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U.N. official deplores Texas execution (story uses Ft. Hood shooting memorial picture)
UPI ^ | July 8, 2011

Posted on 07/08/2011 1:29:03 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

UNITED NATIONS, July 8 (UPI) -- The Texas execution of a Mexican national puts the United States in violation of international law, the U.N. human rights chief said Friday.

High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said federations like the United States have a responsibility to ensure that individual states "respect the international responsibilities assumed by the country as a whole."

...."I am very disappointed that neither the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles nor the governor took steps open to them to prevent this breach of the U.S. obligations under international law from occurring," Pillay said.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: baitandswitch; deathpenalty; dontmesswithtexas; execution; fauxtography; justice; mexico; navipillay; pravdamedia; texas
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It's interesting that this story uses a picture of Rick Perry and Barack Obama at the memorial at Ft Hood, Texas. There were 43 casualties in the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting. Among the 13 killed were 12 soldiers, one of whom was pregnant, and a single Army civilian employee. Thirty others, including the shooter, were wounded and required hospitalization.

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, MD, a 39-year-old U.S. Army psychiatrist of Palestinian descent, who shouted 'Allahu Akbar' before the massacre, is the sole suspect in the shootings and faces the death penalty in Texas.

1 posted on 07/08/2011 1:29:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

U.S. out of the U.N.; U.N. out of the U.S. Problem solved.


2 posted on 07/08/2011 1:30:41 PM PDT by American Quilter (Take back the White House and Senate in 2012--end the Obama Depression.)
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To: All

You can waltz into the White House by giving Hussein the middle finger....


3 posted on 07/08/2011 1:31:32 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68
OK...


4 posted on 07/08/2011 1:32:41 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
...."I am very disappointed that neither the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles nor the governor took steps open to them to prevent this breach of the U.S. obligations under international law from occurring," Pillay said.

The majority opinion said, correctly, that the decisions made by whatever international court it was have no parallel in United States Code and are thus not binding.

5 posted on 07/08/2011 1:33:07 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The UN has allowed far more people to be murdered than Texas will ever execute...


6 posted on 07/08/2011 1:33:09 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Guess there are very few pictures with both the *culprits* included.

My Wife says if the UN is so damned worried about Mexicans getting executed, they should send peacekeepers to the Mexican side to prevent them from coming here and MURDERING OUR CITIZENS!


7 posted on 07/08/2011 1:34:36 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: American Quilter

I couldn’t agree with you more. Can we get a good bumper sticker for that?

That Perry didn’t acquiesce makes me want to give him a chance to prove he’s not another big Statist RINO when the chips are down.

How long has this guy been on death row? Years, I am sure. You would think the Mexican Consulate would have branch offices in our prisons the way their illegals are filling up the places.


8 posted on 07/08/2011 1:34:54 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Right! Plus the UN can go #$% itself as far as I’m concerned.


9 posted on 07/08/2011 1:34:59 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Beaten Valve

“The UN has allowed far more people to be murdered than Texas will ever execute...”

Most of them are lefties...they lead the league in murders.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 1:34:59 PM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: American Quilter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navi_Pillay

More Harvard (of course she went there), ruling-class type rhetoric from people from 3rd World maggot-infested hellholes who excuse every Jihadist Muslim killing, every Genocidal African dictator or Asian repressive regime, but cricize the US for executing a convicted murderer?

F the UN. President Palin, get us OUT of that crappy organization. At a minimum, get it out of the US.


11 posted on 07/08/2011 1:35:59 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As far as I know Texas is not a UN member. Only the US federa government is a “person” under “international law”.


12 posted on 07/08/2011 1:36:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“U.N. official deplores Texas execution”

America deplores the U.N.


13 posted on 07/08/2011 1:36:26 PM PDT by Spok
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To: wolfcreek

LOve it - how do we get those Blue Hats down there on the Rio Grande?


14 posted on 07/08/2011 1:37:02 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: wolfcreek

Better yet, let the UN move to Mexico!


15 posted on 07/08/2011 1:39:34 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Beaten Valve

UN???

Lets look at the UN and its human rights council....

Then , more recently, the U.N.’s Conference on Disarmament is now held by North Korea.

The UN is not even credible, successful in turning itself into a laughing stock...


