imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

Navi Pillay: US Imperial Tool

by Stephen Lendman Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM
lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net

imperialism

Navi Pillay: US Imperial Tool

by Stephen Lendman

On April 14, her latest report looked like earlier ones. She lies for power. She condemned "rampant use of torture in detention in Syria."

She duplicitously blames Assad largely. More on what she said below.

Syria condemned earlier fabricated torture reports. On January 22, its Justice Ministry dismissed a UK Carter-Ruck law firm politicized report. It called it baseless.

It lacked "objectivity and professionalism," it said. Carter-Ruck is linked to Syrian opposition groups. Its report was malicious propaganda. It buried truth.

It had no credibility whatever. Its aim was discrediting Syria. It tried subverting peaceful conflict resolution efforts.

The Syrian Lawyers Syndicate called its report fabricated. Allegations were pure fantasy. Fake photo evidence was used. Truth was systematically suppressed.

In May 2013, Human Rights Watch published fabricated accusations. It wasn't the first time. It won't be the last. Its Middle East director Nadim Houry said:

"The documents, prison cells, interrogation rooms, and torture devices we saw in the government's security facilities are consistent with the torture former detainees have described to us since the beginning of the uprising in Syria."

HRW lied saying it "repeatedly documented widespread violations by Syrian government security forces and officials, including enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary and incommunicado detentions of peaceful protesters, activists, humanitarian assistance providers, and doctors."

Most often it downplays repeated horrific opposition group atrocities. Assad is wrongfully blamed for their crimes.

Media scoundrels regurgitate Big Lies demanding condemnation. Assad has been mercilessly vilified throughout more than three years of conflict.

False accusations persist. Washington makes plenty of its own. Rogue partners regurgitate its Big Lies. Syria bashing persists.

Navi Pillay is a longtime imperial tool. She long ago fell from grace. Perhaps she never had any.

She's undeserving. She disgraces the UN High Commission for Human Rights post she holds.

It'll be six years this September 1. Throughout her tenure, she ignored Western and Israeli crimes.

She's a former South African High Court judge. She served on the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICRT). From 1999 - 2003, she was president.

ICRT lacked credibility. It served imperial interests. It pointed fingers the wrong way. Guilty parties were absolved. Victims were prosecuted. While president, Pillay bore full responsibility.

She serves Washington's imperial agenda. She did so on the International Criminal Court (ICC). She served from 2003 - 2008.

ICC targets victims. Washington and rogue Western powers want them charged with crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Responsible major powers are absolved. Victims are guilty by accusation.

Pillay went along. Doing so advanced her career. She's at it again. She's waging war on Syria. She targets victims. Guilty parties on the ground are largely ignored. Western ones and regional partners entirely.

She wrongfully blames Assad for their crimes. She wants him toppled. She ignores his overwhelming popularity. Mass rallies support him publicly. Media scoundrels turn a blind eye. So does Pillay.

Syrians value the protection he provides. They'd be defenseless without him. Don't expect Pillay to explain.

Big Lies filled her latest report. She "condemned the rampant use of torture in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups…"

She claimed "a broad pattern of torture and ill-treatment against individuals in Government facilities…"

She gave short shrift to horrific opposition use of torture and other forms of abuse. She ignored their repeated atrocities.

She turned a blind eye to ongoing mass murder, hostage taking and other high crimes.

She said nothing about Western-enlisted death squad invaders. They're not homegrown.

Their recruited from dozens of countries. They're smuggled in cross-border. Turkey, Israel and Jordan are involved. So is Saudi money.

Syria is Obama's war. He bears fully responsibility for ravaging and destroying a sovereign independent state.

It's not his first high crime. It won't be the last. He has lots more death and destruction in mind. He's got nearly three years left in office for much more.

Pillay wrongfully blames Assad. Her accusations wore thin long ago.

"Upon arrival at a detention facility, detainees are routinely beaten and humiliated for several hours by the guards in what has come to be known as the 'reception party,' " she said.

"Men, women and children have been routinely picked up from the street, their homes and workplaces, or arrested at Government-manned checkpoints," she claims.

