Thursday, March 1, 2012

In the Wrong side of History

The United Nations human rights body condemned the government of Syria today for violations that it may amount to crimes against humanity, and called for a halt to attacks on civilians.
The 47-member Geneva forum adopted a resolution brought by Gulf and Western countries with 37 states in favor and Chiba, Cuba and Russia against. 
The Human Rights Council strongly condemned "the widespread and systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian authorities," including the deadly use of heavy artillery and tanks to attack residential areas.
In a meeting with western media in Geneva, US ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe declared:
"I think that the vote speaks for itself. There is an overwhelming international consensus on the human rights situation in Syria and the humanitarian crisis that has been created by the Assad regime."
And added:
"I think the isolation of China, Russia and Cuba is sad but it was expected. The meaning of this vote is almost as important for those three countries as it is for the Assad regime. They are on the wrong side of history."
Again, Cuba's government had found itself isolated and with those who for so long had been accessories in crimes against the Humanity. 
Which one will be the next?