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does it document bee wars where millions of innocent honey bees are slaughtered by hornets ?
posted by unpoppy at 2:11 PM on June 15, 2008


Nonsense. There are more people now than at any time in history. And even if war and destruction are real, they're natural processes and people aren't causing it.
posted by Naberius at 2:52 PM on June 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


How can this be allowed to stand? The site contains criticism of Israel. Isn't there a security council resolution that expressly forbids this?
posted by mattoxic at 5:23 PM on June 15, 2008


Interesting. There's documented human rights abuses in Beirut, Burma, North Korea, Darfur, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe, but the first comment that specifies a country here, and a huge number of the comments on WIRED, are about Israel.

And, by "interesting," I mean, "of course."
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:20 PM on June 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is "privacy" a human right?
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 6:31 PM on June 15, 2008


Whose privacy? In these cases, the perpetrators want privacy but the victims want attention and help.
posted by homunculus at 7:42 PM on June 15, 2008


Of course they don't have the one I'm most interested in seeing, Iraq. I guess this means there's no human abuse violations!
posted by Citizen Premier at 9:44 PM on June 15, 2008


This is good. We see you, fuckers, and we are watching what you do.
posted by Meatbomb at 11:04 PM on June 15, 2008


Interesting. There's documented human rights abuses in Beirut, Burma, North Korea, Darfur, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe, but the first comment that specifies a country here, and a huge number of the comments on WIRED, are about Israel.

Interesting that the human rights abuses in the first place you mention were perpetrated by Israeli forces. Also interesting that Israel is the only democracy of the countries mentioned, and the only recipient of billions of annual US military aid.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 11:30 PM on June 15, 2008


Cairo receives $2.2 billion a year in aid, with about $1.5 billion of that being military aid, and has since 1979, and the total largess they have received from the US is about $50 billion. They have a number of well-documented human rights abuses. But, then, I guess they're not a democracy, so they're not worth talking about.

Another difference: Most Israelis are aware that their country perpetrates human rights abuses, and a huge number oppose this, frequently and publicly. But I know the moment Israel comes up, it's a magnet for condemnation, and if you ask why Israel gets so uniquely and consistently singled out for censure, as compared to, say, Mexico, people start flipping out and behaving as though Israel were uniquely evil and injurious, and how dare you question their motives?

I question their motives because there are a lot of human rights abuses going on in the world, and a lot of it is supported by US money, but some people seem fixated exclusively on Israel Israel Israel; a fact I find both puzzling and disheartening.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:44 AM on June 16, 2008


I know the Mexico link is dated. It was still bad in 2006. I imagine it still has trouble today.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:46 AM on June 16, 2008






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