søndag 19. mars 2017

Zakharova Tears UN Commissioner New Cornhole For ‘Rewriting History’ of Syrian War

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says Syria is now a giant Assad "torture chamber". Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova thinks otherwise

Another home run for Zakharova
Another home run for Zakharova

Thu, Mar 16, 2017
March 15 marked six years of illegal war against President Bashar Assad and the Syrian people — and the media (and apparently multifarious officials at the United Nations) are mourning for all the "moderate" rebels who have perished. 

Here's how France 24 marked the anniversary of an illegal, western manufactured war against Syria:
On March 15, 2011, protesters took to the streets in “a day of rage” demonstrations against the Syrian regime. Six years and more than 300,000 deaths later, Bashar al-Assad is still in power and the country is in ruins.
Some interesting historical revisionism and lying-by-omission. But this is to be expected from our trusted western media. 

Apparently there's also an epidemic of pathological lying at the United Nations. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein gave an address on March 14 in which he said Syria had become an Assad "torture chamber" and portrayed Al Nusra and other terrorists groups as "victims of circumstance".  Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was not impressed. At all:
We have taken note of the statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein made on March 14 at a high-level thematic discussion on Syria at the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Having appropriated the role of international arbiter, the high commissioner claims that the situation in Syria is “the worst man-made disaster the world has seen since World War II” and that as a result of the armed conflict, “ the entire country has become a torture-chamber.”
We have first-hand experience of attempts to rewrite history to suit the political situation of the moment. This phenomenon is characteristic of many Western countries. The high commissioner is in effect trying to do the same thing: blame the Damascus authorities for fueling the war in Syria. According to him, vetoes at the UN Security Council have repeatedly pushed back hope for an end to “this senseless carnage.” Meanwhile, he turns a blind eye to the fact that right from the start, this conflict was fomented and fueled by outside forces. He does not use the term “terrorism” at all, and tries to portray terrorists as “victims of circumstance,” which is completely unacceptable.
Completely unacceptable, but also completely normal for a Jordanian "human rights" official who serves Washington. 
Zakharova concludes with some rhetorical questions: 
This raises the question: Does Mr Hussein’s behaviour measure up to the authority and the high international status of the post that he holds? What goal is he pursuing by antagonising states that have been set on constructive cooperation with UN human rights mechanisms? Perhaps his superiors at the UN Secretariat should also pay attention to this.
Moscow can't even convince the U.S. to condemn suicide bombings — so we doubt Mr. Hussein's "behavior" would raise any eyebrows at the U.N.
But one can always dream.