The U.N. Human Rights Council's recent 20th session saw the police state of Communist Cuba, a key backer of the Assad regime, successfully introduce a resolution for “the Right to Peace.”
Endorsed by such peace-loving states as Sudan, Belarus, China, Sri Lanka, Iran, North Korea—even Syria — the resolution, according to journalist Joel Brinkley, offers “pointless blather” that “will beguile you so you won’t notice on page six that they also want the U.N. to endorse the idea that ‘all peoples and individuals have the right to resist and oppose oppressive colonial, foreign occupation.’ ”
In other words, the U.N. legitimized the terminology used by Middle East terrorists to kill Americans and Israelis. The political culture of the council is such that the U.S. was the only one of 47 nations to vote no.
UN Watch took the floor during the meeting to expose the council's Orwellian actions and language.
The draft resolution that includes the language of terrorists to justify attacking civilians is here.
Article 7 indeed states "All peoples and individuals have the right to resist and oppose oppressive colonial, foreign occupation." The first clause of course means that shooting rockets at Israeli civilians or blowing up buses is OK, making the entire resolution a farce. (Especially since the UN officially says that Gaza is still "occupied." against all reason and contradicting its own definitions elsewhere.)
Which means it was a typical, hypocritical day at the UN.