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And now, the interesting interlude in which China/Iran/Algeria/Malaysia derail the ITU summit in Dubai after human rights language is proposed:

Algeria's delegate warned at the U.N. summit in Dubai there were many other nations -- calling them "silent member states" -- that also opposed the human rights language and forced a temporary adjournment of the proceedings.
China also criticized the human rights language, saying "we also have a very serious question about the necessity of the existence of this text." The "security of the state" is another concern that's equally valid, China's delegate said... Malaysia's delegate worried that the capitalization of Human Rights Obligations would prove problematic, warning that "the international court system can always find [a way] to alter the variances of these meanings. And especially when you put the H in capital, the R in capital, and the O in capital."
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What else are they going to to? Suddenly change to liberal states?!
Ah. The old "the lurkers support me in email" argument".
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