Saturday, December 17, 2005

UN Names Syria in Murder

I can't say that I am surprised that the evidence shows that Syria murdered former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. What is surprising is that the UN admits it.
The chief U.N. investigator into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said in remarks published Saturday that he believed Syrian authorities were behind the killing.

It was the first time that Detlev Mehlis has unequivocally accused Syria of responsibility for Hariri's assassination since opening the U.N. probe in June.

Would the UN have been so forth coming if the murdered was an Israeli? I doubt it.

Sunni And Poll Headline Of The Day

"Sunni alliance hails Iraq election as success"

And:

"Poll: Majority Oppose Immediate Iraq Exit"

Thursday, June 09, 2005

U.N. Assures The World

Stung by findings of costly mismanagement in Iraq, the United Nations assured the world yesterday that its billion-dollar tsunami assistance programme would be open to the most rigorous checks.

Well. It assurances are good enough for me. What about you? Article HERE.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Lapses In U.N. Oversight

United Nations audits show what they call "lapses in U.N. oversight".
Internal audits conducted by the United Nations (news - web sites) of its oil-for-food program revealed lapses in U.N. oversight that allowed contractors to overcharge by hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to copies obtained by The Associated Press.

Two of the audits examined irregularities including overcharging by two companies that were hired to monitor oil sales and the import of humanitarian goods under the program. Another detailed financial mismanagement by a U.N. agency administering humanitarian aid under the program.

Yep. Some pretty serious lapses. Article HERE.

Will The U.N. Make Syria Behave?

There is no doubt that Syria is a terrorist supporting Nation.
The U.N.'s oil-for-food scandal was placed center stage last year, but with Iraqi elections fast-approaching, there is another scandalous development at the U.N. that is beginning to receive national attention: How Syria, which served as a member of the U.N. Security Council from early 2002 through the end of 2003, has been continuing to back international terrorism and even turning itself into the main line of supply for the current insurgency in western Iraq.

Article HERE.

Friday, January 07, 2005

U.N. Mishandling Tsunami Aid

Here is something new. A fully funded U.N. mission is unable to do it's job.
While the United Nations appears to be adept at having meetings, the organisation is hopeless on the ground say career foreign service officers in tsunami-affected regions.

As news media are increasingly dominated by footage of US, Australian and regional military forces actually delivering aid to stricken survivors of the Boxing Day tsunami, UN officials are carping about housing in major cities far removed from the front lines and passing around elaborate business cards.

Organising to organise seems to be the word of the day for the UN, say career US foreign service officers anonymously, who fault the international organisation for taking credit where none is due and proving hopeless at actually delivering relief.

Article HERE.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Should Bill Clinton Replace Kofi Annan At The U.N.?

Bill O'Reilly, host of the highest-rated program on No. 1 Fox News Channel, last night endorsed Bill Clinton to replace Kofi Annan as secretary-general of the United Nations.

I was surprised when he said it. AmericaOL mentioned Colin Powell for the job. I think that would be an interesting match. Article HERE.

Kofi Makes Changes

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has chosen the high-profile British head of a key agency as his new chief of staff, the start of a reshuffle aimed at instituting U.N. reforms and combating scandals.

As long as it is not just like rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. There needs to be real change. Article HERE.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Richard Holbrooke Advises Annan

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, under fire in Congress over a troubled oil program for Iraq, received some friendly advice last month in a private meeting with former U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and other foreign policy experts.

It's seems weird that Richard Holbrooke the Democrat apologist is advising one of the most corrupt politicians in history (Kofi Annan)
Article HERE.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Kofi Continues Vacation Even With Tsunami

Everyone is blaming President Bush, who is not responsible for other counties well being, for lacking a split second reaction to the tsunami crises. But what about Kofi Annan who is responsible for other counties well being? Tom Carter found the answer.