after the U.N.'s top human rights official criticized the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

    The United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council citing "chronic bias ...[text shortened]... he so-called UN Human Rights Council.

    — Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) June 19, 2018
    Sounds like the US did the right thing.
  3. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    19 Jun '18 22:34
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Sounds like the US did the right thing.
    Indeed.

    But you know what's coming.

    Headlines: "USA stands against human rights."
  4. Standard membervivify
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    19 Jun '18 23:05
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Indeed.

    But you know what's coming.

    Headlines: "USA stands against human rights."
    The Human Rights Council has had the same position regarding Israel for many, many years. Don't you see something fishy that Trump withdraws the day after HE'S criticized for how he's treating immigrant children?

    This has nothing to do with Trump's beliefs about Israel. This has everything to do with his inability to take criticism and his massive ego.
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    19 Jun '18 23:29
    Originally posted by @vivify
    The Human Rights Council has had the same position regarding Israel for many, many years. Don't you see something fishy that Trump withdraws the day after HE'S criticized for how he's treating immigrant children?

    This has nothing to do with Trump's beliefs about Israel. This has everything to do with his inability to take criticism and his massive ego.
    Exactly.

    Unfortunately, this is the new "business as usual".
  6. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    20 Jun '18 00:04
    Originally posted by @vivify
    The Human Rights Council has had the same position regarding Israel for many, many years. Don't you see something fishy that Trump withdraws the day after HE'S criticized for how he's treating immigrant children?

    This has nothing to do with Trump's beliefs about Israel. This has everything to do with his inability to take criticism and his massive ego.
    Meh. Trump already made it clear he intended to get us out. Yes, he is petty and the criticism by the Council was probably the straw that broke the camel's back. Obviously it's not the only reason he pulled us out.
  7. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    20 Jun '18 01:34
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    the straw that broke the camel's back
    Plagiarism! You offered this phrase as your own without giving credit to the originator.
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    20 Jun '18 02:02
    Originally posted by @handyandy to Tom Wolsey
    Plagiarism! You offered this phrase as your own without giving credit to the originator.
    Desperate to cover up his own recent plagiarism, the lying troll HandyAndy prefers to
    ignore the major distinction between using an ANONYMOUS FAMILIAR PROVERB and
    copying an elaborate 'joke' (which HandyAndy did) while pretending it was his own words.

    The troll HandyAndy will keep shamelessly lying as usual, appealing to nearly illiterate readers here.
    Every reputable scholar knows, however, that using an anonymous familiar proverb is
    not plagiarism, whereas what HandyAndy did is plagiarism.
  9. Standard membershavixmir
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    20 Jun '18 02:27
    The US is really turning into one of those social paraia banana republic countries!

    Do you people have an idea how many years and how much it’s going to cost to repair what the Trump administration is doing to you?

    Hahaha

    It’s like watching a colleagie have a mental breakdown on an international scale.
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    20 Jun '18 04:391 edit
    Originally posted by @vivify to Tom Wolsey
    The Human Rights Council has had the same position regarding Israel for many, many years. Don't you see something fishy that Trump withdraws the day after HE'S criticized for how he's treating immigrant children?

    This has nothing to do with Trump's beliefs about Israel. This has everything to do with his inability to take criticism and his massive ego.
    US political horse-trading: How many American supporters of Israel
    will support President Trump on immigration in return for his support of Israel?

    Will the Israeli lobby claim that Latino children in US detention are being
    treated more humanely than Palestinian children in Gaza?
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    20 Jun '18 06:45
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    The US is really turning into one of those social paraia banana republic countries!

    Do you people have an idea how many years and how much it’s going to cost to repair what the Trump administration is doing to you?

    Hahaha

    It’s like watching a colleagie have a mental breakdown on an international scale.
    This council is a bit of a joke though. Honestly, there's not much to see here beyond the odd timing of this announcement.
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    20 Jun '18 08:32
    Originally posted by @kazetnagorra
    This council is a bit of a joke though. Honestly, there's not much to see here beyond the odd timing of this announcement.
    It’s better than nothing.
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    20 Jun '18 09:18
    Originally posted by @kazetnagorra
    This council is a bit of a joke though. Honestly, there's not much to see here beyond the odd timing of this announcement.
    It does clearly signal the libertarian contempt the USA has for anu human rights except its own politicians' and businessmen's.
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    20 Jun '18 10:30
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    Desperate to cover up his own recent plagiarism, the lying troll HandyAndy prefers to
    ignore the major distinction between using an ANONYMOUS FAMILIAR PROVERB and
    copying an elaborate 'joke' (which HandyAndy did) while pretending it was his own words.

    The troll HandyAndy will keep shamelessly lying as usual, appealing to nearly illiterate readers her ...[text shortened]... sing an anonymous familiar proverb is
    not plagiarism, whereas what HandyAndy did is plagiarism.
    SHUT UP
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    20 Jun '18 10:41
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Plagiarism! You offered this phrase as your own without giving credit to the originator.
    hows that hand andy?
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