Monday, 01 December 2014

UN Attacks U.S. Gun Rights and More, Citing Ferguson and Cops

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Pointing to the killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson along with subsequent unrest in Ferguson and policing issues, the dictator-dominated United Nations just launched another brazen assault on America, U.S. sovereignty, and the gun rights of Americans. UN boss Ban Ki-moon (shown), the global body’s “Human Rights Council,” and even the UN “Committee against Torture” all took turns lambasting the United States as an alleged stronghold of systemic racism and police brutality. To fix the problems, the UN argued, Americans and their elected officials must submit to the demands of self-styled global “authorities” — including more unconstitutional gun control to further restrict access to firearms, and UN rules for police.

The latest series of condemnations and directives offered by the controversial global outfit are merely the most recent in a developing pattern. Indeed, as The New American has documented for years, the phony outrage by the planetary body follows an accelerating spate of UN attacks on America and its constitutional system of federalism and limited government. The UN complaints, meanwhile, increasingly come with a growing list of UN demands on how local, state, and federal authorities must allegedly bow down to what globalist bureaucrats describe as “international law.”

The most recent UN meddling in U.S. affairs began shortly after the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Wilson for the slaying of Brown. In the immediate aftermath, UN boss Ban, perhaps misunderstanding the nature of his job as chief of an organization dominated by autocratic and oftentimes brutal regimes, offered some unsolicited advice to both protesters and law enforcement officials. Speaking through a spokesperson, Ban, who in August demanded that local police in Ferguson adhere to “international standards,” called on both demonstrators and police to be “peaceful.”

“[The Secretary-General] appeals to all those in Ferguson and throughout the United States who felt disappointment at the grand jury's decision to make their voices heard peacefully and to refrain from any violence,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters at a news conference, as if it were totally normal for the UN to involve itself in the affairs of an American town and dispense instructions to U.S. protesters. “He also calls on law enforcement authorities, whether at federal, state, or at the local level, to protect the rights of people to demonstrate peacefully and to express their opinions peacefully.”

According to Ban’s spokesman, the UN boss also wanted to echo the appeal made by Michael Brown’s parents to “turn this difficult time into 'positive change.' ” Ban, whose own UN “peacekeeping” forces have been exposed slaughtering and raping civilians systematically all across Africa and beyond, said his thoughts were “first and foremost” with Brown’s family and with the “entire Ferguson community.” The establishment press celebrated Ban’s involvement.

Also on November 25, the UN “Human Rights Council” — a widely ridiculed body that is literally packed with barbaric communist and Islamist regimes — also condemned the United States over alleged racism and police brutality. “I am deeply concerned at the disproportionate number of young African Americans who die in encounters with police officers, as well as the disproportionate number of African Americans in U.S. prisons and the disproportionate number of African Americans on Death Row,” complained UN “High Commissioner for Human Rights,” Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of Jordan, in a statement released by his office.

The UN “human rights” attack on the United States came after a pathetic spectacle in which Brown’s parents travelled to Geneva to request that the UN arrest Officer Wilson and charge him with “torture” and various other “human-rights” abuses. “We need the world to know what’s going on in Ferguson and we need justice. We need answers and we need action. And we have to bring it to the UN so they can expose it to the rest of the world, what’s going on in small town Ferguson,” said mother Lesley McSpadden during an appearance on CNN, one of the myriad establishment media outfits that continue to shamelessly hype both the false UN-as-benevolent-global-regime narrative and the Ferguson story.

The UN’s self-styled “human rights” boss also claimed in a UN press release that the Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson “spotlighted broader concerns about institutionalized discrimination across the United States.” Ironically, he also admitted right after his claim that he had not seen the evidence presented to the grand jury that it based its decision on. That means Hussein was “unable to comment on whether or not the verdict itself conformed to international law,” the UN said in a press release.

It was not immediately clear which alleged “international law” Hussein had in mind, or why he believed the tyranny-dominated global outfit believes it can create and foist supposed “laws” on the independent people of the United States who are supposed to govern themselves. Treaties, of course, do not grant the federal government any new powers and must be made in pursuance of the Constitution to be valid. Still, even after admitting to not knowing the facts, Hussein called on the Obama administration to go beyond its constitutional powers and start essentially overseeing state and local law-enforcement issues under the guise of ensuring “fairness.”

