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Posted on 03/03/2005 8:52:29 AM PST by MikeEdwards
Canadian coincidences are piling up in the UNs Oil-for-Food Program. Fox News reported on Tuesday that Annan's #2 Blocks Oil-for-Food Scrutiny. Kofi Annans #2 is Canada's Louise Fréchette. Louise Fréchette served under Prime Minister Paul Martin when he held the title of Canada's Minister of Finance.
According to Fox News, "Four years into the seven-year Oil-for-Food program with graft and mismanagement by then rampant, Fréchette intervened directly by telephone to stop United Nations auditors from forwarding their investigations to the UN Security Council."
Born in Montreal, Louise Fréchette has served directly under UN Chief Kofi Annan since March 1998. According to UN documents, in November 2001, she proposed an initiative that led to a meeting to coordinate anti-corruption activities within UN agencies. Her endeavor played a role in a February 2002, "Report of the Interagency Anti-Corruption Coordination Meeting," that reads in part; "There are plans to develop a more coherent UN ethical infrastructure through an interagency working group. It was suggested that monitoring the trust level of UN staff with regard to internal anti-corruption efforts would be useful."
The UN Anti-Corruption panel "agreed that there is a link between the credibility of the organization championing reform, the integrity of the individuals involved in the fight against corruption, and the effectiveness of the anti-corruption effort." Incidentally, the Interagency Anti-Corruption Group, instigated in part by Fréchettes initiative, met with the First Session of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Negotiation of a Convention against Corruption. As CFP previously reported, "The United Nations Convention Against Corruption will not be ratified until early 2006," 10 years after the Oil-for-Food-Program began. . . . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
Canada's opposition to the Iraq liberation becomes clearer every day. They are now in the same basket as France, Germany, Russia, and China as nations who robbed Iraqi women and children in order to prop up their dictator, who were bribed by Saddam for their support against the US, and violated sanctions and the trust of the world in order to line their own pockets.
US OUT OF UN, UN OUT OF US!
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