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6.16.2004

Acts of Self-Parody, UN edition

The sale of bulldozers by Caterpillar Inc. to the Israeli military could violate Palestinians' human rights, a U.N. human rights investigator has warned the U.S. heavy equipment maker.

Jean Ziegler, an expert on the right to food in the Geneva offices of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, wrote Caterpillar that Israel used the bulldozers to raze homes and destroy crops, preventing the Palestinians from obtaining adequate food supplies and aggravating their "already precarious living conditions."

[Pauses, collects self, clears throat, succumbs to fit of the giggles]

The fact that within the offices of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (whose Job Title is Far Too Capitalized for Belief) there is work to be done by an expert on the right to food boggles, utterly boggles.

Read the whole thing, if you must.

Posted by Doug Brown
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