ONU: Le monde reste silencieux comme il y a 70 ans (Shame on the UN !)

GoebbelsMessieurs, charbonnier est maître chez soi. Nous sommes un Etat souverain. Tout ce qu’a dit cet individu ne nous regarde pas. Nous faisons ce que nous voulons de nos socialistes, de nos pacifistes et de nos juifs, et nous n’avons à subir de contrôle ni de l’humanité ni de la SDN. Goebbels (Genève, 1933)
Le détournement du Conseil de sécurité en instrument de menace et de coercition constitue une source de grave préoccupation. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (New York, 2006)

A l’heure où, en totale violation de ses statuts (« tout membre contrevenant aux principes de bases de l’organisation est passible d’exclusion »), « l’organisation qui précisément été créée pour empêcher les génocides dans le monde » (suite à l’extermination des Juifs par les nazis pendant la 2e Guerre mondiale) offre sa tribune à quelqu’un qui a déjà ouvertement et à plusieurs reprises prôné la solution finale pour cette même population …

Comment ne pas repenser à ce discours de Goebbels à la SDN à Genève en 1933, répondant à la plainte d’un juif de Haute Silésie (Bernheim) contre les brutalités, les violences et les crimes des nazis contre ses compatriotes ?

“Nous faisons ce que nous voulons de nos socialistes, de nos pacifistes et de nos juifs, et nous n’avons à subir de contrôle ni de l’humanité ni de la SDN.”

Ahmadinejad : invité indésirable à l’Onu

Tal Bauman

Arouts 7

13 septembre 2006

Alors qu’il doit participer à la prochaine Assemblée générale des Nations unies, le président Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a tout logiquement déposé une demande de visa pour pouvoir entrer aux Etats-Unis. Officiellement, Washington « étudie le dossier ». Le président iranien ne serait pas le premier leader étranger indésirable, voire même hostile, à être autorisé à fouler le sol américain.

Mais Ahmadinejad est véritablement un cas à part. Tout d’abord, il s’affronte au monde occidental dans sa volonté acharnée à se doter du nucléaire. Puis il tient haut et fort des propos négationnistes, par rapport à l’existence de la Shoah. Mais surtout, il n’a pas peur de bafouer la charte des Nations unies, en appelant publiquement à la disparition d’un de ses Etats membres : Israël. Ahmadinejad dispense du génocide en veux-tu, en voilà. Et c’est plus que l’Onu ne devrait supporter.

Car l’organisation a précisément été créée pour empêcher les génocides dans le monde. (Le terme a été adopté après l’extermination des Juifs pendant la Seconde guerre mondiale). Et offrir aujourd’hui une tribune au plus grand promoteur d’Holocauste de tous les temps, pose un problème existentiel à l’Onu. Ahmadinejad pourrait fort bien constituer une véritable menace pour l’unité de l’organisation.

C’est Kofi Annan, qui quelques jours plus tôt, s’est rendu à Téhéran et a convaincu le président iranien de la nécessité d’une rencontre. Mais les Etats-Unis, initiateurs de la lutte du monde libre contre le fanatisme meurtrier du régime d’Ahmadinejad, ont cru bon de devoir intervenir. Car si l’Onu ne parvient pas à signifier au président iranien qu’en tant qu’incitateur à la destruction d’Etats souverains, sa présence est inacceptable, Washington se déclare prêt à le faire à sa place. En lui refusant, par exemple, son visa.

De son côté, Israël pourrait également initier une action en justice. Ou tout du moins, demander aux Nations unies de décliner l’invitation faite à Ahmadinejad et de lui refuser l’accès à l’Assemblée générale de l’Onu.

L’Etat juif pourrait même exiger la suspension de l’Iran du Conseil des Nations unies pour ses velléités génocidaires. La charte de l’Onu est très claire : « tout membre contrevenant aux principes de bases de l’organisation est passible d’exclusion ». Et en appelant à la destruction d’Israël, Ahmadinejad a sans aucun doute, violé les principes fondateurs de l’organisation. A ce titre, il ne devrait pas continuer à être traité comme un membre à part entière.

Israël pourrait également traîner le chef de la République islamique iranienne devant les tribunaux de la Cour internationale de justice de La Haye. D’autres pays, comme le Canada, seraient d’ailleurs en train d’envisager une telle action.

