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Explicit Photos Fan U.N. Sex Scandal
Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/12/05 | Maggie Farley

Posted on 02/12/2005 9:47:09 AM PST by saquin

UNITED NATIONS — A scandal about the sexual abuse of Congolese women and children by U.N. officials and peacekeepers intensified Friday with the broadcast of explicit pictures of a French U.N. worker and Congolese girls and his claim that there was a network of pedophiles at the U.N. mission in Congo.

ABC News' "20/20" program showed pictures taken from the computer of a French U.N. transport worker. The hard drive reportedly contained thousands of photos of him with hundreds of girls. In one frame, a tear can be seen rolling down the cheek of a victim.

The news report coincided with the U.N.'s new "zero- contact" rule banning any interaction between U.N. soldiers and locals in Congo.

The staffer, Didier Bourguet, 41, is facing charges of sexual abuse and rape in France. His lawyer, Claude de Boosere- Lepidi, said in court last week that there was a network of U.N. personnel who had sex with underage girls and that Bourguet had engaged in similar activity in a previous U.N. posting in the Central African Republic.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: centralafrica; congo; peacekeepers; scandals; un; uncorruption; unitednations; unmonsters; unpeacekeepers
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1 posted on 02/12/2005 9:47:09 AM PST by saquin
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To: saquin
His lawyer, Claude de Boosere- Lepidi, said in court last week that there was a network of U.N. personnel who had sex with underage girls and that Bourguet had engaged in similar activity in a previous U.N. posting in the Central African Republic.

Quite the defense attorney....

2 posted on 02/12/2005 9:49:10 AM PST by freebilly (I am The Thread Killer! DO NOT REPLY!)
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To: saquin
"The staffer, Didier Bourguet, 41, is facing charges of sexual abuse and rape in France. His lawyer, Claude de Boosere- Lepidi, said in court last week that there was a network of U.N. personnel who had sex with underage girls and that Bourguet had engaged in similar activity in a previous U.N. posting in the Central African Republic."

Incredible! Imagine if lawyers said things like that about their clients in American courts!

3 posted on 02/12/2005 9:51:22 AM PST by Enterprise ("Dance with the Devil by the Pale Moonlight" - Islam compels you!)
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To: saquin
In one frame, a tear can be seen rolling down the cheek of a victim.

Hang em high. I would actually like to see this picture on a cover of a book exposing the U.N. for the vile scum that they are.

4 posted on 02/12/2005 9:52:21 AM PST by MattinNJ (Stop voter fraud-enact voter ID cards with photos w/ magnetic stripes that prevent multiple voting)
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To: Enterprise

French lawyers are as useful as french soldiers I guess.


5 posted on 02/12/2005 9:53:41 AM PST by singletrack (..................................................................)
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To: saquin
It says 20/20 showed them. Has any one seen them? Why aren't they plastered all over tv.

Hell, panties on the heads of prisoners is considered abuse.

6 posted on 02/12/2005 10:01:17 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: saquin

a thread with the word "photos" in the title and no photos posted yet? yikes!


7 posted on 02/12/2005 10:10:15 AM PST by isom35
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To: saquin
The U.N. has no power to prosecute peacekeepers or civilians

IN other words, impunity for UN personnel, but they want to rule the world with One World Gov't

8 posted on 02/12/2005 10:12:48 AM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time - LINCOLN)
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To: saquin

Will this get as much attention as the Abu Ghraib prison photos? I'm not holding my breath.


9 posted on 02/12/2005 10:13:58 AM PST by Tall_Texan (Let's REALLY Split The Country! (http://righteverytime3.blogspot.com))
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To: saquin

This is sick, sick sick.


10 posted on 02/12/2005 10:14:03 AM PST by Trippin
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To: Velveeta; Calpernia; DAVEY CROCKETT

Ping


11 posted on 02/12/2005 10:14:53 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (The enemy within, will be found in the "Communist Manifesto 1963", you are living it today.)
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To: All
Here's a link to the 20/20 story:

U.N. Sex Crimes in Congo

12 posted on 02/12/2005 10:18:38 AM PST by saquin
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To: Trippin
Good grief. If the UN is allowed to operate as usual after this disclosure and the Oil for Food scandal, we really are doomed.

My fear is the Clintonistas are operating in their "publicize a huge problem and supply the solution" mode. Their solution of course, will be putting Bubba in charge of the UN.
13 posted on 02/12/2005 10:19:33 AM PST by demkicker (I'm Ra th er sick of Dan)
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To: saquin

I'm shocked, SHOCKED that UN staffers would engage in these kinds of activities. Seriesly, I'm surprised that they're getting caught.


