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Posted on 05/17/2007 1:16:01 AM PDT by CutePuppy
World Bank Scholar Paul Wolfowitz's judges may have ethical issues of their own.
BY BRET STEPHENS Thursday, May 17, 2007 12:01 a.m.
In the winter of 2006 an email was sent to the investigations hotline of the World Bank's Department of Institutional Integrity, or INT. Its subject was the "Hypocrisy of ED Tom Scholar." "Please know," read the text of the email written by a bank employee, "that UK ED Tom Scholar is continuing an affair with [a bank employee]. This woman has been given preferential treatment in [the department] because of her relationship with this powerful ED, this affair is well known, and is in violation of the Bank Staff Rules and the Boards Standards of Conduct."
"ED" means executive director. There are 24 such directors at the World Bank; collectively, they form the board that oversees the bank's work on behalf of its 185 member countries. Mr. Scholar is the ED from the United Kingdom. This week, all eyes were upon these officials as they decided on Paul Wolfowitz's future as president of the bank. Whether their conclusion is fair is a subject for another time. But no less important is whether, while penalizing Mr. Wolfowitz, the board isn't also covering up its own multitude of sins.
I first became aware of the 37-year-old Mr. Scholar--a former private secretary to British Chancellor Gordon Brown who also serves as an executive director at the International Monetary Fund--following the publication of my May 1 column, "Notes on a Scandal." The column, which detailed the hypocrisy of some of Mr. Wolfowitz's public detractors, including former World Bank senior managers with conflict-of-interest issues of their own, clearly struck a nerve within the bank.
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Thanks to the WSJ and OReilly, Georgie Boy can’t slither around like snake in the tall grass anymore.
The 5/9/07 Wall Street Journal article entitled Axis of Soros reports that the soon-to-be Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is an ally of George Soros. Unless you are a card carrying member of the far-left, this is not good news. Soros believes in a stong centralized international government, correcting the excesses of self-interest and all of the other tenets of the “progressive” far-left. Soros hearts the nanny state.
George Soros who?
George Soros became famous when he shorted the English pound in 1992 he made a BILLION (!?!) pound profit and seriously damaged the British economy in the process. Soros is the 80th richest man in the world, a Hungarian Jew and an anti-semite. German Nazis took over Hungary when Soros was 13; he survived by pretending that he wasnt Jewish, disquised as the son of a non-Jewish neighbor. He studied at the London School of Economics and he made his money trading, primarily hedge funds.
George Soros hates George Bush and he hates America, and he has in recent years devoted much of his fortune to bringing down Bush and to bringing down America.
He gave $23.5 million dollars to 527 groups (lobbying groups) in order to defeat George Bush in 2004. (Thereby inadvertantly proving that money really isnt everything.)
Presently, he channels money to Moveon.org, Center for American Progress, Open Society Institute, Democracy Alliance, Tides Foundation, and Media Matters. All of these groups work to promote the far-left political agenda, to influence the media and to defeat the Republicans.
According to the New York Times, anti-war lobbying groups, spearheaded by Soros Moveon.org, have a conference call EVERY morning with Democratic law makers in Washington D.C. George Soros has cleverly found a legal way to buy direct access and influence in Washington.
Hyscience.com links to a Fox news report with Bill OReilly which goes into depth about Soross influence in Washington.
The fact that Gordon Brown is an ally of George Soros is not good news for England or America.
Watching Gordon Brown speaking recently, I have no doubt he is a HardCore Communist, look at his eyes...his being an ally of Soros is certainly not good news for England or America...is there a Conservative left in England?
George Soros is scum, but not for that. The British pound was over-valued. Soros was the first to put his money on the line to test that. What he did was a good thing. Currency imbalances hurt long run economic efficiency. Soros put his money on the line.
Soros only made money because he was correct of the overvaluation. Had he not been correct, he would have lost billions.