"Many are activists - often students - as well as lawyers, medical personnel and humanitarian workers, and some just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Her accusations have no credibility whatever. Lies substitute for truth.

She tried having things both ways on opposition groups responsible for torture and other forms of abuse.

She said they "appear to be on the rise since 2013." Verifiable evidence shows they've been horrific throughout over three years of conflict.

Pillay didn't explain. She claimed documenting opposition groups "allegations (is) particularly challenging due to constantly evolving alliances and changes in memberships, power structures and areas under their control."

Nonsense! Independent groups provide tons of credible evidence. Pillay ignores it. Bashing Assad alone matters.

"(T)estimony collected from victims suggests that those most at risk of being detained and tortured by some armed opposition groups are activists attempting to document human rights violations and individuals perceived to be pro-Government or affiliated with other armed opposition groups," she added.

Rubbish! Alawites and other Assad loyalists are targeted. Noncombatant men, women, children, infants, the elderly and infirm are vulnerable.

They're brutalized. They're murdered in cold blood. Some are taken hostage. Babies are killed like adults. Pillay turned a blind eye.

It bears repeating. Assad is consistently blamed for insurgent crimes. Lies substitute for truth.

"Former detainees described abhorrent conditions in Government detention centres," she claims. They're not named.

Insurgent victim survivors are ignored. Their pain and suffering don't matter. Nor Western high crimes.

Syria enjoyed peace and stability until Obama intervened. Pillay didn't explain. Bashing Assad is prioritized. So is toppling a leader most Syrians support.

Despots are vilified, not admired. Obama increasingly is despised. So are other Western leaders.

At 18%, President Francois Hollande's approval rating is lowest in modern French history. Anti-austerity protests rage across Paris.

Rome demonstrators clashed with police. It's over Mateo Renzi's war on workers. Greek ones are enraged. Unemployment approaches 30%. Youth unemployment tops 60%.

Social benefits are being eviscerated and destroyed. Paying bankers come first. In late March, hundreds of thousands of Spanish workers and unemployed rallied for social justice.

"No more cuts," they demanded. Visceral anger across Europe and elsewhere is visible. In places it's sub-surface. Expect it sooner or later to boil over.

Growing rage against repression combined with neoliberal harshness persists.

Eastern Ukrainians may be the canary in the coal mine. They reject junta power. They demand democracy. Perhaps revolutionary fervor is growing. People take only so much before rebelling.

Beleaguered Syrians are polar opposite. They overwhelmingly support Assad. They rally publicly doing so.

Despots aren't admired this way. It bears repeating. They value vital protection he provides. They'd be defenseless without it. Don't expect Pillay to explain.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

It airs three times weekly: live on Sundays at 1PM Central time plus two prerecorded archived programs.

http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-progressive-news-hour

Report this post as:

Local News

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A12 5:39PM

lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down F14 2:44PM

Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29 F13 12:51PM

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf F13 11:04AM

Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development F12 8:51AM

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine F09 10:25PM

Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents F09 7:14PM

Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters F07 9:50AM

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre F04 3:17PM

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling F04 12:42PM

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present F04 10:52AM

Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police F03 11:11PM

LA Times Homicide Report F03 1:57PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Doxa du lobby A25 2:03AM

Tech workers organize A24 6:24PM

Architect Stephen Francis Jones A24 3:01PM

UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for A24 12:34PM

Xyloglossie attitudinale A23 8:07AM

Shadowgun Legends Hack and Cheats A23 7:24AM

What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress?? A21 4:15PM

Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée A20 11:22AM

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion A20 7:14AM

Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service A19 5:52PM

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally! A19 4:01PM

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder A19 11:48AM

Neurogenèse involutive A18 9:21AM

Paraphysique de la dictature étatique A16 10:13AM

Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" A16 3:45AM

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia A14 12:25PM

Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine A14 3:30AM

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! A12 3:50PM

“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize! A12 3:48PM

The World Dependent on Central Banks A12 4:43AM

Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine A11 9:40PM

March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update A10 10:52PM

Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel A10 3:33PM

ICE contract with license plate reader company A10 1:14PM

Palimpseste sisyphéen A09 11:23PM

Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes A09 5:32AM

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges A09 4:18AM

Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes A08 10:33PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy