Skip to comments.Did Kofi Annan Censor a Book That's Critical of His Administration?
Posted on 04/21/2006 11:39:11 AM PDT by shining_city
Kofi Annan is likely to be cited as the worst United Nations Secretary General in the UN's 60-year history. The catalogue of his failures include scandalously poor oversight of UN peacekeepers, tolerance for genocidal acts on the part of UN member states, presiding over the oil-for-food debacle, coddling the Islamic block while displaying unlimited hostility to Israel, and blocking sensible American actions directed towards major threats to world security (Iran, Iraq and North Korea.)
While his ineptitude has not yet forced him to resign, the UNs own administrators and functionaries put his administration to the test. The result? A stunning and unprecedented vote of no confidence.
Yet even that vote has had little impact on Kofis antics, says Joe Klein, the author of "Global Deception: The UN's Stealth Assault on America's Freedom" (ISBN 0974670146, World Ahead Publishing.) We honored an overwhelming number of requests for copies, submitted by UN administrators and non-profits affiliated with the UN, sincere people looking for the real scoop, notes Klein.
The book has even been referenced on a UN employees website, yet Kofi Annans office turned down our offer to make free copies available for broader distribution through the UNs communications center. Of course, thats not too surprising, since Annan makes a habit of shutting down dissenting voices whenever possible.
"Global Deception" offers strong criticism of the errant direction that the UN is taking -- and strong medicine when it comes to reform. John Bolton is on the right track when it comes to reforming this troubled, and troubling institution, Klein continues. But the reality is that Annan listens only to those who have the same self-deluded entitlement attitude that he does
and to those who like to spend member states money like drunken sailors. Dissenting voices like mine -- and those of so many UN employees -- have no place in his world view.
That's a great honor that Kofi is going for! Given the list of competition, it would be quite a distinction for him to win that title.
I can see why he didn't want this book distributed through the UN's communications office. It probably freaked him out enough to hear about UN employees requesting copies of it on their own...
What? No mention of how he handled the Tsunami?
He let Bush take the heat (it isn't Bush's job though), and continued his excellent ski adventure in Jackson Hole. When he finally emerged, Bush had supplies landing and Kofi said he was "working", and that he had a meeting planned in just two short weeks.