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December 16, 2004

On "Corruption At The United Nations"

Topics: International News

How about a little something to get your blood boiling on what is to many on the east coast of the U.S. today, a chilly day? From via Israpundit I found the following article on my "almost" favorite organization to rant about. Israpundit's post is entitled simply - Israel's "friend," which signals to those of us that haven't been hiding under a rug for the last few years that the word choice is intended to be both a little sarcastic and a express dismay that Israel or the United States would continue to pretend that the UN is neutral or has any inclination whatsoever to do anything supportive of either country.


I have long believed that the United Nations is the most dangerous organization     on our planet. The corruption that has been revealed there over the last few     years has only reinforced my opinion. Now it is becoming apparent that the     rampant corruption at the UN starts at the very top.  

More than any thing, the UN is a savagely anti-United States propaganda outlet. It is made up primarily of nations that hate or are jealous of the US. These include Communist and Socialist nations, nations ruled by ruthless dictators, and various banana republics and third-world nations. These nations can't  run themselves without US aid, and therefore have no business being members of an organization that wants to run the world.

Which idiots decided years ago to give the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics     a seat on the Security Council with veto power over every major decision of     the body? The same idiots that allowed Russia to take over that seat after the USSR collapsed and proved that Communism and Socialism are failed concepts.

Most of the member nations of the UN receive billions of dollars of US aid,     but they take every opportunity to revile us and curse us for not giving them     more! They pass resolutions opposing almost everything we do as a nation,     except of course when we give them money that we should be using for our own people.

Of course we have allies in the UN, but they are far outnumbered by the US-haters.     All of which begs the question: Why are we still members of the corrupt organization     that hates everything we stand for? Further, why do we, one of almost two     hundred member nations, continue to allow ourselves to be extorted into providing     over half of the budget of the UN? 

I do not have the time or space to detail all of the transgressions of the     UN, but I have provided an extensive list of articles below which you can     use as a starting point for your own research. If you do just a little searching,     you will find thousands of documents on the Internet which prove beyond any     doubt that the UN is corrupt from the very lowest to the very highest levels,     and that it has never been in the interest of the US to be a member of the UN.

I will mention just a few of the items which are explored in detail in the     Internet Research section below: 

The Iraq Oil for Food Program was corrupted from the very beginning by Saddam     Hussein with the full knowledge and consent of highly placed UN officials.     Billions of dollars intended to feed poor Iraqis were used to bribe UN officials     and heads of state of member nations, including people closely linked to Secretary     General Kofi Annan and France's Jacques Chirac.

The chief investigator for the accounting firm KPMG (which is investigating     the scandal) is Claude Hankes-Drielsma. He sent a scathing letter to     Kofi Annan on March 3, 2004, in which he called the U.N. program "one     of the world's most disgraceful scams," and said that "based on     the facts as I know them the U.N. failed in its responsibility to the Iraqi     people and the international community at large."  Continue reading .....

Posted by Hyscience at December 16, 2004 11:35 AM

The whole UN orginization is a nest of corruption and nepotism. It really serves little useful purpose. Considering that the US taxpayer picks-up 22% of the tab, it should either be cleaned-up, or sent packing to some more suitable say Bejing China. At least we would be spared all the "Diplomatic Immunity" scandals that we read about from time to time.

Posted by: EdWonk at December 16, 2004 8:29 PM

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