Wednesday, June 28, 2006

UN-Policed

"The UN refused to answer questions about vital details of its business under Oil-for-Food when the program was underway, on grounds these were "confidential," then refused to answer questions while Volcker was investigating, on grounds an investigation was underway, and has since refused to answer questions on grounds that the investigation is over," wrote [.pdf warning, 9 pages] Claudia Rosett in a statement she provided on June 20 to U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information and International Security, which was meeting on funding renovations of the UN's Headquarters.

Ms. Rosett describes the UN as an organization that's not accountable to anyone, even its own new and much-touted Ethics Office "which has already become part of the cover-up culture."

She is also covered yesterday's session of the Oil-for-Food trial of Tongsun Park in New York.
Alleging that “Cash by the bagful was sent from Iraq to the United States and doled out here by an Iraqi agent to Tongsun Park,” [federal prosecutor Michael] Farbiarz outlined a tale of secret swaps of messages and money in New York cafes and restaurants; night-time meetings at the Sutton Place official residence of former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali; a close encounter with longtime U.N. eminence Maurice Strong, who served as a top adviser to both Boutros-Ghali and then to Kofi Annan; and an episode in which Park in 1997 picked up cash from Saddam’s number two man in Iraq, Tariq Aziz, and “drove out of the Iraqi desert over the Jordanian border." (Boutros-Ghali, Strong, and Annan have all denied any wrong-doing in relation to Oil-for-Food.) -- The U.N.’s Day in Court (Oil-for-Food hits a New York courtroom.), Claudia Rosett
This is the first Oil-for-Food trial in the U.S., and just the first day of testimony.

A law unto themselves for far too long, obviously neither the "imperial secretariat" nor the "despotic" regime within the UN give a hoot.

They should. Perhaps consult with whoever arranges their worldwide travel for them, no round-trip ticket required.

I realize there aren't any of the 5-star hotels the UN has become so accustomed to, but I hear Gaza is lovely this time of year.

4 Comments:

Blogger GUYK said...

The UN is a socialist front whose whole purpose now is to destroy the USA and liberty. As long as we stand as a nation of free people we are an example to the rest of the world of what it could be. We are not perfect by a long shot. But we still offer more personal freedom and economic opportunity to our citizens than any place on this earth. The fact that there are 20,000,000 illegal aliens and millions more trying to immigrate legally should be telling the rest of the earth something. But of course it does not..the greed of the masses who want what others have earned is as always driving the course of human events. We have a couple of choices..fight or roll over and i ain't never rolled over for no one but my sweetthing and I don't plan on starting at this time in my life.

8:17 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

If any regime needed to be torn down and turfed in the trash, it's definitely the UN ... grrrrrrrr

9:14 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

If you haven't already, read Rosett's written statement.

Ooooh mama.

7:09 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

She was on a local radio show up here... wow! .. and these guys are still running around loose ... sheeeesh.

1:05 PM  

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