De son côté, le Prix Nobel de la paix, Elie Wiesel a rejoint un mouvement de personnalités et universitaires israéliens, décidé à initier des poursuites judiciaires à l’encontre d’Ahmadinejad. Le mouvement se dit en effet très inquiet devant les menaces régulières proférées par le président iranien envers Israël. « Le monde reste silencieux, comme il l’a été 70 ans plus tôt », se sont exclamés ses membres.

Voir aussi l’écoeurement de Claudia Rosett:

If Ahmadinejad Wants the UN, Let Him Have It

Claudia Rosett

September 20, 2006

If the Thais had to have a coup, they couldn’t have picked a better time for it — upstaging for a moment Tuesday’s all-Ahmadinejad all-the-time media coverage of the UN General Assembly.

But only for a moment. Ahmadinejad came to New York to strut the world stage, and last evening that is exactly what the UN helped him do — despite Iran’s mockery of the Security Council’s August 31 deadline to surrender its nuclear bomb program.

From the United Nations press balcony, with its view across the vast chamber of the General Assembly, there was a particularly good view of Ahmadinejad’s transmogrification during this performance from a scruffy little man in a sports jacket to Big Brother gloating over his nuclear racket. Standing in front of the dais manned by high UN officials, the whole scene set against the stage’s sweeping golden backdrop and UN emblem, he began speaking in a soft voice. He quickly got louder and louder, declaiming, ranting, and finally almost chanting, shaking his finger, slicing his hands through the air, delivering a speech packed with “truth,” “peace” “virtue” “justice” — but inverted, twisted, indifferent to facts and emptied of meaning. He lied his head off about Iran’s nuclear bomb program, he rewrote history in his continuing campaign to erase the state of Israel, he blamed on others the terrorist atrocities underwritten by his own regime. He told us that together we can “pave the road for human perfection,” and that peace and justice — as he imagines it for all of us — will sooner or later prevail, “whether we like it or not.”

All this was, as Hugh Hewitt sums it up, “chilling” — “establishing a precedent for all future rogue regimes.”

And what was the UN response? Not all UN delegations were present, but from the many that were, Ahmadinejad drew applause. In keeping with UN ritual, Deputy-Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown (Kofi was presumably at dinner) descended the dais to shake his hand.

That, apparently, is what you get at the UN these days if you are a messianic rogue terrorist-sponsoring tyrant making nuclear bombs in defiance of the Security Council. You get a lot of high-level handshakes, many on camera to beam back home to remind your oppressed citizens how powerful you are. Earlier this month, Kofi Annan himself traveled to Tehran to shake Ahmadinejad’s hand. They had the chance to meet again, at last week’s Non-Aligned summit in Cuba, where Annan thanked each and every participant for the many valuable contributions to whatever Annan’s been doing all these years. Annan’s schedule yesterday showed yet another meeting with Ahmadinejad, in New York — a few hours before the Iranian tyrant’s speech.

Whatever UN officials have been saying during all this handshaking, Ahmadinejad instead of closing his bomb factories keeps voicing demands of his own. In his speech, he demanded among other things that the UN Security Council be reconfigured to eliminate the privileged positions of such nations as the U.S. and U.K. (Russia, China and France, the other members of the veto-wielding Permanent Five, don’t seem to bother him as much). And until his full roster of favored candidates can be added, he wants seats for some of his favorite groups, such as the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Non-Aligned Movement.

What to do about all of this?

The NY Sun has a good idea: Arrest him.

Geneva-based UN Watch says: Expel him.

I’ll add to the list one more suggestion. What makes that UN stage such a prize for the likes of Ahmadinejad is the support — both political and financial — conferred upon it by the democratic nations of the world, especially the United States. If the UN can’t deal with Ahmadinejad, let Ahmadinejad deal with the UN. Get out, and give it to him. Send it to Tehran, lock, stock and reconfigured Security Council. Let him make all the speeches he wants. With that clutter out of the way, and with the $5.3 billion the U.S. would save every year, plus the considerable moral and political capital we have been squandering on the UN, we might just have a shot at creating in its place institutions that work.

