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Annan refuses to fill out financial disclosure form despite urging from top aides
IHT ^ | Sept. 14, 2006 | AP

Posted on 09/15/2006 12:09:08 AM PDT by FairOpinion

UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Kofi Annan has refused to fill out a newly minted U.N. financial disclosure form, rejecting advice of his inner circle that doing so would send a good signal as the U.N. seeks to counter allegations that it is closed to public scrutiny, U.N. officials said Thursday.

The U.N. unveiled new rules last year that tightened staff financial disclosure requirements in effect since 1999. Annan is not required to fill out the form because he is technically not a staff member.

Nonetheless, two U.N. officials told The Associated Press that several of Annan's top aides had recently urged him to disclose his finances. They argued that even though he is not a staff member, he is the chief of the organization and should embody its reform ideals.

Annan's refusal is awkward because Malloch Brown and Annan's chief spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, had both promised that he would fill out the form. Annan has been a leading advocate of reforms aimed at cleaning up the U.N. and its image in the wake of corruption claims in its procurement division and the oil-for-food program.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuse; annan; corruption; crooks; fraud; graft; kofi; kofiannan; oilforfood; satanshouseboy; un; unitednations; unreform; waste
More evidence that the UN is corrupt from top to bottom.

I bet Annan doesn't want to disclose his finances -- for allthe world to see all the maoney he got from Saddam, Iran, Syria and all the terrorist nations, to thwart any sanctions against them.

1 posted on 09/15/2006 12:09:10 AM PDT by FairOpinion
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....well, the UN won't force Iran to do anything, I doubt they'll make Koffi do anything...


2 posted on 09/15/2006 12:13:18 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: FairOpinion
They won't get a crook like Kofi to spill the beans on himself.
3 posted on 09/15/2006 12:13:34 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: FairOpinion

Why does this question suddenly cross my mind...Has Kerry released his form 180 yet ? LOL!


4 posted on 09/15/2006 12:13:39 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (ENEMY + MEDIA = ENEMEDIA)
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To: Fred Nerks

Don't laugh -- Kerry may want Kofi's job.


5 posted on 09/15/2006 12:14:35 AM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion

Quick... check the freezer.


6 posted on 09/15/2006 12:14:39 AM PDT by BigFinn
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To: Tzimisce

And this is news ?

Not.

Coffee will never confess yet we all know the truth.


7 posted on 09/15/2006 12:18:04 AM PDT by Dov in Houston
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To: FairOpinion
Damn it folks, you're being too judgmental and racist.

One shouldn't hold Black African politicians or diplomats to the same standards of integrity deemed appropriate for a typical American Corporation CEO or American Politician....... Aw hell, never mind....

Semper Fi

8 posted on 09/15/2006 12:19:54 AM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: FairOpinion

Even worse.

Bill Clinton wants Kofi's job.


9 posted on 09/15/2006 12:28:39 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: FairOpinion

I'm so surprised. Shocked even. No, no, no, it must not be true.


10 posted on 09/15/2006 12:28:52 AM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Looks like a South Korean is leading the list of candidates.

According to the UN rotation, the next UN Secretary should come from Asia.

But what I don't understand, that if they have this rotation in place, why did Kofi get two terms? They should just have one term each.


South Korean moves ahead in race for U.N. top post
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:24 AM IST

http://in.today.reuters.com/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-09-15T011714Z_01_NOOTR_RTRJONC_0_India-267587-5.xml


11 posted on 09/15/2006 12:34:49 AM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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12 posted on 09/15/2006 12:36:26 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: FairOpinion

I'd like a national vote on whether we stay in this stink-pit.


13 posted on 09/15/2006 12:36:51 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Amen!

It would not surprise me if one of the Republicans vying for the 2008 presidential nomination made getting the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US one of his major campaign issues.


14 posted on 09/15/2006 12:43:11 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Correct. He is a big time crook!


