U.N. Time to go away!
Up to $200 million missing after lax UN oversight
UN official will keep job, despite anti-U.S. Boston Marathon rant
The Internet as we know it may be endangered...
Democratic and Republican government officials warned this morning that a United Nations summit in December will lead to a virtual takeover of the Internet if proposals from China, Russia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia are adopted. The article.
Here we go again (or still)
Among the proposals on how the “challenges can and must be addressed,” according to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: More than $2.1 trillion a year in wealth transfers from rich countries to poorer ones, in the name of fostering "green infrastructure," "climate adaptation” and other "green economy" measures. The article.
Yet another reason...
From a Fox News article... "...the world body continues to pay its highest-ranking employees salaries that -- in addition to being tax-free -- are considerably higher than the taxable compensation received by cabinet members and other top-ranking officials in the Obama administration..." The article.
Some countries and the U.N. would like control over the Internet. The article.
Srebrenica, Bosnia, a "United Nations Safe Area", was the site of the worst case of genocide in Europe since World War II. In July 1995, the Bosnian Serb army staged a brutal takeover of the small, intimate spa town and its surrounding region. Over a period of five days, the Bosnian Serb soldiers separated Muslim families and systematically murdered over 7,000 men and boys in fields, schools, and warehouses.
The U.N. is spending over $10 million to house some of its Haiti relief workers on a pair of chartered cruise ships -- one of which has been dubbed the "Love Boat" by U.N. staff -- and some of the funds are going to a company closely linked to the government of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. The article.
We are now finding out that the "Oil for Food" was a 20+ billion dollar windfall for Saddam, the French, Germans and many others.
The United Nations’ World Food Program
Inept at best, (probably corrupt)
The United Nations’ World Food Program, or WFP, is preparing to launch a mammoth, three-year relief operation in Afghanistan this year for 7.4 million people at a cost of $1.2 billion — but less than half of that amount will actually go to purchasing food for the war-ravaged country. Part of the bill for the proposed new food operation in Afghanistan is a 7 percent levy on the gross cost — common to all WFP projects — that adds up in this case to $78.8 million. That money goes back to WFP’s Rome headquarters to pay for its central and regional overhead. The article.