Voir également:

Arrest Ahmadinejad

New York Sun Staff Editorial

September 19, 2006

Hardliners in the war on Islamic extremist terrorism have long called for it to be treated as a war rather than a law-enforcement issue. Yet by allowing, in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of an Axis regime to come to New York and stay on Park Avenue at the Intercontinental Hotel The Barclay, President Bush is signaling that he’s less than serious in his approach to a regime he marked, at the outset of his presidency, as evil. Those who recognize the Iranian threat are left with the law-enforcement option. Police Commissioner Kelly, District Attorney Morgenthau, or any enterprising federal prosecutor or G-Man has a perfect opportunity at hand to seize Mr. Ahmadinejad and to hold him as a material witness or even as a suspect. Years ago the Jewish Forward newspaper made a similar argument in respect of the Hafez al-Assad of Syria. It didn’t happen, of course,and the Syrian occupation of Lebanon grew worse until the murder of  Rafik Harari and the new outbreak of war.

An ample American legal record already holds the Iranian government responsible for terrorist attacks by Iranian-sponsored terrorist groupssuch as Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. As our Josh Gerstein reported on April 3, dozens of rulings, many of them by a federal judge in Washington, Royce Lamberth, have found Iran civilly liable for murders; courts have made verdicts against Iran totaling about $6 billion. A December 2003 fact sheet from the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives lists at least 52 Americans murdered by Palestinian Arab terrorists since 1993. Many of the victims are New Yorkers, and Iranian funding and training figured in many of the attacks, according to American and Israeli government and non-government reports on terrorist organizations.

Mr. Bush himself said earlier this month, « The Iranian regime and its terrorist proxies have demonstrated their willingness to kill Americans. » The president said that Hezbollah, which Iran funds with hundreds of millions of dollars a year, is « directly responsible for the murder of hundreds of Americans abroad. It was Hezbollah that was behind the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut that killed 241 Americans. And Saudi Hezbollah was behind the 1996 bombing

of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 Americans, an attack conducted by terrorists who we believe were working with Iranian officials. »

In June of 2001, a federal grand jury in Virginia handed up an indictment for the Khobar Towers bombing that documented how the bombers were trained, directed, financed, and monitored by Iranian government officials. Mr. Bush has been articulating the importance of keeping terrorist leaders detained at Guantanamo so that they are not free to commit more attacks. Mr. Ahmadinejad has been quite clear about what he intends to do if he is allowed to return to Tehran. On August

2, he told the Jews, via the Iranian news channel IRINN translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, « They should know that they are nearing the last days of their lives. »

The August 31 « deadline » set by America and the United Nations for Iran to address its nuclear violations has come and gone. Mr. Bush’s partisan critics are still making hay from Osama Bin Laden’s escape at Tora Bora. In this instance, the terrorist leader won’t be hidden in the mountains of Afghanistan; he’ll be in open view at the Intercontinental Hotel in Midtown. America can let him escape back to Iran without bringing him to justice and signal to the world that the talk about a war on terrorism and an axis of evil is all mere talk. Or it can seize Mr. Ahmadinejad, find out what he knows about the murders of dozens of Americans, and demonstrate that those who murder Americans will be held accountable.

Voir enfin:

Take Action

Tell the UN: Expel Ahmadinejad’s Iran

UN Watch

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad systematically denies one genocide while actively seeking another: repeatedly denying the Holocaust, repeatedly threatening to eliminate Israel, and madly pursuing nuclear weapons. All this stands in contempt of the basic principles of the United Nations and warrants Iran’s expulsion from the world body. Write to the five Permanent Members of the Security Council and the President of the General Assembly urging them to take action against Ahmadinehad’s Iran.

It’s time to tell Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that his promotion of hatred and destruction—his repeated denial of the Holocaust, his explicit incitement to eliminate Israel, his mad pursuit of nuclear weapons in defiance of the international community—carries a price.  A government that systematically denies one genocide while actively seeking another stands in contempt of the principles of the United Nations.

The UN was founded on basic rules.  One of them is that a member state that “persistently violates” the principles of the UN Charter can be expelled.  By threatening to destroy a fellow member state, Ahmadinejad’s Iran violates Article 2 of the Charter—and mocks everything the UN claims to stand for.

The Security Council and General Assembly should rescind the membership of Iran.

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