14 posted on 02/12/2005 10:20:02 AM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: freebilly

"Quite the defense attorney...."

LOL, is he going to mount an "everbody else does it" defense, or "it's just about sex" defense?

It's well past time to dismantle the UN.


15 posted on 02/12/2005 10:20:18 AM PST by jocon307 (Vote George Washington for the #1 spot)
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To: pbrown
Hell, panties on the heads of prisoners is considered abuse.

damnable good correlation!

we need to start demanding this.

Maybe if FOX, RUSH etc would get on it - and/or Drudge, we could get it rolling. We have to get out of the UN - first step to killing it

16 posted on 02/12/2005 10:20:20 AM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time - LINCOLN)
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To: demkicker
My fear is the Clintonistas are operating in their "publicize a huge problem and supply the solution" mode. Their solution of course, will be putting Bubba in charge of the UN.

Talk about letting the fox guard the henhouse.

17 posted on 02/12/2005 10:20:51 AM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: MattinNJ

saw the story on 20/20 last night and i was most disappointed that the guy in charge of the whole peacekeeping program in the congo is an american ex-ambassador

we're too much a part of the crappy bureaucracy that is the UN


18 posted on 02/12/2005 10:21:23 AM PST by dwills (BIGOTS!? We don't need no stinking BIGOTS!!!)
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To: saquin
ABC News' "20/20" program showed pictures taken from the computer of a French U.N. transport worker. The hard drive reportedly contained thousands of photos of him with hundreds of girls. In one frame, a tear can be seen rolling down the cheek of a victim.

UN-believable.
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>that ABC would rat out the UN.

19 posted on 02/12/2005 10:21:48 AM PST by evad
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To: saquin
These animals need to be piut down...hard.

On a side note, given his own history, now we know why the Toon wants to be the Secretary General.

20 posted on 02/12/2005 10:23:29 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: saquin
"And there is what human rights investigators have called "survival sex."

Oh, well, then - that makes it OK

21 posted on 02/12/2005 10:24:37 AM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time - LINCOLN)
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To: saquin

Aimee Tsesi, of Bunia, holds her 5-month-old grandchild, Deiudonne. Seated directly behind is Tsesi's 15-year-old deaf mute daughter, who gave birth to Deiudonne after being raped by a U.N. soldier from Uruguay. (ABC News)

22 posted on 02/12/2005 10:24:40 AM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: steveegg
I'm shocked, SHOCKED that UN staffers would engage in these kinds of activities. Seriesly, I'm surprised that they're getting caught.

I guess we shouldn't hold our breath waiting for rants from Teddy Kennedy and all the or Dems about this huh?

23 posted on 02/12/2005 10:27:35 AM PST by Mo1 (Question to Liberals .. When did supporting and defending Freedom become a bad thing??)
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To: mollynme
15-year-old deaf mute daughter,

that makes it handy - she couldn't didn't say NO

24 posted on 02/12/2005 10:28:28 AM PST by maine-iac7 (...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time - LINCOLN)
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To: saquin

We watched a Bruce Willis movie about the genocide in Nigeria called, "Tears of the Sun," the other night. I think that the movie is a fairly accurate depiction of what is going on in multiple places in Africa. I highly recommend the movie.

The UN needs to be disbanded. It is beyond reforming. Peace keeping missions need to be formed on an as needed basis by coalitions of the willing and funded on a pay as you go basis. You can't trust bureaucrats with the kind of money that would be involved.


25 posted on 02/12/2005 10:30:27 AM PST by Eva
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To: Mo1
I guess we shouldn't hold our breath waiting for rants from Teddy Kennedy and all the or Dems about this huh?

Not unless you can hold your breath for years; it is, after all, "just about sex" perpetrated by their own kind.

26 posted on 02/12/2005 10:38:45 AM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: steveegg

Guard it? Hell that's like letting the fox build it, staff it, and devise the security and defense systems of it.


27 posted on 02/12/2005 10:40:51 AM PST by infidel29 (America is GREAT because she is GOOD, the moment she ceases to be GOOD, she ceases to be GREAT- B.F.)
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To: Mo1
did someone mention Teddy Kennedy?


28 posted on 02/12/2005 10:42:31 AM PST by infidel29 (America is GREAT because she is GOOD, the moment she ceases to be GOOD, she ceases to be GREAT- B.F.)
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To: infidel29

In so many words, yep.


