Saturday, April 16, 2016

Top UN official condemns Trump ... US Election 2016:

Mr Trump endorses the use of torture by American forces

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned the policies of US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, equating them to bigotry.
Zeid Raad al-Hussein singled out the mega businessman's support of torture and his policies towards Muslims.
"Bigotry is not proof of strong leadership," Mr Hussein said.
The commissioner also criticized a plan by rival candidate Ted Cruz to conduct surveillance on Muslim neighbourhoods.
"Hate speech, incitement and marginalization of the 'other' are not a tittering form of entertainment, or a respectable vehicle for political profit," Mr Hussein told an audience in Cleveland, Ohio.
He added: "A front-running candidate to be president of this country declared, just a few months ago, his enthusiastic support for torture ... inflicting intolerable pain on
people, in order to force them to deliver or invent information that they may not have."

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al-Hussein delivers his speech at the opening of the main annual session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Mr Hussein is one of many top officials who have spoken out against Mr Trump

During the campaign, Mr Trump has said that "torture works" and promised to bring back "a lot worse than waterboarding".
Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques previously used by US forces on terror suspects have been banned by the Obama administration.
Mr Trump's controversial statements have been criticized by world leaders including UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Pope Francis.
Mr Cameron called Mr Trump's plan to ban Muslims from travelling to the US "divisive, stupid and wrong".
Both Pena Neito and the Pope have taken issue with Mr Trump's call for a border wall between the US and Mexico.
Correspondents say Mr Hussein's tough talk is unlikely to sway Mr Trump. The New York billionaire has been a harsh critic of the UN on the campaign trail.
"The United Nations is not a friend of democracy," Mr Trump told Israeli activists in March. "It's not a friend even to the United States of America, where as all know, it has its home. And it surely isn't a friend to Israel."
I'm not even sure that last statement makes any sense. But 'nonsensical' is one of Mr Trump's prevailing themes.


  1. If the people are stupid enough to vote trump into the highest office of the nation ... we deserve to be laugh at , Trump is all talk and will run at the slightest sound .
    Did you see him at the rally where the protester jumped on stage , Trump tried to run .
    Great post PIC
    Love PIC

  2. Thanks PIC
    hope you are having a nice weekend and beautiful weather like we are.
    Luv your pal and PIC


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