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Monday, September 5, 2016

UN deletes tweet slamming “free market fundamentalism” after criticism by watchdog

GENEVA, Sept. 5, 2016 — The UN human rights office deleted a bizarre statement on Twitter, published on its account with 1.5 million followers, in which it slammed “free market fundamentalism” as an “urgent threat,” after the head of a watchdog group questioned the tweet.

Though the UN tweet from Friday had garnered more than 160 retweets and likes, the world body removed it under criticism from Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch.

“This was a loony tweet, and it calls into question the judgment of the UN’s top human rights office,” said Neuer. “While millions of people are suffering from genocide, sexual slavery and starvation, it is far from clear why the UN would instead focus its attention on unidentifiable ‘urgent threats,’ let alone on economic subjects about which it has neither competence nor expertise,” said Neuer...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obviously someone who is surrounded each day by colleagues, friends and family all whom think that Capitalism is the cause of all of the ills and rule by the UN elites is the cure. Usually they will hide their support of Agenda 21, but occasionally they blurt out what they really think, and then have to rush to hide this when someone not in their ideology points it out.