Archive for the ‘United Nations’ Category

More corruption at the United Nations

July 3, 2008

No real surprise there. More like “business at Usual.”
George Russell of Fox News points out that United Nations bureaucrats are breaking their own “ethics” rules to hide massive corruption.

…[a] whistleblower charged that [United Nations Development Program] had funneled millions in hard-currency to the regime of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il and allowed North Korean government employees to run key aspects of its development program there. Then, he claimed, UNDP retaliated by firing him.

In UNDP’s case, a vivid insight into the potential for abuse was provided by the North Korean investigative report, which was made public in early June. UNDP immediately hailed the 353-page report as vindication—even though the document reiterated at great length that UNDP had systematically violated its own rules in hiring North Korean government employees to fill key UNDP jobs in the country, illegally handed over millions in hard currency to the government of Kim Jong Il, and ignored the laws of the U.S. and other countries in handing on sensitive “dual use” civilian-military technology to the Kim regime, even as North Korea was building and testing a nuclear weapon.

So, the UN is violating its own ethics rules, handing “millions in hard currency” to Communist dictators, punishing whistle blowers and denying they did anything wrong. Yup, sounds like business as usual at the United Nations.

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Reality vs. "The International Community"

May 14, 2008

By way of Michael Graham comes the true words of Australian columnist Janet Albrechtsen:

“The need [of UN supporters] to paint Americans as a greedy, selfish, war-mongering superpower cannot be disturbed by facts. It matters not that, in the year before the tsunami, the US provided $2.4 billion in humanitarian relief: 40per cent of all the relief aid given to the world in 2003. Never mind that development and emergency relief rose from $10 billion during the last year of Bill Clinton’s administration to $24 billion under George W. Bush in 2003. Or that, according to a German study, Americans contribute to charities nearly seven times as much a head as Germans do. Or that, adjusted for population, American philanthropy is more than two-thirds more than British giving.

There is a teenaged immaturity about the rest of the world’s relationship with the US. Whenever a serious crisis erupts somewhere, our dependence on the US becomes obvious, and many hate the US because of it. That the hatred is irrational is beside the point.”

As one wit accurately put it, The “international community” can suck Elvis’ dead left nut.

History repeats

May 9, 2008

According to the AP:

Myanmar’s junta seized U.N. aid shipments Friday meant for a multitude of hungry and homeless survivors of last week’s devastating cyclone, forcing the world body to suspend further help.

The aid included 38 tons of high-energy biscuits and arrived in Myanmar on Friday on two flights from Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates.

“All of the food aid and equipment that we managed to get in has been confiscated,” U.N. World Food Program spokesman Risley said.

This is what was happening in Somalia back in the early 90’s.
The government in Myanmar doesn’t care about what happens to the citizens, out side of those needed to support their power base.
My guess is that they will use this as an excuse to kill off, through neglect, those that they don’t consider necessary. That is why they don’t want any out side observers. They just want the materials, which they will only give to those they want kept alive and use the rest to build their power base.

United Nations Watch

May 5, 2008

Daniel Hannan at the UK Telegram has an update on the latest United Nations actions.
At the top of the list, so-called UN “peacekeepers” in the Congo have been encouraging elephant poaching!

Other UN highlights include:
– betraying the Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.
– illicitly running oil-for-food scams with Saddam.
– ordering its local commander not to seize the arms caches that were about to be used for the Rwandan genocide.
– UN officials been accused of selling arms to the Congolese militias.

Remember kids, democrats wants to base US foreign policy on what these guys want.

UN covering up its involvement in sex slave trade

April 28, 2008

From the BBC:

The UN has covered up claims that its troops in Democratic Republic of Congo gave arms to militias and smuggled gold and ivory, the BBC has learned. . . . These are not the only allegations to have been brought against peacekeepers in DR Congo.

In December 2006, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Moroccan troops had been involved in widespread sexual abuse.

