Monday, April 25, 2011

Syria Poised To Join the UNHRC?

They're in a good spot, as they are among the four candidates for four open slots in the Asia bloc (the other three are India, Indonesia, and the Philippines). It is, of course, possible that other candidates will emerge or that Syria's candidacy will otherwise be rejected. But I'm predicting a more Libya-like path -- election, then eventually suspension as what we all already know becomes too embarrassing to bear even for a body as deeply stained as the UN's human rights apparatus.

In related news, Syrian tanks are reportedly firing into the homes of sleeping families.

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