As international leaders mull sanctions on Syria, the United Nations seems to have missed the memo that Syrian President Bashar Assad is orchestrating a brutal crackdown on his own civilians, which has so far left hundreds dead.
Fox News reports that Syria is set to become the newest member of the UN Human Rights Council:
The brutal crackdown by Syrian President Bashar Assad may finally be getting the attention of world leaders -- but apparently not enough to stop Syria from becoming the newest member of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
And despite calling for an independent investigation into the crackdown, which has left hundreds dead, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apparently won’t do much about blocking Syria’s path to the human rights group.
"That's not really for the secretary general to suggest to a member state," said Martin Nesirky, a spokesman for the secretary-general, when asked if the U.N. chief would ask Syria to drop out of the running for the post. When asked if Ban had brought up the point during his telephone conversation April 9 with Assad, Nesirsky told Fox News, "that's not really something the secretary general would raise specifically, because it's for other member states to decide on the membership of the Human Rights Council."
In this video report from Fox, you can see raw footage of the chaos and violence coming out of Syria this week: