Skip to comments.Microscoping Maurice Strong
Posted on 04/23/2005 8:35:20 AM PDT by MikeEdwards
Canadian businessman and UN envoy Maurice Strong is one weird dude.
Weird in his sidekicks. Mikhail Gorbachev, for one. The former Soviet leader and the Canuck really believe they can replace the Ten Commandments with their overstated Earth Charter,
Weird in his handpicked protégés. Try Canadas Prime Minister Paul Martin, the career politician whose one and only trip to the election polls as Canadian PM reduced the powerful Liberal Party to minority status. This, after assuming the mantle left by the departure of Jean Chrétien in pomp and splendour Indian smudging ceremonies, addressed by Irish rock star, Bono. Martins surrealistic ascension to the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) had such an emotional impact on Strong that he wept.
Strong actually teared up at the mention of Martin in the PMO on Canadas state-controlled television network, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), which ran a special, called the Life and Times of Maurice Strong just three months after Martins December 12, 2003 swearing-in ceremony. In the special, CBC reporter Ann-Marie McDonald gushed about how Strong was a special guest in the still Gorbachev controlled Kremlin and how he came away with a saber-shaped bottle of brandy from Joseph Stalins special stock.
McDonald went on to describe Strong as "a cross between Rasputin and Machiavelli", "the Michelangelo of networking" and an "international traveling salesman with buts of paper in his pocket".
In spite of all of these monikers, Strong, McDonald said, "refuses to be pigeon holed".
You can call it weird from whence Strong came in the world of business. He was spawned by the Montreal-based Power Corporation, whose CEO Paul Desmarais is a key figure in BNP Paribas, Saddam Husseins favourite bank and part of the oil-for-food investigation. . . . .
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Strong is weird in the kind of advisors from whom he says he takes his counsel. For example, "Koreagate Man" Tongsun Park, with whom he admits he has continued to maintain a relationship, and who Strong said in a written statement, advised him on "North Korean issues in my role as a U.N. envoy." In other words, Strong was taking advice from a man the U.S. Attorneys Office is looking to arrest for allegedly accepting millions of dollars from the Iraqi government while operating in the U.S. as an unregistered agent for Baghdad.
I read it. Sounds like the evils of the UN and one world government at work again. whereas, The Bible is God speaking to us.
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Thanks to The Mole for a link on another Strong thread, we get a great insight to his involvement with the Dark Side re the enviral whackos and UN!:
Born in Canada with principal residence in Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada, Mr. Strong has longstanding ties with the private and public sectors.
Special Advisor to the Secretary-General, and Under Secretary-General, of the United Nations. In this capacity undertakes special private missions for the Secretary-General including monitoring on an informational basis of the humanitarian and development interests of the DPRK.
President of the Council, University for Peace, affiliated with United Nations.
Chairman, International Advisory Board, CH2M HILL Companies.
Other and Past appointments include:
Chairman of the Earth Council; Chairman, Strovest Holdings, Inc.; Chairman and Director, Technology Development Corporation; Director, Foundation Board World Economic Forum; Director, Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD); Director, Zenon Environmental, Inc.; Director, The Humane Society of the United States; Member, International Advisory Board, Toyota Motor Corporation; Member, International Advisory Board, Center of International Development at Harvard University; Member, International Advisory Council, Liu Centre for the Study of Global Issues at The University of British Columbia; Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank, 1996 - 2002; Under-Secretary General and Executive Co-ordinator for United Nations Reform, January - December 1997; Chairman of the World Resources Institute, December 1995 ¨C December 1998; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Hydro, the largest electric power utility in North America, December 1992-December 1995; Chairman E-7, an association of the World¡¯s largest electric power utilities; Chairman of High Level Expert Panel reviewing the Consultative Group on Agricultural Research (CGIAR), 1998-1999; President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Petro Canada, Canada¡¯s national oil company; President of Power Corporation of Canada; Chairman of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, the Canadian government holding company for state enterprises; Secretary-General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (The Earth Summit) and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, January 1990 - September 1992; Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Co-ordinator of the United Nations Office for Emergency Operations in Africa, 1985 and 1986; First President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA); Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada; Director, Rockefeller Foundation; President, World Federation of United Nations Association; President, National Council of YMCAs of Canada; Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment from November 1970 to December 1972 and subsequently became the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, January 1973 - December 1975; Member, World Commission on Environment and Development, 1983 - 1987; Commission on Global Governance, 1992-1996.
Some Other Relevant Activities:
Co-chaired a meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, convened in co-operation with United Nations Development Programme in 1997 on DPRK¡¯s food and agriculture situation; also have undertaken special political missions for Government of Canada, particularly at the time of Prime Minister Pierre E. Trudeau, including a special mission undertaken with Canada's co-operation for the Government of Cuba to advise the Government of Vietnam on its energy situation following its take-over of South Vietnam.
2003 University of Ottawa-Distinguished Canadian Leadership Award;2002 Global Environment Leadership Award; 2001 Golden Steering Wheel International Prize, Russia; 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award National Council for Science & Environment; IAIA Global Environment Award; Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada; Companion of the Order of Canada; The Princes's Award Foundation Millennium Award; Brazilian National Order of the Southern Cross, at the Grand Cross Grade; Swedish Royal Order of the Polar Star; Blue Planet Prize of the Asahi Glass Foundation; Tyler Environment Prize; Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding; International Saint Frances Prize for Environment; Alexander Onassis Foundation DELPHI Prize; Pearson Peace Medal; Charles A. Lindbergh Award; Commander of the Order of the Golden Ark (Netherlands); Henri Pittier Order (Venezuela); First United Nations International Environment Prize; National Audubon Society Awards; Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.); Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Fellow of the Royal Architectural Society of Canada; Honourary doctorates from 51 Universities.
16 posted on 04/22/2005 11:36:15 AM PDT by TheMole
Well Gramps, since you liked that last link so much, here's another one:
Thanks for posting that link.
What is amazing is how these vile elite lefties like Strong and $oreA$$ don't hide what they have been doing for close to two decades.