Wednesday, February 22, 2006

We Need To Start Over With The UN

As a moderate-right conservative, it distresses me to reach this conclusion, because I have always thought that having a place where the peoples of the world could meet and talk would always be a good idea, no matter what. However, the obstructionism, the inefficiency, the anti-Semitism, the arrogance and the incredible waste of resources are one thing, but the scandals involving rape and child molestation and oil-for-food bribes are quite another. As more and more information dribbles out, it has become clearer and clearer that these scandals involve the highest levels of UN leadership, and are widespread and so deeply rooted, we will never see meaningful reforms.

In fact, the Oil For Food scandal is so all-encompassing and complex that it is impossible to treat it here in a short report.
For an excellent review of the Oil For Food scandal and the duplicity of UN officials, go here.

Everywhere you look, you see scandal

Speaking of the UN’s role in aiding tsunami victim’s, the Center For Individual Freedom had this to say:

It's clear from the Financial Time's investigation that these findings (as are most involving the U.N.) are only the tip of the iceberg. Consider that if the same general ratio holds true for the entire tsunami fund and the world body essentially paid itself about 20 percent of the money for overhead, the U.N. may have pocketed $2.6 billion of the $13 billion that was contributed.

While the U.N. makes off with the loot, the losers, of course, are the tsunami victims. Their lives destroyed by the disaster, they were supposed to get help from generous souls around the world. But, just as it always does, the U.N. saw a sack full of booty and gladly grabbed a handful.

With the United Nations already under fire for the Oil-for-Food mega-scandal and other corruption, sensational allegations of rampant sexual exploitation and rape of young girls and women by the U.N.'s so-called "peacekeepers" and civilian staffers in the Congo is dragging the global body's reputation to an all-time low.

And Here

Sex scandal in Congo threatens to engulf UN's peacekeepers
They should be rebuilding the country, but foreign workers face serious accusations
HOME-MADE pornographic videos shot by a United Nations logistics expert in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sparked a sex scandal that threatens to become the UN’s Abu Ghraib.

And Here

A United Nations investigation into the sex-for-aid scandal heads for Sierra Leone on Friday after visiting refugee camps in Guinea.
The team from the UN's Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is trying to find out the extent of the abuse of women and children by aid-workers.
A study by the UNHCR and a UK charity made public last month found that some aid agency employees were exchanging food and other supplies for sex.

And Here

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has sent a team of investigators into refugee camps in west Africa following the revelation that large numbers of children have been sexually exploited by aid workers there.
The scale of the problem - revealed in an overview of a report by the UNHCR in conjunction with the British-based charity Save the Children - has surprised relief personnel.

Practically everywhere you look in the operations of the United Nations, you find incredible graft, corruption and disgusting criminal behavior. The time has come to withdraw all support from this organization and let it fall apart – starved of funds. We can find some other use for the buildings and grounds while leaders from the important countries of the world meet to plan a successor organization. Let the United Nations follow the League of Nations into the dustbin of history, as we try again to find a way to resolve the world’s problems peacefully.

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At 5:47 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

I really think that we need to stop supporting this worthless organization with our American tax dollars and put our money to better use. Not only that, but Kofi Annan is retiring in September, and we don't need Bill Clinton in his place, making the situation worse than it already is.


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