15 posted on 09/15/2006 12:45:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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To: FairOpinion
Reduce our American presence in the UN... to zero.
16 posted on 09/15/2006 12:47:05 AM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: FairOpinion

Well of course the crooked POS isn't going to delcare anything. Whose gonna make him, and what are they gonna do to him if he doesn't.

I say strip him naked....toss him into a chilly room....and play Red Hot Chilli Peppers loudly. Wait...that's torture isn't it?


17 posted on 09/15/2006 12:57:19 AM PDT by GLH3IL (What's good for America is bad for liberals.)
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To: FairOpinion

It's good to be the King.


18 posted on 09/15/2006 2:06:01 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: FairOpinion
"Annan has been a leading advocate of reforms aimed at cleaning up the U.N. and its image in the wake of corruption claims in its procurement division and the oil-for-food program."

This is a joke, right?

19 posted on 09/15/2006 2:09:55 AM PDT by etcetera ("By their fruits you shall know them." Matthew 7:16)
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To: FairOpinion

bttt


20 posted on 09/15/2006 2:11:12 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: SeaBiscuit

The Democrat's cut and run policy should include the UN.


21 posted on 09/15/2006 2:14:44 AM PDT by monocle
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To: FairOpinion
Annan has been a leading advocate of reforms aimed at cleaning up the U.N. and its image in the wake of corruption claims in its procurement division and the oil-for-food program.

That line by itself is enough to discredit this whole article and source.

22 posted on 09/15/2006 2:23:00 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Abortion: One Dead, One Wounded)
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To: FairOpinion
That does it, I'm not voting for him as "President of the World" again. Oh yeah, I forgot, I don't get to vote for this highly sensitive and important position.

No worries, Kofi has done his best to destroy any credibility that the UN may have had...

The UN needs to be dismantled and it's members deported.

23 posted on 09/15/2006 2:26:10 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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I don't have a problem with Annan—we know he's corrupt like the rest of the clymers at the UN. My issue is with the dopes in this country who keep enabling his corruption by supporting the UN over our own government. Everytime someone here screams about the US going it alone, about not letting the UN inspectors do their job, and by reelecting members of Congress who keep voting more money for the UN, it's another wad of money in Annan's pocket.
24 posted on 09/15/2006 2:38:02 AM PDT by Dahoser (God bless our troops and at home defenders.)
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To: Tzimisce
I doubt they'll make Koffi do anything

They could pass a resolution threatening to do something. That's what they do best.

"It is hereby resolved that if Koffee does not release his financial forms by January 15, 2007, he will cease to be Secretary-General. Should his term of office end before this date, this resolution shall have no power just like all the other ones we pass."

25 posted on 09/15/2006 3:10:45 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: FairOpinion

Gee. What a surprise.


26 posted on 09/15/2006 4:41:59 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: onedoug
I'd like a national vote on whether we stay in this stink-pit.

Put me down as a "NO"!

27 posted on 09/15/2006 4:46:39 AM PDT by airborne (Fecal matter is en route to fan! Contact is imminent!)
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To: FairOpinion

Smirking. Oil-for-food scandal? Was there really a scandal of the century involving oil-for-food? I do not believe I read or heard much about this in or from every important media outlet and I know that if it was a meaningful story it would have been heavily covered. < sarcasm off >

Anyway, Kofi probably thinks his son got into enough trouble for the whole family.

It behooves Kofi to release his financial disclosure form especially in light of his son's involvement in the oil-for-food debacle. But again, logic is lost on the left.


28 posted on 09/15/2006 5:09:11 AM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: FairOpinion
Kofi Annan doesn't want us to see where the money's coming from.

Go figure.

29 posted on 09/15/2006 5:34:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Islam is a perversion of faith, a lie against human spirit, an obscenity shouted in the face of G_d)
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U.N.'s Kofi Annan Cashes in With Two Pensions

He's not going to be hurting when he retires in 1/1/07.

30 posted on 09/15/2006 12:35:01 PM PDT by mcar
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To: FairOpinion

Ah. a perfect democrat. Do as I say, not as I do and use everybody elses money to promote my edicts.


31 posted on 09/15/2006 3:11:09 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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