16 posted on 07/08/2011 1:40:10 PM PDT by himno hero ("Armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"... Barrack Obama's vision)
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To: Beaten Valve

This scum bag was in this country since he was 2 has spent 13 years on death row, Mexican national should have been shot the day after the trial.


17 posted on 07/08/2011 1:40:32 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Memo to the UN:

FU.

That is all.


18 posted on 07/08/2011 1:43:25 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s my understanding that the United States Senate never ratified the agreement that this goober from the UN is whining about.


19 posted on 07/08/2011 1:43:43 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

20 posted on 07/08/2011 1:45:37 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"We decline to follow the United States’ suggestion of granting a stay to allow Leal to bring a claim based on hypothetical legislation when it cannot even bring itself to say that his attempt to overturn his conviction has any prospect of success. We may note that in a portion of its opinion vacated by the Fifth Circuit on procedural grounds, the District Court found that any violation of the Vienna Convention would have been harmless." - U.S. Supreme court ruling
21 posted on 07/08/2011 1:46:57 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s to be considered an “undocumented” American in employment and elections but when he rapes and murders a child, he’s a foreign national.

What a system.


22 posted on 07/08/2011 1:47:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When are we going to finally flush the UN out of our national system?


23 posted on 07/08/2011 1:49:35 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: Beaten Valve

There are plenty of rapists serving within the United Nations. Just follow the “unsexscandals” keyword.

It’s a culture of corruption and positively anti-American.


24 posted on 07/08/2011 1:50:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask Barack Obama this election if he believes Jesus Christ rose from the dead and walked among men.)
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Har Har Hardee Har Har!


25 posted on 07/08/2011 1:52:03 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Purge the Legalize-Drugs Cop-Hating Pro-Homosexual-Marriage Liberaltarians from FR.)
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To: American Quilter

I agree!


26 posted on 07/08/2011 1:53:19 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m liking Perry more and more, regardless of Gardacil-gate and Texas DREAM Act.


27 posted on 07/08/2011 1:53:43 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: American Quilter

I remember back in the sixties seeing a John Birch Society billboard that had that exact phrase on it. How right they were!


28 posted on 07/08/2011 2:00:52 PM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Deplore away, you POS! Talk about the chutzpah of criticizing the spek in your host country’s eye and ignoring the plank in your own.

This UN functionary is a South African who might well spend a bit more time deploring the injustices occurring in her own country and its neighbors. Frankly, I’d like to see the UN relocate to sub Saharan Africa, if only to free up parking space in midtown Manhattan.


29 posted on 07/08/2011 2:04:18 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

.in Islamic countries execute gays and for alleged blasphemy...
the United Nations have protested...?


30 posted on 07/08/2011 2:04:24 PM PDT by californian by choice
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Time to get rid of the UN and tell all The U.N. Officals to kiss my royal A$$


31 posted on 07/08/2011 2:04:58 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

P-ss on his victim, to hell with her, that’s what this is all about. Pure and simple, p-ss on his victim.


32 posted on 07/08/2011 2:07:10 PM PDT by Waco (Nominate Palin or forget 2012 you lost)
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From left; Fort Hood commander U.S. Army Lt. General Robert Cone, First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry attend the attend a memorial service at Fort Hood, Texas, for the victims of the Fort Hood shootings, Nov. 10, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
33 posted on 07/08/2011 2:08:56 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Beaten Valve
The UN has allowed far more people to be murdered than Texas will ever execute...

The U.N. Sex Scandal "......Allegations of sexual abuse or misconduct by U.N. staff stretch back at least a decade, to operations in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. A 2001 report, released by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children, found that sexual violence against refugees in West Africa was endemic (though some of its findings were denied by a subsequent U.N. team). A year later a coalition of religious organizations sent a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell urging the United States to send more human rights monitors into Congo. The U.N. then introduced a "code of conduct" to help prevent future abuses, including prohibitions against sexual activity between staff and children and the exchange of money or food for sex....."

34 posted on 07/08/2011 2:12:08 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: American Quilter

They are going to push hard on getting that one world government established.


35 posted on 07/08/2011 2:12:59 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hey UN:

Why don’t y’all send some blue helmets down here to Texas to talk about it? Send lots.

Don’t bother booking return air fare for ‘em...

