The View From 1776

UN “Moral Authority”

Only the UN can do the job of handling international humanitarian aid?

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The UK News.scotsman.com website has a news story dated December 30, 2004, which begins as follows:

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United States President George Bush was tonight accused of trying to undermine the United Nations by setting up a rival coalition to coordinate relief following the Asian tsunami disaster.

The president has announced that the US, Japan, India and Australia would coordinate the world?s response.

But former International Development Secretary Clare Short said that role should be left to the UN.

?I think this initiative from America to set up four countries claiming to coordinate sounds like yet another attempt to undermine the UN when it is the best system we have got and the one that needs building up,? she said.

?Only really the UN can do that job,? she told BBC Radio Four?s PM programme.

?It is the only body that has the moral authority…..”

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This amounts to a new definition of chutzpah.  It’s fair to say that the UN has all the moral authority of a whore master who is also a drug dealer.

In a Wall Street Journal article dated December 29, 2004, under the title Sex for Food , it’s reported that:

“Two years after the charges first surfaced, Kofi Annan has finally admitted that U.N. peacekeeping troops sexually abused war refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “I am really shocked by these accusations,” the United Nations Secretary-General told reporters last week.

He shouldn’t be. Allegations of sex crimes committed by U.N. staff and troops date back at least a decade and span operations on three continents, in places like Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cambodia. But rather than showing the kind of “zero tolerance” toward sexual crimes that Mr. Annan now promises, the U.N. has treated such instances with cavalier nonchalance.

In Congo, some 150 cases are under investigation. The charges range from rape, in which some victims were children, to sexual exploitation. In some cases, women and young girls have been coaxed into sex in exchange for essential food items. A French U.N. staffer was arrested for raping underage girls and taking digital pictures of them. He has been sent back home where he will stand trial.”

Apart from that, we might also remember the UN’s running the largest financial crime in world history with its humanitarian-aid-for-oil program that put an estimated $17+ billion into Saddam Hussein’s pockets, and tens of millions into the pockets of UN and French government officials, while enriching the French overseer Banque Paribas with fees for illegal and unethical diversions of funds.

P.S. The world’s previously largest financial crime was perpetrated by French bank Credit Lyonnais.

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