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Monday, November 24, 2014

Canada, US & Ukraine Vote Against Anti-Nazi UN Bill, Why?

In politics, nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Canada, US & Ukraine are being criticized for being the only 3 countries to vote against this bill. Why did they?

UNITED NATIONS, November 22. /TASS/. The third committee of the UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution urging countries to adopt more efficient measures to struggle against the heroization of Nazism and other forms of racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.  

A total of 115 out of 193 UN member-states voted in favor of the document, initiated by Russia. Three countries opposed the document - Canada, the United States and Ukraine. Another 55 delegations, including from the European Union countries, abstained.

The resolution expresses concerns over the spread across the world of various extremist political parties, movements and groups, including neo-Nazis as well as racist extremist movements and ideologies.

The text also warns against glorification of the Nazi movement and former members of the Waffen-SS organization and erecting monuments and memorials to them.

Book and documentary on rise of neo-Nazism in
Ukraine presented at European Parliament
Therefore the document calls on states to take more efficient measures in line with international standards in the human rights sphere to fight these developments and extremist movements posing a real threat to democratic values.

The resolution unequivocally condemns any denial of the Holocaust and calls for ensuring the ratification and implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

So, do you now understand? Probably not. Canada, US and Ukraine, and quite probably the EU, sees this resolution as an excuse for Russian President Putin to invade eastern Ukraine to save the ethnic Russians there from racial discrimination. It's that simple. 

He wants to be able to say that he's just acting in response to the UN resolution and is therefore justified in lopping off another piece of Ukraine. I'm surprised he tried something so obvious; I thought he was more clever than that, unless I've missed something.