Scandal at the UN

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Maverick74, May 16, 2004.

  1. Maverick74


    For all you liberals that think the UN is always the answer to every problem. Munch down on this.

    Kofi Annan Ignored Genocide Reports

    NewsMax's U.N. correspondent Stewart Stogel reports to us that when it rains it pours, especially for United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

    Last week, the CIA confirmed that a bounty allegedly put on his head and that of President George W. Bush by al Qaeda "is probably authentic."

    Published reports claim that Osama bin Laden and company are offering a "reward" of about $150,000 in gold for a successful hit on the two world leaders.

    If that wasn't enough, Annan found himself in the crosshairs of others this week, Stogel says.

    In a soon to be released book -- "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures" (Miramax) -- by a former and two current U.N. employees, it is alleged that Annan played a significant role in the U.N.'s failure to stop the genocides in the African nations of Rwanda and Burundi in 1994.

    It is believed that more than 800,000 people were slaughtered during tribal warfare in the two nations.

    Kofi Annan directed the U.N.'s peacekeeping operations during the period.

    The book contends that Annan personally prevented a report on the impending genocide by his field commander Gen. Romeo Dallaire (Canada) from reaching Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and the U.N. Security Council.

    The book claims: "Gen. Romeo Dallaire, the commander of U.N. troops in Rwanda sent a fax detailing imminent genocide and they (U.N.-NYC) ignored that. Kofi Annan, the head of U.N. Peacekeeping, ordered him to stand down and do nothing, other than share his information with the French, who at the time were arming their allies among the Hutu extremists, who then committed the genocide."

    Less than 18 months later, Annan received critical backing from Paris to become the UN's first African secretary-general.

    Annan's office had no comment.

    Another minefield for the U.N. chief is in the upcoming Iraq oil-for-food program investigation.

    Recently, Annan empowered a commission headed by former Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Paul Volcker to investigate alleged corruption in the former U.N. department.

    Published reports claim that upwards of $10 billion may have been skimmed from the aid program during its seven years of operation (1996-2003).

    A source close to the investigation tells NewsMax that testimony against Annan himself is likely.

    The source claims that Annan along with his most powerful patron, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, "knew" of the recurring rumors of "rip offs" taking place in the U.N. aid program.

    Neither Annan nor Albright showed any interest in investigating it, he admitted.

    Annan's son Kojo has been accused of receiving kickbacks (in the form of employment) from a company that won one of the lucrative U.N. contracts.

    Recently, Annan insisted it was the Security Council's Sanctions Committee that was supposed to monitor the program's financial activity.

    The committee, known as the 661 committee, was driven by policy emanating from the Clinton White House.

    It never sought to investigate the rumors of corruption and embezzlement.

    "It was Saddam's money and nobody cared," explained the source.
  2. Annan's a dildo...