DLSU professor Van Ybiernas has taken to Facebook expressing doubt that Iceland could have acted alone on the UNHCR resolution without lobbying from a 3rd country who hates the Philippine so much.
Ybiernas reasoned that Iceland has never been known as human rights defender.
In fact, Ybiernas noted Iceland’s voice is rarely heard in international affairs.
In other words, Ybiernas suspected something isn’t right of the Iceland’s sudden interest of Iceland in human rights?
Ybiernas remarked Iceland was the logical choice to attack the Philippines if you reckon the almost non-existing trade between the two countries, therefore the Philippines can’t make any retaliatory moves against Iceland. If present, it is minimal and the PH can’t do so much to hurt Iceland.
Ybiernas reduced the list of countries that possibly lobbied for Iceland to file the resolution at the UNHCR by elimination of the countries Iceland has vested interests.
Ybiernas cited the Scandinavian countries like Norway and Denmark, and European Union as a whole and of course the US as the possible culprits.
Ybiernas then quizzed his FB followers who among these countries who hated the PH so much that was why they lobbied Iceland to attack us?
Ybiernas said it was obvious by looking at the voting: no Asian countries; mots Western countries and majority of which have little business with the Philippines.
In short, Ybiernas remarked that there was this one country who hates our country so much that is pulling the strings behind this charade caled UNHCR resolution.
You may read Prof. Van Ybiernas full FB post below.
Hindi naman kilalang tagapagtanggol ng human rights ang Iceland.
Bihira nga marinig ang boses ng Iceland sa international affairs.
Bakit kaya biglang naging pabibo ang Iceland sa usaping ito?
Well, kung manghuhula ako, uunahin kong tingnan yung obvious: minimal ang trade ng Pilipinas at Iceland sa isa’t isa. Kaya’t lohikal na Iceland ang tumira sa atin kasi wala tayong bawi sa kanila. Kung meron man, hindi nila masyado mararamdaman.
Ngayon, ang mga bansang mahahalaga sa Iceland ay ang mga Scadinavian kagaya ng Norway at Denmark, ang European Union bilang kabuuan, at ang Estados Unidos siyempre.
So, sino kaya sa mga third parties na ito ang mainit ang dugo sa atin kaya naimpluwensiyahan nila ang Iceland na bumanat sa atin?
Kitang-kita rin yung mga bumoto laban sa atin: walang Asyano; karamihan Kanluranin; halos lahat mababa ang kalakalan sa Pilipinas.
Samakatuwid, merong bansa o pwersa diyan na mainit ang dugo sa atin at nag-lobby para lumabas ang ganyang resolusyon.
Sinetch kaya itetch?
Here are the guesses of netizens in the comments below as to who is the possible culprit.
De La Cruz Jake Hula ko UK, andun Amnesty International, pero ang kapal ng mukha ng Espanya kala mo napakalinis, kasama din sila sa pinaiimbestigahan ng UN Human Rights Committee
Nerissa Arias Donato EU…takbuhan ng mga talunang liberal party
Guilbert Pungan Sino ba pinakamalapit jan? Hello UK, UKininayo!
Tessa Roines Sa EU, Norway is where the UNCHR is based, may nakaaway ako sa Twitter 2 years ago na Norwegian who is connected in the advocacy in human rights (hanapin ko yung thread) doon nag butt in si BaraanIV at tumawag ng troll army para kuyugin ako 😂😂😂