/a Texan


36 posted on 07/08/2011 2:18:59 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: wolfcreek
Most Mexican ¨migrants¨ believe this to be Aztlan so US sovereignty
doesn´t mean a damned thing to them, and I´m sure the UN agrees.
37 posted on 07/08/2011 2:21:09 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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“U.N. official deplores Texas execution”

Really. Well, how about this: FUNP - and, while we’re on topic, FUBO for trying to interfere in matters that are not within your purview as pResident.

All real Texans deplore the UN, hellhole home of brutal tyrants, child molesters and the most corrupt people on the planet. The UN could disappear with all employees in an instant, and we in Texas wouldn’t be phased in the least. FUUN!


38 posted on 07/08/2011 2:27:50 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: piytar
High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said federations like the United States have a responsibility to ensure that individual states "respect the international responsibilities assumed by the country as a whole."

July 6, 2011 - AP: LOS ANGELES —Texas Gov. Rick Perry ridiculed Washington leadership Thursday on a whirlwind trip through California, positioning himself as a champion of limited government, states' rights and low taxes as he edges toward a decision on whether to enter the 2012 presidential campaign.....On Wednesday in San Diego, Perry called the federal government "rudderless" and said he sees a lack of courage in Washington...."

39 posted on 07/08/2011 2:28:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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40 posted on 07/08/2011 2:34:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: piytar

They should also bring a fresh pair of panties and a shovel. (damned if I’m paying for those)

Another Texan


41 posted on 07/08/2011 2:36:35 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The obligation of the Governor of Texas is to his CITIZENS, not to an illegal alien rapist and killer. Go screw yourself, UN!!!!


42 posted on 07/08/2011 2:41:28 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: All
Human Rights Council Advisory Committee - Membership..... Uganda, Nigeria, Russia, China, Egypt, Philippines, etc....
43 posted on 07/08/2011 2:44:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If the Blue Hats come to Texas they will need some replacements pretty damn quickly.


44 posted on 07/08/2011 2:50:11 PM PDT by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Re: Major Nidal Malik Hasan, MD, a 39-year-old U.S. Army psychiatrist of Palestinian descent, who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before the massacre, is the sole suspect in the shootings and faces the death penalty in Texas.

Mike Cahill an army corpsman whom I worked with at Ft. Harrison, Mt was one of those killed at Ft. Hood. I would love to be on the firing squad rendering justice to that @#$$@#..OIF vet


45 posted on 07/08/2011 2:52:20 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Sioux-san

The citizen of Mexico had American lawyers defend him in court and they didn’t inform him of his Mexico citizen rights? Did they even know he was a Mexican citizen? When a person is not an American citizen the country of where they came from is informed right?

His lawyers should have at least informed the Mexican Consulate he was in jail for rape and murder.

Evidently Mexico didn’t care one way or the other about this citizen of theirs or they would have been hollering years ago.

His trial didn’t even make front page of the San Antonio Newspaper. Saw that on the news last night here in San Antonio. He sat for years in prison and could have said something about his rights as a Mexican citizen....evidently he didn’t or he would still be alive.

Well Mexico is getting him back now as he is going there to be buried so says his family.

Perry did the right thing and the President and the UN be damned.

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS!

Maybe soon it will be

DON’T MESS WITH THE USA!


46 posted on 07/08/2011 3:26:02 PM PDT by PATX
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

CW..it’s curious that there is another aspect to this story that has not been mentioned. This was also a stealth attack on the Texas death penalty. Had Perry commuted the death sentence, it would immediately have invalidated the Texas statute. That’s because justice ( the DP) would thus be applied unfairly...IOW, US citizens could be executed in Texas, but foreigners, for the same crime..


47 posted on 07/08/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: American Quilter

And no more talk of this One-World Government BS.


48 posted on 07/08/2011 3:48:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

CW..it’s curious that there is another aspect to this story that has not been mentioned. This was also a stealth attack on the Texas death penalty. Had Perry commuted the death sentence, it would immediately have invalidated the Texas statute. That’s because justice ( the DP) would thus be applied unfairly...IOW, US citizens could be executed in Texas, but foreigners, for the same crime..couldn’t


49 posted on 07/08/2011 3:48:37 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: ScottinVA

Do you mean FUN?


50 posted on 07/08/2011 3:51:45 PM PDT by 353FMG
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