UN chickens out
The UN covered a naked man’s sculpture to ‘avoid offending’ Iranian diplomats:
A relief carving of a naked man at the UN’s Geneva headquarters was covered up on Monday, apparently to spare the blushes of Iranian diplomats ahead of fresh talks on the country’s nuclear drive.
UN officials would not comment on why the wall relief, inspired by Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”, had been masked by a large white screen, referring questions to the Swiss authorities.
But Swiss newspaper Tribune de Geneve claimed that the aim was to avoid offending the Islamic republic’s delegation for the talks taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
What about Iranian diplomats offending Western-secular, civilized, values, by perpetuating a misogynistic theocracy? What have the Iranians diplomats done to avoid offending sane people who don’t have a lurid fetish against human bodies?
Last I checked, guests are to respect the house rules – not the other way around! How come this is called “diplomacy”?
The UN has gotta learn to say “No” – it’s quite easy, actually… well, it is when you have any principle you won’t betray for anything.