Sunday, April 19, 2009

More Boycotts of "Durban II" Announced

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A major United Nations anti-racism conference was thrown into further disarray Sunday when more countries joined a U.S. boycott amid concerns it was developing into a platform for attacking Israel.

It's difficult to overlook the erroneous impression left by the lede to this CNN article. While it is true that the American boycott was believed to be important to get some of the EU countries to rediscover their national spines and follow suit, it is not accurate to suggest that all of the boycotting countries had followed the America's lead. In fact, when the Obama administration finally determined that it would not send a delegation to Geneva, both Israel and Canada had already told the U.N. Human Rights Council to 'shove it,' and Australia was already jockeying its own position.

At any rate, as the OIC-dominated U.N. Human Rights Council embarks on its orgy of Israel bashing this week, the following countries have already confirmed that they will not be participating:

  • Israel
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands

Perhaps more countries will join the 'resistance' in the coming days. (I'm looking at you, Denmark.) So far, Britain's grand gesture is to send 'a small delegation', but without including any important people in it. That'll show 'em.

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