29 posted on 02/12/2005 10:49:38 AM PST by steveegg (The secret goal of lieberals - to ensure that no future generation can possibly equal theirs.)
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To: saquin
The presence of the U.N. is a social disease.. everywhere.. in so many ways they are past counting.. The U.N. is like Aids to the host country..

The world needs a CURE.. or the hope for a cure.. Kick them out of New York City.. somebodys got to be FIRST.. to set an example..

30 posted on 02/12/2005 11:06:38 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: saquin

But ...but...what about Abu Graib!!!



31 posted on 02/12/2005 11:26:22 AM PST by Cosmo (Got wood?)
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To: saquin

Meanwhile Kofi Annan is getting some kind of peace prize at that idiotic conference in Munich.


32 posted on 02/12/2005 11:29:09 AM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: demkicker
"My fear is the Clintonistas are operating in their "publicize a huge problem and supply the solution" mode. Their solution of course, will be putting Bubba in charge of the UN."

You mean putting the FOX in charge of the chicken coop!

33 posted on 02/12/2005 11:31:03 AM PST by oust the louse
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To: saquin

That defense attorney sounds more like a prosecuter!


34 posted on 02/12/2005 11:34:28 AM PST by TheRatHunter
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To: isom35

35 posted on 02/12/2005 11:34:48 AM PST by NCjim
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To: jocon307
LOL, is he going to mount a... defense?

Booo! Bad choice of words!!!

36 posted on 02/12/2005 11:41:25 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: pbrown
It says 20/20 showed them. Has any one seen them? Why aren't they plastered all over tv.

If it does not further the anti-American agenda, the Liberal news media does not consider it news worthy.

37 posted on 02/12/2005 11:49:21 AM PST by Polybius
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To: Enterprise
Incredible! Imagine if lawyers said things like that about their clients in American courts!

How awful! Imagine OJ Simpson in prison!

38 posted on 02/12/2005 11:49:26 AM PST by aculeus
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To: maine-iac7
"Maybe if FOX, RUSH etc would get on it - and/or Drudge, we could get it rolling. We have to get out of the UN - first step to killing it."

I'll do ya one better. We need to hammer our representatives, relentlessly, until they get the message to stop funding this clusterf@#k, and boot this hell-hole of an organization off sovereign US soil.

So get those "cards and letters" ready folks. The sooner the better.

/jasper

39 posted on 02/12/2005 11:51:25 AM PST by Jasper ("Power flows from the barrel of a 10mm pistol")
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To: Enterprise
Imagine if lawyers said things like that about their clients in American courts!

The extremely high cost of justice would fall and there would be less lawyers so don't expect it to happen.

40 posted on 02/12/2005 11:54:20 AM PST by fella
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To: saquin
"His lawyer, Claude de Boosere- Lepidi, said in court last week that there was a network of U.N. personnel who had sex with underage girls and that Bourguet had engaged in similar activity in a previous U.N. posting in the Central African Republic."

The old "Everybody else is doing it" defense. UN-believable!
41 posted on 02/12/2005 12:04:06 PM PST by DocRock
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To: NCjim

Just discusting.


42 posted on 02/12/2005 12:19:49 PM PST by hotsteppa
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To: hotsteppa

Can you manage to spell two words properly?


43 posted on 02/12/2005 12:32:29 PM PST by Minnesota fox
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To: Eva

I've seen that movie. Your recommendation has much merit.


44 posted on 02/12/2005 12:34:33 PM PST by westmichman (Pray for global warming. Friend of Ronnie -(stolen from The Patriot))
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To: saquin

No wonder Clinton is so enamored of the UN.


45 posted on 02/12/2005 12:38:32 PM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: All
No wonder Clinton is so enamored of the UN.

And "waitress sandwich" Kennedy.

46 posted on 02/12/2005 12:41:29 PM PST by BillF (Fight terrorists in Iraq & elsewhere, instead of waiting for them to come to America!)
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To: saquin

bump


47 posted on 02/12/2005 12:43:53 PM PST by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: RippleFire

bump


48 posted on 02/12/2005 12:54:51 PM PST by keats5
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To: saquin

49 posted on 02/12/2005 1:06:06 PM PST by blackie
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To: jocon307
It's his own private business, and it didn't affect his ability to do his job, so leave him alone so he can get back to the business of protecting the congolese people.

Bill

50 posted on 02/12/2005 1:08:02 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (This just in from CBS: "There is no bias at CBS")
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