“It is clear that, at least among some sectors of the population, there is a deep and festering lack of confidence in the fairness of the justice and law enforcement systems,” Hussein continued in his statement, which, while true, should not be a concern of a global body, ridiculed as the "dictators club," that puts genocial mass-murderers on its "human rights" body. “I urge the U.S. authorities to conduct in-depth examinations into how race-related issues are affecting law enforcement and the administration of justice, both at the federal and state levels.” Of course, under disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder — in contempt of Congress for lying about arming Mexican drug cartels — U.S. authorities have launched plenty of such “investigations.”

Hussein also commented on the tragic killing of a 12-year-old Ohio boy by police, who apparently mistook his toy gun for a real weapon and executed him within seconds, just a few days before the grand jury announced its decision in the Ferguson case. According to the UN “Human Rights” czar, sounding a lot like homegrown race profiteers who seek to exploit every tragedy to stir up racial tensions, the shooting of the boy, Tamir Rice, “reiterated racial disparity in deaths at the hands of U.S. police officers.”

Even more alarming, though, was Hussein’s effort to exploit the tragedy to push yet another UN attack on the God-given right to keep and bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and virtually every state constitution. “In many countries, where real guns are not so easily available, police tend to view boys playing with replica guns as precisely what they are, rather than as a danger to be neutralized,” Hussein said in the statement, adding that Rice’s killing “placed the issue of gun-related deaths in the U.S. back into focus.” The UN has a long history of opposing the human right to self-defense, even helping brutal regimes to disarm the populations they hope to enslave.

Perhaps even more outrageous than a “human rights” bureaucrat’s attack on one of the most fundamental human rights, however, were references to UN “policies” for police. Citing “Article 9 of the UN's Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials,” the UN human rights czar “confirmed” that police must “not use firearms against persons except in self-defense or defense of others against the imminent threat of death or serious injury.”

“In any event, intentional lethal use of firearms may only be made when strictly unavoidable in order to protect life,” the bombastically titled “High Commissioner for Human Rights” concluded in his statement. Hussein’s demand of local American police — who are supposed to be responsible to local taxpayers and communities and follow American constitutional principles rather than UN decrees — follows another recent demand by UN boss Ban that local U.S. police follow what he called “international standards.”

A few days after the UN operatives sought to exploit events in Ferguson, a conveniently timed report by the UN “Committee against Torture” similarly excoriated American law enforcement for alleged police brutality. In its latest “review” of the U.S. record on “torture,” the UN blasted the administration of the death penalty, prison conditions, and allegedly systematic use of excessive force against blacks, immigrants, homosexuals, and more. The UN body also lashed out at the “frequent and recurrent police shootings or fatal pursuits of unarmed black individuals.” UN operatives on the panel called for an “independent mechanism” to investigate and punish police who defy "international law." Globalists, race profiteers, and Big Government mongers in the United States (such as the ACLU) celebrated the UN attacks and demands, perhaps unaware of the track record of ruthlessness from both the UN and its largely totalitarian member regimes.

American communities have every right to decide how their local police should operate, within the confines of America’s system of constitutional government that is supposed to exist to protect the unalienable rights of individuals. In fact, this magazine has raised numerous concerns about everything from the over-militarization of law enforcement encouraged by the federal government to the overabundance of criminal statutes and regulations that has grown far beyond any semblance of legitimate government. The killing of Tamir Rice, too, was undoubtedly a horrifying tragedy from any perspective.

However, not only does the UN have no business or authority meddling in U.S. affairs, it would be hard to think of a body less qualified to interfere in the first place. The UN is not known as the dictators club for nothing — even its pseudo-“human rights council” features such paragons of human rights as the brutal regimes ruling Cuba, Vietnam, Communist China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and more. Congress should immediately stop funding the UN and its attacks on America before organizing an orderly withdrawal from the autocratic outfit altogether.

 Photo of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: AP Images

Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is normally based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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