Saturday, May 01, 2004

Tells UN High Commissoner to "Leave Us Alone"

Via LGF comes this rather heartening story of Thailand's exaspiration with Muslim violence and their determination to deal with it without assistance from the UN boobs in the international "whine cellar":

PATTANI, Thailand - Thailand's leader shrugged off international criticism of his government's crackdown on suspected Islamic militants, saying in speech to the nation Saturday that he had no choice but to use overwhelming force.

More than 100 suspected militants - mostly young men wielding machetes - were killed Wednesday when they attacked police and army posts in pre-dawn raids in three southern provinces. Three police and two soldiers were also killed.

On Friday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights demanded that Thailand investigate the killings, citing treaties that require security forces to refrain from using excessive force.

International and local human rights groups have also called for investigations.

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra responded with defiance.

"Please don't intervene. Please leave us alone," he said in a radio address Saturday.

"It is my job and we can cope with this matter. We are trying to explain this to foreigners. But if they do not understand or ignore our explanation, I don't care because we are not begging them for food," Thaksin said.

Bravo, Mr. Prime Minister! The UN has developed a real nasty habit of coming down on the wrong side of virtually every issue and it's good to see them get some comeuppance whenever possible.

The "High Commissioner" (what pomposity) speaks loftily about the human rights of these murdering thugs, while totally ingnoring what the thugs were doing to deserve such treatment from the Thai security forces. They were attacking police and army posts with machetes so they could obtain guns.

If the UN were just a waste of time and money they would be a profound annoyance. The fact that they regularly side with the the thugocracies of the world makes them a serious threat. The fact that people like John Kerry want to entrust the UN with Iraq make them dangerous.