An article in The Guardian reports that on Thursday, the UN Human Rights Committee harshly criticized the U.S. for human rights abuses which include racial discrimination, drone attacks, the detention of prisoners at Gitmo, and even our gun policies, amongst many other offenses.
It is a good thing to have an organization such as the UN holding even the world’s most powerful nation up to a mirror at times and dare to damn it’s policies.
An article in The Post reports many Israelis wished former PM Ariel Sharon dead for his policy regarding the removal of Israeli settlements from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 in hopes of peace. But what needs to be remembered is that any peaceful and rational nation-state, according to International Law, cannot conquer lands (like during the 1967 war) and develop settlements on it. The lands must be returned to the vanquished.
American’s did not build illegal settlements in Japan or Germany following WWII.