Skip to comments.New Carpets for the Rape Rooms: How the United Nations Sold Its Soul to the Devil
Posted on 04/05/2004 11:00:12 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln
If I was an advisor to John Kerry, I would strongly recommend that he begin planning one of his patented flip flops in regard to his position on the United States relationship with the United Nations. For the last several months, the latest incarnation of Kerry has demonized President Bush for not gaining the support of the United Nations before the invasion of Iraq. Kerry has characterized Bush as reckless, inept, and arrogant for his refusal to bow down at the alter of anti-Americanism and beg a bunch of Eurotrash diplomats for the right to defend the American people from terrorism. Now, as the full extent of the United Nations corruption in the Iraqi Oil for Food Program comes to light , perhaps Kerry should change his characterization of Bush to ethical, principled, and defender of freedom.
What a strange coincidence it is that all of the nations that most vehemently opposed the United States intervention in Iraq are now the very countries showing up as the chief violators of Iraqi sanctions and recipients of Saddams bribe money that he stole from the mouths of the children of Iraq. France, Russia, Germany and Syria acting unethically is no real surprise to anyone, they would steal their grandmothers organs while she sleeping if there was a buck in it. In fact, being sneaky and backstabbing is as much a tradition in many foreign governments as apple pie is here at home (I think the Syrias national emblem has a Three Card Monty dealer on it, in fact). But the really shocking revelation is the depth of depravity exhibited by United Nations officials in the post Gulf War history of Iraq.
One of many egregious examples of the United Nations collusion with Saddam Hussein involves the attempts of the Kurds to gain funds from the Oil for Food Program in order to build and upgrade a series of hospitals in Northern Iraq (after all, the survivors of poison gas attacks do need a degree of follow up care). What is not widely known is the fact that the United Nations gave Saddam and his Baath Party supporters carte blanche in the dissemination of Oil for Food funds and aid within Iraq. Talk about the fox watching the chicken coop! It should be no great disclosure to anyone when Saddam and his cronies refused to give any international aid to their political enemies. The Kurds pleaded their case to the Director of the Oil for Food Program, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nation and Hussein bribe recipient, Benon Sevan. Mr. Sevan promptly ignored the problem. The Kurds then begged the World Health Organization for help in their plight, who, again, ignored them (Saddams money really got around). Finally, as a last resort, the Kurds appealed their case directly to U.N. Secretary General, Kofi Annan, who told them to go talk to Benon Sevan and the W.H.O. When informed that the Kurds had already been ignored by these two parties, Annan replied, I am not going to cast judgments.
However, Annans hands off policy in Iraqi issues only applied to oppressed people trying to buy medicine for hospitals. Mr. Annan personally approved over $20 million in aid for an Iraqi Olympic Sports City, $10 million for sports equipment (both pet projects of the renowned humanitarian, Uday Hussein), $4 million for the Iraqi Ministry of Justice (you know, the guys that ran political dissidents through wood chippers in the public squares), and over $50 million to the infamous Ministry of Information (or Disinformation as the case is) for mobile television and radio broadcasting equipment and to ensure that Al-Jazeera and other members of the press were properly compensated for keeping it fair in their reporting. No wonder the administration of the United Nations obstructed the United States so aggressively, we were futzing around with their prize cash cow!
The central issue of the corruption in the United Nations and Americas opponents in the Iraq War is not simply that money changed hands, but what impact these bribes had on international policies and decisions. It is quite evident that all of the rhetoric demonizing the United States as a unilateralist, dangerous, international bully led by a maniac bent on finishing his Daddys war and creating an American oil monopoly was nothing more than a blathering smoke screen to cover up the depths of the international communitys immorality and corruption. They sold out the lives of innocent people to a madman just to turn a fast buck, all the while staring smugly down their noses at America when we actually tried to do what was right. When questioned about the abuses of the Oil for Food program, Benon Sevan told a reporter, Please dont talk about morals with me. Why would that be Mr. Sevan? An honest reply would be, Because it makes me feel like the evil jerk that I am and wonder what animals excrement fills the hole in my body that in other people is occupied by a soul.
Is it any real wonder that we found no W.M.D. in Iraq? Did the Iraqi bribes reach as far as the U.N. weapons inspectors? We will probably never know. The current probe being launched into the Oil for Food Program is being administered directly by Kofi Annan, and France and Russia are already pressuring him to keep the full report confidential. After all, it would be very difficult to continue endlessly patronizing America is the full extent of the U.N.s duplicity was known.
Sadly, John Kerry still feels that America needs to submit American foreign policy to these bandits for their approval. He claims that if he had been President, then he would have been able to forge a U.N. coalition where failed. How would he have done that? By giving tacit approval to the U.N.s abuse of the Iraqi people? This might have made America more popular in the court of world opinion, but the cost would have been the values that make America what it is. International popularity, Mr. Kerry, is not a fair exchange for our souls.
Mr. Darr asks some very important questions.
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Reread that statement. Yes should be no. Lol...Clinton semantics.
Because we live in a country where we CAN vote for who we wish to be our President,I commend you for giving us your pick...as wrong as I think it might be....
Can you explain two things to me?
Explain Al Hubbard, and Kansas City.
Nah, didn't know. Was he really in 'Nam? And he's a sweet, loving, "feel your pain" Democrat, to boot. Why he must be a hero at least, oh, three or four times over. [wink]
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