“There have been crimes such as rape, paedophilia and human trafficking,” he said, shortly before leaving office.

HT to Mr. Reynolds, who correctly points out that this won’t get much MSM play since there is no Anti-American angle.

Meanwhile, at Turtle Bay…

April 14, 2008

Yet another UN scandal, to the surprise of no one who pays attention.
Doug Ross has the Executive Summary:

Executive Summary: the UN has facilitated a “fraudulent” market worth tens of billions of dollars that was justified by a critical report; this report was authored by the very project developers and “auditors” who would profit from the report’s publication. This appears to be a major UN scandal that could surpass the Oil-for-Food Program in terms of total economic impact.


Read the whole thing.

Setting the WayBack Machine…

February 15, 2008

To one year ago today, we get the “Clinton Odor”

Amazing how fast corruption’s odor trails the Clintons. Just as Hillary announces she’s running for president as her own woman, we now learn her brother got loans he never had to repay. Same old grifters.

That should be a warning, because the seedy memory of the Clinton scandals has faded since Bill and Hillary left the White House in 2001, pardoning criminals, signing book deals and perhaps carting off the silver on their way out.

The couple abused the office of the president by selling political favors in exchange for campaign contributions. The two were so shameless in shaking money out of those who sought White House access that one collaborator, Johnny Chung, compared their operation to putting coins in a subway turnstile.

In return for campaign donations, they allowed U.S. technology to be sold to the Chinese, rented out the Lincoln bedroom to Hollywood second-stringers, indulged in improbably profitable commodity trades, and, for their finales, pardoned a long string of atrocious criminals, confident that their last-minute abuse of office would be forgotten as the nation turned its focus to a new president.

As we gear up for the 2008 election, voters should think long and hard about whether they want another eight years of these ethics as Hillary presents herself as a potential first female president.

Three years ago today, UNSCAM probe finds Kojo Annan up to his elbows in Blood for Oil

Kojo Annan, the son of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, played a far more extensive role than previously revealed in a company that won a key contract under the scandal-plagued Iraq oil-for-food program, Senate investigators have learned.
Investigators also have uncovered documents suggesting that Benon Sevan, the U.N. official who oversaw the seven-year program and was suspended last week, had a much more direct interest in laundered oil deals handed out as bribes by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein under the program. One Iraqi internal investigation put Mr. Sevan’s profits at $1.2 million, nearly 10 times the previous estimate.

Four years ago today, good news from Iraq

That when dying and bleeding, beset by the flower of terrorism, with pistol to set against automatic rifle and grenade, the Iraqi police did not ask for help from 82nd Airborne. They asked for ammunition.

Revisiting the UN’s Carbon Footprint

December 28, 2007

That gigantic footprint doubled in size.

AMID talk of offsetting the hefty carbon footprint of the United Nations climate conference in Bali, organisers missed a large elephant in the room.

The air-conditioning system installed to keep more than 10,000 delegates cool used highly damaging refrigerant gases – as lethal to the atmosphere as 48,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, and nearly the equivalent of the emissions of all aircraft used to fly delegates to Indonesia.

With hawk-eyed representatives of more than 100 green organisations present, it was probably the worst place in the world to commit an environmental faux pas.

HT to Mr. Reynolds

How serious is that crisis?

December 12, 2007

This Is London reports:

The UN secretary-general today called on world leaders for immediate action on climate change – before flying thousands of miles to the US for a music concert and then leaving in the interval to jet to Europe.

It’s hard to take them seriously when they don’t even attempt to practice what they want to inflict on the rest of the world.

Only one in five?

November 30, 2007

The Guardian reports:

“One in five carbon credits issued by the United Nations are going to support clean energy projects that may in fact have helped to increase greenhouse gas emissions, environmental group WWF said on Thursday.”

So, 20% of money paid to the United Nations to help fight “Global Warming” is actually doing the exact opposite of the the donors want. I’m shocked the total fuck up rate is so low.

HT to Mr. Reynolds