President Joe Biden is on a mission to reverse all of the progress predecessor Donald Trump made since 2017, and his latest target is the U.N. Human Rights Council, which Trump left in 2018.
Biden’s charge d’affaires in Geneva, Mark Cassayre, announced on Monday that the U.S. will return to the heavily-criticized organization as an observer initially, with the intention of fully rejoining in the near future.
Joe Biden’s vision of “building back better” simply means a return to the Obama-era globalist philosophy — which shouldn’t surprise anyone considering Joe Biden was heavily involved in the creation of that doctrine in the first place.
President Trump initially withdrew from the UN council due to its disproportionate negative focus on Israel, Fox Reported, noting that Trump’s displeasure was invoked due to Israel receiving “by far the largest number of critical council resolutions against any country and because [the council] failed to meet an extensive list of reforms demanded by then-U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.”
The vaunted “Human Rights” Council has come under fire for years due to the decision to accept nations such as China, Cuba, Eritrea, Russia and Venezuela as members, despite documented and egregious human rights violations perpetrated by the governments in question.
That doesn’t bother Biden, who made it clear last week that the US will no longer prioritize “America First,” rather, globalism will take precedence in US foreign policy.
Ingratiating with dictators
“The Biden administration believes in a foreign policy centered on democracy, human rights and equality,” Cassayre told the Council in a recent organization meeting. “Effective use of multilateral tools is an important element of that vision.”
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken jumped aboard the sycophantic rhetoric, adding via Twitter that “The @UN Human Rights Council is flawed and needs reform, but walking away won’t fix it. The best way to improve the Council, so it can achieve its potential, is through robust and principled U.S. leadership. Under @POTUS Biden, we are reengaging and ready to lead.”
Biden’s administration has made it clear that the days of using US influence to pressure nations to address human rights abuses, offering empty words of collaboration and platitudes of hope while nations like China plow ahead with their sickening agenda.
Hillel Neuer, the executive director of advocacy group UN Watch, an organization dedicated to calling out the council’s missteps, said that the Obama administration had a “tendency to become a cheerleader for the council,” warning Biden to avoid doing the same.
“The cost of the U.S. decision to rejoin is that it gives legitimacy to a council where tyrannies and other non-democracies now comprise 60% of the membership,” Neuer said.
“In exchange, the U.S. must demand serious reform, removing despots from the council such as Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro regime, holding dictators to account, and removing the agenda item that targets Israel in each session, the only one to focus on a single country,” Neuer concluded.