Wednesday, March 30, 2005

UN SECOND Interim Report from Roger L Simon

Roger L. Simon: SECOND Interim Report

Roger is reading the report released yesterday on the UNSCAM. The level and depth of corruption within this organization is beyond my scope of understanding. Just as the criminal behavior within Enron, Global Crossing and Worldcom made the headlines over and over again, the UNSCAM dwarfs in dollars all of those combined and yet what are you seeing on your major media news outlets? Has the hysterical fever pitch of the corporate scandals hit with any news organization like Abu Ghraib - nope. See this doesn't fit the liberal media ideal. This is the UN and afterall the UN couldn't possibly do wrong, only right of center or conservatives or evangelicals or the military or George Bush are worthy of exscoriation.

Here's part of what Roger has found:
Reading the report, you come to the conclusion that in a normal (non-UN) situation many of the people involved would quite simply go to jail, but here there is no apparent jurisdiction.

And:
Those who will still defend Kofi will have explain why the Sec'y General lied or "misspoke" to the committee when he said he had never met Elie Massey, the head of Cotecna, before that rather ethically-challenged company got the Oil-for-Food contract. According to the interim report,(p. 45 and thereabouts) Kofi's own personal computer recorded two such meetings. The Sec'y General is evidently a forgetful man. He forgot he had lunch with his own son and Mouselli in Durban (also documented). Is this a case of like son like father or the other way around. Or is just the son really corrupt? Perhaps we will never know. But does it matter? What matters is change at the UN. Immediate change. I don't care if Kofi Annan is depressed. He doesn't get my sympathy. The innocent people of Darfur get my sympathy. Those Iraqi children who didn't get the Oil-for-Food money that was skimmed get my sympathy.

Be sure to check back with Roger as he reads through the whole report.


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