TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

U.N. antithetical to U.S.

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
 

Regarding the editorial “The Human Rights Council: Wrong again” (Nov. 8 and TribLIVE.com): The recent report submitted by the U.N. Human Rights Council to the U.N. General Assembly calling for an international boycott of all companies that do business in Israel, including U.S. businesses, is truly astounding.

This incredibly malevolent, blatantly biased policy recommendation once again demonstrates the harsh fact that the U.N. is heavily influenced and administratively manipulated by a consortium of countries whose political philosophy and economic policies are strongly antithetical to the best interests and sociopolitical posture of the United States.

These same groups at the U.N. either ignore or even applaud the terroristic killings, violence against women and other horrible acts committed by people in their own countries on an ongoing basis. Many U.S. citizens have been murdered, American businesses have suffered substantial financial losses and our country's foreign-policy mandates have been boldly ignored or rejected by the very same countries that control the Human Rights Council and, quite frequently, the General Assembly.

The time is long overdue for the U.S. to assert itself and aggressively undertake whatever actions are necessary to protect our citizens, pursue international policies that provide the best possible outcome for the world and defend our corporations and businesses from foreign groups that have diametrically opposed economic interests.

Democrats and Republicans need to work together to achieve these goals in a unified, firm fashion.

Cyril H. Wecht

Squirrel Hill

The writer is a former Allegheny County coroner.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Allegheny County public works director leaves job
  2. Beaver DA believes girls might have lived had dad responded faster
  3. Rossi: Johnston must reach Malkin in Moscow
  4. Steelers are in familiar territory going into training camp in Latrobe
  5. Man tries to lure teen into white van in Hempfield, police report
  6. New Penguins coach to meet with Malkin
  7. Retail theft attempt turns violent in Monroeville store parking lot
  8. Interest high for Heinz Field soccer match between top Euro teams
  9. Uber, Lyft get tentative PUC permission to operate in Allegheny County
  10. Beaver County deputy ordered to stand trial for obstruction, false swearing
  11. Gateway School District gets a little more clear on backpack policy
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.